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Monday, March 31, 2014

The XRJ01 Compact Recipro Saw features a two way switch that allows for either paddle switch (above) or trigger switch operation (below).

The XRJ01 is part of Makita's expanding LXT® line-up, with 70+ tools powered by the fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.


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

(800) 4-MAKITA



XRJ01 has dual-position switch for superior versatility

 La Mirada, CA – Makita has released a new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Recipro Saw, model XRJ01/Z. It’s the latest addition to Makita’s expanding 18V LXT® Series, the world’s largest 18V lithium-ion cordless tool line-up* with over 70 tools powered by one 18V LXT® battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Recipro Saw Kit (XRJ01).


Efficient Cutting, Superior Ergonomics
The new 18V Recipro Saw has a compact size, weighs only 3.9 lbs., and features an exclusive dual-position on/off switch that allows for either paddle or trigger switch operation. It is engineered for cutting PVC, copper pipe, and conduit, and is an ideal solution for plumbers and remodelers taking on applications in close-quarters.
"This new compact recipro saw is all about performance, efficiency and versatility," said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Cordless Tools. "With category-leading weight and a two-way grip, plumbers and remodelers can decide between a paddle switch or traditional trigger switch grip depending on the application for maximum versatility and convenience during the cut."
Compact and Versatile
The XRJ01/Z has a variable speed motor with 0-3,000 strokes-per-minute and a ½" length stroke for efficient cutting. 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. The compact size (only 3.9 lbs.) is engineered for convenient one-handed operation.
Additional features include a built-in L.E.D. light, electric brake, and a lock-off switch lock for added convenience. It is powered by the fast-charging Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion battery. 
The XRJ01 is a kit and includes the tool, (2) 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries and the ENERGY STAR® qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, as well as (1) recipro saw blade, hex wrench, and tool case. The XRJ01Z includes the tool only.




Length of stroke



Max. Cutting Depth



Strokes Per Minute

0 – 3,000 SPM

0 – 3,000 SPM


18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

Overall length


15-5/8" (with battery,
sold separately)

Net Weight

3.9 lbs. (with battery)

3.9 lbs. (with battery,
sold separately)


Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, 1 recipro saw blade, tool case

Tool only

*18V slide-style battery
About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, 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 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®), MM4™ 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System – SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT™), Impact GOLD™, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, 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, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita: 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. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



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