Summary: I committed to all Makita cordless tools ten years ago and still feel that they are the best ones out there. I'm a pro and I come across a lot of other brands while out on jobs. Nothing compares to the power or feel of Makita. This is my second sawzall. I damaged the first one while pruning a big branch and didn't hesitate in replacing it with a new one.
Summary: This is my first cordless reciprocating saw and I'm pretty pleased overall. The convenience outweighs the reduced power over a corded saw. I haven't used it heavily, but when I've needed it I haven't had any complaints. I like the light and the easy blade and depth changes, and the folding hook is very useful. Battery life with the 3 amp battery isn't great, so plan to have an extra.
Summary: I'm a contractor and I'm in the process of replacing all my Dewalt 18 volt tools with Makita since my $350 Dewalt drill decided to catch on fire. My Dewalt sawsall also decided to break. I love the feel of this saw. The led light is a big plus. No complaints so far.
Summary: This tool was a joke, The tool looked to be badly worn out, I installed the battery and nothing, tryed a different fully chrgd. batt and nothing, checked brushes and they were new, the motor was siezed up, could not even pull out the saw end to install a blade, these guys obviously do not test their tools , My first real disappointment with a makita tool and I own alot , do not buy from these guys