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Woodworking Tool News - Makita expanded 18V lineup

Makita expands its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor tools with the new 18V LXT Brushless Impact Driver (LXDT08) and 18V LXT Brushless Motor Hammer Driver-Drill (LXPH05).

Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has expanded its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor tools with the new 18V LXT Brushless Impact Driver (LXDT08) and 18V LXT Brushless Motor Hammer Driver-Drill (LXPH05). Both tools are engineered with Makita LXT Brushless Motor Technology, optimized to deliver up to 50% longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life.

The new LXT Brushless tools are part of Makita’s 18V LXT Series, with 50+ cordless tools powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.

In 2003, Makita created brushless tools for assembly work in the defense and aerospace industries. In 2009 Makita delivered an 18V LXT Brushless Motor Impact Driver for contractors. Makita’s efficient BL™ Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. And since there are no carbon brushes, the BL™ Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life.


18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver (LXDT08)

The new LXDT08 is engineered with an efficient BL™ Brushless Motor with variable speed that delivers 1,420 in.lbs. of Max Torque, 0-3,200 impacts per minute, and 0-2,500 RPM for a wide range of fastening applications. The LXDT08 has an excellent power-to-weight ratio with a compact design (5-7/8" long) and less weight (only 3.4 lbs., with battery).

Ease-of-use features include a ¼" hex chuck for quick bit changes. It also has a built-in L.E.D. light that helps illuminate the work surface, and a tool belt clip that can attach to either side of the tool. The LXDT08 features a new rubberized grip, redesigned for improved comfort and ideal for anyone working a full day on the job site.


18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Hammer Driver-Drill (LXPH05)

The new LXPH05 ½" Hammer Driver-Drill is engineered with an efficient BL™ Brushless Motor that delivers 400 in.lbs. of Max Torque. The LXPH05 has 16 clutch settings and a variable 2-speed all-metal transmission (0-400/0-1,500 RPM) to cover a wide range of applications, plus hammer and drill modes. The LXPH05 also has an excellent power-to-weight ratio, with a more compact design (7-5/8" long) and less weight (only 3.8 lbs., with battery).

Ease-of-use features include a ½" keyless chuck for quick and easy bit changes. It also has a built-in L.E.D. light that helps illuminate the work surface, and a tool belt clip that can attach to either side of the tool. The LXPH05 features a new rubberized grip, redesigned for improved comfort and ideal for anyone working a full day on the job site.




Model Specifications

 

Model: LXDT08

Description: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Cordless Impact Driver Kit

Hex Shank: 1/4"

No Load Speed (RPM): 0-2,500

Impacts/Min (IPM): 0-3,200

Max. Torque (in. lbs.): 1,420

Lithium-Ion battery: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion

Overall length: 5-7/8"

Net Weight: 3.4 lbs. (with battery)

Includes: Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Tool Belt Clip, Tool Case


Model: LXDT08Z

Description: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Cordless Impact Driver (tool only)

Hex Shank: 1/4"

No Load Speed (RPM): 0-2,500

Impacts/Min (IPM): 0-3,200

Max. Torque (in. lbs.): 1,420

Lithium-Ion battery: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion

Overall length: 5-7/8"

Net Weight: 3.4 lbs. (with battery, sold separately)

Includes: Tool only

 

Model: LXPH05

Description: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Cordless 1/2" Hammer Driver-Drill Kit

Capacity:

-Steel: 1/2"

-Wood: 1-1/2"

-Masonry: 1/2"

No Load Speed:

-Low: 0-400 RPM

-High: 0-1,500 RPM

Blows Per Minute:

-Low: 0-6,000 BPM

-High: 0-22,500 BPM

Max Torque (in. lbs.): 400 in.lbs.

Battery: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion

Overall Length: 7-5/8"

Net Weight: 3.8 lbs.

Includes: Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Tool Belt Clip, Tool Case

 

Model: LXPH05Z

Description: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Cordless ½" Hammer Driver-Drill (tool only)

Capacity:

-Steel: 1/2"

-Wood: 1-1/2"

-Masonry: 1/2"

No Load Speed:

-Low: 0-400 RPM

-High: 0-1,500 RPM

Blows Per Minute:

-Low: 0-6,000 BPM

-High: 0-22,500 BPM

Max Torque (in. lbs.): 400 in.lbs.

Battery: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion

Overall Length: 7-5/8"

Net Weight: 3.8 lbs. (with battery, sold separately)

Includes: Tool only

 

Model: LXT239

Description: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit

Includes: LXDT08Z, LXPH05Z, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Tool Case