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December 5, 2012 2:25 AM CST

Cordless jig saw

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Metabo Corp. has released a cordless jig saw, the STA 18 LTX, which is part of the company’s PowerMasterSeries of 18 V lithium-ion cordless power tools. The saw can cut more than 98 feet of chipboard with just one battery pack charge, and is ideal for use in cutting openings for heating duct and plumbing, cabinet fitting, drywall fitting, cutting and sizing plywood or cutting duct openings in HVAC applications.

The STA 18 LTX features a low-lying saw blade support roller for exact blade guidance, a four-stage adjustable orbital blade stroke and positive bevel cutting stops at 15, 30 and 45 degrees. The tool also includes Metabo’s Quick tool-less blade change system that saves time and energy when replacing blades, increasing productivity and lowering overall cost.

The STA 18 LTX jig saw can cut a maximum thickness of 5 5/16 inches in wood, 1 3/8 inches in non-ferrous metals, and 10-gage inches in sheet metal. It features Variospeed electronics producing up to 2,700 strokes per minute, a protective guard, and anti-splinter insert to prevent chipping when working on brittle materials like laminate countertops.

Safety features include an ergonomic, rubber-coated, full-grip, bow-type handle for user comfort, an adjustable blower for a debris-free view of the cutting line, and an integrated LED work light for optimum illumination of the cutting line.

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Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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