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Friday, February 24, 2012

The new 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Recipro Saw is available as a kit (RJ01W, above), and also as a 2-pc. Combo Kit (LCT212W, below).


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA



Versatile new RJ01W delivers faster cutting than leading competitors in key applications

La Mirada, Calif. – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its groundbreaking line-up of cordless power tools with the release of the 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Recipro Saw Kit, model RJ01W. The versatile new recipro saw combines power and ease of use in a compact size for fast cutting, including 25% faster than the leading competitor in several common applications.


The new 12V max Recipro Saw is also available with a 12V max Lithium-Ion 3/8" Driver-Drill in a 2-piece combo kit, model LCT212W.
"The new 12 Volt max Lithium-Ion Cordless Recipro Saw is a powerful and compact solution for a range of cutting applications including PVC and ABS pipe, EMT, drywall, wood, and more," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita product manager, cordless products. "With the Makita-exclusive dual-position trigger, the end user can decide between a paddle switch or traditional trigger switch grip depending on the application for maximum control during the cut."
Faster Cutting, Ease-of-Use Features
The RJ01W has a variable speed motor with 0-3,300 strokes-per-minute with a ½" length stroke to provide faster cutting. The saw performed faster than leading competitor when cutting 1-1/2" PVC pipe and 1" EMT. The "tool-less" blade change system allows for faster blade installation and removal for increased productivity. The dual-position on/off switch – exclusive to Makita – allows for either paddle switch or trigger switch operation for increased versatility. The compact size (14" long, 2.6 lbs.) is engineered for convenient one-handed operation.  The RJ01W is a kit and includes the 12V max Recipro Saw, 2 ea. recipro saw blades, one ENERGY STAR qualified battery charger, and two 12V max Lithium-Ion batteries.
Also Available in New 2-Piece Combo Kit (LCT212W)
The new recipro saw is also available in a 2-piece combo kit, model LCT212W. The new combo kit includes the RJ01W and the 12V max Lithium-Ion 3/8" Driver-Drill (FD02W). The driver-drill has two speed settings (0-350, 0-1,300 RPM), and delivers 200 in.lbs. of Max Torque in an ultra-compact size of only 2.2 lbs. for a range of drilling and driving applications. The LCT212W includes the 12V max Recipro Saw, 12V max Driver-Drill, 2 ea. recipro saw blades, one ENERGY STAR qualified battery charger, two 12V max Lithium-Ion batteries, and Contractor Bag. 
The new 12V max recipro saw is the latest addition to Makita’s growing line-up of Lithium-Ion cordless tool solutions. Makita 12V max Lithium-Ion cordless tools are ideal for service and maintenance professionals, repairmen, remodelers, woodworkers, cabinet installers, and any general contractor or "build-it-yourselfer" seeking compact cordless tools with pro power and pro speed.

Length of Stroke
Max Cutting Depth
Strokes Per Minute
0 – 3,300 SPM
12V max Lithium-Ion
Overall length
Net Weight
2.6 lbs. (with battery)
Tool, 2 ea. recipro saw blades, 2 ea.
12V max Lithium-Ion Batteries, ENERGY
STAR qualified Battery Charger

About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at You can follow Makita at,, and The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.


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