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Makita Buying Guide

Get more power and less hassle with cordless tools from this trusted brand
Makita Couple Shaft Power Head

Makita Couple Shaft Power Head

Five simple projects you can complete with the Couple Shaft Power Head

Makita Cordless and Corded Power Tools

Makita® Corporation was founded in 1915 as an electric motor sales and repair company. Today, as a global brand in over 40 countries, Makita® is an innovation leader, manufacturing best-in-class products, including industrial power tools, pneumatics, and power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories at 10 plants operating in 8 countries. The unmatched quality and durability of Makita® products are driven by the company’s strong R&D capabilities and have earned the trust of professional users worldwide. Every day, on job sites around the world, Makita® delivers the power, performance, and durability that professional users demand with products that are more compact, have less vibration, and feel better.

The LXT advantage

Four key components make up Makita’s LXT® Advantage, providing you, the user, with the most advanced, durable, and dependable 18V tools on the market. The fast-charging LXT® batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, industry-leading brushless motors, and STAR Protection Computer Controls make each and every one of their solutions the best option for the job, no question.

Maximum performance. No cords needed.

Makita was the first to introduce 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools. Makita’s LXT® System is the world’s largest and has over 200 solutions. From the reduced size and weight of Sub-Compact to Premium Tools specifically designed for the most demanding applications, professional users can find the right solution for any job. Makita’s new Brushless X2 tools are powered by two 18V LXT® batteries for maximum power, speed, and run time. The LXT® Advantage technology is at work across the system, so you’ll get longer motor life, efficient power management, and the industry’s fastest-charging times – all in One System using the same batteries and chargers.

A new class in cordless

Makita created a new class in cordless with 18V LXT® Sub-Compact Brushless tools. Makita Sub-Compact tools are the most compact and lightest weight in the 18V category, so users get 12V handling with 18V compatibility. Sub-compact tools use the same 18V batteries and chargers that work with over 200 solutions in the LXT system. They've engineered LXT Sub-Compact tools to be smaller and lighter than other premium tools for jobs that require quick and efficient tools. The Sub-Compact line includes the most compact and lightweight reciprocal saw, rotary hammer, drill, and impact driver in the 18V lithium-ion cordless tool category.