EY4541X Tough IP™ Li-ion 14.4 volt 3.3Ah Cordless Jigsaw
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Low vibration, easy handling and comfortable cutting
Carpentry and general construction professionals rely on a jigsaw to cut straight, mitered or freehand patterns to produce professional, exacting results. With the EY4541X cordless jigsaw, users will find its low center of gravity and counterbalanced mechanism helps make cuts with less chatter, vibration and greater accuracy. The compact tool’s low center of gravity and low-riding handle design puts the blade power close to the cutting surface for less vibration and greater user comfort and control. The tool is compact, at just 6-15/16” tall x 10-7/8” long x 2-1/2” wide. It has a 25/32” stroke length that cuts at 0-2,400 strokes per minute (spm). At only 5.0 lbs., including battery, the tool is easy to handle in a variety of cutting positions. Its three-stage orbital action adjustment controls the tool’s four-stage pendulum action, which helps users select the level of cutting aggressiveness to match the material being cut. The tool can miter from 0-45 degrees and cut up to 2-9/16”-diameter wood, ¼” diameter mild steel and 3/8”-diameter aluminum with the appropriate 1/16” thick blade. An LED light illuminates the work area to make the cutting line easier to see and the clear plastic blade guard. In combination with the low-center design and the tool airflow, the tool keeps dust off the cutting line while reducing dust ejected onto the user’s face and surrounding work area in overhead cutting applications. A vacuum can be easily attached to further reduce dust from cutting.
Tough and long-lasting battery packs
The tool, powered by any of Panasonic’s 14.4-volt Li-ion battery packs, is built for heavy use, long runtimes between charges and long cycle life. The battery pack is protected by the tool’s electronic performance monitoring system that monitors each battery cell during use and during charging to prevent over discharge and over heating. The Panasonic EY0L81B battery charger can charge the packs to 80 percent capacity in 50 minutes and fully charge them in 65 minutes. The EY4541X is sold as a tool-only model, without battery or charger. Users may prefer to use the EY4541X jigsaw with Panasonic’s exclusive 14.4-volt 3.3Ah LR battery pack that is built for heavy use, long runtimes between charges and long cycle life. Unlike manganese-based Li-ion batteries used in many cordless power tools, Panasonic’s exclusive cobalt Li-ion battery technology produces less internal heat buildup that can kill battery packs. The battery packs also feature Panasonic’s Solid Solution technology, a proprietary process for dissolving and hardening cobalt and nickel and other key battery components. This unique chemistry dramatically improves battery pack safety, reliability and power output. A special heat-resistant ceramic coating layer separates cells and protects them from heat buildup. Together, the chemistry, battery design and manufacturing process add up to powerful batteries that promise to deliver long running lives. Panasonic 3.3Ah LR battery pack cells are independently monitored for even discharge while preventing over-charging and over-discharging. An over-discharge sensor prevents the user from running the tool after it reaches the point where too-low voltage output could damage the battery and the tool. Plus, an internal temperature sensor flashes a warning light if internal temperatures rise, and then cuts off tool power if battery temperature reaches critical levels. Water getting into the battery doesn’t have to mean it’s a goner. Panasonic engineers have added vents built into the 3.3Ah LR battery case so water can easily drain out of the battery pack.
Tough tools for tough conditions
The EY4541X cordless jigsaw has an IP56 rating that proves the tool’s toughness claims. This rating means the tool has withstood demanding laboratory tests of working in extremely dusty work environments and the effects of water getting sprayed on the tool by powerful jets. In the field, it assures professional tradesmen have a tool that can stand up to the rigors of hard jobsite use. The IP rating is established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is outlined in IEC 60529. The standard outlines a coding system that indicates the degree of protection an electrical machine’s enclosure offers internal components. Based on objective testing, it assigns a rating to the enclosure’s ability to keep potentially damaging solid foreign objects (dust and contaminants) and water out of the tool under increasingly difficult conditions. The dust protection test subjects the tool to a very dusty environment and then puts it to work to assure the tool was unaffected by dust exposure. In the grueling test, the tool proved that it achieved a dust protection level of five out of six levels; the sixth level is for dust-tight tools. It’s a good indication that the tool’s design keeps potentially harmful contaminants out, assuring long life and top performance that professionals demand. Similarly, the water protection test put the tool up against increasing levels of water exposure. It attained a six out of eight levels rating, withstanding the effects of powerful water jets. Whether it’s extremely dust work conditions or work in damp or wet locations, users will appreciate a tool that will keep working when others would likely fail. Consult the safety and operating instructions for more information.
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