Metabo CR18DAQ4 and CJ18DAQ4

One-handed Reciprocating Saw and A Jig Saw from Metabo

Georgia based Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi) has announced the launch of the MultiVolt One-Handed Compact Reciprocating Saw (model CR18DAQ4) and the MultiVolt Jig Saw (model CJ18DAQ4).

The reciprocating saw accepts both 18V batteries and MultiVolt batteries for up to 8 Amp hours of runtime per charge with the 4.0Ah MultiVolt battery. A unique feature of this one-handed saw is that it can accept reciprocating saw blades as expected, but also t-shank jig saw blades for tasks such as cutting arches or reaching into small places – the saw has a slim profile and a center-balanced design that makes one-handed use easy with less fatigue, even when switched from an 18V battery to the more powerful MultiVolt battery. The tool body weighs just 2.9 lbs. and it is extremely compact at 13.8” front to back. It has a no-load speed up to 3,200 SPM and a variable speed trigger. A tool-less adjustable shoe provides more points of contact than a fixed shoe and can maximize blade life. There’s an LED light and the MSRP is $129 (tool only).

The new jig saw also accepts both 18V batteries and MultiVolt batteries, and it produces 2,500 strokes per minute with a 1-1/32” stroke length. It has four speed settings and three orbital action modes plus a straight cut mode for cutting angles and details. A quick brake function stops the blade faster, to increase safety and reduce delay for the user.  The saw comes with a splinter guard that can be easily removed when not needed. The D-handle design with soft vibration reducing grip is well balanced in the hand, letting the operator work longer with less fatigue. The jig saw has a variable speed trigger, dust blower and LED light. It takes T-shank blades and has a tool-less blade change system. The 45°adjustable base allows for angled cuts and the provided hex wrench stores in the base plate. At only 4.2 lbs (tool body only), it has an MSRP of $99.

Both tools are covered by a lifetime tool body warranty, 2-year battery warranty, and 1-year charger warranty.