Thursday, September 15, 2022


Professional Woodworking Tool Offers Best-In-Class Performance with More Features

New 18V LXT® Brushless Jig Saw (XVJ04Z).

September 15, 2022, La Mirada, CA – Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high-quality professional tools and accessories, is introducing the new 18V LXT® Brushless Jig Saw (XVJ04Z). The XVJ04Z is engineered to deliver the power and performance of a corded jig saw, but without the hassles of a cord. It is ideal for professional woodworkers, cabinetry makers, specialized residential construction workers and any pro-contractor seeking a best-in-class cordless jig saw.


“The new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Jig Saw is part of the expanding lineup of cordless woodworking tools,” Said Rudy Jansen, product marketing manager, residential construction. “It is both lightweight and compact, offers orbital cutting settings, and has a Makita-built brushless motor that offers faster cutting speeds.”


Controlled Performance 
The new 18V LXT® Brushless Jig Saw, (XVJ04Z) delivers increased performance for faster and more accurate cuts in a variety of materials. The variable speed control dial (0-3,000 SPM) enables users to match the speed of the tool to the application. In addition, the efficient brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. The XJV04Z offers three orbital settings plus straight cutting for use in a wide range of materials.


Compact and Lightweight 
The compact design of the XJV04Z allows the tool to be used in tight spaces while offering more control for use in complex or intricate cutting situations. It is also lightweight at only 5.5 lbs with the battery installed (battery sold separately). The ergonomically designed handle offers greater comfort with reduced user fatigue. The base bevels and locks from 0°- 45° left or right for more precise bevel cuts.


Additional Features
The Jig Saw is engineered with a soft-start mode. When engaged, the soft start mode is engineered for more accurate starting cuts by initially reducing the blade speed when the trigger is first pulled and increasing the speed of the blade when it engages the material. There is a large, two-finger variable speed trigger that features a lock-on button for added convenience. The XVJ04Z features an electronic brake that allows for maximum productivity.


Convenience Features
The XVJ04 features a built-in L.E.D light that illuminates the work area when the tool is in operation and stays on for brief period of time after the trigger is released. There is a built-in dust blower that cleans the line of cut for increased accuracy. It also features tool-less blade changes for faster blade installation and removal.


18V LXT® System 
The LXT® System, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries, takes a user from power tools to outdoor power equipment to get the job done. Makita purpose-built motors, battery technology, and enhanced communications work together to deliver unmatched power, speed, and run time. With solutions for every trade, users get maximum performance and efficiency with the LXT® System.




18V LXT® Brushless Jig Saw


18V LXT®

Variable Speed Dial:


Strokes Per Minute:

0-3,000 SPM

Blade Shank:

"T" Tang

Overall Length:


Length of Stroke:


Max. Cutting Capacity at 90° (wood):


Max. Cutting Capacity at 90° (steel):


Max. Cutting Capacity at 90° (aluminum):




About Makita 
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, power equipment, pneumatics, and cleaning solutions that offer a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S.A. With over 50 years in the United States and over 100 years worldwide, Makita utilizes experience and expertise to manufacture best-in-class solutions. For more information about Makita U.S.A. call (800)4-MAKITA or visit Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools.







18V LXT® Brushless Jig Saw (XVJ04Z) features a variable speed control dial.

Engineered with soft-start, which slows blade speed till the material is engaged.

Three orbital settings plus straight cutting for use in a wide range of materials.



  • Wayne Hart
  • Sr. Communications Manager
  • Makita U.S.A., Inc.
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