Makita 18v Cordless Brushless LXT Jigsaw Review

Episode 49 ~ Makita LXT 18v Cordless Jigsaws

Roger looks at the benefit of brushless motors with the Makita DJV182RMJ LXT 18v brushless and the DJV180RMJ LXT 18v jigsaw with its carbon brushed motor.

Both supplied as body only or with 2.4 AMHr batteries.

User benefits

– Brushless motor
– New improved dust extraction hose joint.
– Rigid aluminium base bevels 0 to 45 degrees left and right.
– Change lever for 3 orbital settings and straight cutting.
– Tool-less blade change.
– Variable speed control dial.
– Soft start feature.
– “Soft no load” function automatically reduces the motor speed during idling to suppress the vibration of the machine body.
– Blower function to clear wood dust from cutting line.
– Trigger switch with lock-on button.
– Ergonomic soft grip
– Twin LED job light

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Our Build says:

Good video Roger, been playing with these tools myself, they are pretty nice. My preference is for the D handle, easier to operate in my opinion.

Take care mate.

redstihl says:

What’s with the muppets poking their head in the door? Lol

David Pyle says:

My guess is the first cut with the brushed jig saw didn’t appear to be set on full pendulum. Thanks again for another detailed review .

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