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December 12, 2012 - Model VJ01W is driven by motor that delivers 0–2,400 strokes/min, and variable-speed control dial lets user match speed to application. With 3 orbital settings plus straight cutting, tool is suited for cutting range of materials. Through-the-body dust port is provided for use with vacuum, while built-in dust blower clears line-of-cut for improved visibility. Respective max cutting depths for wood, aluminum, and mild steel are 2 9/16, 5/32, and 1/16 in., and bevel capacity is 45°.

Makita Continues to Expand 12V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Line-Up

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Makita USA, Inc.
14930 Northam St.
La Mirada, CA, 90638

Press release date: December 4, 2012

New VJ01W, latest in 12V max line-up, is a compact cutting solution

La Mirada, Calif. - Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its expanding line of cordless power tools with the new 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Jigsaw, model VJ01W.

The expanding line-up of Makita 12V max Lithium-Ion tools includes solutions for drilling, driving, fastening, cutting, and more. The new VJ01W is the latest addition to Makita's 12V max Lithium-Ion cordless line-up, delivering power and speed in a compact size.

"Makita continues to be the market leader in Lithium-Ion powered cordless tools, and the new VJ01W is the latest compact cutting solution in our 12V max line-up," said Mario Lopez, Makita Product Manager, Cordless Tools. "The new VJ01W delivers power and speed in a compact size, but users also get greater visibility and dust collection capabilities. For cutting and trim applications, the VJ01W is a more compact solution."

Power and Speed
The new VJ01W is powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers 0-2,400 strokes per minute, with a variable speed control dial that enables the user to match the speed to the application. With 3 orbital settings plus straight cutting, the VJ01W is ideal for cutting a wide range of materials.

Compact Size with Improved Dust Collection
The VJ01W has a through-the-body dust port for use with a vacuum to provide efficient dust management, and a built-in dust blower to clear the line-of-cut for improved visibility. It has a compact and well-balanced design (weighs only 3.7 lbs.) with a low profile engineered for improved handling in compact areas.

Expanding 12V max Lithium-Ion Line-Up
The VJ01W is the latest addition to Makita's 12V max Lithium-Ion cordless line-up, which includes driver-drills as well as an impact driver, impact wrench, circular saw, recipro saw, vacuum, and flashlights. Similar to the rest of Makita's groundbreaking Lithium-Ion battery technology, the 12V max Lithium-Ion battery is charged on an ENERGY STAR® qualified charger for maximum efficiency and less downtime.


Model VJ01W
Description 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Jigsaw
Blade Shank:  Tang
Length of Stroke:  11/16"
Max Cutting Depth: 
Wood 2-9/16"
Aluminum 5/32"
Mild Steel 1/16"
Strokes Per Minute: 0-2,400
Bevel Capacity:  45°
Vacuum Adaptor:  Yes
Battery 12V max Lithium-Ion
Overall Length 9-1/8"
Net Weight 3.7 lbs.(with battery)
Includes Tool, 2 ea. 12V max Lithium-Ion
Batteries, Battery Charger, Jig Saw Blade, Case

Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.

About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools 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 strength 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™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), 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, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at You can follow Makita at,, 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. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.
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