|Item Weight||5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||22 x 4 x 8.5 inches|
|Item model number||BJR182Z|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||3-year warranty on tool|
Makita BJR182Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)
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- Makita-built variable speed motor delivers 0-2,900 strokes per minute combined with a 1-1/8"" length stroke to provide faster cutting
- ""Tool-less"" blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity
- Compact, ergonomic design at only 7.9 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
- Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
- LXT Lithium-Ion battery and Rapid Optimum Charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 3x more cycles
- 3-year warranty on tool
- Battery and charger sold separately
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The BJR182Z features a Makita-built high-torque motor with a 1-1/8-inch stroke that cuts 0-2,900 strokes per minute (SPM) for faster cutting. The BJR182Z has a maximum cutting depth of 5-1/8 inches for pipe, and 10 inches into wood (using a 12-inch blade). The BJR182Z also features an electric brake for productivity.
Ergonomic Design in a Compact Size
The BJR182Z weighs just 7.7 pounds (with battery, sold separately) with a more compact design at 17-3/4 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue.
Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The BJR182Z is engineered for the pro that wants more features, and is perfect for a range of applications including plumbing, flooring, electrical, demolition, and for general contractors who require a best-in-class engineered cordless reciprocating saw. The BJR182Z 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 BJR182Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw (tool only).
Top Customer Reviews
Some quick points / comments:
Never had any problems with changing the blades and I regularly get mine full of mud using it with a long blade to cut out tree roots.
The Batteries last about 12 minutes if your using it really hard, and they get very hot and take 30-40 minutes before they are charged again, due to the additional time required to cool them. If your going to really use this saw hard on a regular basis, buy more batteries.
I used this saw with a 12" blade in it to cut down a 47 year old spruce tree when my chain saw wasn't available. It was over 15" thick. Took the saw a while, but it did it.
I've cut metal, plaster, metal lath, 4x4's, lots of conduit, lots of tree trimming / pruning, etc. It's really worked well on all of it.
One suggestion, you get what you pay for in terms of blades. I think the Bosch blades are some of the very best. Lenox blades are also very good, but tend to warp from the heat during heavy use more than the bosch blades do. The Milwaukee blades are pretty decent.
It likely won't replace your super sawzall for really heavy demo work, but for everything else, I think it is just an amazing tool.
This is because he was trying to use the white 1.5Ah Makita battery (slim pack) in a tool that requires the more powerful (and larger and more $$$$) 3.0Ah battery. SOME tools can take both, and other tools can only take the 3.0Ah battery due to their higher power requirements and are thus keyed that way.
I originally bought a Makita Drill complete with 2 small batteries and a charger.
I then bought a circular saw and realized after purchase that it requires the larger batteries.
Unlike some reviewers I did not remove the tag from the smaller battery to make it fit. Instead I bought a pair of replacement batteries. As a result I can confirm the following for those who wonder:
- the smaller batteries do not fit in the tools requiring a larger (18v) battery.
- the larger 18v battery does fit in tools that use the smaller battery.
- the charger works for all the battery types.
- it takes as long to run a battery down as it does to charge one, so have 2 batteries of each type.
Now about this tool.
Simply put, it is awesome. I have used it to:
- cut small and large tree roots in the muddy ground
- cut the plastic pot away from a thorny plant that could not easily be removed from the pot.
- cut down small trees
- prune off branches to make them fit better in the disposal bin
- hack off half of a faucet i could not remove otherwise from the sink
- hack off the grocery store's anti-theft seal from a bottle of Tequila
(if you self-checkout make sure to remember to ask the attendant to remove it before leaving the store)
- trim rolls of turf that were too wide for the section of yard I placed them in
- tear down walls
I have used several blades some named brand and some generic. All have installed and worked fine.
The only issue I have encountered is with the lock on blade guard. It was not clear which button position "lock" was. Its simple enough to check manually tho.
One of the other reviewers noted that the blade falls out after a while. I asked a Makita rep about this and he said that sawdust can get into the blade opening (sawing overhead) and this prevents the blade from going in all the way (even though it seems secure). I have noticed this, but blowing it out with compressed air makes it as good as new. The blade mounting style is superior to my Milwaukee sawzall. On the Makita you rotate the blade lock 45 degrees and it clicks open and stays there. Then you insert the blade with one hand and it automatically rotates back to lock the blade in - so much nicer.
Yes, it uses all the standard blades.
Well worth the price.
1) the biggest tradeoff is that this saw will run with very decent power for only about ten minutes, after which it's time to recharge or change batteries. That means the discharge rate is three times faster than the recharge rate of 30 minutes, so you'd actually need three batteries and two chargers to run this tool constantly. If you intend to use this saw primarily for quick cutting tasks or own multiple batteries, this won't be a bother to you. While it's running it is more than adequately powerful for most tasks, but if you are looking for the absolute maximum cutting power available, look elsewhere. This guy cuts great for a 3 amp saw, but it's no 12 amp plug-in.
2) the second major tradeoff with this saw compared to a plug-in Sawzall is that the handling is poor, in my opinion, due to the heavy battery positioned right below the grip. This makes the tool bulkier than a typical reciprocating saw, and puts the weight way back on the tool. I find control to be much diminished over a plug-in, which I usually grip from the front with my dominant hand. The battery is indeed very light for an 18v, but it is still quite noticeable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
excellent saw. very strong and not too heavy and very easy to change the saw bladePublished 25 days ago by tony
Powerful enough for most cutting jobs, this thing rocks! I just used it to dismantle some shipping crates with a carbide, nail cutting blade, no problem! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a fantastic tool for my long-haired dog; of course his name is ScruffyPublished 4 months ago by Carrol Creason
I cut a 10 inch in diameter tree with this tool, and still had charge to cut several pieces of EMT pipe at my job. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rudy C.