New Metabo HPT 18V cordless saws

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Metabo HPT today announced the launch of two new cordless saws to its lineup, an 18V MultiVolt One-Handed Compact  Reciprocating Saw (model CR18DAQ4) and 18V MultiVolt Jig Saw (model  CJ18DAQ4). 

Both tools are part of the expanding MultiVolt System from Metabo HPT  that connect the 18V and 36V line of tools with Metabo HPT’s flexible MultiVolt battery. 

The CR18DAQ4 18V MultiVolt One-Handed Reciprocating Saw accepts both 18V batteries and MultiVolt batteries from Metabo HPT for up to 8 Amp hours of runtime per charge A unique feature of this one-handed recip saw is that it can accept reciprocating saw blades as expected, but also t-shank jigsaw blades. This adds convenience and versatility for more detailed cuts like cutting arches in plywood or cutting a 1-1/2” hole in a  cavity that is only 6” wide between studs. 

The slim profile of this saw means you can use it in areas where other tools just will not fit. Its center-balanced design makes one-handed use easy with less fatigue even when you switch from an 18V battery to a more powerful MultiVolt battery. The tool body weighs just 2.9 lbs and it is extremely compact at 13.8 inches front to back.

This one-handed recip saw delivers a no-load speed up to 3,200 SPM and the variable speed trigger allows you to cut through various materials like plywood and PVC pipes without heavy vibration.

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The CJ18DAQ4 18V MultiVolt Jig Saw also accepts both 18V batteries and MultiVolt batteries from Metabo HPT for up to 8 Amp hours of runtime per charge. The cordless tool is ideal for times when an easy-to-use jigsaw is needed for precision work. It produces 2,500 strokes per minute with a 1-1/32” stroke length to get the job done faster.  With 4 speed settings, you can select the best speed depending on the wood being cut. 

Three orbital action modes make a noticeable difference in how fast you can cut. One  end-user said, “cutting through walnut proved no problem.” For more precision and control, a straight cut mode is ideal especially when cutting angles and details. Plus, the quick brake function stops the blade faster to increase safety and reduce delay for the user. 

An included splinter guard is effective to improve the quality of the edges and can be easily removed when not needed. The D-handle design with soft vibration-reducing grip is well balanced in the hand letting you work longer with less fatigue. It features a smooth variable speed trigger, convenient dust blower, and LED light to clear and illuminate the cut path so you can easily see where you are cutting.