Makita DJR183Z 18V Mini Reciprocating Saw – Tool only

(3 customer reviews)



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Makita DJR183Z 18V Mini Reciprocating Saw – Tool only

The Makita DJR183Z 18V Mini Reciprocating Saw – Tool only includes:

  •  Tool only (batteries and charger sold separately)


  • Product no. DJR183Z
  • Tool-less blade clamp for simply, quick and easy blade changes
  • Convenient adjustable shoe
  • Variable speed control
  • Two switch levers: trigger switch on the handle and paddle switch on the tool body
  • Soft rubber grip for a comfortable, secure grip
  • LED job light
  • Runs on Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah and 4.0Ah


  • Battery capacity: Up to 4.0Ah
  • Strokes per minute: 0 to 3,000 SPM
  • Stroke length: 1/2″
  • Capacity in wood: 2″
  • Capacity on Mild Steel pipe: 2″
  • Net weight: 3.74 lbs

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Additional information

Weight 3.50 lbs
Brand Name

18V Power Tools

3 reviews for Makita DJR183Z 18V Mini Reciprocating Saw – Tool only

  1. Dale Hodgins

    It has the safety button in a very awkward spot, where it’s difficult to squeeze the trigger and depress that button at the same time. I handed it to two others and they found the same problem.

    This makes one-hand operation awkward.

    I had intended to use it with a pruning blade we’re getting into difficult spots. It must be one hand operation.

  2. Bret Alexandre

    Can’t say I agree with the last reviewer…I bought one of these and find it works very well. And I speak from my the experience of my 75 years!! BUT… I definitely do not like the way it just eats through battery power!! It has lots of power, no problem at all as far as I’m concerned, but on any of my 4.0 AH batteries (some new, some a bit older) it just craps out far too fast. I recently bought some 6.0 AH batteries and so far have only used them once on this saw, but WOW(!!!) what a difference!!
    So, Yes, I love the saw, HATE the power draw on the batteries, but it works fine with the bigger ones…not so much with the mid range or lower, but seems to be fine with the 6.0 AH. (And yes, OF COURSE I bought the 6.0’s from BC Fasteners, best price I found anywhere!)

  3. Alex

    I am an electrician and bought this so I would be able to cut EMT while holding it in one hand and the saw in the other like my co workers who have the Milwaukee version do, I didn’t want to have to purchase a new .brand of cordless tool/batteries just to have one tool so I was thrilled when I found that Makita had a one handed sawzall , My mistake on assuming it would perform anywhere near the Milwaukee. It doesn’t even come close. It severely lacks power for an 18v tool, it performs more like a 12v. The box shows a picture of someone holding a piece of 1″ 1/4 conduit getting ready to make a cut but in reality it struggles to cut through 1/2″ with a new blade and a fresh battery… This tool would be fine for plastic, thinner wood and drywall etc. If you’re going to be doing any heavier demo or planning to cut anything metal stay far away from this tool, get the Milwaukee or one of the 2 handed Makita sawzalls, I have one of those as well and it’s a beast.

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