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Makita BJR181
7.9 out of 10

Makita BJR181

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Overall 10
10

Great Saw

Ed D. Walker, Amazon
4 January 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Michael W. Campbell, Amazon
20 December 2014
  • Summary: Has more power than you would expect from a cordless saw
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Good

Occasional Reviewer, Amazon
12 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

would recommend

thomas youmans, Amazon
28 November 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

bvh817, Amazon
16 July 2014
  • Summary: Batteries go pretty quickly on this thing.. Its pretty handy nonetheless
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Overall 4
4.0

really weak cutting

Charles Gravel, Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: Rafter hook is really nice but this has such dismal power, you push it just a little but and it almost stalls.
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Overall 10
10

Decent

avenge, Amazon
3 May 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

as good as expected

Kfir Orgil, Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: Very useful for quick and inaccurate jobs. I used it for building a tree house. Also for cutting off medium size tree branches.
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Overall 10
10

Recip saw

Gerald Odulio, Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: I definitely like this version more with the hook and LED lighting. Especially in dark areas it's better than trying to setup additional lighting
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Overall 2
2.0

absolut Junk

marinemekanix "jon", Amazon
13 December 2013
  • 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
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