Excerpt: This is a great saw. The only thing I would change is the trigger is either on or off. You are not able to control the variable speed by the trigger itself. This is a minor complaint, the saw cuts wonderfully. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Pros: Comfortable Grip, Lightweight, Long Cut Stroke, Solid Construction
Excerpt: I'm really pleased with this tool, which I've used to replace a basic jigsaw I've owned for almost 30 years. I use the product for both straight cuts and scroll-type cuts in wood. It cuts wood quickly, is fairly quiet, and will leave a smooth cut, if you use a smooth-type blade. This is my first Makita power tool, and I feel that it is a practical one, which I will enjoy using much in the years ahead.
Pros: Comfortable Grip, Easy To Use, Solid Construction
Excerpt: Replacing 2nd floor outside deck. Needed scroll saw to cut out decking around rail posts. Saw was perfect for the job. Powerful but not too heavy. Easy blade replacement. Reconditioned saw was just like brand new.
Excerpt: I needed a jigsaw that could do everything a jigsaw is supposed to do. This saw has plenty of power and is so easy to use. When the reconditioned saw arrived it appeared to be brand new. I worked the heck out of it and I have no complaints at all. Nice job Makita and thank you CPO for such an awesome deal!
Excerpt: My decades old B&D jig saw finally died so I read the reviews and decided the Makita was a less expensive alternative to a Festool Carvex. Not sure that is completely true. Very smooth and powerful saw but the dust collection is lacking and a light would have been nice. Yet for a quarter of the price it is a great saw.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Powerful