Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by kantaford Super Straight Cuts!
My favorite thing about this tool is how easy it is to make straight cuts. I bought this for a dishwasher installation where I had to cut out a cabinet. I was afraid a reciprocating saw would be too rough on the cabinet, leaving splintered edges, but the Makita Multi-tool buzzed through the wood and any nails I found along the way without any problems (using a Dremel carbide blade).
June 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by fischnet Not as good as ...
I shopped for this for myself, a DIYer homeowner, and for a Xmas gift for our professional (low-voltage specialist / installer) son. I have a cordless (Craftsman 12v) already, and we both wanted a high power corded unit that we wouldn't have to buy $80 batteries for! I looked at 5 different tools, bought 4 & handled them at home. Purposely did not look at the Boch, or Fein because they were priced higher than budget.
Looked at Makita because they are dependable and well made, DeWalt for same reason, Porter Cable, Rockwell & Dremel (because he had suggested that was what he wanted). After reading all kinds of reviews on various sites and handling them, I kept 2 to give him the choice ... this Makita TM3010 and the 4 Amp Rockwell F50 Sonicrafter. After looking at them both, he agreed with me that the Rockwell stood out for many reasons.
The Makita was the 2nd choice.
Pros: Best speed range (6-20,000 OPM); very low vibration; very low (relatively speaking) noise level; multi-blade brand tool-less clamping; well balanced in hand, easily held; good power; soft start gradually increases to speed.
Cons: It's blade changing mechanism is not as 'friendly' for quick change of ALL brands of blades like the Rockwell, requiring more work to loosen the lever and use of multiple clamp disks for different brand blades. Has no LED lights on head to light work zone; Cost more than the others; only 1 year warranty
Rockwell by contrast, reasons chosen:
Pros: Very low vibration; Very low (relatively speaking) noise level; Superior multi-blade brand tool-less clamping, no additional disks needed for any brand blade; Clamp lever is very easy to work and fast; well balanced in hand, easily held; Best power; soft start gradually increases to speed; 2 LED lights, one on each side of head lighting cutting zone well; Moderately priced for features; 3 year warranty.
Con; Speed variable not as slow, runs 11 - 20,000 OPM.
So if you really want a Makita, it is well made and very functional .. for the value, I would just recommend the Rockwell!
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by SteveHunter Exceeded Expectations
After 14 long years my Fein tool was on its way out. I was ready to purchase another one but decided to look around and see what else was out there. I read tons of reviews went to a couple stores and was ready to buy another Fein Mulitmaster when I came across the Makita TM3000CX5. It had great reviews but I wanted a too less model. I had to wait a couple weeks for Homedepot to get it but WOW was it worth the wait. This thing is awesome compared to my fein tool. First it is a little bigger but fits nicely in my hands, Love the soft start, does not jump all over or vibrate your hands when using, after 15 minutes of use it just a little warm (not burning my hands like the fein or harbor freight tool), Cuts way faster since it has a wider oscillating angle, love love love the tool less blade change, will accept most manufactures blades, and it comes with a very nice case. About the only thing I wish it had was a longer Cord (fein tool was a couple feet longer) and a LED light. I have to say I use this everyday under cutting door jambs and making detailed cuts with it and cant be happier with it.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Ronnietheremodeler :Better than the rest!!
I love this tool!! Its probably the tool that i use more than any other in my arsenal (and I have a LOT) other than maybe my impact driver.
this new version with the quick change is a feature that I have been waiting for since makita first came out with their original multi tool. I bought the original one and have loved that one since I bought it but I bought this one as soon as it was available so now I have both.
I was pleasantly surprised that this one is even quieter than the original makita which was already very quiet compared to many other models including the Fein.
The fein tool has always had a leg up on everyone with their quick change system until now. The quick change system on the makita works on the same principle which is the best system in my opinion. It holds solid and you don't have to use those stupid blades with the cut out on the back like the porter cable/dremel/dewalt so the tool is much more universal for usable blades. Those other systems are also more bulky and get in the way with the big lever. The bosch system seems ok but the small button of metal that grabs the blade seems like it would wear out a lot quicker and not work as well with some of the "universal" style blades.
I truly believe this quick change feature of the makita has brought this tool to the #1 slot over all the others now. It doesn't have the over heating problem that the fein has and the switches don't get jammed up over time. The speed control is much better, has more power, is quieter, vibrates less and cuts faster than the fein as well.
I wouldn't normally buy from home depot online but they were the first ones to get it. They ship slowly compared to other online distributors.
Bottom line, you should have this tool... buy it
P.S. I thought this tool would weigh a lot more than the original but I don't really notice it when using all day. it doesn't seem to weigh that much more.
December 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Cabinetry Makita "Tool-less" Multi-tool
The soft-start feature is certainly one of my favorites for this tool. The low vibration really saves the hands from the all too familiar numbness associated with prolonged tool use. The release lever on this model is perhaps my favorite over competitor's models which have the lever going in an awkward direction.
The main reason I wanted this model after the "tool-less" blade exchange was the hard case. It is difficult to get tools with hard cases anymore with most manufacturers switching to vinyl cases. For the extra cost it was worth having the added security for this tool. Even though the cord is shorter than some competitor's models an extension cord is always a given with commercial work so it is of no consequence for me.
January 21, 2014