Makita, a pioneer in Brushless Motor technology and battery innovation, combines both in the 18V LXTLithium-Ion Brushless Recipro Saw kit. It has an electronically-controlled BL Brushless Motor that matches torque and RPM to the application, and is powered by the industry's fastest charging 18V Lithium-Ion batteries. With Makita, users can remain in one battery platform, using the same fast-charging 18V batteries on the XRJ05M as they use across the Makita 18V LXTcordless tool line-up. The XRJ05M is equipped with efficiency features for faster cutting. The long 1-1/4 in. stroke length increases cutting efficiency, and the refined crank mechanism design minimizes blade deflection and reduces vibration. Convenience features include an L.E.D. light to illuminate the line of cut, a retractable tool hook, and tool-less blade change for faster blade installation and removal. It's part of Makita's expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world's largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created STAR Protection computer controls. STAR Protection is communication technology that allows the star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXTand compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating STAR Protection inside.