Hi, just to note, I said the new one shares the design/looks of the 40v range. Didn’t say it is 40v.
One of Makita’s poorer tools. The new one is far better by all accounts but I’ve yet to try it personally, just to note, it’s not based on the 40v as someone mentions above, the 40v is still to come and will likely be based on the 52. This 51 offers the tool-less chuck but has a removable pin. The known problems are the locating pins shearing and the angle going out under force. The design loses the LED which was handy but not the huge deal some people make out. The oscillating movement of this model is low, circa 2 degrees iirc, this is lower than most competitors and results in slower cutting whilst being noisy and transmitting noticeable vibration, all areas the new model improves on. This is a decent price but even if your invested in the Makita batteries I’d consider buying an adaptor to use the batteries on the DeWalt version, it’s far superior. The Bosch is (marginally) better again but not a lot. Someone will probably mention Fein but they make little else.
That's exactly what has happened to mine, the chuck will quite often not properly clamp down and grip the tool blade. It feels fine when you first fit the blade, but with a bit of pressure comes loose.
Brilliant, been waiting for this to drop below £100 for some time now (y)
Good price, good tool if you already have makita batteries (y)