JR3050T Reciprocating Saw - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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JR3050T Reciprocating Saw

Makita - JR3050T Reciprocating Saw

Blade changes on this low-priced reciprocating saw from Makita can be done with one hand

$100.00 (As of 10/1/2005)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Reciprocating-Saw Showdown

review date: October 1, 2005

A lightweight compact unit with plenty of power, this tool fared as well as any nonorbital saw in the cutting test but couldn't compete with the orbital models. Like its big brother the JR3070CT, this saw has the best blade-changing system we saw. Turning the twist collar automatically ejects the worn blade and locks the collar in the open position, ready to accept a fresh blade. This change can be done with one hand. Also as with the JR3070CT, this saw has great trigger-speed control to handle a wide range of cutting assignments, as well as easy access to the brushes via screw plugs. These features combined with the low price make this saw the best value of the 14 saws we tested.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Cutting Speed 2 out of 5
Handling 3.5 out of 5
Speed Control/Trigger Action 3.5 out of 5
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment 4 out of 5
Nose Profile 4 out of 5
Quality of Extra Features 2 out of 5

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site www.makita.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 7.1 lb.
Dimensions 17-3/4 in.
Amps 9
Strokes Per Minute 0 to 2,800
Stroke Length 1-1/8 in.
Special Features Internal dust blower system, heavy-duty shoe with toolless adjustment

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