Makita XRJ07ZB 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless Recipro Saw, Tool Only

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Makita-built Brushless motor delivers 0-3, 000 strokes per minute combined with a 13/16″ stroke length for faster and more efficient cutting Compact and ergonomic design at only 12-1/2″ long Weighs only 5.7 lbs. With battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue Ideal for working in tight spaces “Tool-less” blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity
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Makita XRJ07ZB 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless Recipro Saw, Tool Only

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  • Reinforced fixed shoe for added durability
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Built-in L.E.D. light with preglow and afterglow illuminate the work area
  • Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating

Makita XRJ07ZB 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless Recipro Saw

Sub-Compact Cutting and Demolition

Makita created a new class in cordless with 18V LXT Sub-Compact tools. Makita Sub-Compact gives users 12V handling with 18V performance, and compatibility with the world’s largest 18V cordless tool system. The XRJ07ZB is a sub-compact solution for cutting and demolition applications in tight spaces.

The Sub-Compact Recipro Saw has a compact and ergonomic design at only 12-1/2” and 5.7 lbs. (with 18V LXT Compact 2.0Ah battery, battery and charger sold separately). The compact size makes it ideal for work in tight spaces, and is a welcome solution for plumbers, electricians, and more. Convenience features include ‘tool-less’ blade change, a reinforced fixed shoe for added durability, electric brake, and a built-in L.E.D. light for improved visibility. It’s equipped with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), which is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions.


  • 4″ 6TPI Wood Cutting Recipro Saw Blade (B-20432-1)
  • 4″ Metal Cutting Recipro Saw Blade, 18TPI (B-20404)
  • Tool Only (battery and charger not included)

Key Features

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Part Number


Item Weight

‎5.49 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎3.58 x 13.98 x 7.6 inches

Country of Origin


Item model number



‎1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer



‎Bare Tool


‎1 Inches

Power Source

‎Battery Powered


‎18 Volts

Item Package Quantity


Blade Length

‎12.5 Inches

Measurement System


Included Components

‎4" 6TPI Wood Cutting Recipro Saw Blade (B-20432-1), 4" Metal Cutting Recipro Saw Blade 18TPI (B-20404)

Batteries Included?


Batteries Required?


Warranty Description

‎3-year limited warranty



Customer Reviews

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Best Sellers Rank

#38,714 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #25 in Power Reciprocating Saws

Date First Available

August 26, 2017

10 reviews for Makita XRJ07ZB 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless Recipro Saw, Tool Only

  1. Gerii H.

    So, I actually received the wrong item. However, it’s a pain to return items and the Makita saw I got is actually more powerful and more expensive. I did buy the item shown at Home Depot the day after receiving the wrong item and have to say it’s amazing. The saw is ridiculously tiny and spans no more than my hand and has more power than any DIY junk. It can saw through conduit and is easy to get into areas too tight for a standard Sawzall.

  2. Man in the Middle

    I already had an 18V Makita recip saw, but have always been a bit afraid to use it due to its being heavy and bulky, which makes it tough to use anywhere precision is required. When it recently lost a part, I decided to try again with a smaller version, rather than just replacing the missing part.This sub-compact version is exactly what I’d hoped to find in a replacement. It is half the size and half the weight of the original, plus it is very easy to hold while making a precise cut.For instance, two days ago, I needed to add base trim to a hall closet, and wanted to miter the corner joints at 45 degrees. I bought a small miter box for the task, but soon discovered my hand miter saw blade is too wide to fit in the slots of the box. I could have used a hack saw instead, I guess, but instead, I used this saw and simply guided it through pre-marked cuts, all of which turned out exactly as hoped, once I sorted out the needed directions for the angle cuts.The saw comes only with a couple of short thin blades, but I was pleased to see it works fine with all the many blades I already had for the original larger recip saw.I suspect it would be a bad idea to use this saw to cut down trees, as I have its bigger brother, but for anything I expect to need to cut, this new smaller and lighter saw is everything I hoped it would be.Definitely recommended, especially for anyone downsizing as we are now!

  3. T. Allen

    Do not buy from “All Goods for Less” unless you want a previously used saw. Since the price offered for a new one if I returned it was $8 more I decided to try it out and see if I liked it before returning it. I also needed it for a job I needed to get done asap so I figured I’d try it and if it was defective I’d return it. So I started using it. I started cutting up fiberglass on an old boat. No problem there. Then I tried it on wood and tree branches. No problem. Then I tried it on some stuck metal bolts. Had problems until I switched to a different metal blade and then it zipped right through them. So I went back to cutting up the boat. Long story short, 2 plus hours later I’m out of energy but the battery and saw are going strong. Not saying this is going to work for everyone but for the average homeowner this is awesome! It’s lightweight, minimal vibration (when used correctly), not very loud (but wear hearing protection!) and is so much easier (and safer) than using a hacksaw or small chainsaw. Highly recommend from the right seller!

  4. Pen Name

    I am a contractor… which simple means I am very tough on tools. Makita tools have been the best I have ever used and this one is no different. I love the compact design and the power. I have not run into anything I can’t handle with this item.

  5. BuyerOfThings

    Excellent tool. I bought this for a basement renovation project… I already have a pretty good corded “sawzall” but cords are a mess. This was the first tool I bought to enter the Makita 18v system. These new super compact brushless tools are freakin’ great, corded power at a 12v tool size, basically.Using both the included wood cutting and metal cutting blade, I was able to effortlessly chop and snip through each of the aforementioned materials without drama or hassle. Regarding the blades, it’s not easy to find the short blades in store, and it seems you’ll actually pay a premium for blades that are this size, so keep that in mind. Using a large (normal) blade works fine too, but the shortness of the tool combined with the little blades opens this up to tasks that would be impossible for a full sized saw.The oversized rubberized grip on the front of the tool is much like that of a “hood” on a road bikes shifter/brake, and with enough use will begin to come lose and kinda need to be kneaded back into place.The front foot/stop is not adjustable. You can remove the bolt that holds it to the big aluminum bulkhead, but you cannot set the depth to anything other than the one setting, which may or may not be an issue.To me, the rotational rubberized handle that’s turned to release the blade is backwards, requiring that the knob be turned clockwise to release the blade. Not a biggie but it’s one more micro nuisance. Once the blade is in there, it stays there. Even my big plug in PorterCable will occasionally lose grip of a blade. Have not had it happen yet, but it could be because this tool doesn’t have quite as much sheer power.Battery life is very good. I was able to cut through a pretty good pile of wood and paneling on a single charge; a 4 Ah battery suits this tool very well, and a 2 Ah will be fine if you need to get every last bit of compactness.I’ll probably never need to use my corded recip. saw ever again, after purchasing this.

  6. Dave 8200

    I’ve found this saw to be great for jobs where my 15 amp corded Makita recip saw would be overkill, like demoing the old jamb when replacing a door unit, completing cuts for stair stringers and rafter birds mouths, or cutting out door plates in framed walls. With the lack of AV and orbital action, and a shorter stroke than my full-size saw, it wouldn’t be my first choice for heavy demo. But for tight quarters, overhead work, or jobs where stringing a drop cord is impossible or a PITA, it’s super. The intelligent design and quality meet Makita’s typical high standards, and I’m very pleased .

  7. J.N.

    Ridiculously powerful for a sub-compact cordless. It’s a well made sawsall that will cut through….haven’t encountered anything it won’t cut in through. Very happy with purchase. Came with two 4” blades. One for metal and other for wood, in the bare tool package. Will accept 6” blades as well. Recommend buying assortment blade pack “723086-A-A” when placing the order. I’m 5’ 10” medium build. For me it’s ergonomic and fits nicely in my hands. If you’re bigger then me, get next size up. (This is not a commercial line saw, if you intend to use everyday for demo, get a commercial one). DIY overkill, but it’s so worth it. Always been a fan of Makita and they have yet to disappoint.

  8. David M.

    So far I’ve abused this saw cutting limbs and small pieces for firewood. Check Ave’s review. It’s a surprisingly robust product for the price.

  9. K man

    This saw is amazing. I bought it for a smaller alternative to my corded Milwaukee, and haven’t needed the Milwaukee since. It has been used daily for about 2 years on kitchen and bath renovations and has been perfect. I use it for cutting nails, drywall, plunging into hardwood floors and subfloor, and cutting 2x studs and has worked great. It’s very easy to control, light and very compact, and it’s tough. I even tore out a deck with it, cutting through pt 2x10s with it. It actually didn’t struggle that bad either. Top notch makita tool

  10. Mike

    For a long time, I have been a Dewalt user. I do have some other brands of chorded tools because the chord makes it much easier to stray. Chordless tools are a different question though, I have so much invested it’s hard to even think about changing.This fall however when I started looking at the DEWALT drywall sander, and discovered Makita’s sander came with a bag and at that time included 4 5ah batteries and the makita cut-out saw and kept $100 in my pocket…well i jumped. I finally had the occasion where i needed the compact sawzall and the extra batteries gave me the chance to look at the makita in addition to the DEWALT DCS367.After considering both saws, I decided on the Makita equivalent (it’s going to make me years to understand their item numbering system). While I saw some reviews that indicated the DEWALT was better, the abundance of data indicated the makita was better. Ultimately, it was the shorter stroke length that made me choose the makita. How many times do you get in a really tight spot and there is something right behind where you are cutting – you can end up bending the blade which makes a straight cut harder, but if the bend gets in the cut things can go cattywanpus quick.I have loved the tool and it has gotten much use. It’s funny sometimes I feel disloyal, other other times I feel more open minded – my sons might tell you otherwise though. I will say that while I have the DEWALT 4 port rapid charger which is awesome, with the single chargers makita is hands down better. The chargers provide information that DEWALT never thought about.

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