Makita 3.9 Amp Jig Saw

Last updated date: April 15, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.6

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 86 expert reviews, the Makita Makita 3.9 Amp Jig Saw placed 6th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.2
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
150 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Woodworkers and precision craftsman favor the saw's control and precision.
- BestReviews
The ergonomic rubberized handle and lock-on feature for extended use without fatigue.
- Best of Machinery
February 4, 2019 | Full review
A good jig saw with a carefully designed safety system. It lets you cut smoothly and accurately.
- Best Advisor
Its rubber grips and light weight make it comfortable for long-term use.
- Sympathink
The counterweight balancing system minimizes vibration and enhances comfort.
- All Saws
One nice addition to this jigsaw is the lock-on button. It is a feature that is often not seen even on more premium models. It’s nice to know that Makita chose to include it.
- Wood Working Toolkit
Besides having a powerful motor, there is a variable speed control dial which enables one to switch to the required speed to the application. This provides optimal cutting performance for a number of materials.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
This jigsaw is one of the best top handle tools out there and offers a large trigger that is comfortable and straightforward to use. It has some vibration, as any jigsaw does, but it is less than average.
- Cozy Down Home
Woodworkers and precision craftsman favor the saw’s control and precision.
- Beasts Live
Jigsaws are notoriously bad at cutting straight lines, but this one gets you as close as you’ll probably get from a budget model. Its ergonomic controls permit long, comfortable use, which itself cuts down on imprecision. It also delivers remarkable power for a 3.9 amp motor.
- Sawing Pros
Makita 4329K is constructed with a dust cover and a vacuum to ensure a neat and tidy surface.
- Wiki EZ Vid
What experts didn't like
A few owners encountered difficulty in dealing with 45 degree angles and keeping the blade true to 90 degrees.
- BestReviews
The sole is adjusted with a hex key which is not always convenient.
- Best Advisor
There is no dust collection system, so you’ll need to use external tools for that.
- Sympathink
Making the blade too tight can slightly knock it out of alignment.
- All Saws
Relatively weak motor compared to other models we reviewed.
- Wood Working Toolkit
It's pricey.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
Requires a wrench for blade change.
- Cozy Down Home
A few owners encountered difficulty when dealing with 45-degree angles and keeping the blade true to 90 degrees.
- Beasts Live
Higher price than other budget jigsaws.
- Sawing Pros

From The Manufacturer

Variable speed control dial (500-3,100 SPM) enables user to match the speed to the application for optimal cutting performance in a variety of materials Ergonomically designed rubberized grip for increased comfort and control Counterweight balancing system for reduced vibration Die-cast aluminum base adjusts up to 45° right or left and positive stop at 90° for solid cutting performance Through-the-body dust port provides optimal dust management with use of clear dust cover and vacuum 3 orbital settings plus straight cutting with a powerful 3.9 AMP motor for use in a variety of materials Large trigger switch for easy operation Lock-on button for extended operation Onboard hex wrench for fast and easy blade changes and bevel adjustments Uses Tang shank blades

Overall Product Rankings

1. TECCPO 6.5 Amp Jig Saw
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
2. Bosch Power Tools Jig Saws
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 19
3. WEN Two-Direction Variable Speed Scroll Saw
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
4. BLACK & DECKER/DEWALT Orbital Jigsaw
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 10
5. DEWALT 20V Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw Kit
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Makita 3.9 Amp Jig Saw
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 11
7. SKIL 6.0 Amp Orbital Action Laser Jigsaw
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 1
8. BLACK+DECKER Smart Select Jig Saw
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 16

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