We want to pass on our savings to our customers, so we've lowered the price of this item. However, since our price is now below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, we are restricted by the manufacturer from showing the price right away.
I have used the Makita 9.6V reciprocating saw for about 13 years and am very satisfied and plan on using it for many years to come. I am a professional plumber and am glad the blades are still available. The saw is very versatile.