Makita launches new 40V brushless circular and reciprocating saws

Makita UK has added the HS004G Circular Saw and JR001G Reciprocating Saw to its new XGT 40V Max range of high-performance cordless tools.

The 190mm HS004G Circular Saw features Makita’s brushless motor technology for improved efficiency and longer battery life. It has twin LED job lights, is compatible with the Makita guide rail system without an adapter and is capable of 48° bevel cuts.

The HS004G also has a soft start function and a no-load speed of 6,000rpm, but the inclusion of Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive (ADT) Technology means that the cutting speed is automatically adjusted according to the load conditions. On light duty work it runs at the higher speeds, while for heavy duty applications it automatically switches to a higher torque mode. It also has an indicator lamp to warn of overload conditions.

For improved operator safety, the HS004G is compatible with Makita’s Bluetooth dust extractors through the Auto-start Wireless System (AWS). When the tool is switched on, the dust extractor runs automatically, making dust management easy and effective.

Also added to the XGT range, is the JR001G Brushless Reciprocating Saw. It offers outstanding performance with a cutting speed of up to 3,000 strokes per minute, two electronic speed settings and a variable speed trigger. When compared to Makita’s LXT Twin 18V (36V) machines, the new 40V JR001G cuts metal 10% faster and wood 35% faster, allowing improved productivity and even greater build quality within the tool and the batteries.

The new reciprocating saw is lightweight at just 4.2kg, has an ergonomically designed handle for comfortable operation and a vertical crank mechanism for smooth cutting. It also features a toolless shoe adjustment and simple blade ejection lever, allowing quick changes without the risk from residual heat in the blade.