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Makita Reciprocating Saw – 18V & 36V Brushless

You may or may not know, but Makita has two new reciprocating saws available.  Now as much as these are the same, there is one big difference.  The XRJ05Z is an 18V saw and the XRJ06Z is a 36V saw.  Believe it or not, both saws run off their 18V platform.  So you may be scratching your head and wondering how does a 36V run off an 18V platform?  Simple, (Well maybe not from an engineering perspective), but from an understanding perspective, it’s not complicated.  The 36V Makita reciprocating saw uses 2-18V batteries.  Looking around online and hearing from...

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Makita 12V Reciprocating Saw – Model RJ03R1

I have to say I am loving this new Makita CXT line of tools.  They are small and lightweight.  Today I am excited because we get to check out the Makita 12V Reciprocating saw.  As an FYI, we will be having the Makita 12V Drill/Driver and Impact driver coming up soon.  I can’t say we have had much experience with Makita, so it’s nice when we get a chance to check them out and try them for ourselves.  I know a ton of people always email and ask our opinion about these tools, so I am happy to share...

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Makita LXT Reciprocating Saw Review – BJR182

  The Makita built Reciprocating Saw model number BJR182 has a D35 high torque motor that delivers 50% faster cutting than most of it’s competition, cutting with a 1-1/8″ stroke that cuts 2900 SPM.  This saw can be bought separately or as in the combo kit LXT 702.  The design of the tool is very compact with the length coming in at 17-3/4″ and the weight being 8.1 lbs. This combination of compactness and light weight provides the perfect tool to combat fatigue during a long demo job. The design provides one-handed, fast tool-less blade changes and shoe adjustments. The saw also has two-piece armature and field along with externally accessible brushes for serviceability and longer motor life. The maximum cutting capacity depends upon the material involved. For pipe (w/6″ blade): 5-1/8″. For wood(w/12″ blade): 10″. The stroke length is 1-1/8″. The strokes per min. (SPM) 0-2,900. The reciprocating saw delivers 54 Watt hours, and has a battery (Ah) of 3. Putting all these quality features together gives you a tool with a Ergonomic shape that fits like a glove when in use with even pressure and easy control. When we tested the saw, boy did we like it! We have always been big fans of the Milwaukee Sawzall, but after testing Makita’s reciprocating saw, we realize that the competition is pretty tough also.  We cut through an oak 2×4 with...

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