Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 27
Rated 3 out of 5Â by mjmagic Battery Confusion
This saw requires a 3 amp hi-capacity battery. I currently own the LXT impact drill and variable speed hammer drill with two batteries. I expected to be able to use one of those batteries in this saw and not have to purchase another. WRONG. Had to spend another $119 for the hi-capacity battery, but I can use my existing charger and it will work in both of the drills. Luckily the saw was on sale.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SimpleReviews Interesting surprise
Includes: BJR182Z, 1 6" wood blade, 1 6" metal blade, manual.
The BJR182Z, paired with a good blade (I had Diablo's) can cut through almost thing in its path and without a cord. When I didn't have an close power outlet near me, I bought out this tool and did my job with absolute freedom from wires and plugs.
The features I have noticed were:
1) A tool-less blade change system that auto ejects the blade when collar is locked, and to install a new blade you just have to push and it auto locks the blade to the collar.
2) Electronic brake when the trigger is release, thus stopping the blade from "run on".
3) weights about 9 lbs with battery
4) The shoe can be adjust for depth and fully removable. There is no extra tool required. Just a red lock button on the front end of the saw.
5) User friendly carbon brush replacement. Users can replace the brushes without taking the tool apart completely.
I am glad to own this fine product.
March 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RJDS Great purchase!
Easy to assemble and easy to use. Has great power compared to my old corded Porter Cable. Cuts thick branches with ease. I upgraded my cordless drill batteries to the larger ones, so this saw made sense and I'm glad I purchased it. I like the adjustable depth guide so you can use a fresh part of the blade to cut instead of reusing the dull part.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by drew powerful
A bit heavy but good for demolition. Also bought combo kit. Use every day.
August 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by stuart mislabled product
I have a Makita 18 Volt ion drill set. I believed that the batteries would work on the saw but when I purchased the saw and took it home the batteries would not fit. I spoke to the Makita rep at Home Depot and he told me that you need a bigger battery and they cost $99.00. I returned the saw and received a credit. Nowhere was there a sign saying that it took a special battery. I am a disabled Vet on a fixed income and it would have been too much money.
July 8, 2014