Makita introduces new one-handed recipro saw

Updated Dec 27, 2022
Makita recipro saw

Makita U.S.A., Inc., has introduced its18V LXT Brushless Cordless Compact One-Handed Recipro Saw (XRJ08). It is both lightweight and compact but can deliver the power needed for professionals who require a one-handed cutting tool.

“The new 18-volt LXT Brushless Compact One-Handed Recipro Saw is part of the expanding lineup of cordless reciprocating saws,” said Rudy Jansen, product marketing manager, residential construction, Makita U.S.A, Inc. “Its compact, lightweight, balanced and is ideal for cutting in tight spaces or overhead applications. In addition, it is a great fit for users looking for a one-handed cutting solution.”

faster cutting speed, more applications

The One-Handed Recipro Saw delivers 0 - 3,100 strokes per minute combined with a 7/8” stroke length for up to 55% faster-cutting speeds when compared to competitor models. It can perform up to 90 cuts in 2x10 lumber, and up to 50 cuts in 1" schedule 80 steel pipe with a fully charged 5.0Ah battery (battery and charger sold separately). The XRJ08 is equipped with a counterweight mechanism that helps achieve up to 40% lower vibration levels (when compared to model number XRJ07ZXB) when cutting, which reduces operator fatigue.    

Brushless motor operation

The Makita-built brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life. The brushless motor delivers constant speed control and minimizes reduction in cutting speed under load.

Convenience features

The One-Handed Recipro Saw features a compact and ergonomic design of only 14-3/8” long making it ideal for working in tight spaces and overhead applications. To aid in reducing operator fatigue, the XRJ08 weighs only 5.5 lbs. (with battery, sold separately). It features a toolless spring-assisted keyless blade ejection system that allows for one-handed blade removal eliminating the need to touch hot blades. It has a built-in L.E.D. light that illuminates the workspace and a rubberized soft grip for increased comfort. The one-handed grip is positioned to firmly transmit force to the workpiece, while the loop-shaped handle guard provides additional rigidity for improved cutting efficiency.

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