|Item Weight||4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3.4 x 8.9 x 12 inches|
|Item model number||BJV180Z|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Makita BJV180Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Jig Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)
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- Makita-built variable speed motor delivers 0-2,600 strokes per minute for fast and efficient cutting
- 3 orbital settings plus straight cutting for use in a wide range of materials
- "Tool-less" blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity
- Large 2-finger variable speed trigger for added convenience
- This tool is not equipped with Star Protection, and is only compatible with the Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah battery (BL1830, sold separately).
- Makita-built variable-speed motor delivers 0-2,600 strokes per minute for fast, efficient cutting
- Three orbital settings plus straight cutting for use in a wide range of materials
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The BJV180Z features a Makita-built high-torque motor that produces a 1-inch stroke and 2,600 strokes per minute (SPM) for fast and efficient cutting. In addition, the BJV180Z has lower vibration and less noise for more control and comfort. The BJV180Z has four position cut settings (three orbital and one straight) for fast and efficient cutting in all applications, and the "tool-less" push-in lock system for quick blade changes. The blade roller guide is positioned close to the work piece for precision accuracy in straight and bevel cuts.
Ergonomic Design in a Compact Size
The BJV180Z weighs just 6.1 pounds (with battery, sold separately) with a more compact design at 10-1/8 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The two-finger variable speed trigger switch is easy to handle, even with a gloved hand. BJV180Z is also equipped with a built-in L.E.D. light that illuminates the work area for more efficient work.
Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The BJV180Z has less noise, less vibration and less weight for more control and comfort. It is engineered for professional woodworkers, cabinetry makers, specialized residential construction workers, and any pro-contractor who requires a best-in-class engineered cordless jig saw. The BJV180Z is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.
About Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
As one of the pioneers driving the cordless tool revolution, Makita changed the game with its breakthrough 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series. Three years after its debut, Makita's LXT Series has grown from seven to over 35 tools, providing a wide range of cordless solutions for professional tradesmen. Makita also added 18V Compact Lithium-Ion for cordless power in a more compact size.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to produce tools that are stronger, lighter, more powerful and easier to use. Makita USA, Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.
Every Makita Lithium-Ion tool is backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty that covers repair due to defects in materials or workmanship up to three years from the date of original purchase. Makita Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers have a limited 1-year warranty. Please see makitatools.com for complete details.
What's in the Box
Makita BJV180Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Jig Saw (tool only).
Top Customer Reviews
The Jig Saw...this saw reminds me of my corded Bosch 1590 jig saw. The cuts are good, the weight is similar (enough heft to stay steady and smooth) with easy control of the tool. The Makita uses T shank blades (like the corded Bosch) and I use Bosch blades in the Makita because I find them to be excellent.
The Makita has both a dust blower and a LED lighting system to help you make accurate cuts. I especially appreciate anything that makes the work easier to see...better vision = better results. Makita makes it easy to stay on your cut lines.
The Bosch 1590 is considered the "standard" to measure jig saws. While I generally prefer corded tools, this Makita is an excellent choice for the times I want to go cordless.
If you already own some Makita LXT tools, this bare version of the jig saw is an excellent addition to your bag. The tool is well built and a pleasure to use. I have used both Dewalt and Bosch cordless jigs and I prefer my Makita to either of them.
But what the #ell is with the case oversight? A precision tool like this needs a friggin case. Not a bag, a case. With blade storage built in and a place for the couple extra base parts.
I would buy a case separately and would be fine with that. But it's not for sale. I find this a nuisance.
Luckily I *CAN* take a day and design and make one, but I'll still be dreaming of that sweet green factory blowmolded case with little plastic storage windows...
Come on. Bump this up so they do it. CASE PLZ
Update 7-11-10: This saw could not be better. It works with a lot of power with the 1.5 amp batteries, though mine from my drill/hammer set fit very tightly and were difficult to remove; just tight electrical clips for good contact that will likely loosen in time. Cuts plywood like it is butter and scrolls nicely without a cord. Well balanced.
UPDATE 7-29-10: UPDATE: Still excellent! A note about the 1.5 amp (smaller) battery: it fits with a little force, and takes a little force to remove if the unit is unaltered. However, if you like the tool and will be keeping it, turn the tool over and note the small plastic bump on the left side of where the battery is inserted; inside the start of the slide. It blocks/resists the use of the 1.5 battery; just cut part or all of it off with a sharp knife and the battery fits and removes with ease. If you have a drill/driver that takes the smaller battery you will notice no little bump where the battery slides in. Simple modification, just don't expect the 1.5 to last as long as the 3.0, in usage time or lifetime of the battery.
Two aspects of the tool I would like to relate:
1) The screws at the very front-top of the base plate, on either side of the blade, which are used to secure an attachment are M5 (metric). I purchased M5x10mm screws on eBay that work perfectly.
2) I do not know what attachment(s) Makita considered would fit through the slots beneath the aforementioned screws. The Makita attachments I have seen have a round rather than rectangular bar to slide through those slots. Yet, the Festool 490118 Circle Cutter Attachment (available on Amazon) fits perfectly.
Hope this review assists someone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hubby is in love! This is just one more great little tool in a great and very handy system. You cannot go wrong. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SimplyMyOpinion
Best Makita tool purchase I ever made, however the guard fell off after first use and the blade holder is crookedPublished 8 months ago by Peter Kloeckner
A great saw, added to the line of Makita's cordless power tools.Published 12 months ago by Steven J. Hood
Great tool. I've had it for a number of years now and it the quality still amazes me.Published 12 months ago by So Cal