The Makita 18v Barrel Grip Jigsaw

The Makita 18v Barrel Grip Jigsaw

My thoughts on the Makita 18v Barrel Grip jigsaw. It is a brushless model, helping with efficiency. I’ve had it for just over a month!

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My Tools
Tool belt
Tool belt shoulder straps
Hammer with wooden handle
Rubber grip for hammer
Speed Square
Makita Circular Saw
Track Saw
Awesome ratchet clamp
Impact driver (main drill)
Other drill for pilot holes
My Table Saw
My favourite vacuum (newer version)
Full face mask
Ear muffs
Green line laser level

The Camera Gear I use
Main Camera
Backup Camera
Main Lens (main camera)
Lens for Backup Camera
Aeropress (Coffee)

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  1. blanc on August 26, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Hey Scott, might be late but you can disable the soft start from the jigsaw, if you look at a video from "sprayaholic" "Power Tool Hack – Makita Brushless Cordless Jigsaw 2020"

  2. chrisschrama on August 26, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    @Scott Brown Carpentry (and all the people who own this jigsaw): U know U can turn off the SlowStart, its explained in the manual. Or check this video:

  3. Iulian Chivu on August 26, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Scott, any code or link for that round cutting base ? (dont know really how to call it :D)

  4. JGW Goran Jelenić on August 26, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Compared to Maffel p1cc?

  5. jimmyjames0912 on August 26, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    I’ve got the older corded Makita barrel grip and wouldn’t ever get a D handled version. Easy to hold and best feel around turns! I’ve got to get the cordless version. Great reviews

  6. RaskeTraske on August 26, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    you can turn off the Soft-Start by doing this. 🙂
    – Make sure that the tool is turned off.
    – Set the speed adjusting dial to "1".
    – Press the lock/unlock button to turn on the tool.
    – Set the speed adjusting dial to "5" by turning it,
    and then set it to "1" by turn it back.

    The lamp blinks twice to indicate that the soft no-load rotation function is disabled. To enable this function again, perform the same procedure again.

  7. Malcolm McGrath on August 26, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    I have the 12v makita barrel grip with a coping foot and a fine blade, and the 18v d handle with a more aggressive blade. They work together nicely as a set.

  8. לוי ש יוסף on August 26, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    Good review

    I heard the jigsaw in 2:40 mark Is this the most quiet jigsaw or you edited it ?

  9. Bart Foster on August 26, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    I am tempted to try and make some steps like this that are a combo dog house.

  10. I Will Create on August 26, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    The best Makita Power Tool Pack at the best deal available!

    Manomano link: @t

  11. Arnas N on August 26, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    You can disable soft start.

  12. kevin tango on August 26, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    The U toob is so clever, recommended this when I’m researching that exact jigsaw. "We forgot to allow for the decking", that’s something I would have done, nice to know even the experts make mistakes.

  13. M David on August 26, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    Stop messaging texting notifying and get back to work you guys this isn’t union pizzaman hours got it!

  14. Prumpepott on August 26, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    5:35 hope you didnt forget your level under the stairs lol

  15. KONAMAN Studio on August 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm


  16. Ross Williams, DC on August 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Yup. It’s a matter of preference. After 30 years of D-handle saws, I bought a Festool barrel grip and sold it after about 6 months. I did not like giving up the variable speed trigger for an on/off switch that I often fumbled to find at the end of a cut. cheers.

  17. Boran Theki on August 26, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Yes, the soft start is lame AF.

  18. Jeremy Kemp on August 26, 2023 at 7:01 pm


  19. Herb Dean on August 26, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    you can always tell the "builders" from the carpenters when it comes time to cut stingers lol

  20. harrydoordewarry on August 26, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    i have the same one ,i regret is ,the buttons are difficult to reach

  21. James Mason on August 26, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    💥Nice video. 1:13 where did you get that coping foot from?

  22. Vidster 9 on August 26, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Virtually nothing to do with the jigsaw

  23. Karen Stein on August 26, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    I have just used this saw, and here is my take.
    This was the first time I’ve used a barrel type saw. While i had extreme good control and made smooth, straight cuts, the tool felt less agile in tight cuts. I am also put off by the exceptional length of this tool.
    On the plus side, the saw had plenty of power and run time. It’s a massive improvement over the ancient 7.2volt tool i previously used. Sighting of the cut line was also very good. Makita blades are unbeatable.
    One thing that really annoyed me was the need to turn the tool off. Unlike a top handle model, there’s no trigger to release.

  24. joseph keo arthur on August 26, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    nice barrel grip review.. do ya have an update of this saw? (im sure ita been six months) – yep just subscribed.

  25. Allister Davidson on August 26, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    Would you ever consider having 2 barrel grip jigsaws, one setup with the coping base and one setup with the flat base? To minimise the swap out time ? I’ve done that with my impact drivers…one has phillips bit and one with a roof bit…just found it easier than swapping it out when I was on a job where it was changing constantly.

  26. WolffClan on August 26, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Scott, hope you’re alright and doing well. Your videos are an inspiration. I got a question where did you got that foldable tent (at the end of the video) – Model/manufacturer would be great. Thanks and greetings from Holland!

  27. Slammy on August 26, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve got a 30 USD Black and Decker. I was doing floors in my condo prior to selling. I spent the lowest possible dollar amount on a jigsaw. We ran into some tricky angles and patterns that required one. My buddy and I ran over, bought the cheapest one we could find, and got the job done. Long story short… I’m now in the market for a Makita 18v jigsaw.

  28. One Talented Man on August 26, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    You can bypass the slow start using speed control and power switch.

  29. Harry Bailey on August 26, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Scott I’m new to carpentry so starting to build my kit up. I use makita so far I have the sds skill saw impact and combi. I don’t earn too much at the moment so I’m trying to buy a bit of kit each week or every other if I can. What would be the best bits of kit to get first that are priorities. Also any hand kit you would recommend

  30. 五月爸爸在澳洲 on August 26, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    I like your tool bag. Nice.

  31. Daniel Patterson on August 26, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    I’m a cabinetmaker and absolutely hate the soft start. It makes it harder to enter the workpiece cleanly and on your line. Just my 10 cents because negative criticism is important too when it comes to tools

  32. Kingfisher on August 26, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t get why people who like Milwuakee, Bosch, Rigid, Dewalt or Makita hate on each other’s tools.
    I drove a ford truck before. It was nice and I liked it. Now I drive a chevy. it’s also nice and I like it. My opinion, just enjoy what you have – it does the trick. Getting the job done is more important than fanboying or fanhating.

  33. Chuck Finley on August 26, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Since I bought a rear handle Makita circular saw and 4 5ah batteries for 250 I think this is out of my price range for a tool only at 267. Looks nice but sorry.

  34. VR VA on August 26, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    You must be rich and live in a house with a swimming pool to buy that jig saw. 🙂

  35. Pedro Grajeda on August 26, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    You can turn off the soft start.

  36. BopperNoStopper on August 26, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    how much do you use this vs the normal jigsaw?

  37. A. M. on August 26, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    yes i like the dinosaurus of the ol man 💪👍

  38. pvaldeben01 on August 26, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Scott, so did you ever get used to the slow start of the Makita jigsaw?

  39. ted fritsch on August 26, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Great video, trying to decide between the three Dewalt, Milwaukee and the Makita. Leaning more to the Dewalt,,but I also liked that Belt, your link just put a big chunk on my credit card. Damn.

  40. connorman5511 on August 26, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    I have the same jigsaw. It’s super precise and a beast at the same time with the oscillation. It’s really hard to bog down. Only drawback is the price if you’re in a pinch.

  41. M David on August 26, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    Yeah the work is real. It’s beautiful and you know alot

  42. Tyke on August 26, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    It really sucks when you don’t allow for a dicking. 😂

  43. SK on August 26, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    What is that round plastic spinning thing right at the end?

  44. 3ACES on August 26, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    Lol great video

  45. Green Eggs on August 26, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    I appreciate he kept in the part that "we fucked up" in, shows class

  46. YOGINIO on August 26, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    I like your saw horses… did you make them yourselves? Vid on that would be cool!!! Subscribed!

  47. Zuzana Beránková on August 26, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Powerful by CT get I

  48. Gabi Szeder on August 26, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Good evening. I just watching your video about the Festool battery jigsaw on replacing rotten deck boards. The Festool is the tool what you pay for. Try to cut any 2×4 or worktops and you will be surprised how straight it is. The Festool got different mechanism compare to the others. Give it a go if you can borrow from anyone again. You got nothing to lose. 😊

  49. Jedidiah Joseph on August 26, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    My heart dropped when that box fell lol

  50. Tomeka Pompey on August 26, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    In my first work I always used Woodglut plans.