Already Jobsite PROVEN With nearly ten years on the job, Makita is the innovation leader in brushless motor technology. In 2003, Makita delivered BL™ Brushless Motor tools first for the exacting standards of defense, aerospace and assembly operations. In 2009, Makita brought BL™ Motor tools to contractors with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor 3-Speed Impact Driver. Makita continues to expand the BL™ Motor line-up with more tools that deliver longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. And they’re all powered by Makita’s groundbreaking 18V LXT® battery, the industry’s first 18V Lithium-Ion battery and jobsite-proven since 2005.