All You Need To Know About The Reciprocating Saw.


18V RECIPROCATING SAW DJR183Z-DJR183Z and 18V cordless versions with tool-less blade clamps from the JR100D series. The Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Reciprocating Saw is the most recent addition to Makita’s sub-compact class of cordless equipment. 

In construction and demolition work, used a lot. These are rugged saws made to handle rough, tough tasks, and a true workhorse is Makita’s reciprocating saw. It can quickly and easily cut right through a variety of materials. Drywall, wood, metal, plastic, PVC, and more, for instance.

Brushless Motor

Reciprocating Saw to produce 3000 strokes per minute with a 13 stroke length. The benefits of a brushless motor have been well-documented. But this sub-compact model is of particular interest. You are more likely to catch the lightweight battery pack because you are aiming for a lighter weight. You get more runtime out of the pack by using a brushless engine.

Blade Changes

With the tool-free style, blade changes are pretty simple. To insert or release the blade, you’ll need to twist open the blade lock. If you twist the lock far enough, when inserting a new blade, it will keep itself open and auto-lock. A good touch is the rubber overmold on the bolt, keeping things relatively secure regardless of where the shaft ends in the cutting cycle.

LED Light

These days, LED lights are nearly normal on cordless instruments, but some inevitably lack them. Makita’s location above the blade is theirs. It gives the light a straight shot through the shoe and certainly assists in low light for successful blade positioning.


The Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Recipro Saw brings your hands together closer than a full-size reciprocating saw to make carrying the weight a little easier. There is a small enough diameter in the handle design to be comfortable, and the rubber overmold also helps in that department. The trigger lock for both locking and unlocking is simple to operate with your trigger hand.

The Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Reciprocating Saw was supposed to run slower out there than the full-size cordless reciprocating saws. Considering that Makita built the saw intentionally for use in tight spaces, that’s not a knock against it.

So, in short, if you love the ergonomics and design of Makita’s reciprocating saws, but were hungry for a little more power and longer runtime, then you’ll be eager to add these new 18V mini reciprocating saws to your package, especially if you’re already packing 18V li-ion batteries from the business.