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Model#: MKTNXRJ03Z

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Makita XRJ03Z 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw (Bare Tool)

  • Note: Battery & Charger sold separately
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It has been replaced by the MKTNXRJ04Z.
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Makita's 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Recipro Saw delivers fast cutting and demolition performance to the jobsite. Featuring a high-torque motor with a 1-1/8 in. stroke that is engineered for a range of cutting and demolition tasks. Perfect for a range of applications including plumbing, flooring, electrical, demolition, and for general contractors who require a best-in-class engineered cordless reciprocating saw. This is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovate technology and best-in class engineering.
  • Makita-built variable speed motor delivers 0 - 2900 Strokes per minute combined with a 1-1/8 in. length stoke to provide faster cutting.
  • Tool-less blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity
  • Compact, ergonomic design at only 7.9 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control
  • Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • 3-year warranty on tool
  • 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw (Bare Tool) - XRJ03Z
  • Recipro Blade
  • Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
  • Operating Manual


Series: LXT
Cordless: Yes
Length: 17.75 in.
Weight: 7.9 lbs.
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Blade Clamp Type: Tool Free
Orbital Action: No
SPM: 0 - 2,900
Stroke Length: 1 1/8 in.
Voltage: 18V



4.7 / 5.0
34 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (17)
Powerful (18)
Easy To Use (13)
Value (1)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Large Projects (1)
Small Projects (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
One of the best products on the market
Using daily for my business
August 3, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Love It
Works as well and is more portable than my previous corded sawzall. Very pleased with this purchase. Plan to use it for both building as well as pruning numerous trees and shrubs.
April 19, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great Saw
Very happy with the saw. We have worn one out from years of use and bought this one as a replacement.
May 10, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
nice!! good power
works great! about the only complaint is it is a little on the heavy side, but not bad compared to other brands
March 21, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Plenty of power
I've tried several other battery sawzals. The makita has plenty of power and long run time on the battery.
October 23, 2015
The construction company I work for does a lot of emergency temp work. Boarding up homes and business's after a break in, storm damage or fire. Often there is no power at the site or neighborhood and it can be after hours so support can be limited to non-existent, so cordless tools are a must and this saw does great cutting 2x's and plywood along with the rest of my Makita cordless tools.
February 6, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best saw
No cords attached best ever
February 29, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Does a great job
I have used this from demo to cutting down volunteer trees. It is powerful and cuts through anything with good blades. It drains batters pretty quick. (I'm using new makita 3 amp batteries) but with two of them I can always finish cutting through multiple projects.
July 3, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Less vibration, more torque
I've been using a dewalt 18 volt reciprocating saw. For several years. From new,it's vibrated badly while using. Then,the blade release broke. I bought the 18 volt makita and was amazed at how much smoother it operated and how much more torque it seems to have. The fact that it had all that plus vibrated less is amazing. I'm very happy with the purchase and I will be transitioning into makitas as my dewalts wear out.
July 9, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
This thing has got real balls.
Really surprised with the power this thing has got. Great blade insert and eject.
July 4, 2016

Questions & Answers

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compatibility with bl1815 batt.
Al on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The XRJ03Z requires at least the bl1830 battery
Will the 4.0 battery fit this saw
Abel on Feb 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes,the BL1840 battery can be used with this saw.
I have a 18v lithium ion battery from another marita product -battery is bl1830. Is this compatible?
Steve on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the BL1830 is compatible with the model XRJ03Z
I already have a Makita impact drill that uses the lithium ion batteries but they are the lithium ion compact. Will they work on this saw even though it uses lithium ion LXT batteries?
Chris on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tool is compatible only with 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw (Bare Tool) - XRJ03Z,
Recipro Blade,
Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately,
Operating Manual
18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw (Bare Tool) - XRJ03Z-R,
Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
Availability: Out of Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited


Warranty Information

Makita LXT Lithium-ion Tool Warranty

Every Makita® Lithium‐Ion Power Tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita Lithium‐Ion tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide, at Makita's option, a replacement or refund. Each Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during the three‐year period for the Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, return the COMPLETE Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace) without charge. This warranty does not apply to Makita Accessories, like flashlights.

This Warranty does not apply where:

  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool

  • In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the three-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you many also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.