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Makita Introduces the World’s First Cordless Drywall Sander

Makita is not messing around with this super cool innovation in the world of drywall. Giving users, like yourself, the ability to be mobile around the jobsite allows for quicker more efficient work. No more fumbling around the jobsite looking for outlets and tripping over extension cords. Now with the Makita XLS01T you can finish sanding at a record pace saving you time and money. Coming later this month! Pre-order now at Ohio Power Tool.

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Makita 18V Subcompact 6-1/2″ Circular Saw XHS04

Home Depot recently named the Makita Subcompact lineup of tools, the winner of their 2018 Innovation Award. This Makita lineup consists of a range of tools, including the 18V Subcompact 6-1/2” Circular Saw, model #XHS04.

It features 12V size and portability, with 18V of power, and is advertised as being “ideal for any contractor seeking a more compact cutting solution for framing; roofing; form-work; and more.” Is that true? Can this Makita subcompact circular saw really deliver on the jobsite? to answer that question, we gave it to foreman AJ Delancey for his feedback. Then we took it to Ohio Power Tool where Kris Cousins opened it up to see how Makita designed an 18V saw that features 5,000 RPM.  (more…)

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Makita Tools 2017 New Product Launch Event

Makita HQ

Makita Media Event 2017

We were honored to be invited to the first ever Makita Tool new product launch event were we were among the first to see many of the new tools and accessories that’ll be releasing later this year! Not only does this give us some great insights into tools we will be getting our hands on in the coming months but also gives us all a glimps into where the Teal Team is headed with their product focus.

What we didn’t see, while we saw some really cool stuff there were some things we thought might be coming but we’re not at this event. Makita does hold product launches a little closer to the vest than some other brands so most of what we got to play with is coming within a few months, not 6-12 months out. We did not see a 9.0ah or a 20700 cell battery or a Bluetooth battery (although there was other Bluetooth tech). We did not see a 110v power station or a 7” grinder. We also did not see a X2 brushless SDS-MAX rotary hammer which if any of these are in the pipeline coming soon it would have to be this one to compete with Flexvolt and Milwaukee M18. Again we will certainly see more from Makita in November at STAFDA and at World of Concrete early next years but no news to report today on these items.

What we did see was some very exciting stuff in a handful of different categories which it seems like Makita has been very strategic in there expansion. (more…)

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Makita 18Vx2 Brushless Circular Saw XSR01PT

Makita XSR01Z

At the World of Concrete this week one of the big cordless launches from Makita Tools is their new Brushless 7-1/4” Circular Saw (XSR01Z bare & XSR01PT kit) which utilizes two 18V LXT batteries to produce 36V of power. This is the First Cordless Rear-Drive circular saw on the market, although not claiming a Worm Drive or Hypoid Gear system, it does offer more power, 5100RPM, better balance and larger capacity (2-9/16”) vs other corded and cordless competitors.

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Makita 18V Brushless 5-7/8” Metal Saw XSC02

Makita metal saw brushless

We recently put one of the new Makita 18V 5-7/8” Metal Circular Saw XSC02Z ($199, bare) into the hands of Evan, one of our tool testers who used it to put up new metal siding on a barn. This unit was the first brushless metal cutting circular saw to hit the market which not only adds power but also significantly boosts run-time. Another big difference with this unit is an increased capacity from 5-3/8” which was the standard for this type of saw to the 5-7/8” after finding some limits on common 2” applications, the XSC02 has a full 2-1/4” capacity.

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Makita 18V Black Sub-Compact Cordless CX200RB, the 12V Killers

Makita 18V Brushless CX200RB

Available Now in-stores and online! Makita Subcompact 18V brushless drill/driver and 18v brushless impact that are smaller but more powerful than most 12V tools. Makita lead the way in taking 36V tools and putting them on the Makita 18V platform with the 18Vx2 (using 2 18V batteries). These new subcompact tools much the same way now gives you the ability to have all your tools on a single 18V platform.

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That and they just look awesome blacked out, favorite nick names around here “Murder Edition” and “Vader Edition” neither Makita would probably put on the box but we have not heard any official trade names for the blacked out tools CX200RB ($229) other than 18V Subcompacts. (more…)

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Makita 18V LXT Ultimate Drywall Combo Kit XT255M

Makita 18V Screwgun

Nowadays when you go cordless the expectation is you are not going to lose any performance or functionality. The cordless screw guns have in many cases lacked the ability to really replace corded guns with the same speed and productivity. This new Makita 18V brushless screw gun XSF03Z ($149, tool only) not only has a much greater runtime but with Push Drive™ Technology can lock the trigger in but only run when the tip is depressed. With numbers as high as 1,800 screws on a single 4.0Ah charge this is really a game changer. Package that with the new Makita 18V drywall Cut-Out tool XOC01Z ($139, tool only) which claims up to 100 gang box cutouts per 4.0Ah charge and you have probably the best cordless drywall combo kit on the market XT255M ($399).

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