Makita AVT Recipro Saw Review

For someone who likes to take care of their own projects around the home, you’re going to encounter situations where you’re going to have to cut through different types of materials. Instead of purchasing separate tools and blades for each type of material, find out how the Makita AVT Recipro Saw can help.

In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Makita AVT Recipro Saw, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the saw had to say about their overall experience with it.

Makita JR3070CT AVT Recipro Saw


Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this reciprocating saw is something you should consider purchasing for your own tool collection!

About The Product

The brand, Makita, is known for creating powerful tools that can make any job a breeze. The Makita AVT Recipro Saw is no different. The saw has been designed to tackle any cutting job you throw at it; whether you’re doing demolition for a remodel, you are installing a new roof, or if you’re a creative person who likes to create art with different materials.

Notable features Of The Makita AVT Recipro Saw Include

  • Anti-vibration technology for 2x less vibration
  • Powerful 15.0 AMP motor with 0-2,800 SPM
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load
  • Built-in clutch reduces gear damage by disengaging gears if blade binds
  • 4-position orbital/straight cutting action
  • Variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application
  • Long 1-1/4" stroke for faster cutting
  • "Tool-less" blade change and shoe adjustment
  • Ergonomically designed rubberized grip for more comfort


This saw features a 15 amp motor and electronic speed control. This speed control ensures that you can power through your project without experiencing any change in the speed at which the blade moves.

Makita 15amp saw


The saw uses a 1 and a quarter inch stroke and can cut about 2,800 strokes per minute. You do have the option to adjust the speed, as it feature a speed dial where you can choose between six speed settings.

The saw features a unique clutch system, which extends the saw’s life because it protects the gears in the saw when the blade binds. When you’re using this saw, you can opt to use the orbital feature, which you can select between four different settings.

With this kind of power, it’s worth noting that the tool features an anti-vibration technology, as well as a counter balance system that provides you with a more efficient power for cutting a variety of materials.

What People Had To Say

When looking at what people had to say about the Makita AVT Recipro Saw, customers liked that they could cut through thick branches (up to 6 inches in diameter) like butter. One drawback to that kind of power, folks say, is that it isn’t well suited for delicate cutting.

However, for general contract use, this saw provides the perfect amount of power. Customers go on to say that they can cut through steel pipes and cast iron easily, too.

Recipro Saw - 15 AMP


Customers also comment that they really enjoy and appreciate the anti-vibration mechanism. Not only can they use the saw for a decent amount of time without experience any discomfort, but the tool is pretty quiet. Because of this anti-vibration technology, customers report that you barely feel like you’re doing any work while cutting lumber or going through nails.

While the majority of customers had really great experiences with this saw, there were a couple of folks who experienced some problems. For one customer, the nose piece of their tool broke off the first time they used it. Because they needed the tool right away, they had to have the tool repaired right away and couldn’t afford sending the tool back to Makita for repairs.

Another customer reported that the tool worked well for cutting through wood, but when they tried using it in a “real demo scenario,” they had a lot of difficulty using it. They reported that the saw goes through blades really quickly, especially if you hit a nail while working.

Our Recommendation

It doesn’t matter if you’re a general contractor, a roofer, an artist, or just a homeowner who likes DIY projects; you’re going to need a tool that is going to be able to tackle any task you set before it. That is where the Makita AVT Recipro Saw shines!

This tool features a powerful 15 amp motor and a constant electronic speed regulator—these two features combined proves to make this tool a very useful thing to have. You have the ability to choose between six different speeds, depending on the task at hand. You also have the ability to choose between 4 orbital positions.

Recipro Saw - 15 AMP


What we really like about this tool is that it features an anti-vibration mechanism that significantly reduces the amount of vibrations you feel while working. The reduced vibrations ensures that you are more comfortable while working, which then allows you to work for longer periods of time with no problem.

This tool also comes with a sturdy metal carrying case. While this may not seem like a significant factor when choosing your saw, it is crucial for storing and transporting your tool. The metal case protects the tool from bumps and dings so that it is in good condition every time you want to use it.

If you’re looking for a quality tool that is going to be able to cut through a variety of materials quickly and efficiently, we fully recommend the Makita AVT Recipro Saw. The tool does come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee if you don’t like how the tool performs.

Also, if within a year your tool breaks or malfunctions, you can use the included 1 year warranty for a repair or replacement.

Our Rating