Excerpt: I bought this saw to demo a bathroom. When I opened the box I got that new product smell which I wasn't expecting with a refurb. It was perfect. No scuffs - just pristine. The day it arrived my wife wanted me to take out some evergreen bushes but as usual my chainsaw wouldn't start. I used the recip saw instead and flew through the project. So much safer than a chainsaw. Since then, cutting up the old shower stall and bathroom studs was a breeze. I love this saw!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Powerful, Safe
Excerpt: Can't beat Makita tools, has the necessary power, comes with a nice case. Looks like new but at a used price. I purchase tools often at CPO and have always been happy. Use to buy cheapies from cut rate no name places, but realized that I could get quality for the same price. Now when I need a tool, I go to CPO and look up whats cooking with Makita. I have a Makita Reciprocating saw that I still use that was purchased 25 years ago, the cord is just showing it's age.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Powerful
Summary: The saw arrived on time for my weekend project but when I open the box the outside case was dusty of drywall and to my disappointment the tool itself was full of drywall dust. I then figure someone used this as their project, took it back and never was inspected and place back onto the shelve. I return the saw and went to a hardware store and found the same saw on sale $10.00 cheaper, dust free and had the new smell.