Stian wrote in with a heads-up that Makita is going to release a new 18V LXT brushless cordless jigsaw (model DJV181) in Europe in the summer of 2014.
Makita brushless body grip jigsaw due for release in Norway summer 2014! Just wondered whether you have heard about this. It is in the official Makita catalogue for 2013/2014 here in Norway. Picture and everything, but not on the Norwegian webpages. However, I found it here on a Finnish web page.
We know nothing else about the saw, but it gives us hope that Makita is pushing further into brushless tool territory beyond their drills and drivers division.
What’s next from Makita? A brushless oscillating multi-tool? Reciprocating saw? Circular Saw? Grinder?!
It will be a while before we know whether the DJV181 brushless cordless jigsaw will be available in the USA, but at the moment it looks like it will at least be available throughout Europe.
Thank you to Stian for the tip!