Makita - JR3070CT Reciprocating Saw - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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JR3070CT Reciprocating Saw

Makita - JR3070CT Reciprocating Saw

This smooth-running reciprocating saw from Makita features four operating modes from straight to orbital blade action

$175.00 (As of 10/1/2005)

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Editor Choice-Best Overall

Editor's Review: Reciprocating-Saw Showdown

review date: October 1, 2005

This smooth-operating saw earns our choice for best saw overall. It has a nice thumbwheel speed selector and variable-speed trigger combination. The four-position orbital-selector lever lets you choose a range from straight to orbital blade action, and the shoe-adjustment lever is easy to use. With auto-ejecting blade change and a user-friendly rubber grip around the blade holder, this saw has the best blade change of any saw available. 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.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Cutting Speed 4.5 out of 5
Handling 4 out of 5
Speed Control/Trigger Action 4.5 out of 5
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment 4 out of 5
Nose Profile 4 out of 5
Quality of Extra Features 3 out of 5

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 9.7 lb.
Dimensions 19-1/8 in.
Amps 15
Strokes Per Minute 0 to 2,800
Stroke Length 1-1/4 in.
Special Features 4-position orbital/straight cutting action, variable-speed dial, toolless blade change and shoe adjustment

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