Posted April 11, 2014

Makita Emphasizes Cutting Speed, Ergonomics In New Recipro Saw

Makita's new lithium-ion cordless saw features a compact design for close-quarters cutting, the company's most recent addition to the 18V LXT series.

Makita Recipro SawFeatures include:

  • Variable speed (0 - 3,000 strokes per minute) with a 1/2-stroke length for faster cutting
  • Exclusive dual-position on/off switch allows for paddle or trigger switch operation
  • "Tool-less" blade change system for faster blade installation and removal
  • Compact design: 15-5/8 long; weighs 3.9 lbs. (with battery)
  • Rubberized soft grip provides increased comfort on the job
  • Lithium-Ion battery and Rapid Optimum Charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 3x more cycles, longer run time, 5x lower self-discharge and 16 firm holding contact terminals (for constant high power)
  • Charger communicates with the battery's built-in chip to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature
  • Energy-Star label
  • 3-year warranty on tool 1-year on battery

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