Monday, October 31, 2022


STAFDA member dealers are among the first to see 13 new releases that span across platforms and applications, giving users more cordless options to replace corded, gas, and air-powered equipment

The new 80V max (40V max X2) XGT® Brushless 14" Power Cutter (model number GEC01), has the power equivalent to a 75.6cc gas power cutter. (Available now)

October 31, 2022 – San Diego, CA – Makita® is giving independent dealers an exclusive first look at 13 new releases at this channel’s biggest annual event, the STAFDA trade show which opens at noon today in San Diego. Member-dealers will see 13 new Makita products that span across platforms and applications, giving them more options for their pro customers seeking cordless products to replace equipment and tools traditionally powered by cords, gas and air.
“Makita is innovation driven and focused on the pro user,” said Brent Withey, vice president, brand, Makita U.S.A., Inc.  “STAFDA dealers reach the pro audience, so our membership is very important to our business. As a longtime and continuous STAFDA member, we look forward to spending time with our dealer partners in San Diego.”
Makita continues to expand battery-powered options with three cordless systems:
  • XGT® 40V max | 80V max: The most powerful cordless system with battery-powered equipment and tools engineered for applications that traditionally demand corded, gas or air power (100+ products, one system). The recent release of the 80V max (40V X2) 14” Power Cutter (GEC01) is an example of the XGT System’s ability to replace gas-powered equipment.
  • ConnectX™ 36V | 40V max: A run-time and power solution for professional landscapers seeking a gas replacement. The ConnectX™ 1,200 watt hour battery is compatible with ConnectX™ products, as well as 40V max XGT® and 36V (18V X2) LXT® products.
  • LXT® 18V | 36V: The world's largest cordless tool system powered by 18V batteries (300+ Products, One System), with an expansive range of 18V and 36V solutions for construction, landscaping, lighting, and much more.  The line includes Outdoor Adventure, a new range of products powered by LXT® batteries. Outdoor Adventure products carry a distinctive camo-green color and are ideal for camping, hiking, fishing, tailgating and more.
Attendees at today’s STAFDA trade show will be among the first to see thirteen new products, as well as several key recent releases at the booth. Here is a summary of new solutions on the floor this week at STAFDA:
NEW XGT® and ConnectX™
GML01 40V max XGT® Brushless 21" Self-Propelled Commercial Lawn Mower
High torque brushless motor delivers gas performance
Premium cut quality with high vacuum lift
Self-propelled cruise control technology
Commercial-grade steel deck
Cuts up to 1-1/5 acre in 108 minutes or less with (2) 40V max XGT 8.0Ah batteries
Available Q1 2023
CBU02 36V ConnectX™ Brushless Backpack Blower
Delivers power of a 64cc gas backpack blower
Up to 671 CFM and 157 MPH
Variable speed trigger for power and run time management
Cruise control can be set between 0 - 671 CFM (no need to hold trigger)
Available Q1 2023
GCU04 40V max XGT® Brushless 18" Chain Saw
Delivers power of a 42cc gas chain saw
Up to 40 cuts in 12" diameter cedar with 40V max XGT® 5.0Ah battery
Captured bar nuts are retained in sprocket cover for convenient setup
Available Q1 2023
GCU06 40V max XGT® Brushless 18" Chain Saw
Delivers power of a 42cc gas chain saw
Up to 40 cuts in 12" diameter cedar with 40V max XGT® 5.0Ah battery
Available Q1 2023
AC001GM1 40V max XGT® 2-Gallon Quiet Series Compressor
Quiet operation: only 68 dB (A)
Lowest weight in its class at 22.9 lbs. (up to 10 lbs. lighter than top competitor models)
Up to 700 2” brad nails on a single charge (4.0Ah battery)
Ideal for indoor use and room-to-room applications
Available Q1 2023
GSH05 40V max XGT® 6-1/2” Circular Saw
Compact in-line design
Magnesium base for lower weight
Up to 290 cuts in 2x10 SPF on a single charge (4.0Ah battery)
Positive stops at 22.5, 50, and 45 degrees
Available mid-2023
GDT02 40V max XGT® Brushless 4-Speed Impact Driver
Combines power, torque and high speed for efficient fastening
A key addition to the XGT fastening category
Available Late 2022
XPH16 18V LXT® Brushless Compact ½” Hammer Driver-Drill
More torque at high speed for efficient fastening
970 in.lbs. of Max Torque
Key application: 7/8” ship auger bit through 2x material
Compact size (only 6-7/8”L, 4.9 lbs. with 5.0Ah battery)
Available Summer 2023
XT296 18V LXT® Brushless Compact 2-Pc. Combo Kit
Includes New XPH16 and XDT14 3-speed impact driver
Compact and versatile solutions for all trades
Available Summer2023
XRJ08 18V LXT® Brushless One-Handed Recip Saw
One-handed grip is positioned to firmly transmit force to the workpiece
Ideal for overhead cuts and work in tight spaces
Loop-shaped handle guard for added protection and improved tool rigidity
40% lower vibration than the previous model (XRJ07ZB)
Up to 90 cuts in 2x10 lumber on a single charge (5.0Ah battery)
Available Late 2022
XCM01 18V LXT® Brushless 3” Cut-Off Tool
Cut-off design with 20,000 RPM for fast cutting
Ergonomically designed for one-handed operation
Depth-of-cut adjusts up to 5/8” when using dust collection cut-off guard
Forward and reverse operation
Available Q1 2023
XRT02 18V LXT® Brushless Deep Capacity Rebar Tier
Deep capacity will tie #8 with a #7 rebar
Up to 5,300 ties of #3 x #3 diameter rebar on a single charge (5.0Ah battery)
2-mode operation for single or continuous wire tie actuation
Wire reel easy-load design with automatic locking mechanism
Available Late 2022
XCU11 18V LXT® Brushless 14” Rear Handle Chain Saw
Compact rear handle design for easy maneuverability
High torque (0-1,520 FPM) for demanding applications
Up to 73 cuts in 4x4 cedar on a single charge (4.0Ah battery)
Only 9.3 lbs. with 4.0Ah battery
Available Q1 2023
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, power equipment, pneumatics, and cleaning solutions, and offers 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 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 Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools


The new 40V max XGT® Brushless 18” Chain Saw (GCU04) has the power equivalent to 42cc gas chain saw. (Available in Q1 2023)

The 40V max XGT® Brushless 2 Gallon Quiet Series Compressor (AC001GM1) is engineered to emit low noise at only 68 dB (A), making it ideal for indoor use. (Available in Q1 2023)

The new 40V max XGT® Brushless 21" Self-Propelled Commercial Lawn Mower (GML01) cuts up to 1-1/5 acres in 108 minutes or less with two 40V max XGT® 8.0Ah batteries. (Available in Q1 2023)




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