Summary: They're also lighter in weight, able to keep the Makita jigsaw running at full power even while the battery fades, and are better for the environment. The Makita jigsaw warranty is three years, the battery warranty one. The less-expensive 18-volt Bosch 52318 (*est. $235) is heavier, slower and uses Ni-Cad batteries, but it provides a similar warranty and also gets good reviews.
Pros: Long battery run time, 25-minute charger, LED light, Cuts wood up to 5.3 inches thick, Uses same LXT batteries as several other cordless tools
The Makita BJV180Z Cordless Jig Saw Is My Favorite Tool
3 January 2012
Excerpt: The Makita BJV180Z is an 18-volt cordless jig saw. It offers multiple cut settings for use in a wide variety of applications. You can find this model for an average price of $200. Keep reading to learn about some of the features that it offers.
Excerpt: The Makita BJV180 is a cordless jigsaw that can easily cut through wood and steel. It is useful for deep gouging or cutting curves. You can find the Makita BJV180 for an average price of $400. Let’s take a look at some of the features offered by this cordless jigsaw.