Makita 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw
By Kenny Koehler
Pro Tool Reviews recently held a cordless reciprocating saw shootout, and the winner was the The Makita XRJ06M 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw. While the saw wasn’t without competition, even from within the Makita brand itself, it came out on top for several reasons. Pro Tool Reviews took a look at the Makita 18V X2 LXT to compare some of the differences and what you should expect in performance.
Here, Pro Tool Review takes a closer look at the 18V X2 – Makita’s flagship Recipro Saw – on its own. You’ll find it that shares many of the same features as its single battery brother. A couple of differences are worth noting, however. We’ll get to that in just a minute. For now, let’s take a look at the most obvious difference in this Makita 18V X2 LXT saw compared to other reciprocating saws.
The Makita XRJ06M 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw is built on the foundation of Makita’s 18V LXT battery platform. By creating a series connection between the batteries, using two of Makita’s 18 volt packs gives it 36 volt power. Within Makita’s entire 18V X2 line, this gives you the ability to access higher power tools without having to buy into a new battery platform.
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