Model#: MKTNXRJ01Z

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Makita XRJ01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Recipro Saw (Tool Only)

  • Note: Battery & Charger sold separately
New $99.00
Recon $79.99
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Compact Design for Close Quarter Cutting
  • Variable speed (0 - 3,000 strokes per minute) combined with a 1/2 in. stroke length for faster and more efficient cutting.
  • Makita exclusive dual-position on/off switch allows for either paddle or trigger switch operation
  • Tool-less blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity
  • Weighs only 3.9 lbs. with battery (sold separately) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Compact and ergonomic design at 15-5/8 in. long
  • Built-in LED light illuminates the work area
  • Rubberized soft grip provides increased comfort on the job
  • Ideal for a wide range of cutting applications
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Recipro Saw (Tool Only) - XRJ01Z
  • Tool Only - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of those chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. Refer to product manual/instructionsCancer


Series: LXT
Cordless: Yes
Length: 15.625 in.
Width: 16.5 in.
Height: 6.5 in.
Weight: 3.9 lbs.
Adjustable Shoe: Yes
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: 18V LXT
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Blade Clamp Type: Tool Free
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Cutting Action: Straight
ETL Safety: No
Keyless/keyed blade change: Keyless Blade Change
Motor Type: Brushed
No-Load Speed (SPM): 0-3000
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Stroke Length: 1/2 in
UL Safety: Yes
Variable Speed: Yes
Vibration Dampening: No
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.3 / 5.0
26 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (24)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Easy To Use (21)
Powerful (14)
Ergonomic Design (10)
Value (9)
Lack of Power (3)
Short Run Time (if applicable) (2)
Uncomfortable to Use (2)
Not Durable (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (10)
Small Projects (9)
Frequent Use (7)
Jobsite (3)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Not Durable
Lack of Power
Uncomfortable to Use
Best Uses
Small Projects
Re-engineer it
This tool comes an allen wrench that is continously used to tight the blade "shaft" & deph guide. The trigger is very ockward to squeeze as is the secondary trigger located on the under side and forward of the handle trigger. The long design makes this tool hard for closeup work. I don't recommend buying it. Today it was rendered unuseable as one of the two allen wrench screws holding the blade shaft.. sheared off.
July 31, 2018
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Nice saw
Good saw
August 16, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
worked just like i expected it too nothing wor like a makita
works great
June 16, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Works like new
This is awesome. I actually like this better than the DeWalt product I also have
May 14, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great for those hard to reach places
I've used this saw for cutting EMT conduit, pvc, and some yard work. This saw shines when cutting in very confined spaces, or you are standing on a ladder and not in a safe position to use a larger saw.
I used it to cut material where I had no room for a hacksaw much less a traditional reciprocating saw. As for cutting some limbs, it doesn't have enough power. I can cut faster with a handsaw than this unit. Don't expect this to cut with the same force as the standard cordless Makita reciprocating saw. They are two completely different motors. Overall, it's not a bad tool. This saw paid for itself because it could fit between two 480V panels, cut off some things that were in code violation without having to move one of the panels.
April 22, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Good little tool
Nice little saw but it isn't made for the big jobs.
March 28, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Incredibly Great Tool
Great addition to my tools. Lite weight, great for overhead work or tight spaces.
March 17, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great Tool
Had to cut through the back of a cabinet and drywall to move a vent pipe. This saw was great for the work. Easy to handle and it fits in tight places. Plenty enough power to this light duty cutting. Also used it to cut 1.5 inch pvc pipe, which it did very well. It has no problem cutting 3/4 inch pine and oak. I have used it with both the 1.5 amp and 3.0 amp batteries. The 1.5 is okay for light duty work and helps keep the weight down. Blade changing is easy. The only problem is the trigger mechanism, which takes a while to get comfortable using the saw.
March 14, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good but trigger is awkward.
It's light weight is way I bought it.
January 22, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
well designed saw
We rebuild and service spas and the size of this saw is perfect for tight spots. The saw has plenty of power and is a great addition to the LXT tools we use both in the shop and out in the field for repairs. We purchased the reconditioned model because I use to be a Makita Sales Rep and know all the tools are remanufactured by Makita
owned service centers and the tools are basically brand new. Great saw and would recommend to anyone.
December 22, 2015

Questions & Answers

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Does this come in a kit ?
A shopper on Oct 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That unit is sold as a bare tool only.
Wich one would be more durable for cutting drywall this one or sawzall
Abel on Oct 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The answer depends on the amount and size of drywall cutting. In general the Makita XRJ01z would be lighter in weight and easier to control than a standard sawzall.
Will my 1.5 battery fit this? Or do I NEED a 3.0 battery?
BPCool14 on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 1.5 BL 1815 and BL 1830 3.0 both should fit this tool.
Would it be good for cutting drywall sheets? I have arthritis and need something other than a utility knife.
Jake C on May 29, 2018

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Recipro Saw (Tool Only) - XRJ01Z,
Tool Only - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Recipro Saw (Tool Only) - XRJ01Z-R,
Tool Only - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 3 Year 1 Year
Price: $99.00 $79.99
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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.