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Bought new Makita Jigsaw 4329 and the two screws at the back of the roller, where the blade inserts keep coming loose. I've tightened them a number of times, still come loose? Do I need Loctite or is there a problem with this model?

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SOURCE: blade wont stay in Bosch 1882VS jig saw

From your description I cannot say for certain, but it sounds as though you are not locking the blade correctly, or the blade lock mechanism is broken. You can tell if the blade-lock is working by clicking it. It should make an audible "click" that you can feel. Also, you can pull on the blade ( with the saw UN-plugged of course!) and feel if it is properly seated. If you are operating the blade-lock according to the instructions and it still doesn't lock positively, see a service center before you use the tool again. A broken blade-lock could be dangerous.

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SOURCE: I need a replacement roller part for my Makita 4320 jigsaw

You can go to ToolPartsDirect.com or eReplacementParts.com
Both sites have a listing and a blow up diagram of your saw. So check there if the part is not on the diagram you may be able to call them and there may be a universal one or the right one available. They were the two most promising sites I could find.

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1-800- 4MAKITA (462-5482) Hours: Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm (EST)


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