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Makita-4351fct.1671307
8.3 out of 10

Makita 4351FCT

Barrel Grip Jig Saw with L.E.D. Light 40% Less Tool Vibration wi Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Makita 4351FCT

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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

marc melinkoff, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Too big and too heavy - very difficult to work with.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

KMoses, Amazon
27 August 2014
Overall 10
10

The blade installation is fast and easy no tools needed

William A Lehne JR, Amazon
22 August 2014
  • Summary: Extremely accurate cuts with little vibration. The blade installation is fast and easy no tools needed. Most Makita products are pricey but you get what you pay for.
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Overall 10
10

A bit unconventional looking, but a great design

Patrick B. Manning, Amazon
22 August 2014
  • Summary: A good saw. The barrel design looks different than most jig saws, but I find it much more comfortable and controllable to use. It also permits you to easily make a cradle and clamp the saw (upside down) to a workbench and use it as a jig/table saw for making more precise or repetitive cuts in pieces that are not conveniently clamped. Granted not a common use, but handy if you need it, and something I can't see doing with a conventional top handle jig saw.
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Overall 10
10

A cut above

Ryan Thurman, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: Great tool all around. Tight turns are not problem. It feels great in your hand. The light makes it easy to see exactly where the blade is.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what I expected.

Surf/Bike "stefano_g", Amazon
24 April 2014
  • Summary: I was very much looking forward to try this saw after the excellent reviews I have read. I had a 3' thick piece of lumber to rip and cross cut and when I saw that at 90 degrees the tool is able to cut over 5' i thought the cut would be easy. I used a edge clamp to make the cut straight. I also bought the xtra-clean Bosch saw blade. But when i started to rip the lumber..oh god..the blade flex laterally A LOT.
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Overall 6
6.0

Always On?

JOHN GRIFFIN, Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: Works fine but I don't like the fact that there is a switch that turns it on and keeps it running. I think a trigger makes more sense (release trigger, saw stops) but then I'm only an occasional user of jig saws. Perhaps the pros like this?
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Overall 10
10

excellent

kenga, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: Serious power, very easy to control. The light really helps. chips and dust do not collect in front of the blade as with my previous saw. the cut is fully perpendicular to the face unlike my previous saw. The barrel grip is very comfortable and aids in control. I wish I had this years ago.
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Overall 10
10

Very Impressed

Bob, Amazon
11 February 2014
  • Summary: I have always had Bosch saws but I believe that this one is every bit as good. Very well designed.
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Overall 10
10

Great saw.

Alan S, Amazon
10 January 2014
  • Summary: Switched from a top handle dewalt to the 4351fct. What a great addition to our shop. It cuts a nearly perfect line in 8/4 poplar and oak. What more could you ask. The led light is great the vibration is low. The only problem was the case is not well designed but that doesn't bother me since it went straight to storage with the rest of the cases for our tools.
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