June 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Makita 15-Amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw JR3070CTH

Makita 15-Amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw

Makita Optimizes Reciprocating Saw Specifically for Pallet Refurbishing

Makita has taken their 15-amp reciprocating saw and re-engineered it specifically for pallet work. The addition of a high-torque limiter is what sets the Makita 15-amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw apart from other models.

10-Second Summary

  • Model Number: Makita JR3070CTH
  • Designed specifically for use in the pallet refurbish industry with a high torque limiter
  • 1-1/4″ stroke
  • 0 – 2800 SPM
  • 15-amp motor maintains constant speed under load
  • AVT counterbalance and clutch system significantly reduces vibration
  • Variable speed control dial
  • Tool-free blade change and shoe adjustment
  • 4-position orbital/straight cut action
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
  • Price: $229.99

Key Features

The Makita 15-amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw delivers 15 amps worth of power, and because of its design and feature set, it delivers the bulk of that power directly to the work surface rather than dispersing across the work surface AND your tired arms.

Makita 15-Amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw

It comes equipped with Makita’s Anti-Vibration Technology. This internal counterbalance system significantly reduces the vibration of this inherently violent tool. Electronic speed controls keep the blade speed constant, regardless of what type of load you throw on the tool.

On the off-chance that you can bog down the Recipro Pallet Saw, a built-in clutch reduces gear damage by disengaging the gears if the blade binds up. A high torque limiter increases the life of the saw as well.

A 1-1/4″ stroke length helps for faster cutting through wood, while a variable speed control dial lets you match the tool’s speed to the application at hand. The Makita AVT Recipro Pallet Saw also has straight and orbital action cutting modes.

Makita 15-Amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw

This user-friendly saw weighs in at 9.7 lbs. It features a rubber grip, a 2-finger trigger with lock-on switch, and a tool-less blade change and shoe adjustment, all of which add further to the operator comfort.

The 15-amp Makita AVT Recipro Pallet Saw comes with a 1-year limited warranty and retails for $229.99.

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Digging Deeper

The Makita 15-Amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw is built on the foundation of their heavy-duty JR3070CT model. It’s an excellent saw that also has an update as the JR3070CTZ—the same saw without a lock-on. The pallet saw includes the lock-on button.

What’s different about this model is the high torque limiter. It hones in the saw’s performance specifically for the kind of high-torque cutting you see in the pallet industry.

It’s not a jack of all trades, though, and Makita tells us this isn’t a model intended for low torque cutting. That said, it’s still rated for the same types of materials you expect from your heavy-duty reciprocating saw.

Makita 15-Amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw Specs

  • Model Number: Makita JR3070CTH
  • Amperage: 15A
  • Length of Stroke: 1-1/4″
  • Strokes per Minute: 0-2800 SPM
  • Length: 19-1/8″
  • Weight: 9.7 lbs
  • Variable Speed Control Dial: Yes
  • Built-In Clutch: Yes
  • Switch Type: Trigger
  • Cord Length: 8.2′
  • Adjustable Shoe: Yes
  • Orbital Mode: Yes
  • Keyless Blade Change: Yes
  • Warranty: 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Price: $229.99

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