The Makita Reciprocating Saw is ideal for cutting metal and wood, drywall, plaster and plastics, as well as remodeling and demolishing. It combines a powerful 11-Amp motor with less weight at only 7.3 lbs. for all-day use and improved performance. It also has a 1-1/8 in. blade stroke for efficient cutting.
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94%of customersrecommend this product31 of 33reviews
Rating Breakdown34 reviews
94%of customersrecommend this product31 of 33reviews
Good saw for the money. Had a Makita 9amp saw for 30 years and it finally gave up the ghost. Compared it to the 12 amp Milwaukee and they were very comparable. I gave the quick change blade feature to the Milwaukee, but I liked the trigger on the Makita better; big enough to put two fingers on for better control and less fatigue. Makita also had a better case and was less expensive. Don't think you could go wrong with either. Only gave it four stars because the Milwaukee blade change was better.
I'm a DIYer, and I bought this to do some renovations in the basement. Makita has the easiest to use blade changing mechanism out there. I also liked the adjustable shoe. What makes it particularly appealing is the wide trigger and the rubberized grip on the front as it is easy to operate upside down, which is frequently needed when doing demolition.
For demolition you'll want to buy some new blades, like the Diablo ones sold at HD. They're thicker and more durable. The Makita blade is thin and bent on me the first time I used it.
This was a really good value, and has a lot of features you don't find in other brands lower priced models. A terrific value for the DIYer.
This thing feels like a tank in your hand that could probably mow down anything you can throw at it. First off, the case is great. Its not one of those canvas bags that everyone seems to use now, but a heavy duty hard plastic that just looks good. The saw is just with all the power you need to cut wood, metal, plastic or anything else you need. The saw itself has sort of a rubber casing, not a cheap plastic that you have to worry about cracking, and the blades are just to easy to change. All you have to do is take the new blade and push it in, and for taking it out, just twist the lock and out out in 2 seconds; no special tools. It also comes with two blades in the case, so that was nice. You will not regret buying this saw, trust me.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
As a homeowner I don't necessarily need contractor grade tools, and would have preferred to purchase something in the $50-$80 price range, but those options either had several bad reviews or were not in stock at my local HD.
I picked the Makita over Milwaukee because it was $20 cheaper at the time and I'm familiar with Makitas quality. The Dewalt was also an option, but it was 2 pounds heavier. Also, the Makita included two saw blades (metal and wood); neither the Milwaukee or Dewalt included blades.
The saw preforms flawlessly, and I'm sure it's as good if not better than the other options available at the time of my purchase. I'm hoping it will last a lifetime considering it will only be used occasionally.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
I bought this saw to do some heavy demolition in an old house remodel. I have beaten it relentlessly, dropped stuff on it, cut things that I shouldn't have, you name it. Not a single problem yet, it's been a year. Made in u.s.a., can't go wrong.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight
Got this sawzall a couple weeks ago in preparation for a major DIY vaulted ceiling project, which I have not started yet. However, I have used this saw for some small projects, rain barrel and chicken laying box addition which it performed great and with ease. Minimal vibration and plenty of power. I went with the corded version both for value, only $89!, and sustained power. While it would be convient to have a cordless sawzall, I feel the sustained power is better. And since I am only a DIY home owner, I do not mind dragging an extention cord to my projects. As for quality, this is a Makita, need I say more? Makita is know for quality tools and this is one of them. Just holding this tool it has the feel of strength and I know it will hold up for more than my needs. The only addition it wish this saw had was a notch in the front blade gaurd to assist with following a cut line, which I plan to file into the metal myself. No issues with the tool holding blades, as others have mentioned and the quick release/grap mechanism is very easy to use and intuative, however, I did read the instructions and have only used the provided Makita blades. But did buy Milwakee blades as my research has stated that these are the best.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful
This is one powerful reciprocating saw! I love it. Works great and blades are easy to change and it comes with a really nice hard case with room for extra blades. Highly recommend. I would definitely purchase this saw again. For the price it is a great value.
I am impressed with the power of the 11 amp motor after using a B&D firestorm for many years. The performance is very good and will meet my needs. The only negative is the trigger lock is located where it can be pressed without knowing and it continues to run.
This saw is easy to use and powerful. I'm a woman who uses power tools and this one is just right for me, not too heavy but strong and multi-purpose. I bought it to cut tree branches and it does the job. It is quite worth the money.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight
Simple tool that works great every time. quality on par with a tool of its price. gets used and abused from the job to the farm and hold up well. Love the easily removable/adjustable guard. only complaint is the blades are hard to change with cold or gloved hands, but taking off the guard solves that in a hurry maybe not important but the case has a great blade storage area, i can fit up to 20 blades in the case so i always have them at hand.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
I looked at several saws in this price range. This saw has all the features I was looking for, including good power, stroke length and speed. It also comes with a hard plastic case big enough to hold the saw with a blade in place.