Makita DJV180Z 18V LXT Cordless JIGSAW

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Jerry O'Rourke
Product Review By, Jerry O'Rourke.

Introduction

If you’re in the market for a new jigsaw and looking for a change in brand, then look no further as we’ve got the perfect solution. As today we’ll be talking about all things Makita, and in particular the Makita Jigsaw.

There’s no doubt about it, Makita as a brand is not as big or as popular in the USA as some of the more established brands like Bosch, Milwaukee, Dewalt, Skil etc.

But, don’t let that deter you from purchasing what might be one of the best cordless jigsaws you’ll own, in the form of the Makita DJV180Z 18V LXT Cordless JIG SAW.

Makita Jigsaw

Makita DJV180Z 18V LXT Cordless JIG SAW
Reviewers Top Pick!
  • LED job light
  • 430% greater run time
  • High comfort grips
Reviewers Pick
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Product Review

Although you may not be to familiar with the brand name in the USA, fear not. Makita is a company that knows the power tool business like the back of their hand and have been producing quality power tools for many a year with millions of satisfied customers.

Established in 1915, Makita has over 100 years of experience in the power tool sector. Based in Japan, they produce professional quality tools for the DIY hobbyist or master builder.

It’s difficult to go wrong with any tool produced by Makita, the Makita DJV180Z 18V LXT Cordless JIG SAW is no exception to this.

Battery powered and cordless in design, this Makita jigsaw is both lightweight and powerful.

Makita Jigsaw – Lightweight, Powerful, Precision

The clean precise cuts you achieve with this model will have you rethinking everything you ever knew, or thought you ever knew about jigsaws, battery powered jigsaws especially.

The Makita DJV180Z 18V LXT Cordless JIG SAW is a game changer for many people, once you see the finished article you’ll be converted for life.

Powerful and smooth the Makita jigsaw has a high stroke speed of 2,600 SPM. The Lithium – ion batteries save upto 40% in excess weight, meaning it provides the power of a 12 volt Ni-MH battery without the extra weight. 

By utilizing Lithium – ion batteries the Makita DJV180Z 18V LXT Cordless JIG SAW gives upto 430% more greater run time compared to it’s counterpart.

With a tool-less blade change, high comfort grips, a variable 2 fingered trigger switch, 3 orbital settings for a more aggressive cut and an LED job light that makes clean cutting a breeze, what more can you ask for? How about an incorporated blowing feature that keeps your cut line saw dust free! 

Features & Specifications

  • Weight3.0 kg
  • Voltage ⇒ 18 v
  • BatteryLithium – ion
  • SPM0 – 2600 RPM
  • Power SourceCordless

Recap

Overall the Makita DJV180Z 18V LXT Cordless JIG SAW is a quality tool that offers beginners and professionals alike a superior jigsaw that produces top finishes whenever and wherever it’s used.

Starting from an excellent price point and including a varied range of features to keep even the most critical of pros happy, the Makita jigsaw should definitely be top of your wish list when you’re next in the market for a new jigsaw.

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