Makita JV0600K Jigsaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Makita
Model:
JV0600K
Price:
$115

Description

• 6.5 AMP motor and 3 orbital setting plus straight cutting deliver faster and more accurate cuts in a variety of materials
• Variable speed control dial (500-3,100 SPM) enables user to march the speed to the application
• Through-the-body dust port for use with a vacuum provides efficient dust management
• Counterbalance system for reduced vibration
• "Tool-less" blade change system for fast blade installation and removal
• Low profile design engineered for improved handling in compact areas
• Well-balanced design (only 5.2 lbs.) for reduced operator fatigue
• Die-cast aluminum housing base for added durability
• Built-in dust blower clears the line of cut for increased accuracy
• Ergonomic rubberized grip and 2-finger trigger for increased comfort
• Die-cast aluminum base adjusts from 0° - 45° right or left
• On-board wrench for fast bevel adjustments
• Lock-on button for continuous operation
• Uses Tang shank blades

WOOD magazine review

Good saw for the money

Review Summary

A smooth-running saw with comfortable handles and trigger, easy blade changes, and minimal blade deflection, the JV0600K outperformed its pricier Makita sibling (4350FCT) in our test of 10 corded jigsaws.
But a few factors keep it in the middle of that pack: A weak blower creates a dust cloud around the blade, impairing visibility; the lack of a variable-control or soft-start trigger limits your ability to adjust speed during use; and the absence of a no-mar pad for the shoe could result in scratched workpieces. Blade deflection was respectable.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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