Makita, a pioneer in brushless motor technology and battery innovation, combines both in the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Recipro Saw (tool only). It has an electronically-controlled BL Brushless motor that matches torque and RPM to the application and is powered by the industry’s fastest charging 18V lithium-ion batteries (sold separately). With Makita, users can remain in one battery platform, using the same fast-charging 18V batteries on the XRJ05Z as they use across the Makita 18V LXT cordless tool line-up. The XRJ05Z is equipped with efficiency features for faster cutting. The long 1-1/4 in. stroke length increases cutting efficiency and the refined crank mechanism design minimizes blade deflection and reduces vibration. Convenience features include an L.E.D. light to illuminate the line of cut, a retractable tool hook and “tool-less” blade change for faster blade installation and removal. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
- Makita-built variable 2-speed brushless motor delivers 0-2,300 (Low) & 0-3,000 (High) strokes per minute and a 1-1/4 in. stroke length for faster cutting
- Tool-less blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity
- Variable speed trigger for added convenience
- Compact and ergonomic design at only 17-1/4 in. long
- Weighs only 8.2 lbs. with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
- Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
- Reinforced fixed shoe for added durability
- Large two-finger variable speed trigger for operator convenience
- Electric brake for maximum productivity
- Refined crank mechanism design minimizes blade deflection and reduces vibration
- Extreme protection technology (XPT) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
- Equipped with star protection computer controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
- Makita technology delivers category-leading charge time so the battery spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger (battery and charger sold separately)
- Compatible with Makita 18-Volt lithium-ion batteries with a star symbol (battery sold separately)
- Battery and charger sold separately
- 3-year limited warranty
- Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Great tool. Two speed motor to save battery or time. Been very useful clearing down tree branches in my yard. Has a side arm that folds flush with the tool but can swing out to hang from your belt or truck!
Great tool, good buying experience, made the project I bought the tool for easy
Good tool, and good buy.
Saw it’s great cuts like butter
Great tool. I’m a long time makita cordless tool guy. This saw meets my expectations!
I’ve been using it to dismantle 1/16” stainless tubing with carbide blades and it just eats. Also used to to turn a geo metro into a convertible and the geo stood no chance. This saw was a great buy.
Very nice tool better than my older model
I’ve wanted a cordless Reciprocating saw for a while now….. I was going to buy the rigid saw but… this one was on sale and in stock…and I needed a saw for a project that included replacing 10 doors… this saw flat rocks! I did all 10 doors on one battery… and still have 80% charge on the battery!!! It uses the same battery as my miter saw that I love so it just made sense to give this saw a try… if you’re already using makita batteries… it just makes sense… get one … you’ll love it!
Easy to use convenient and powerful enough to get the job done
The Mikita saw is fine, but I contacted HD to see if the battery I had would work for this saw and was told “yes”. Well it didn’t fit so we had Toto buy a battery, also.
A little overpriced but all around a great tool. I like all of Makita’s tools and have alot of them. I do remodeling and I use them daily.
Works great – highly recommend !
This saw is amazing! I use it for everything including tree trimming. It’s powerful with plenty of battery life. Also, it easy to use.
Has done me proud in the several weeks since I purchased. Solid Makita tool that I like.
Have always used Makita tools. They are innovative in functionality and as a 35 year contractor they are built to last.
Price fair but brand is better