Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by stunewberry not durable
Worked great until the motor stopped running reliably and the gearing that drives the vibrating head gave out. Was used in handy homeowner type work (average 3 times/month) for just over the warranty period of one year before dying. I'm going to Harbor Freight and buying one that is much cheaper and will probably last just as long. Big disappointment.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Willo2 Excellent product
Excellent product only wish there was more accessories with the tool.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sgo823 Mr
The thing is massive. I haven't used it a lot yet, but I don't think anything is going to slow it down. I like the attachment because it gives you multiple angles you can attach your tool at.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sailor Works very well, no issues, easy to use.
I like it very much. The instructions are full of "useless lawyer talk", but does not include any information on the types of blades, or how to use them. This would have been very useful.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GoodDeal247 must have this in your tool box
Makita quality, solid. Used it to cut nails on hard to reach area. Fully compatible with various brand name oscillating blades. The variable speed control is an excellent feature.
January 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by windward Well priced for the features
Simple to use, powerful, fits the hand well and seems like it will hold up over the long haul
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlexB Remodeling my condo with this and it's great!
Lots of applications, good feel in the hands, little vibration, very loud on certain applications such as removing drywall.
The plunge blade feature alone makes this a tool worth owning.
You can see this tool in action by clicking the video to the right.
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by superjimmy1978 Great product gets the job done.
Superior product dose a great job. Good good good.
February 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JeffreyT All around great
Bought this from the depot. This Makita is great. Powerfull, most powerfull of all competitors. Low vibe, can use it as long as you like and doesn't shake your hands off, actually quite comfortable for a long use. Low noise level. Competitor products are so loud you need noise headset. Not this. It has the max cut angle i.e. the cutter head moves back and forth to 3.2 degrees back and forth. Competitor pruducts much less, like 2.4 or 1.5. This is probably the best of all manufacturers. It was about $50-$60 more than some entry level units but i don't regret it one bit. This is so nice compared to others. Only negative with Makita is only give you one blade. But other units that give you a lot of blades have two issues one the blades are junk and two they charge you for a bunch of blades you wont use or need for a long time. I rather put my money into a great tool and buy after market quality blades that I need when I do a job! Also some want the quick blade change feature that a few machines have. Makita uses the allen tool to secure the blade. This to me is no problem and I will tell you why. When you pick up one of these tools on occasion to do a job it is a specific job. That is to cut something or scrape something or remove grout or sand. Not do all those things at one time. So when you do a single job you spend 20 seconds putting on the required blade for the job. A few competitors have issues with blades coming loose. Not gonna be an issue with the Makita. Makita also gives you two adaptors for multiple competitor blades. They give you the sanding back pad, sand paper. The Makita comes standard with the OIS blade adaptor system. Can do precision cuts too. Love it. Glad i put the extra into the tool. I will be glad every time I use it.
September 12, 2012