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LXT Lithium-Ion

LXT Lithium-Ion Battery up to 50% more run time

Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005, and today offers the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V slide-style battery. As of 2017, Makita has release over 150+ 18V tools – and they’re powered by the industry’s fastest-charging 18V Lithium-Ion batteries.

LXT Sub-Compact

LXT Sub-Compact Brushless. Most Compact. Light Weight. 18V Compatibility Makita Drill

Makita created a new class in cordless with 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless tools.

  • Most compact and lightest weight in the 18V category
  • 12V handling with the compatibility of the world’s largest 18V cordless tool system
  • Using the same batteries and chargers that work with 150+ 18V LXT solutions

18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless Tools are fully compatible with Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries that carry the Star symbol. This includes all 18V LXT 2.0Ah, 4.0Ah, 5.0Ah and 6.0Ah batteries, and most 3.0Ah and 1.5Ah batteries.

CXT 12V MAX CXT Lithium-Ion

Makita CXT 12V Max Lithium-Ion Drill

CXT is the next generation in 12-volt max cordless tools. 12V max CXT gives users a more compact solution with more comfort and more capacity. The slide-style lithium-ion batteries provide superior ergonomics and comfort and allow go-to tools like the impact driver and drills to stand up on their own for added convenience. For an even longer run time, the expanding 12V max CXT platform includes an efficient 4.0Ah battery. (Model CT226RX is shown here.)

LXT Rapid Optimum Charger

Purpose-Built Brushless Motors

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless ½" Hammer Driver-Drill

Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless ½" Hammer Driver-Drill

  • 1,090 lbs. of torque for the most demanding drilling
  • Drill wood, masonry, and metal
  • Makita BL Brushless Motor for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life
  • A workhorse tool engineered with durability features for operation in harsh job site conditions
  • 18V LXT 4.0Ah battery provides 35% more run time per charge than the 3.0Ah battery (BL1830), yet it charges in only 40 minutes
  • Star Protection Computer Controls

    For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real-time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging, and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.

    While do-it-yourself projects can be fun and fulfilling, there is always a potential for personal injury or property damage. We strongly suggest that any project beyond your abilities be left to licensed professionals such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and we assume no responsibility or liability for the contents of this article.