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Monday, May 14, 2012

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Cordless Impact Driver Kit (LXDT08).

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Hammer Driver-Drill Kit (LXPH05).

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

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MAKITA EXPANDS GROWING LINE-UP OF 18V LXT BRUSHLESS

New LXDT08 and LXPH05 are also available in new LXT239 2-Pc. Combo Kit

MAY 14, 2012 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 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.

Two new LXT Brushless Motor tools are available as separate kits, or together in a 2-pc. combo kit (LXT239, above).

 

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.
 
"Makita continues to be the undisputed market leader in 18 volt Lithium-Ion and in Brushless Motor technology," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita Product Manager, Cordless Tools. "These two new LXT Brushless tools are the latest options for contractors who demand more performance out of their cordless tools. All of the other power tool companies are still playing catch-up."
 
Makita BL™ Brushless Motor Technology
Makita is the innovation leader in brushless motor technology. 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).
 
Consistent with all Makita impact tools, the proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism in the LXDT08 is manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.
 
"Makita has been the market leader in cordless impact tools since their US release in 1988," said Haughawout.  "The LXDT08 is the latest in a long line of Makita impact products built with best-in-class engineering." 
 
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).
 
"The new LXPH05 is the latest addition to Makita's complete line-up of cordless hammer driver-drills," said Haughawout. "No matter what you require  -- whether it's compact with less weight, high torque, or longer run time -- Makita has you covered with 18V Compact, 18V LXT, and 18V LXT Brushless hammer driver-drills. And like the rest of the over 50 tools in Makita's 18V cordless series, they're all powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion 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. 
 
Engineered for a Drilling, Driving and Fastening
With the efficient BL™ Brushless Motor and the fast-charging 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery, the LXDT08 and LXPH05 are engineered for a wide range of drilling, driving and fastening applications and are ideal for HVAC, mechanical, electrical, fencing/decking pro contractors, steel stud framers, woodworkers, finish carpenters, and general contractors seeking best-in-class industrial quality 18V Lithium-Ion brushless motor fastening tools.
 
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The LXDT08 and LXPH05 are part of Makita’s 18V LXT platform, with more solutions on the way. Makita is the leading innovator in cordless and Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005 with 18V LXT. Today there are over 50 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery. Makita’s groundbreaking 18V Lithium-Ion platform features the ENERGY STAR® qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, which will charge an 18V LXT battery in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime. 
 
Specifications

 
LXDT08
LXDT08Z
Description
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Cordless Impact Driver Kit
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor
Cordless Impact Driver (tool only)
Hex Shank
¼"
¼"
No Load Speed (RPM)
0-2,500
0-2,500
Impacts/Min (IPM)
0-3,200
0-3,200
Max. Torque (in. lbs.)
1,420
1,420
Lithium-Ion battery
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall length
5-7/8"
5-7/8"
Net Weight
3.4 lbs. (with battery)
3.4 lbs. (with battery, sold separately)
Includes
Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger,
Tool Belt Clip, Tool Case
Tool only

 


Model
LXPH05
LXPH05Z
Description
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor Cordless ½" Hammer Driver-Drill Kit
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor
Cordless ½" Hammer Driver-Drill (tool only)
Capacity:
 
 
     Steel
½"
½"
     Wood
1-½"
1-½"
     Masonry
½"
½"
No Load Speed:
 
 
     Low
0-400 RPM
0-400 RPM
     High
0-1,500 RPM
0-1,500 RPM
Blows Per Minute:
 
 
     Low
0-6,000 BPM
0-6,000 BPM
     High
0-22,500 BPM
0-22,500 BPM
Max Torque (in.lbs.)
400 in.lbs.
400 in.lbs.
Battery
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall Length
7-5/8"
7-5/8"
Net Weight
3.8 lbs.
3.8 lbs. (with battery, sold separately)
Includes
Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger,
Tool Belt Clip, Tool Case
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

 
Warranty
Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita’s 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.
 
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™), MM4 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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