New XRJ01 Compact 18V Reciprocating Saw From Makita Hothttp://www.tool-rank.com/media/listing/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/0c/92/ff/Makita-XRJ01-2-1396424388.jpg
Makita has announced that they are adding a new 18V Compact Reciprocating Saw to their LXT cordless platform. This addition brings their LXT series to over 70 tools that can all use the same 18V battery.
The new Makita XRJ01 Compact 18V Reciprocating saw looks very much like their compact 12V model, but should hopefully come with some added runtime and power due to the larger battery. Makita says they designed the saw for people that need to cut materials such as PVC, copper pipe and conduit in tight places.
The saw features a unique dual-position switch that can be controlled with either a paddle or trigger switch. A variable speed motor delivers 0-3,000 strokes-per-minute with a ½-inch stroke length. Despite being compact and weighing only 3.9 pounds, Makita even included an electric braking system. Other features include a built-in LED light, a lock-off switch, and tool-less blade change.