Makita 4329 Jigsaw Review

The power tool industry boasts a whole range of jigsaws. Makita are well known for producing some of the more expensive and better quality tools available, so let’s see if the 4329 matches up to their unfaltering reputation.

This jigsaw weighs 1.9kg and is driven by a 450 Watt motor, which puts it somewhere in the middle ground in terms of power. It is able to get through wood  of 6.5 cm thick and 0.6 cm in steel, which is superior to most other models. It’s ideal for just about everything you might need a jigsaw for, for instance, installing new work surfaces, fixing panelling to alter décor and boxing around baths. It’s fair to say you won’t be cutting material thicker or tougher than this tool is designed for when carrying out any of those tasks.

Also on offer is a variable speed trigger which enables you to make cuts at a speed to suit the material and what you’re comfortable with. The orbital action of this kind of saw makes work even easier as the blade moves in a circular motion as it moves in and out of the saw. This allows for faster cuts in softer surfaces and also facilitates quicker chip removal from the blade path. The base plate is made of aluminium, so as long as you use it properly the tool won’t suffer any damage during use, and changing the blades is very simple due to the single hex screw-fastening feature. The hex wrench to do this is stored in the saw’s handle, so it’s always on hand when you need it.

From a safety perspective this tool is double insulated meaning that you’re safe from electric shock should a fault occur during use.

The Makita 4329 comes with 12 months warranty, and it’s this alongside the guarantee of quality that Makita ascribe to their tools that in part make them so desirable.


  • Lightweight but powerful
  • Quality and longevity is assured – quality is a top priority for Makita
  • User comfort is taken care of by features such as the ergonomic rubberised grip
  • The orbital action is a stand out feature that not all jigsaws can lay claim to, and it makes working with the saw far quicker as a result


  • Orbital action is not good for precision and working on metallic surfaces


This tool is of very high quality and it has received many positive feedbacks from users. Clearly it isn’t so useful for more intricate work, as it’s designed more as a time saver when cutting sheet material than as a tool for cutting intricate patterns.

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