Makita has added two cordless jigsaws to its growing portfolio – the 40VMax XGT JV001G Top Handle Brushless Jigsaw and the 40VMax XGT JV002G Barrel Handle Brushless Jigsaw. Highly effective for the smooth cutting of thick materials even under heavy load, the new models are the first jigsaws to join the manufacturer’s powerful XGT battery platform.

Both models benefit from Makita’s brushless motor technology. This delivers constant speed control to easily manage the demands of tough cuts, as well as pieces that require fine precision and control, with each providing up to 266mm stroke length. 

The jigsaws can cut up to 135mm thickness in wood, 10mm in steel and 20mm thickness in aluminium. The variable speed control dial and three orbital settings mean users can match the appropriate speed to the application they are working on, choosing between 800 and 3,500 strokes per minute for the JV001G and between 0 and 3,500 strokes per minute for the JV002G. 

Engineered with an ergonomic design, the JV002G is lightweight, with a D-handle providing optimal manoeuvrability and reducing fatigue during extended use. The compact JV001G features power buttons on each side of the barrel grip housing to offer superb handling and ease of use. 

Both models feature toolless blade change for efficient operation and the dust extraction port can be attached on either side of the foot. A range of accessories is also available.