Makita 4350FCT Jigsaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Makita
Model:
4350FCT
Price:
$170

Description

• 3 orbital settings plus straight cutting with powerful 6.3 AMP motor for cutting in all varieties of materials
• 40% less tool vibration with the lowest noise level in its class
• Built-in LED light illuminates the line of cut for increased accuracy
• Variable speed control dial (800-2,800 SPM) enables user to match the speed to the application for superior results
• "Tool-less" blade change system for fast and easy blade installation and removal
• Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load
• Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
• Die-cast aluminum base adjusts up to 45° right or left and positive stop at 90° for solid cutting performance
• Built-in dust blower clears the line of cut for greater accuracy
• Ergonomically designed rubberized top handle grip for added comfort
• Onboard hex wrench for fast, accurate bevel adjustments
• Uses Tang shank blades

WOOD magazine review

Good power and ergonomics

Review Summary

This saw has a comfortable grip with nice rubber overmold and low vibration, and it comes with a no-mar shoe pad. It displayed good power in use, but with pesky blade changes. Although the owner’s manual says this saw has a soft-start trigger, we did not experience this in testing, and the lack of a variable-speed trigger results in less control. A weak dust blower negates the built-in LED light that can’t light through an almost-blinding dust cloud.
Unfortunately, this saw is not what we'd expect for its premium price.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

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