Makita XVJ02Z 18-volt Lxt Brushless Jig Saw Bare Tool Review

Efficient Brushless Motor with 3 Orbital Settings
Makita XVJ02Z 18-volt Lxt Brushless Jig Saw Bare Tool Review

Product Name: Makita XVJ02Z 18-volt Lxt Brushless Jig Saw Bare Tool

Product Description: Makita Cordless Circular Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 6.5/10
    Rating - 6.5/10
6.5/10

Summary

Even though, while actual performance there are no issues at all, yet, it seems that the Makita XVJ02Z 18-volt Lxt Brushless Jig Saw Bare Tool has some things which have caused a lot of bother and frustration to the customer as it has received a 3.4 out of 5-star rating from the customers.

Best manufacturers in the world make the best of things which include several different types of home improvement tools as well. However, sometimes there are some flaws which are not liked by the customer. In fact, they are not actually flaws but they are some new and advanced things which the customer is not used to and so he finds it hard to work with that tool.

The same has been the case of Makita XVJ02Z 18-volt Lxt Brushless Jig Saw Bare Tool even though, it is manufactured by one of the best tool-crafters of the world. Read on to find out what made it not-a-right-thing for customers.

Brushless Motor

A brushless motor is a good one as it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and is much more durable than a simple motor which is offered in various saws. This brushless motor has 3 orbital settings with a variable speed control option as well which helps in delivering the right amount of power for the right material. The variable speed option is available between the speed ranges of 800 and 3500 strokes per minute.

The Makita XVJ02Z 18-volt Lxt Brushless Jig Saw has a faster and much more accurate cutting experience with the straight cutter and a powerful motor. However, you may end up finding the slow start option as a bother even though it has been designed to initiate the cutting properly. Still, there are some cuts which require fast speed in the start and that is possible once the saw has heated up properly.

Too much safety

As we all know, too-much or an excess of everything is bad. The same is the case with the Makita 18-volt Lxt Brushless Jig Saw Bare Tool as it has too much safety which is being a bother to the users. There is an automatic lock system which prevents the saw from accidental startups but it initiates the lock as soon as the blade is stopped.

This becomes a bother as the user must press the button and unlock it each time. There is a built-in dust blower as well which clears out the dust. The battery timing of this jigsaw seems to be good since it has a brushless motor which consumes 50% less electricity.

Specs and Features

  • 3 orbital settings
  • Variable speed: 800-3500 SPM
  • Slow start option
  • Auto-lock safety
  • Brushless motor
  • Straight cutter

Pros

  • Lightweight tool
  • Long lasting and durable
  • No major performance issues
  • Consumes less electricity
  • Battery lasts long

Cons

  • The slow start is not a good thing
  • Auto lock each time it stops

Verdict

Even though, while actual performance there are no issues at all, yet, it seems that the Makita XVJ02Z 18-volt Lxt Brushless Jig Saw Bare Tool has some things which have caused a lot of bother and frustration to the customer as it has received a 3.4 out of 5-star rating from the customers. This means it is not a completely poor tool for use as it is good in its performance, however, minor issues make it a bother too.

The verdict stays at 50/50 where you should buy it only if you have no problem with the slow start and auto-lock safety feature. Even though these things were made for the benefit of users. However, they turned out to be a much nuisance in reality.

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