Excerpt: Cordless tools that work like this make doing any job easy. The light works great blade change fast & simple. I keep getting more 18 volt Makita LXT tools, I have been very pleased with all of them.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Great Blade, Long Run Time, Powerful, Safe
Excerpt: I use this jig saw for all of my small and scroll cutting. I have an older Porter Cable which I will use for large projects, but this Makita cordless is just as good. I really like having the light too.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Long Run Time, Powerful
Excerpt: Was amazed to find that this saw is every bit the equal to my (very excellent) Bosch corded model. While the old-standby corded Bosch is still one of my favorite tools, this Makita is in every way its equal, but cordless!! It cuts aggressively, but is smooth as silk; the blade clamp is super-easy to use, and has yet to loosen up in use. I couldn't be happier unless the contours cut themselves!
Pros: Easy To Use, Good as Best Corded, Good Design, Powerful, Super smooth
Summary: Used this to help cut stair stringers and it worked great. But I must say I was greatly disappointed in the carrying case. The cordless Makita drill I have came with a nice solid plastic case that the drill and accessories fit into nicely. It appears Makita didn't have the same attention to detail with this jigsaw as they just threw in a canvas bag with their name embroidered on the side. Very disappointing.