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JR 180DWB Cordless Reciprocating Saw

Makita - JR 180DWB Cordless Reciprocating Saw

This cordless reciprocating saw from Makita has a smooth cut and a good run time

$320.00 (As of 11/1/2001)

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Overview

Editor's Review: Cordless Reciprocating Saws Almost Come of Age

review date: November 1, 2001

This cordless reciprocating saw is compact and well balanced. It has a smooth cut and a good run time, but its cutting rate was slow. This saw was the only one we tested with a nickel metal-hydride battery, and this battery was the only battery that didn't experience a significant charging delay. The charger takes 7.2v to 18v NiCd/NiMH Makita batteries. The saw comes with three blades and a plastic case.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Cutting Speed 13.25 seconds per inch
Handling Very good
Speed Control/Trigger Action N/A
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment N/A
Nose Profile N/A
Quality of Extra Features N/A
Total Run Time 4 min. 28 sec.
Cutting Distance 20-1/4 in. (into a 2x10 header)

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site www.makita.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 7.7 lb.
Dimensions 17 in. long
Amps N/A
Strokes Per Minute 0 to 2,700
Stroke Length 7/8 in.
Special Features N/A
Volts 18
Battery Type NiMH