Expansion of the Makita 10.8V cordless range continues with the introduction of two CXT jigsaws. Boasting brushless motors and 90mm cutting capacity in wood, both models will challenge higher voltage cordless products within the current market.
The new Makita JV102D features a 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 3000 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. The 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 JV103D 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 2.0Ah batteries and a fast charger in a Makpac case.