Makita 18v Cordless Brushless LXT Jigsaw Review

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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  1. Mason B on February 10, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Get the old, brushless model! You’ll hate the slow start, it ruins material to make the initial cut at slow speed. Sometimes the saw never actually jumps to the selected speed. Why Makita? I know what speed I want, that’s why I selected it! And the button on top is stupid, but the slow start makes the tool unusable. That’s why Makita still had the old model in production, and why those who use their tools for a living buy the old, brushed version.

  2. JayG2K on February 10, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Very poor product, one of the first Makita items I have which has really let me down, not happy. passes the 3 year warranty by only 3 or so months. i have 24 Makita tools in total.

    I’ve just ordered the LXT model as really need the jigsaw for a job this week. Won’t bee ordering the same brushless model again.

    The Jigsaw had light use in all these few years and failed .

  3. scarabooshable on February 10, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Lol….Fuck off Stuart.!!!🤣🤣

  4. Christian Mancini on February 10, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    *This jigsaw performs flawlessly under heavy load🌗 **** . It seriously cuts like butter (I do use Genuine Makita Jigsaw Blades). No matter how hard the wood is, or if you’re at maximum thickness, the motor never bogs down.The angle of the handle is perfect and doesn’t fatigue your hand with lots of use.This saw is solid and definitely Makita Jigsaw’s Swiss-made quality. The blade quick change is excellent!*

  5. redstihl on February 10, 2022 at 10:56 pm

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

  6. David Pyle on February 10, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    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 .

  7. lee rolfe on February 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    lol@how the makita rep got pissed off and blanked! You and they know how these type channels are more responsible for sales than their advertising shizzle!

  8. C U Jimmy on February 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Nearly cut your nuts off.

  9. redstihl on February 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    I’m afraid it hasn’t convinced me over the festool. 😕

  10. skipper409 on February 10, 2022 at 11:06 pm


  11. Creative Mario on February 10, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Best jigsaw is when you see not dust at all when you cutting watch this 😉

  12. Our Build on February 10, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    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.

  13. SaltyCarpenterr on February 10, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Would have been nice to hear the tools not the dust vacuum 🙄

  14. John Smith on February 10, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Just bought the mafell p1cc pricey but like comparing a ford focus to a rolls royce. Focus still great car . Only neg on mafell not cordless. But there must be a reason they havrnt made that option available prob not same power quality

  15. JayG2K on February 10, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Ive got the brushless model just over the 3 year warranty period. Not had heavy use over this time. Its now not working. When i press the on/on button the light comes on but the jigsaw doesn’t respond to the trigger.

  16. connor quinn on February 10, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    What kind of shirt are you wearing?

  17. JonnyC321 on February 10, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    I’m a Chippy, if you know your tools you’d know you really don’t need a brushless motor in a jigsaw, it’s not a tool you use to do continual heavy work. Not only that but if your going to make a new brushless jigsaw don’t put a stupid safety start on it that actually makes the tool more dangerous to use. And put a variable trigger on it so tradesman can alter cutting speed by depressing trigger. This is simple stuff makita…. ask the trades what they want out of a tool…. I’d have a word with your r&d department. Someone should get the sack for developing that tool, they are totally out of touch with their end user requirements.

    And yes, I’m a makita fan boy….