Thursday, October 13, 2022

MAKITA ADDS 18 NEW XGT® CORDLESS TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT TO EXPANDING SYSTEM

XGT® releases in October include OPE, Metalworking Tools, Dust Extraction, and More

Users can choose from three new Dust Extractors from 4-gallon rolling units made for large capacity, to a more portable backpack unit.

October 14, 2022, La Mirada, CA – Makita®, the innovation leader in cordless technology, continues its expansion of the 40V | 80V max XGT® System with the announcement of 18 new products. The new XGT® releases span across trades and applications including outdoor power equipment, metalworking, construction, as well as dust extraction, woodworking, lighting and more.

XGT®: One System of Cordless Equipment and Tools
It's part of Makita XGT®, an expanding system of 40V and 80V max cordless equipment and tools. XGT® gives users one system, from core handheld tools like drills and impact drivers to equipment-grade products including high-capacity saws, rotary hammers, and power cutters – all powered by 40V max XGT® batteries.

100+ XGT® Products in 2022
“It’s been only 18 months since launch, and already the XGT® System is pushing one hundred 40-volt and 80-volt products,” said Wayne Hart, senior communications manager, Makita U.S.A., Inc. “With this rapid expansion, Makita is delivering on the XGT® promise of replacing a full range of products traditionally powered by gas, cords, and air.”

“The recent release of the XGT® 14-inch power cutter is a true gas replacement,” he continued, “and this month’s releases include chain saws, grinders and rotary hammers with performance that meets and exceeds those same products powered by gas and cords. XGT® users get it all in one system, from core handheld cordless tools like drills and impacts to equipment-grade products, all powered by the same 40-volt max batteries.”

The following are the new XGT® products announced for October 2022:

Outdoor Power Equipment
40V max XGT® 16" Top Handle Chain Saw (GCU03) - Professional arborist chain saw with Makita-built brushless motor provides power equivalent to a 30cc gas top handle chain saw. Also available in 14” (GCU02), and 12” (GCU01).

40V max (40V max X2) XGT® Brushless Brush Cutter (GRU05) - Makita-built brushless motor delivers the power of a 40cc gas brush cutter.


Construction
40V max XGT® Brushless 1-3/16" AVT® Rotary Hammer, SDS-PLUS, AFT®, AWS® Capable (GRH08Z)
- Constant speed control automatically applies additional power under load for optimum performance.

40V max XGT® 1-3/16" Rotary Hammer, Tool only with Dust Extractor Attachment with HEPA Filter Cleaning Mechanism (GRH08ZW) - Dust extraction capability with OSHA Table 1 compliant on-board HEPA Dust Extractor or stand-alone AWS® Extractor options.

40V max XGT® 1-3/16" Rotary Hammer with Quick Change Chuck (GRH09Z) - Quick change chuck allows for interchangeability from SDS-PLUS to 1/2" keyless chuck for utilization of straight shank bits.


Metal Working Tools
40V max XGT® Brushless 5" X-LOCK Angle Grinder, with Electric Brake, AWS® Capable (GAG11)
– Cuts #5 rebar up to 60% faster that predecessor LXT® models (XAG04). The innovative X-LOCK quick change system enables up to 5-times faster accessory changes.

40V max XGT® Brushless 5" X-LOCK Paddle Switch Angle Grinder, w/ Electric Brake (GAG13) – Cuts #5 rebar up to 60% faster that predecessor LXT® models (XAG04). Also features the X-LOCK quick change mechanism.


Vacuums and Dust Extraction
40V max XGT® Brushless Four Gallon Wet/Dry Dust Extractor/Vacuum (GCV03)
– Features 148 CFM and 92" water lift with an efficient cloth filter optimized for wet pickup or dry use capturing small dust particulates.

40V max XGT® Brushless Four Gallon HEPA Filter Dry Dust Extractor, AWS® Capable (GCV04) – Features 148 CFM and 92" water lift with variable speed control dial for a variety of applications.

40V max XGT® Brushless 1/2 Gallon HEPA Filter Backpack Dry Dust Extractor, AWS® Capable (GCV06) – Features 67 CFM and 72" water lift to offer ultimate portability when presented with overhead construction, job site obstacles, and limited space.

40V max XGT® Brushless Cyclonic 4-Speed HEPA Filter Compact Stick Vacuum (GLC03) – Features 35 CFM and 80" static water lift with powerful cyclonic action to separate dust particles for up to 6x longer filter life.


Job Site Lighting
40V max XGT® L.E.D. Work light 3,600 LM (ML005G) -
Three modes of operation delivering 3,600 lumens on High, 1,800 lumens on Medium, and 900 lumens on Low.

40V max XGT® L.E.D. Flashlight / Spotlight (ML007G) - Three modes of operation delivering 600 lumens on Spot, 1,000 lumens on Flood, and 1,250 lumens on Spot/Flood, and Strobe mode.

40V max XGT® L.E.D. Work light 10,000 LM (ML009G) - Three modes of operation delivering 10,000 lumens on High, 4,000 lumens on medium, and 2,000 lumens on Low.

 

Woodworking
40V max XGT® Brushless 3-1/4" Planer, AWS® Capable (GPK01Z) -
Makita-built brushless motor delivers 15,000 RPM for faster stock removal.


XGT® Extension
40V max XGT® Hot Water Kettle (GTK01Z) -
Auto shut-off automatically turns off
kettle when boiling temperature is reached.


40V | 80V max XGT® System

XGT® is Makita’s 40V | 80V max system of cordless equipment and tools. XGT® outpowers, outsmarts, and outlasts the rest. Through Makita’s innovative engineering, the technology within XGT® will lead to creating the equipment and tools of the future. The 40V | 80V max XGT® system is engineered for high-demand applications that use corded, gas, or air, the XGT® System delivers higher-powered solutions. With 40V max and 80V max XGT® Products, pros can fully experience a battery-powered job site.

About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, power equipment, pneumatics, and cleaning solutions that offer a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S.A. With over 50 years in the United States and over 100 years worldwide, Makita utilizes experience and expertise to manufacture best-in-class solutions. For more information about Makita U.S.A. call (800) 4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools

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Makita metalworking tools expands with two new 5" X-LOCK Angle Grinders with either a paddle switch or slide switch.

Pro chain saw users can choose three different top handle models in 12", 14", and 16".

The new 40V max XGT® Hot Water Kettle allows for hot water anywhere needed

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