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Every day, on jobsites 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.

LXT® Lithium-Ion

LXT® Lithium-Ion

  • More power
  • Longer run time
  • Superior ergonomics

LXT® Sub-Compact

LXT® Sub-Compact

  • Most compact and lightest weight in the 18V category
  • Work with 150+ 18V LXT® solutions   
  • Fully compatible with batteries that carry the Star symbol   

CXT™ 12V max CXT™ Lithium-Ion

CXT™ 12V max CXT™ Lithium-Ion

  • More compact solution 
  • The slide style batteries provide superior comfort
  • Equipped 4.0Ah battery for even longer run time
  • Increased power and speed

Makita LXT Lithium-ion Battery

LXT® Lithium-Ion

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. 


Makita LXT Sub-compact Brushless Drill

LXT® Sub-Compact

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. 


Makita CXT Kit

CXT™ 12V max CXT™ Lithium-Ion

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 even longer run time, the expanding 12V max CXT™ platform includes an efficient 4.0Ah battery. (Model CT226RX shown here.)


LXT Advantage Rapid Optimum Charger

Makita Brushless Motors

Makita-XPH07M-Drill

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 


Makita-CX200RB-Kit

Makita CX200RB Lithium-ion Tool Kit

  • Size and weight of lower voltage tools  
  • Kit includes an ultra-compact 2-speed brushless driver-drill and a variable speed brushless impact driver 
  • Features Assist Mode to eliminate cross threading

Makita Assist Mode

Makita Star Protection

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.


Makita Cordless Tools

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