Summary: I spent a lot of time considering a jig saw. I was looking for a D barrel that is light weight, yet powerful enough to make jobs a little bit easier. I settled on the Makita after holding several other units (e.g., bosch, Milwaukee, porter cable).
Summary: Really smooth cutting action but as soon as you get it make sure to do some long test cuts as I found out too late that mine doesn't cut parallel to the base plate, not even close actually, about 3/8 inch off from front to rear actually.
The jig saw is great - the only concern I have is the small ...
Judith A. Dunlop, Amazon
26 August 2014
Summary: The jig saw is great - the only concern I have is the small clear plastic blade guide. It does not stay in place, and pops out very easily. Each time I put it back in it stays for awhile, but then pops back out again.
Summary: " A great, sturdy jigsaw, from the trusted trade brand Makita. The best features of this jigsaw for me are; *Easy blade change, a sliding mechanism releases the blade for quick swaps- no faffing about with Allen keys.
Quick blade exchange, nice pleasant blue color -- No laser :-(
David S., Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: OK - so here are my thoughts on this device from a man with limited craftsmanship skills.... Pros: 1. Very quick exchange of blades 2. Powerful 3. Nice blue color, very pleasant to the eyes. Cons: 1. No laser guide. I wish it had a laser or something to help guide the cuts.