Makita DJR187Z Review

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Makita DJR187Z is a reciprocating saw which is cordless. It is powered by an 18V Lithium battery. It has been efficiently crafted for higher cutting. Through the Brushless DC motor and a vertical crank mechanism, it turns out to be more lightweight and compact. It has minimized blade deflection hence less vibration. The Makita DJR187Z 18 is generally longer lasting and efficient as supported by its brushless motor which helps to eliminate carbon keeping the motor cooler. The engine has unique features that set it apart from other saws. In this Makita DJR187Z Review, we will be looking at the features, pros & cons, as well as the performance and quality. We will first start with the features.

Makita DJR187Z 18 V Li-ion LXT Brushless Reciprocating Saw, No Batteries Included

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Makita DJR187Z  has an array of features that make it one of the best reciprocating saws out there. It is well crafted for its purpose. To start, the saw features a brushless motor, which ensures coolness during operation. Since the saw is also wireless and battery operated with a 18v battery, there is also two-speed variation so that you can control the power. With a tool-less shoe adjustment, you can adjust how the blade reacts to the type of work that is being done.This segways well into the safety features of the Makita DJR187z, which has an electric brake and lock, which ensures that the saw stops immediately in the the trigger is let go.

With the DJR187Z weighing at just 3.6 kilograms, the tool also features an elegant vertical crank mechanism. This means that there is less vibrations, allowing for less noisy, as well as more accurate work. Adding to this, the powerful LED light that is built into the tool will ensure that you are able to see what is being done in poor light conditions.

In terms of the specific dimensions of this reciprocating saw, the wood capacity that can fit underneath the blade is 255mm. The length of stroke is 32 mm, and the capacity in mild steel pipe is 130 mm. Moving along in our Makita DJR187Z review, we will now be looking at the pros & cons.


This product has many benefits as compared to other products of its kind. To start, the DJR187Z has a top speed of 3000 strokes per minute. This makes it extremely quick in cutting materials like wood. The DJR187Z cutting efficiency is quite high as supported by the modified stroke length which is 32 mm. The machine has an elegant vertical crank mechanism which reduces blade deflection as well as vibration. Through the brushless motor the carbon brushes are eliminated enabling the engine to run cooler hence supporting a longer duration of use. It is more compact and lightweight because of the brushless DC motor.

As opposed to the button system, the DJR187Z uses the lever system which prevents the blade block from deliberate releasing. Similarity the electric brake ensures that safety is enhanced in order to protect yourself when working on a project. Moreover, the LED job light offers illumination for the working area, so that you are not working blind.


One of the major cons of the Makita DJR187Z is the fact that the tool does not featured extended battery life. While this con does exist, most Makita products do offer quick battery swaps. As well as fast chargers for their universal batteries.

Below is a breakdown of the pros & cons mentioned for our Makita DJR187Z review.

  • High speed
  • Higher cutting efficiency
  • Elegant design
  • Longer lasting
  • Cordless
  • Extended Warranty

  • Short battery life

Performance and Quality

With a combination of proper features like the longer stroke, elegant vertical crank mechanism, and the high speed, the reciprocating saw is quite well performing. The lever system to is a significant plus in the performance as well as the reformed blade clamp. The machine is well crafted making allow it for excellent overall performance. Generally, a good quality saw enhanced with a LED job light.  Overall it is steady and balanced for ease of use.


Overall, while testing and conducting our Makita DJR187Z Review, we found that this reciprocating saw is quite a bang for your buck. It offers an array of features that not only matches many of its competitors, but it is also competitively priced. With Makita being one of the major players within the tool industry, we definitely recommend the Makita DJR187Z as your next reciprocating saw for your tool box or tool bag. Overall, we really enjoyed writing this Makita DJR187Z Review. If you have any suggestions or would like to see another reciprocating saw review, feel free to comment below!

Makita DJR187Z 18 V Li-ion LXT Brushless Reciprocating Saw, No Batteries Included

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