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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The new Makita Top Handle Jig Saw has a range of features including "tool-less" blade change, above, and a through-the-body dust port for use wtih a vacuum.


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

(800) 4-MAKITA

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Versatile new JV0600K is ideal for a full range of cutting applications

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 - 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 released a new Top Handle Jig Saw, model JV0600K.  The new JV0600K combines power and performance with reduced vibration and ease-of-use features. The result is a versatile jigsaw ideal for a full range of cutting applications. 

The new Makita Top Handle Jig Saw (model JV0600K).


"Makita has been a leader in the jig saw category, and the new JV0600K combines some of the best features of our top models," said Joe Soto, Product Manager, Woodworking.  "The JV0600K has the speed, power and reduced vibration of our top of the line models, with ease-of-use features to make it one of our most versatile jig saws."
Power, Speed, and Reduced Vibration
The JV0600K is engineered with a powerful 6.5 AMP motor and a variable speed control dial (500 – 3,100 SPM) that enables the user to match the speed to the application. The internal counterbalance system is engineered inside the tool for reduced vibration and improved comfort, so the tool user gets top cutting performance with less vibration.
The JV0600K has three orbital settings plus straight cutting for faster and more accurate cuts in a variety of materials. The die-cast aluminum base adjusts from 0 degrees to 45 degrees right or left with an on-board wrench for fast bevel adjustments. A through-the-body dust port for use with a vacuum provides efficient dust management, and the built-in dust blower clears the line-of-cut for increased visibility.
Ergonomic and Ease-of-Use Features
The saw features an ergonomically-designed rubberized grip to provide more comfort and control, with a large 2-finger trigger switch with lock-on button for extended use. The JV0600K is only 9-1/4 inches long and weighs only 5.2 pounds, with a low profile design engineered for improved handling in compact areas. The JV0600K accepts Tang shank blades and has a "tool-less" blade change system for fast blade installation and removal.
Latest Addition to Makita’s Expanding Line-up of Woodworking Solutions
The new JV0600K is ideal for professional woodworkers, cabinetry makers, and specialized residential construction workers seeking a best-in-class top handle jig saw. It’s the latest addition to Makita’s broad range of best-in-class woodworking solutions, including jig saws, table saws, miter saws, circular saws, planers, routers, sanders, plate joiners, cordless drills and impacts, and more.
Length of stroke
Capacity (wood)
Capacity (steel)
Strokes per minute
500 – 3,100
AMPS (120V)
Overall length
Net Weight
5.2 lbs.
Tool, Blade, Wrench, Tool case
About Makita USA
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.


  • The new Makita Top Handle Jig Saw has a range of features including "tool-less" blade change, above, and a through-the-body dust port for use wtih a vacuum.


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