Model#: MKTNXVJ02Z

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Makita XVJ02Z 18V LXT Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Variable Speed Jig Saw (Bare Tool)

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The Makita XVJ02Z 18V LXT Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Jig Saw is engineered to deliver the power and performance of a corded jig saw without the hassles of a cord.
  • Brushless motor and 3 orbital settings plus straight cutting deliver faster and more accurate cuts in a variety of materials.
  • Variable 6-speed control dial provide 800 - 3,500 SPM enabling you to match the speed to the application
  • The BL Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • The electronically-controlled BL Brushless Motor efficiently uses energy to match torque and SPM to the changing demands of the application
  • Tool-less blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity
  • Large 2-finger variable speed trigger for added convenience with lock-on button
  • Heavy gauge aluminum base for smooth, accurate cutting and added durability
  • Dual LED lights illuminate the work area
  • Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • Built-in dust blower clears the line of cut for increased accuracy
  • 18V LXT Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Variable Speed Jig Saw - XVJ02Z
  • Bare Tool - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately


Cordless: Yes
Length: 10.5 in.
Weight: 5 lbs.
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Cutting Capacity (Aluminum): 25/32 in.
Cutting Capacity (Steel): 3/8 in.
Cutting Capacity (Wood): 5-5/16 in.
SPM: 800 - 3,500
Shank Type: T-Tang
Stroke Length: 1 in.
Voltage: 18V



4.8 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (8)
Powerful (2)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (2)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Lightweight (1)
Lack of Power (1)
Uncomfortable to Use (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Large Projects (1)
Jobsite (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
As good as a jig saw gets
I would take this jig saw over the newest Festool (which I own) or any other. And I own every brand made. (I own a finish carpentry business)
November 18, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Its verry good
September 23, 2015
I would buy this product again and again
Very good
September 23, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent Jig Saw
Very good jig saw. Once you release the trigger, it stops immediately. Four different orbital settings from none to strong totally serve the needs from cutting fast to circular. Blade change is super quick and I love the LED indicating safety on or off (as long as it lights, you can cut - when it is off, the saw will not react to the trigger). Great tool, expensive but fully worth it.
October 17, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Love the product. I've done weeks of research prior to my purchase and hands down Makita had it all. Great company to buy from. Very professional!
May 6, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great tool, smooth action and plenty of power.
Great for remodeling
October 16, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Very good
It is my first professional Jigsaw (have had semi ones), so cannot really compare to parallel saws, but I am simply very happy from the results.
The cutting is smooth and accurate, and the fact you can choose the speed is very good for different material uses
December 1, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Ergonomic Design
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Still deciding
So far I am mixed on how I feel about this jig saw. Generally there are no immediate advantages I noticed above other jig saws, namely the Bosch and Dewalt cordless being those are the two I have to compare to on hand. The first and possibly only easily notable positive over the other two is the LED lights. Bosch's is very weak and Dewalt does not have one, while the Makita's really lights it up. All three have tool-less blade changes, only thing that worries me is Makita uses plastic for that, hopefully it holds up. Power is plentiful and overall the jig is easy to use. Takes getting used to how it functions though, trigger is non variable which is more like a corded jig, variation is all in the side dial. I'm just used to variable triggers for cordless jigs. It has a soft start feature on all speeds above 3 it starts at the SPM for 3 then picks up when cutting is detected, ie resistance. It then holds the higher speed until the trigger is released. Strange but not bad. The unlock is also different in that it doesn't lock out the trigger but rather uses electronics to cut off power inside. LED's are always on when its unlocked and when it auto locks after about 10 seconds of not being used they shut off. Wish I could compare it to the non brushless Makita. The shoe adjusts with an allen wrench that stores in the shoe, tool-less would be nice but its rare on many jig saws anyways. Seems to blow the dust away pretty well. It's made in the United Kingdom, which is reflected in the price, hopefully that means it will last long. Vibration is fairly low, I believe better than the Dewalt and similar to the Bosch. I don't have any way to scientifically test that so its just by feel. If the trigger is locked the jig can be used in a kind of barrel grip style. Overall I think its good just different than what I'm used to using. Seems well thought out and pretty good quality and good cutting experience.
December 1, 2016
6 months ago
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lack of Power
Uncomfortable to Use
Decent but not exceptional
Overall solid tool which will do the job for a long time. It does not seem anywhere near as smooth as the corded Bosch I used before and the slow idle feature is terrible. (The tool runs at low speed until a significant load is created by contact between the blade and workpiece. Must be to save battery. Ill conceived idea to sacrifice initial control for a few minutes of runtime. ).
December 6, 2016
5 months ago
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will the dc18ra charger that I use for my drill (bl1815 battery) work on the the bl1850 battery?
John on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, however the charge time my increase when charging the BL1850's


Warranty Information

Makita LXT Lithium-ion Tool Warranty

Every Makita® Lithium‐Ion Power Tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita Lithium‐Ion tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide, at Makita's option, a replacement or refund. Each Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during the three‐year period for the Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, return the COMPLETE Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace) without charge. This warranty does not apply to Makita Accessories, like flashlights.

This Warranty does not apply where:

  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool

  • In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the three-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you many also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.