Category Archives: Makita Tools

Cordless 9” Grinders: M18 FUEL 2785 vs Makita 18Vx2 XAG13

Cordless 9" Grinders

We’d had a few opportunities to run the Makita 9” cordless grinder 18Vx2 LXT XAG13PT1 ($419), both in metal cutting applications as well as in concrete cutting and concrete grinding applications. It has done fairly well for cordless grinder, very close to a large corded grinder. Milwaukee has now launched its own 9” cordless grinder in the 2785-21HD ($399) but with only 18V we look to see if it can keep up with Makita’s 36V grinder.

There is also a 3rd option for cordless 9” grinders worth mentioning in the Metabo WPB 36-18 LXT BL ($699, bare) which is a nice tool however at double the price, once batteries are factored, this puts is pretty far out of range when compared to the other two. (more…)

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Makita OPE Multi-Head Couple-Shaft – MM4 Gas or 36V Cordless

When it comes to Outdoor Power Equipment there are a lot of tools you might need for the job, from string trimmers, hedge trimmers, edgers, pole saws, etc. All require very similar power so why not make a simple professional high quality system where you can quickly and easily change the attachment heads. The Makita Couple-Shaft OPE Multi-Head System does exactly that but goes 1 step further, you can also choose your power heads, either a 18Vx2 (36 Volt) cordless XUX01 or a MM4 (4-Stroke) gas powered EX2650LH option. This whole system is designed for PROs and does a nice job to bridge the gap of going cordless.

Makita Couple-Shaft Attachments (more…)

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Makita AWS Bluetooth Cordless Vacuum XCV08Z Quick Look

We’ve decided to play with the Makita XCV08Z AWS Bluetooth Cordless Vacuum and this 2.1 gallon dry dust vac really holds up to the Makita name. Running on two 18V Batteries and 36V of power, the strong brushless motor provides 74 CFM. It’s also electronically controlled to optimize battery usage to allow 50% longer run time than previous brushed dust collector models. You’re looking at 40 minutes on high and 75 minutes on low in a single charge.  (more…)

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SDS MAX Cordless Hammer Drill Shootout! Dewalt vs. Makita vs. Milwaukee

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages. Leeet’s get ready to HAMMER!!!

Dewalt FlexVolt (DCH481X2)
vs.
Makita AVT AWS (XRH07PTU)
vs.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel (2717-21HD)

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Dust Extractor Testing – Tool Box Buzz, Pro Tool Reviews, Coptool

2017 hepa vacuums

Towards the end of last year when the OSHA silica rules were going into effect we were getting lots of questions about dust extractors specific to Silica, how they are each viewed under OSHA’s Table 1 standards and of course how each performed head to head. At the time there were no head-to-heads out there on these vacs so the Coptool Team got on the case to put together a basic Vacuum Head-to-Head to help users gain more information.

Since our video first aired several manufacturers have made updates to their products with lower prices and/or included HEPA filters which is awesome news for everyone! Also two of our tool reviewing hero’s Pro Tool Reviews and Tool Box Buzz jumped on the case to do their own vacuum comparisons, with some great testing rigs and pointed out some additional information that we might have glossed over. We really think both of these groups do top notch tool test, Clint’s team at Pro Tool Review is always very detailed and Rob’s Crew are mostly professional contractors with some great insights.  (more…)

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Makita 12″ Dual‑Bevel Sliding Miter Saw LS1219L

We are about a month away from Makita releasing a bigger 12″ version of their already successful 10″ Compound Saw LS1019L ($549) with the front facing slide rails. The Makita 12” Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser LS1219L ($599) combines capacity, accuracy and efficient dust extraction in a more compact size. Just like the 10″ model, it offers a unique 2-Steel Rail Sliding System that reduces the footprint for an against the shop wall, flush operation.  (more…)

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Pick Your Power! Makita Couple Shaft Power Heads

It’s time to hit the outdoors with a little versatility! Introducing the new Couple Shaft Power Heads. Two options available, the XLT and MM4 offer the power and dependability you’d expect from any Makita tool(more…)

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The Makita 18V X2 Brushless 6-1/2″ Track Saw is Still Awesome

Makita brushless track saw XPS01

Last year Makita got us all excited over a cordless version of their excellent plunge saw. We first wrote about it in August when we had a short time with it. We concluded that it had a lot of power, and was easily as accurate as our jobsite saw.

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Makita Updates their 18V X2 LXT Brushless Blower

Makita is making a simple but significant change to their 01Z 18V X2 LXT Brushless Blower with the release of the 02Z. Mainly, the nozzle. The previous version featured a smaller flat tip design the provided higher speeds but lower volume. The new 02Z has a much wider nozzle that produces 473 CFM (at 120 mph) vs the 155 CFM (at 208 mph) found on the old model.

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Makita Impact GOLD Bit Sets

Makita takes home the GOLD with their Makita Impact Gold Bit Sets, designed exclusively for use with high-torque impact drivers, wrenches and ratchets. Featuring high-strength steel for long life and a precision-fit tip engineered to prevent cam-out and stripping, these bits have a pro look and feel that every contractor and handyman can appreciate. And what’s a more pro look than gold?

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