Makita introduce two new versions of the 10.8v brushless CXT jigsawPosted on 03 Oct 2017
Cordless tool range extended
• Barrel grip or top handle models
• 23mm stroke length up to 3,000 spm
• Three orbital settings and straight cutting
Expansion of the Makita 10.8v cordless range continues with the introduction of two CXT jigsaws, both with brushless motors and 90mm cutting capacity in wood, these models will challenge higher voltage cordless products within the current market. The new Makita JV102D features the barrel grip with raised front pommel which allows two-handed control of the machine, whilst the JV103D is a top handle model most often used for single hand operation.
Both new jigsaws will run up to 3,000 strokes per minute with a 23mm stroke length and tool-less blade change for the B-type bayonet blades. Integral dust extraction is standard, while a host of features in these compact and lightweight jigsaws include electric brake; variable speed dial; constant speed control; soft start and a soft no load function; LED job light and matching capacities of 90mm in timber, 20mm in aluminium and 10mm in mild steel. Bevel capacity is 0° – 45°, left or right.
A side mounted change lever enables three orbital settings or straight cutting to be selected. On the top handle model, which is only marginally heavier than the JV102D jigsaw at a comfortable 2kg, the lock-on button is positioned on the trigger and the push button on/off switch is conveniently positioned to the side of the barrel grip model.
Both models are available as body only machines; alternatively they are available with two 10.8v 2.0 Ah batteries and fast charger in a Makpac case."