You have to have big hands to get round it a bit awkward to turn on and off. Probably would have been better with the conventional type of jigsaw.
Husband delighted with this tool.
This jigsaw is so smooth/powerful and accurate. Nice balance and the auto speed/torque control is very good. It’s cuts perfectly square straight out the box. Dust extraction is excellent too, when hooked up to a extractor, although the noise is horrible due to the shape of the hole. This is my first barrel grip jigsaw but after only the 2nd or 3rd cut it feels very natural. I even prefer this jigsaw to the festool 18v jigsaw.
- Fantastic buy
- easy to see the cutting mark with the led light
- Jigsaw beast
Not that great with one hand. I’m a window fitter and cut a lot of upvc trim in my hand so the button start is a bit tricky. Wish i’d bought the cheaper version that has the trigger in the handle. This saw is best used on a bench, it’s a five star product then.
Some people have said they can’t get on with the stepped start feature but i find it aids with an accurate cut.
Features of Makita DJV181Z Cordless Brushless Li-Ion Barrel Grip Jigsaw, 18 V
- Rigid aluminium base bevels 0 to 45 degrees left and right
- Change lever for three orbital settings and straight cutting
- Soft no load function automatically reduces the motor speed during idling to suppress the vibration of the machine body
- Blower function to clear wood dust from cutting line
- Variable speed control dial
- Twin LED job light
As with all makita kit that i use this cordless jigsaw is well up to the job. Well balanced, powerful, easy to see the cutting mark with the led light and much better using this barrel bodied design than the older type. No problem from seller, arrived well packed and on time.
As a carpenter i am extremely pleased with my purchase. I have used many makes and models of jigsaw’s and this barrel grip suits me perfect. I find it very similar to the festool jigsaw which is about 3x the price. (all though i won’t knock the festool) the slow start to get the cut started and work light make easy work of any scribing/trimming, with very nice, easy control and precision.
Very solid, scrolling is great when you get used to the different hold position. I love the pressure power increase – it may take getting used to but excellent, very innovative, loads of power.
Excellent product would recommend.
Great jig saw the barrel grip makes it much easier to control. The slow start takes a little getting used to but once you do it helps with starting your cut.
Feels great when cutting, easy to use & was cheaper than any online tool suppliers.
Like the led lights, tool less blade change and it cuts through 40mm worktop like butter. Soft start function is also handy. I find the design very comfortable to use.
Cracking bit of kit a must have :).
The best and most comfortable cordless jig saw i have ever owned.
Arrived on time so much better than my old jig saw.
Great product and very quick deliver.
The design makes holding particularly comfortable and easy to manoeuvre. Changing the saw blade is very easy and positive.
Makita, all you need to know is it is. . Makita, therefore excellent.
Prefer it to the traditional jig.
Been using my 110v jig saw for years. Recently bought this makita cordless model to complement the rest of my battery tools it is probably one of the best pieces of kit i have owned it is more powerful and accurate than my corded model being a carpenter in my daily life it gets quite a bit of use very impressed.
The only dow is getting hold of replacement splinter guards.