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Pickngrin 07-17-2009 09:42 AM

Makita 4301BV jig saw - what kind of blades do I need?
 
I just bought a used Makita 4301BV jig saw on ebay. The new Bosch T-shank blades that I just bought at Lowes don't fit. To my (untrained) eye, it doesn't look like U-shank would, either (but don't have any to try). Does this model use special Makita blades, or.. ?
A Google search didn't help me on this one...
Thanks!

jerryh3 07-17-2009 09:56 AM

Try a Tang shank blade.
Here is the manual with the Makita blade numbers:
http://www.makita.com/en-us/Assets/I...nuals/4301.pdf

Pickngrin 07-17-2009 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerryh3 (Post 303132)
Try a Tang shank blade.
Here is the manual with the Makita blade numbers:
http://www.makita.com/en-us/Assets/I...nuals/4301.pdf

Thanks!

Pickngrin 07-20-2009 05:50 PM

As it turned out, there was a small, broken piece of blade stuck in the saw. That's why neither the T nor U shank blades were fitting!

iMisspell 07-20-2009 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pickngrin (Post 304633)
As it turned out, there was a small, broken piece of blade stuck in the saw....

Did you get it for a good deal ?
Maybe the old owner thought it was junk because of this and just wanted to get rid of it - jokes on them, if so.

Pickngrin 07-21-2009 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iMisspell (Post 304720)
Did you get it for a good deal ?
Maybe the old owner thought it was junk because of this and just wanted to get rid of it - jokes on them, if so.

Well, another problem arose yesterday when I tested it out. The blade issue is resolved, but the saw intermittently does not switch on when I squeeze the trigger! I emailed the ebay seller last night...awaiting a response, but not holding my breath. In general, are such switches repairable or do they need to be replaced?

biladam 09-01-2009 08:09 AM

You can look for DeWalt DW3720-5 3 Inch 14 TPI thick metal cutting jig saw blade bi-metal u-shank (5 Pack) Saw Blades with following features and specifications
  • Unique curved tooth design minimizes stress points for longer blade life and fast cuts
  • Cobalt steel (Bi-Metal) maximizes blade life and durability
  • U-Shank fits DeWalt and other universal shank jig saws
  • Cutting Length : 3 Inches
  • Teeth Per Inch: 14


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