May 31, 2020

I have posted several times about how I have a bunch of recovery tools I use, and I have made mention that I use a percussion, jigsaw massager, or massage gun several times.

But rather than buy a name brand massage gun, which are marked up quite high, I just assembled my own. It doesn’t require any technical skills, just buying parts and putting them together.

First off is the jigsaw. Every massage gun is just a modified jigsaw. I looked at the top brands, and just looked at the specs. The important ones I gleamed were having a brushless motor, weight, variable speed, and battery life.

So I found a regular jigsaw that had the same and if not better specs, and went with that. In my case, it was a Makita XVJ02Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Jig Saw. Fortunately, I already had Makita drills, so this was compatible with the charger and 2 batteries I had already. At the time, I bought this for $173.03. This is on the higher end for jigsaws from what I know, so you could go with a cheaper version and should be fine. You can find a bunch of brushless variable speed jigsaws from Makita with the charge and battery packs for under $200.

Regardless of which one you buy, you will need to make one easy modification, which is to remove the guide plate. This just requires remove a screw or two and you are ready for part 2.

The massage gun tips. I picked up these from Amazon as well, and installing these is a new brainer. You just screw it into the tip, the plug it into your jigsaw.

That’s it!

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