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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Makita 18V Lithium-Ion battery powers 40+ cordless tools -- with more on the way.

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NEW MAKITA 18V LXT LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS DRYWALL SCREWDRIVER DELIVERS SPEED & PORTABILITY

New LXSF01 ideal for drywall and framing applications -- without the cord

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, is proud to announce the release of its new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Drywall Screwdriver, model LXSF01.  The new LXSF01 is engineered with a pistol grip design with a large 2-finger trigger, and delivers 4,000 RPM to handle drywall and framing applications.

Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Drywall Screwdriver (model LXSF01).

 

The new LXSF01 combines the power of a corded drywall screwdriver with the convenience of a cordless tool, and is engineered for hanging sheetrock, metal framing, installing subfloors, backerboard, and decking applications. The LXSF01 is part of Makita’s growing line-up of 40+ cordless tools powered by Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion battery, giving contractors unprecedented power, battery run time, ergonomics and versatility.
 
Speed and Ergonomics in a Compact Size
The LXSF01 is engineered with a Makita-built motor (0-4,000 RPM), with an adjustable nose piece for consistent screw depth to handle a range of drywall and framing applications.  The ergonomically-designed rubberized pistol grip with large 2-finger trigger delivers increased comfort.  The LXSF01 has a compact design at only 11-1/8" long and 3.8 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue.  Additional convenience features include a reversible belt clip that attaches to either side of the tool, and an L.E.D. light to illuminate the work surface.
 
Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
The new LXSF01 is powered by Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery and the ENERGY STAR qualified Makita Rapid Optimum Charger. Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers 3X more cycles, and the Rapid Optimum Charger will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in only 30 minutes for less downtime on the jobsite. 
 
Model LXSF01 is a kit that includes two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, a 30-minute Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Bag and tool belt clip. The LXSF01Z includes the tool only.
 
 
 
Specifications
 
LXSF01
LXSF01Z
Hex shank
¼"
¼"
No Load Speed
0 - 4000 RPM
0 - 4000 RPM
Battery
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall length
11-1/8"
11-1/8"
Net Weight
3.8 lbs. (with battery)
3.8 lbs. (with battery, sold separately)
Includes
Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Bag, Tool Belt Clip
Tool only
 
 
About Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
As one of the pioneers driving the cordless tool revolution, Makita changed the game in 2005 with its industry’s first 18V Lithium-Ion line-up. Today, Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Series has grown from seven to over 40 tools, providing a wide range of cordless solutions for professional tradesmen. Makita later added the industry’s 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery for cordless power in a more compact size. 
 
Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries and ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Charger provide several benefits over old battery technology. When compared to traditional 18V Ni-Cd batteries, Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have 40% less weight, longer run time, and lower self-discharge to keep cells active and ready to use at any time. Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers three-times more cycles than Ni-Cd. 
In addition, built-in shock absorbing features help protect the battery, and sixteen firm-holding contact terminals deliver constant high power. During the charging process, a built-in memory chip in the battery communicates with the Optimum Charger for a more efficient charge, extending the battery life. Makita’s Optimum Charger is also faster: it will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in just 30 minutes and an 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery in only 15 minutes. 
 
Makita also offers an Optimum Automotive Charger for 18V LXT and 18V Compact Lithium-Ion batteries, which plugs into 12V DC sockets equipped in most automobiles and trucks for added mobility.
 
Makita’s growing line of LXT cordless tool solutions features a wide range of industrial-quality power tools, including driver-drills, impact drivers, impact wrenches, saws, grinders, screwguns, rotary hammers, and more. The LXT Series also offers a jobsite radio, rechargeable flashlights, and several different combo kits.
 
Makita now offers 12V max Lithium-Ion for pro power and pro speed in an ultra-compact size. The battery charger for the 12V max Lithium-Ion batteries are ENERGY STAR qualified for its efficient charging performance. Makita’s growing line of ultra-compact cordless tool solutions includes driver-drills, impact drivers, an impact wrench and circular saw, as well as rechargeable flashlights, a vacuum, and several different combo kits. Makita also offers a 36V LXT Lithium-Ion cordless rotary hammer for faster drilling.
 
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 makitatools.com. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. 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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