The Makita DJR188Z a Brushless motor 2-speed reciprocating saw. It can run up to 2,300 spm at low speed and 3,000 spm at high speed. Keyless blade clamp lever-action for fast and simple adjustments to the blade. The 2-speed electric range offers the optimum high-speed rpm for timber cutting and low steel cutting rates. The weight of the DJR188Z and the new drive train is just 3,7 kg. It is also suitable for perforating wood, metal, ceramic, and plastic without impact. For operators, in particular for overhead applications, the small size and lower weight imply reduced fatigue. The built-in torque limiter clutch disengages when touching rebar if bit jams. One-touch sliding chuck for easy bit changes
Both Makita reciprocating saws have tool less blade holders using an easy-to-use twist lock scheme. Electric stop, safety lock-off switch with LED work light, retractable joist hook, and tool-free shoe shift. The electric 2-speed range provides the ideal high-speed rpm for timber cutting and low speed for steel cutting. With variable velocity control, there are two switch levers in the saw. This can deal with a certain amount of work quickly. A lightweight powerhouse with minimal vibrations. During sawing, an LED light helps you to get a clear image of workpiece. Blade speed is controlled via the variable trigger on the soft-grip handle with the electronic 2-speed controls also conveniently located.
Compatible with the 18V LXT Makita batteries. With a broad variety of available blade types, you can cut wood, metal, and plastic. For wood and steel with a peak cutting range of 50 mm, this will involve a soft start and a variable speed trigger. Working with a wired reciprocating saw in a room without sockets may also be an issue as you either need to locate an extension or other nearby sockets.