Makita JR002G Cordless Recipro Saw
|Length of stroke||32 mm|
|Strokes per minute||0 – 3,000 min-1|
|Max. cutting capacities||Pipe||130 mm|
|Overall length||with BL4025||436 mm|
|with BL4050F||473 mm|
|Rated voltage||D.C. 36 V – 40 V max|
|Net weight||4.6 – 5.8 kg|
- Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change without notice.
- Specifications and battery cartridges may differ from country to country.
- The weight may differ depending on the attachment(s), including the battery cartridge. The lightest and heaviest combinations, according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2014, are shown in the table.
Applicable battery cartridge and charger
|Battery cartridge||BL4020* / BL4025* / BL4040* / BL4050F* / BL4080F
* : Recommended battery
|Charger||DC40RA / DC40RB / DC40RC|
- Some of the battery cartridges and chargers listed above may not be available depending on your region of residence.
- WARNING: Only use the battery cartridges and chargers listed above. Use of any other battery cartridges and chargers may cause injury and/or fire.
The followings show the symbols which may be used for the equipment. Be sure that you understand their meaning before use.
Read the instruction manual.
Wear safety glasses.
Only EU countries
Due to the presence of hazardous components in the equipment, waste electrical and electronic equipment, accumulators and batteries may have a negative impact on the environment and human health. Do not dispose of electrical and electronic appliances or batteries with household waste!
In accordance with the European Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment and on accumulators and batteries and waste accumulators and batteries, as well as their adaptation to national law, waste electrical equipment, batteries, and accumulators should be stored separately and delivered to a separate collection point for municipal waste, operating in accordance with the regulations on environmental protection.
This is indicated by the symbol of the crossed-out wheeled bin placed on the equipment.
The tool is intended for sawing wood, plastic, and ferrous materials.
The typical A-weighted noise level determined accord-ing to EN62841-2-11:
- Sound pressure level (LpA) : 87 dB(A)
- Sound power level (LWA) : 98 dB (A)
- Uncertainty (K) : 3 dB(A)
NOTE: The declared noise emission value(s) has been measured in accordance with a standard test method and may be used for comparing one tool with another.
NOTE: The declared noise emission value(s) may also be used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: Wear ear protection.
WARNING: The noise emission during actual use of the power tool can differ from the declared value(s) depending on the ways in which the tool is used especially what kind of workpiece is processed.
WARNING: Be sure to identify safety mea-sures to protect the operator that are based on an estimation of exposure in the actual conditions of use (taking account of all parts of the operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time).
The vibration total value (tri-axial vector sum) deter-mined according to EN62841-2-11:
- Work mode: cutting boards
- Vibration emission (ah,B) : 8.5 m/s2
- Uncertainty (K) : 1.5 m/s2
- Work mode: cutting wooden beams
- Vibration emission (ah,WB) 7.9 m/s2
- Uncertainty (K) : 1.8 m/s2
NOTE: The declared vibration total value(s) has been measured in accordance with a standard test method and may be used for comparing one tool with another.
NOTE: The declared vibration total value(s) may also be used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: The vibration emission during actual use of the power tool can differ from the declared value(s) depending on the ways in which the tool is used especially what kind of workpiece is processed.
WARNING: Be sure to identify safety measures to protect the operator that is based on an estimation of exposure in the actual conditions of use (taking account of all parts of the operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time).
EC Declaration of Conformity
For European countries only
The EC declaration of conformity is included as Annex A to this instruction manual.
General power tool safety warnings
WARNING: Read all safety warnings, instructions, illustrations, and specifications provided with this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
Work area safety
- Keep the work area clean and well-lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
- Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks that may ignite dust or fumes.
- Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
- Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
- Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
- Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
- Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
- When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
- If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD) protected supply. The use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
- Power tools can produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) that are not harmful to the user. However, users of pacemakers and other similar medical devices should contact the maker of their device and/or doctor for advice before operating this power tool.
- Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
- Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as a dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
- Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before connecting to a power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energizing power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
- Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
- Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
- Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair and clothing away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
- If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
- Do not let familiarity gained from frequent use of tools allow you to become complacent and ignore tool safety principles. A careless action can cause severe injury within a fraction of a second.
- Always wear protective goggles to protect your eyes from injury when using power tools. The goggles must comply with ANSI Z87.1 in the USA, EN 166 in Europe, or AS/NZS 1336 in Australia/New Zealand. In Australia/New Zealand, it is legally required to wear a face shield to protect your face, too.
- It is an employer’s responsibility to enforce the use of appropriate safety protective equipment by the tool operators and by other persons in the immediate working area.
Power tool use and care
- Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate at which it was designed.
- Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
- Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or remove the battery pack, if detachable, from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
- Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
- Maintain power tools and accessories. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
- Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
- Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits, etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
- Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry, clean, and free from oil and grease. Slippery handles and grasping surfaces do not allow for safe handling and control of the tool in unexpected situations.
- When using the tool, do not wear cloth work gloves which may be entangled. The entanglement of cloth work gloves in the moving parts may result in personal injury.
Battery tool use and care
- Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack.
- Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. The use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
- When the battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, or other small metal objects, that can make a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
- Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts the eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
- Do not use a battery pack or tool that is damaged or modified. Damaged or modified batteries may exhibit unpredictable behavior resulting in fire, explosion or risk of injury.
- Do not expose a battery pack or tool to fire or excessive temperature. Exposure to fire or temperatures above 130 °C may cause an explosion.
- Follow all charging instructions and do not charge the battery pack or tool outside the temperature range specified in the instruction. Charging improperly or at temperatures outside the specified range may damage the battery and increase the risk of fire.
- Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
- Never service damaged battery packs. Service of battery packs should only be performed by the manufacturer or authorized service providers.
- Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
Cordless recipro saw safety warnings
- Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where the cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring. Cutting accessory contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
- Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the workpiece by hand or against your body leaves it unstable and may lead to loss of control.
- Always use safety glasses or goggles. Ordinary eyes or sunglasses are NOT safety glasses.
- Avoid cutting nails. Inspect the workpiece for any nails and remove them before operation.
- Do not cut an oversize workpiece.
- Check for the proper clearance beyond the workpiece before cutting so that the blade will not strike the floor, workbench, etc.
7. Hold the tool firmly.
8. Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece before the switch is turned on.
9. Keep hands away from moving parts.
10. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool only when hand-held.
11. Always switch off and wait for the blade to come to a complete stop before removing the blade from the workpiece.
12. Do not touch the blade or the workpiece immediately after operation; they may be extremely hot and could burn your skin.
13. Do not operate the tool at no-load unnecessarily.
14. Always use the correct dust mask/respirator for the material and application you are working with.
15. Some material contains chemicals that may be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust inhalation and skin contact. Follow material supplier safety data.
16. Before the operation, make sure that there is no buried object such as an electric pipe, water pipe or gas pipe in the workpiece. Otherwise, the recipro saw blade may touch them, resulting in an electric shock, electrical leakage or gas leak.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with the product (gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence to safety rules for the subject product. MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in this instruction manual may cause serious personal injury.
Important safety instructions for battery cartridge
- Before using the battery cartridge, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using the battery.
- Do not disassemble or tamper with the battery cartridge. It may result in a fire, excessive heat, or explosion.
- If the operating time has become excessively shorter, stop operating immediately. It may result in a risk of overheating, possible burns, and even an explosion.
- If electrolyte gets into your eyes, rinse them out with clear water and seek medical attention right away. It may result in loss of your eyesight.
- Do not short the battery cartridge:
(1) Do not touch the terminals with any conductive material.
(2) Avoid storing battery cartridges in a container with other metal objects such as nails, coins, etc.
(3) Do not expose the battery cartridge to water or rain.
A battery short can cause a large current flow, overheating, possible burns, and even a breakdown.
- Do not store and use the tool and battery car-tridge in locations where the temperature may reach or exceed 50 °C (122 °F).
- Do not incinerate the battery cartridge even if it is severely damaged or is completely worn out. The battery cartridge can explode in a fire.
- Do not nail, cut, crush, throw, drop the battery cartridge, or hit a hard object to the battery cartridge. Such conduct may result in a fire, excessive heat, or explosion.
- Do not use a damaged battery.
- The contained lithium-ion batteries are subject to the Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements.
For commercial transports e.g. by third parties or forwarding agents, the special requirements on packaging and labeling must be observed.
For the preparation of the item being shipped, consulting an expert for hazardous material is required. Please also observe possibly more detailed national regulations.
Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the battery in such a manner that it cannot move around in the packaging.
- When disposing of the battery cartridge, remove it from the tool and dispose of it in a safe place. Follow your local regulations relating to the disposal of batteries.
- Use the batteries only with the products specified by Makita. Installing the batteries to non-compliant products may result in a fire, excessive heat, explosion, or leak of electrolyte.
- If the tool is not used for a long period of time, the battery must be removed from the tool.
- During and after use, the battery cartridge may take on heat which can cause burns or low-temperature burns. Pay attention to the handling of hot battery cartridges.
- Do not touch the terminal of the tool immediately after use as it may get hot enough to cause burns.
- Do not allow chips, dust, or soil to stuck into the terminals, holes, and grooves of the battery cartridge. It may cause heating, catching fire, burst, and malfunction of the tool or battery cartridge, resulting in burns or personal injury.
- Unless the tool supports the use of near high-voltage electrical power lines, do not use the battery cartridge near high-voltage electrical power lines. It may result in a malfunction or breakdown of the tool or battery cartridge.
- Keep the battery away from children.
CAUTION: Only use genuine Makita batteries. Use of non-genuine Makita batteries, or batteries that have been altered, may result in the battery bursting causing fires, personal injury, and damage. It will also void the Makita warranty for the Makita tool and charger.
Tips for maintaining maximum battery life
- Charge the battery cartridge before completely discharged. Always stop tool operation and charge the battery cartridge when you notice less tool power.
- Never recharge a fully charged battery cartridge. Overcharging shortens the battery service life.
- Charge the battery cartridge at room temperature at 10 °C – 40 °C (50 °F – 104 °F). Let
a hot battery cartridge cool down before charging it.
- When not using the battery cartridge, remove it from the tool or the charger.
- Charge the battery cartridge if you do not use it for a long period (more than six months).
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before adjusting or checking the function of the tool.
Installing or removing the battery cartridge
CAUTION: Always switch off the tool before installing or removing the battery cartridge.
CAUTION: Hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly when installing or removing the battery cartridge. Failure to hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly may cause them to slip off your hands and result in damage to the tool and battery cartridge and a personal injury.
To remove the battery cartridge, slide it from the tool while sliding the button on the front of the cartridge.
To install the battery cartridge, align the tongue on the battery cartridge with the groove in the housing and slip it into place. Insert it all the way until it locks in place with a little click. If you can see the red indicator as shown in the figure, it is not locked completely.
- CAUTION: Always install the battery cartridge fully until the red indicator cannot be seen. If not, it may accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to you or someone around you.
- CAUTION: Do not install the battery cartridge forcibly. If the cartridge does not slide in easily, it is not being inserted correctly.
Tool/battery protection system
The tool is equipped with a tool/battery protection system. This system automatically cuts off power to the motor to extend tool and battery life. The tool will automatically stop during operation if the tool or battery is placed under one of the following conditions:
When the battery is operated in a manner that causes it to draw an abnormally high current, the tool automatically stops without any indication. In this situation, turn the tool off and stop the application that caused the tool to become overloaded. Then turn the tool on to restart.
When the tool or battery is overheated, the tool stops automatically and the lamp blinks. In this case, let the tool and battery cool before turning the tool on again.
When the battery capacity is not enough, the tool stops automatically and the lamp blinks. In this case, remove the battery from the tool and charge the battery.
Protections against other causes
A protection system is also designed for other causes that could damage the tool and allows the tool to stop automatically. Take all the following steps to clear the causes, when the tool has been brought to a temporary halt or stop in operation.
- Turn the tool off, and then turn it on again to restart.
- Charge the battery(ies) or replace it/them with recharged battery(ies).
- Let the tool and battery(ies) cool down.
If no improvement can be found by restoring the protection system, then contact your local Makita Service Center.
Indicating the remaining battery capacity
Press the check button on the battery cartridge to indicate the remaining battery capacity. The indicator lamps light up for a few seconds.
NOTE: Depending on the conditions of use and the ambient temperature, the indication may differ slightly from the actual capacity.
NOTE: The first (far left) indicator lamp will blink when the battery protection system works.
Selecting the cutting action
This tool can be operated with an orbital or a straight line cutting action.
To change the cutting action, turn the lever to the desired cutting action position. Refer to the table to select the appropriate cutting action.
NOTE: Orbital action means that the saw blade moves up and down, and back and forth at the same time. This increases the efficiency of cutting.
Speed adjusting dial
The strokes per minute can be adjusted just by turning the speed adjusting dial. This can be done even while the tool is running. The dial is marked 1 (lowest speed) to 5 (full speed). Turn the speed adjusting dial between 1 and 5 according to your work.
Refer to the table to select the proper speed for the workpiece to be cut. However, the appropriate application may differ with the shape and hardness of the workpiece. In general, the orbital cutting action is suitable for soft materials.
NOTE: Orbital cutting action is suitable for most soft materials such as wood, however, sometimes not, according to the shape or the hardness of the workpiece, etc.
|Number on adjusting dial||Strokes per minute|
|Workpiece to be cut||Number on adjusting dial|
|Autoclaved lightweight concrete||4 – 5|
|Iron pipes, cast iron pipes and aluminum||2 – 4|
|Plastics||1 – 3|
|Stainless steel||1 – 2|
NOTE: If the tool is operated continuously at low speeds for a long period of time, the operation life of the motor will be reduced.
NOTE: The speed adjusting dial can be turned only as far as 5 and back to 1. Do not force it past 5 or 1, or the speed adjusting function may no longer work.
CAUTION: Before installing the battery cartridge into the tool, always check to see that the switch trigger actuates properly and returns to the “OFF” position when released.
CAUTION: When not operating the tool, depress the lock-off button from the A side to lock the switch trigger in the OFF position.
To prevent the switch trigger from being accidentally pulled, the lock-off button is provided.
To start the tool, depress the lock-off button from B side and pull the switch trigger.
Tool speed is increased by increasing pressure on the switch trigger. Release the switch trigger to stop. After use, always press in the lock-off button from Aside.
Lighting up the front lamp
CAUTION: Do not look in the light or see the source of light directly.
Pull the switch trigger to light up the lamp. The lamp keeps on lighting while the switch trigger is being pulled. The lamp goes out approximately 10 seconds after releasing the switch trigger.
NOTE: Use a dry cloth to wipe the dirt off the lens of the lamp. Be careful not to scratch the lens of lamp, or it may lower the illumination.
NOTE: When the tool is overheated, the lamp blinks for one minute. In this case, cool down the tool before another operation.
Adjusting the shoe
WARNING: Always remove the battery car-tridge and the recipro saw blade when removing or adjusting the shoe.
CAUTION: Always install the shoe and make sure that the shoe touches the workpiece before operating the tool.
CAUTION: Always make sure that the shoe is adjusted in proper position so that the reci-pro saw blade does not touch the tool during operation.
When the recipro saw blade loses its cutting efficiency in one place along its cutting edge, reposition the shoe to utilize a sharp, unused portion of its cutting edge. This will help to lengthen the life of the recipro saw blade.
The position of the shoe can be adjusted in 6 levels. To reposition the shoe, open the shoe adjusting lever and select the suitable position, then close the shoe adjusting lever.
NOTE: The shoe cannot be adjusted without opening the shoe adjusting lever fully.
Cleaning inside of the shoe
You can remove the shoe and clean dust or chip inside of the tool.
- Pull the shoe adjusting lever fully.
- Pull out the shoe while pushing the button.
- Remove dust or chip inside the tool.
- Install the shoe while pushing the button.
- To reposition the shoe, open the shoe adjusting lever fully and insert the shoe into the suitable position, then close the shoe adjusting lever.
- CAUTION: When hanging the tool, set the lock-off button in position to lock the switch trigger. (See the section for switch action.)
- CAUTION: Never hang the tool at high or potentially unstable location.
- CAUTION: Use the hanging/mounting parts for their intended purposes only. Using for unintended purpose may cause accident or personal injury.
- CAUTION: Do not hook the tool on your belt or other accessories. The recipro saw blade may contact your body and cause personal injury.
The hook is convenient for hanging the tool temporarily. To use the hook, simply lift up hook until it snaps into the open position. When not in use, always lower hook until it snaps into the closed position.
This tool is equipped with an electric brake. If the tool consistently fails to quickly stop after the switch trigger is released, have the tool serviced at a Makita service center.
The tool is equipped with the electronic functions for easy operation.
Constant speed control
The speed control function provides the constant rota-tion speed regardless of load conditions.
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before carrying out any work on the tool.
Installing or removing the recipro saw blade
CAUTION: Always clean out all chips or for-eign matter adhering to the blade and around the blade clamp. Failure to do so may cause insufficient tightening of the blade, resulting in a serious injury.
To install the recipro saw blade, pull the release lever fully so that the blade clamp sleeve comes to the released position before inserting the recipro saw blade.
NOTE: Always pull the release lever fully to the end. If not, the blade clamp sleeve does not come to the released position and the recipro saw blade cannot be inserted. Insert the recipro saw blade into the slot of the blade clamp sleeve as far as it will go. The blade clamp sleeve will catch the recipro saw blade with a click. Make sure that the recipro saw blade cannot be extracted even though you try to pull it out.
CAUTION: If you do not insert the recipro saw blade deep enough, the recipro saw blade may be ejected unexpectedly during operation. This can be extremely dangerous.
To remove the recipro saw blade, pull the release lever in the direction of the arrow fully.
NOTICE: Never operate the release lever when operating the switch trigger. Doing so may cause malfunction.
- CAUTION: Always press the shoe firmly against the workpiece during operation. If the shoe is removed or held away from the workpiece during operation, strong vibration and/or twisting will be produced, causing the blade to snap dangerously.
- CAUTION: Always wear gloves to protect your hands from hot flying chips when cutting metal.
- CAUTION: Be sure to always wear suitable eye protection which conforms with current national standards.
- CAUTION: Always use a suitable coolant (cutting oil) when cutting metal. Failure to do so will cause premature blade wear.
- CAUTION: Do not quirk the blade during cutting.
- CAUTION: Do not operate the tool with the hook opened.
Press the shoe firmly against the workpiece. Do not allow the tool to bounce. Bring the recipro saw blade into light contact with the workpiece. First, make a pilot groove using a slower speed. Then use a faster speed to continue cutting.
NOTICE: Do not cut the workpiece with the shoe away from the workpiece or without the shoe. Doing so increases the reaction force which may break the recipro saw blade.
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before attempting to perform inspection or maintenance.
NOTICE: Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may result.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.
CAUTION: These accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual. The use of any other accessories or attachments might present a risk of injury to persons. Only use accessory or attachment for its stated purpose.
If you need any assistance for more details regard-ing these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center.
- Recipro saw blades
- Makita genuine battery and charger
NOTE: Some items in the list may be included in the tool package as standard accessories. They may differ from country to country.