Makita XVJ01Z 18V Brushless Jig Saw Review [SMOOTH OPERATOR]

Makita XVJ01Z 18V Brushless Jig Saw Review [SMOOTH OPERATOR]

The Makita XVJ01Z 18-volt brushless barrel-grip jig saw has plenty of power to make the tough cuts, but it’s the ergonomics that are more impressive. Even through thick lumber, there is almost no vibration.
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  1. joseph keo arthur on October 5, 2022 at 3:02 am

    What is the sweet spot for the amount it can efficiently cut. Specifically hard wood like Koa or Monkeywood. Every day i would use it on Cedar (northern california).

  2. Hammer Hearter on October 5, 2022 at 3:05 am

    I can tell you that this is the best jigsaw by far. Better than Dewalt’s by a long shot. Best vibration control and cuts smooth. I picked this over Milwaukee’s. It has a good dust collection system.

  3. Boran Theki on October 5, 2022 at 3:05 am

    Damn, I’m a makita guy and it would be nice of this had a trigger. I like to control the speed. Sometimes I want full speed before the blade engages the wood, sometimes I want the blade at a slow speed.

  4. Creative Mario on October 5, 2022 at 3:09 am

    Best jigsaw is when you see not dust at all when you cutting watch this ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. George DaVall on October 5, 2022 at 3:12 am

    Hello! Just came onboard as a Subscriber, and a big thumbs up! Your lack of skill with a jigsaw notwithstanding, a very good review, illustrating all the features of the tool. I used to use the barrel grip Bosch corded jigsaws back โ€˜in the day.โ€™ Hundreds of countertop installs and sink cutouts, and I introduced my fellow cabinet installers and trim carpenters to the idea of coping crown moulding with a jigsaw. I hated using a manual coping saw! I tried a corded Makita jigsaw, and it did not hold up. Iโ€™m in the market for a new jigsaw to replace my aging AEG and Bosch saws, and have looked at Festool, and Bosch. I want to cut the cord. Bosch seems to be โ€˜evaporatingโ€™ from the North American market? Iโ€™ve ruled out Festool due to price and not having any other battery tools from them, which brings me back to Teal! Iโ€™ve always had a soft spot for Makita, so I think I will try this model out. Makita makes their own motors, and their saws are generally known for being very smooooooth! ๐Ÿ˜€ Are you sure it does not have a blower, as the specs for it claims it does? If youโ€™re still awake, thanks for this and your other very competent and professional reviews. Continue to keep it real!

  6. joseph keo arthur on October 5, 2022 at 3:18 am

    I just bought it . thanks for the link! but damn. waiting till Feb.2 2021 to get it.

  7. Zakaria al on October 5, 2022 at 3:21 am

    What is the difference between this and ยฎDJV181Z?

  8. Nicholas Lacovara on October 5, 2022 at 3:23 am

    Only on question. The most important question! How does it compare to a Bosch ?

  9. davethebrave0 on October 5, 2022 at 3:25 am

    Do yout think this is better than the Dewalt one? Dewalt DCS335 ? What s the pros and cons for them?

  10. Stephen Orr on October 5, 2022 at 3:25 am

    Grait video m8

  11. alkis mplatsoukas on October 5, 2022 at 3:31 am

    *Overall very happy๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ with this since it is my first jigsaw **MyBest.Tools** Was using it and the blade it comes with to cut whitewood 2x4s. Cut through it with no issues. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ฏDid 3 boards, blade held up and so did the jigsaw.*

  12. Jose de Los Angeles on October 5, 2022 at 3:33 am

    Have you used the 12v version?

  13. Shane W on October 5, 2022 at 3:35 am

    How would you compare this to the Milwaukee?

  14. John Newell on October 5, 2022 at 3:42 am

    Thanks for a good video. I’ve been looking for a cordless replacement for my very old Bosch barrel grip. Didn’t really like the DeWalt or Milwaukee and I’m not going to get into yet another battery system for the $500 (!) Festool, even if it’s amazing.

    What I liked is your demonstration of how easily controlled this is, which was not true for me with the DeWalt or Milwaukee, at least compared to the old Bosch. HD has a deal today for a free 5ah battery that’s returnable so the saw alone comes in at about $160, which is a great deal. Sold!

  15. evolve p on October 5, 2022 at 3:55 am

    soft start kills it for me, sometimes too much tech is not needed. both my bosch 18v are both old and brushed, but suoer powerful and mist importantly, super straight and absolute oerfect control and handling same for their corded models. dint even get me started in the Milwaukee fuel barrel grip. that thing is pos.

  16. Greg Brecker on October 5, 2022 at 3:57 am

    The lack of a blower didnโ€™t seem to obscure the sight line with sawdust. Impressed.
    Mikita tools seem to be more durable than many other brands, and fit / finish was very good.

  17. Daniel Bolger on October 5, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Good review overall but very surprised that the key flaw in the design of this tool wasn’t addressed. I own this exact model and I cant believe how awkward the button to stop and start is. #1 is the fact that both the safety and start button are NOT USABLE WHILE GIPPING THE BARREL! NO TRIGGER/NO SWITCH WITHIN FINGER DISTANCE WHILE OPERATING! Most pros use jig saws while holding the work piece steady with one hand and controlling switch/direction with the other/not clamped to a table. #2 is the soft squishy button type. Makita uses this on a few tools. You often have to press it two or three times if you don’t touch it just right the first time. I have another tool where this same switch design is broken after minimal use
    I love Makita tools but this switch position and switch type totally sucks.

  18. ็‰็ƒๆ•™็š‡ on October 5, 2022 at 3:59 am

    unfortunately makita japan doesn’t sell this particular model.