Makita is adding a new compact reciprocating saw (RJ01W) to their small but well regarded 12V cordless tool lineup. There is high demand for these types of mini-saws, which are great for lighter duty and smaller cutting tasks.
The new saw will face competition from Bosch’s PS60 reciprocating saw, Porter Cable’s ClampSaw, and the Milwaukee Hackzall. Makita claims that the new saw can cut a 1-1/2″ PVC pipe or 1″ EMT conduit 25% quicker than the leading competitor, which might be the edge they need to cut into the market.
Makita 12V Reciprocating Saw Features
- variable speed 0-3300 strokes/minute
- 1/2″ stroke length
- “Makita-exclusive” dual-position on/off switch for paddle and trigger switch options
- tool-free blade change
- 14″ length and 2.6 lbs weight
- built-in LED work light
- rubberized soft grip
- 2″ pipe and wood cutting capacity
The kit comes with 2x 12V batteries, a charger, and two 4″ reciprocating saw blades. Early sales pages indicate a price of about $150 for the kit. There will also be a combo kit (FD02W) that bundles a 3/8″ drill driver with the saw.
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