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 that 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.

Offering smooth and efficient cutting, 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 means users can easily 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 compact and 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 – whether working upright or upside down, left or right handed.

Both models feature toolless blade change for efficient operation and the dust extraction port can be attached on either side of the foot, to minimise obstruction depending on the direction of work. Both also include twin LED lights with pre-glow and afterglow functions, which facilitate superior illumination and more accurate work.

The JV001G and JV002G are also available with a range of accessories, including a suite of jigsaw blades, guide rails and bag, and guide rail connector.

Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK commented: “We are delighted to introduce the first jigsaw into our XGT portfolio. This is our most compact and comfortable cordless jigsaw to date, as well as our most efficient when compared to any of our other AC and DC jigsaws to date.”

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