Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Recipro Saw, Tool Only-BJR181Z - The Home Depot


Model # BJR181Z

Internet # 100487078

18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Recipro Saw, Tool Only

Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Recipro Saw, Tool Only

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$169.00 / each


Model # BJR181Z

Internet # 100487078

Store SO SKU # 1000669210

Makita’s 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw delivers faster cutting and demolition performance to the jobsite. The BJR181Z has a high torque motor with a 1-1/8 in. stroke that is engineered for a range of cutting and demolition tasks. The LXT Lithium-Ion Battery(sold separately) makes this reciprocating saw perfect for remote use, where running a cord is not an option. The BJR181Z is part of Makita’s growing 18-Volt LXT cordless line-up, with 65+ tools powered by one 18-Volt Lithium-Ion battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

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  • Makita-built variable speed motor delivers 0-2,900 strokes per minute combined with a 1-1/8 in. length stroke to provide faster cutting
  • Large 2-finger variable speed trigger for added convenience
  • Retractable tool hook secures the tool when not in use
  • Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • Compact, ergonomic design at 19-5/8 in. long and only 8.2 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control
  • 18-Volt LXT Battery (sold separately) charges in only 30 minutes
  • "Tool-less" blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity
  • Two built-in L.E.D. lights illuminate the work area
  • LXT Lithium-Ion battery and Rapid Optimum Charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 3x more cycles
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Compatible batteries and chargers: BL1830, BL1830-2, DC18SE, DC18RA, DC18RC
  • Battery and Charger sold separately

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Assembled Depth (in.)  19.62 in  Assembled Height (in.)  9.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  3.62 in  Product Depth (in.)  19.625 
Product Height (in.)  9.25  Product Width (in.)  3.625 
Adjustable Shoe  Yes  Batteries Included  No 
Battery Power Type  Lithium Ion  Battery Size  Lithium Ion 
Charger Included  No  Color Family  Teal 
Cordless Tool Type  Reciprocating Saw  Cordless/Corded  Cordless 
Dust Collection  No  Keyless/keyed blade change  Keyless 
Length Of Stroke  1.125 in  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Weight (lb.)  8.1 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Strokes per minute  2900 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Variable Speed  Yes 
Voltage (volts)  18 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  3 Year Warranty 


Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Endurance I own a farm and transplant trees. For the last 5 years I have used this tool to cut a circle around the root ball of trees. I work in the mud and rain and have ended up with this tool buried and packed with mud, rocks and water... I just shake it and rinse it out and ready to go again. I figured that this tool would only last a year if that under the conditions I used it. Here we are 5 years and 1,200 trees later and it finally bit the dust. Next to the cordless drill this is the most used tool on my farm. The pruning blades are by far the best for cutting wood. I have cut 8" logs with this tool. For the money you will not go wrong. A+++ on this one. July 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by wasted my effort I bought this saw to use immediately on my job. I had 18 volt lithium batteries charged and ready to go in my shop. Come to find out this tool does not accept my "2 month old" 18 volt batteries I recently purchased with a drill set. Looks to be a well made tool , although I never got the chance to use it. Manufacturer's box should state very CLEARLY that just because it is 18 volt and my drill is in the same series this sawsall needs an entirely different battery then I have. My fault?? No. I returned the tool and will be buying the Dewalt for $80.00 more because its's cheaper then buying a tool alone then a single battery and charger for another $150 or more dollars. Well played Makita just keep me buying Dewalt. July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is very durable I was really pleased with the performance of this product. I originally purchased the Makita drill and impact driver as a set and added this product. I was aware that this saw did NOT come with a battery. I see others have purchased this product not realizing this. December 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pretty awesome saw Only things I don't like are the weight and the variable speed trigger. Other than that this saw shreds. May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great match to an existing set Knowing this was an addition to the LXT tools I already had, I did not need an extra battery nor charger. Slapped a charged battery in, attached the supplied blade and got right to work. January 31, 2012
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