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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


New PJ7000 is ideal for fine woodworking applications

NOVEMBER 1, 2011 - La Mirada, Calif. – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has released a new Plate Joiner, model PJ7000.  The new PJ7000 combines power and precision with increased accuracy and ease-of-use features for strong and accurate biscuit joints for furniture making, cabinet construction and fine woodworking applications.

Makita Plate Joiner (model PJ7000)


"Woodworkers will appreciate the increased power and ease of use features in the new PJ7000," said Joe Soto, Product Manager, Woodworking. "The PJ7000 is the latest addition to Makita’s growing line-up of best-in-class solutions for fine woodworking."
Power and Precision for Joinery
The PJ7000 has powerful 5.6 AMP motor with 11,000 RPM for quick and precise cutting in a variety of woods. The rack-and-pinion vertical fence system is engineered for accurate fence adjustments, and the cast aluminum pivot fence has three positive stops at 0 degrees, 45 degrees, and 90 degrees. The blade diameter is 4 inches with a maximum cutting depth of ¾ inches, and there are six depth settings with one-touch stops for the most common biscuit sizes including #0, #10 and #20.
The non-marring rubber inserts on the shoe are engineered to prevent material from slipping, and the "tool-less" blade cover and shaft lock allow for easy blade changes. Additional features include easy-to-operate cam locks for quick fence adjustments, a large top grip handle for improved handling, and a slim ergonomic body design for added comfort.
Latest Addition to Makita’s Expanding Line-up of Woodworking Solutions
The new PJ7000 is ideal for professional woodworkers, furniture makers, rofessional craftsmen, cabinet makers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class plate joiner. It’s the latest addition to Makita’s broad range of best-in-class woodworking solutions, including jig saws, table saws, miter saws, circular saws, planers, routers, sanders, cordless drills and impacts, and more.

Blade diameter
Cutting depth
No load speed
11,000 RPM
AMPS (120V)
Overall length
Net weight
5.5 lbs.

About Makita USA
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at You can follow Makita at,, and The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.



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