Tools: Makita Cordless Recipro Saw

If you're looking for a compact, handy 12-volt saw, check out this option from Makita

March 16, 2016
The Makita RJ03R1 Cordless Recipro Saw is compact and has several useful features

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For a 12-volt tool, the Makita RJ03R1 Cordless Recipro Saw offers a good combination of compact size and useful features. It comes in at just 14¾ inches in length and weighs less than 3 pounds with the included 2.0 Ah battery (a 4.0 Ah battery is optional).

A unique dual-position on/off switch is the defining characteristic of this tool. In addition to a traditional trigger grip with a safety switch that lets you control it in an almost pistol-like fashion, this saw has a second paddle-style switch on the body that lets you really choke up on the tool. The dual-trigger design lets you use either the paddle or trigger switch operation as needed to get where you need to be for the cut. Brilliant.

As expected, this saw has a tool-less blade-change system, but Makita fully allows the use of both ...

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Clint DeBoer is one of the founders of ProToolReviews.com, which aims to provide builders and contractors with reliable and engaging reviews to help them make better tool-purchasing decisions.

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