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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
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MAKITA'S NEW 18V LXT LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS COMBO KITS PROVIDE MORE TRADE SOLUTIONS

AUGUST 5, 2008 - La Mirada, CA – Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, is proud to announce the release of our four new combo kits, ranging from 7-piece to 15-piece.  The new combo kits are powered by Makita’s Lithium-Ion battery technology, delivering more power, less weight and better engineering.

 

“No matter what stage of their career the pro user is in, Makita has a combo kit to fit their needs,” said Ethan Haughawout, Makita associate product manager.  “For those just starting out and looking for a powerful kit of tools at a great price, we have the LXT702 7-piece combo kit.  For those more experienced pro users looking for the latest or next best thing we can now offer them our LXT902, LXT1200 and LXT1500 kits.  These larger 9, 12 and 15-piece kits offer the pro more tools and more trade solutions for the highly specialized contractor looking to add to their collection of Makita LXT Lithium-Ion tools.”

 

LXT702

The smaller of the new Makita combo kits, the LXT702 is a 7-piece combo kit.  This kit includes a ½” Hammer Driver Drill, ¼” Hex Impact Driver, 4-½” Cut-Off Grinder, Reciprocating Saw, 6-1/2” Circular Saw, 4-Position Flashlight, and an AM/FM Radio (iPod®/mp3 player compatible) that all run on the same 18V Lithium-Ion battery.  Most 18V LXT Lithium-Ion tools have a built in L.E.D. light that helps illuminate the work surface, which makes these tools even more versatile for specific applications. This combo kit also comes with two 3.0Ah Lithium-Ion batteries and one Rapid Optimum Charger that will charge batteries in just 30 minutes, allowing minimal down-time on the job. 

 

LXT902

The nine-piece LXT902 is the LXT702 combo kit, plus two.  Makita added a ½” Impact Wrench and a 7/8” Rotary Hammer.  The ½” Impact Wrench delivers 170 ft lbs. of torque and weighs only 3.7 lbs.  The 7/8” Rotary Hammer has 2x faster drilling with synchronized RPM and BPM for more efficient drilling.  These two additional tools are ideal for automotive technicians, electricians, plumbers, masons, HVAC, and general contractors.  Combined, the LXT902 is a complete solution for the pro user who needs a variety of tools for many different applications. 

 

LXT1200

The 12-piece LXT1200 Combo Kit includes everything that is in the LXT902, plus a 3/8” Angle Drill, Drywall Screwdriver, a Fluorescent/Incandescent Flash light, plus a third 3.0Ah Lithium-Ion Battery.  The 3/8” Angle Drill and the Drywall Screwdriver are two of Makita’s newest additions to the Lithium-Ion family which now consists of 31 total tools.  The new Drywall Screwdriver handles drywall and framing applications at 4,000 RPM while the Angle Drill has a variable speed of 0-1,800 RPM’s, both new tools are lightweight, have a built-in L.E.D. light and are ergonomically built to fit the hand of the pro user.  “The LXT1200 provides the pro-user with 12 18V LXT Lithium-Ion tools that cover a wide range of specialized applications when working with drywall, automotive, HVAC, or electrical,” said Haughawout.

 

LXT1500

Makita’s biggest combo kit is the 15-piece LXT1500.  This kit includes all 12 pieces that are in the LXT1200, plus a 5-3/8” Metal Cutting Saw, ½” high-torque Impact Wrench, an 18V Blower, a fourth 3.0Ah battery, and a second Rapid Optimum Charger.  Adding the ½” Impact Wrench brings 325 ft. lbs. of torque to this kit, while the metal cutting saw will provide 3,400 RPM’s of metal cutting speed, and Makita’s first ever Lithium-Ion blower will help clean up after the job is done.  The kit also includes four 18V Lithium-Ion batteries and two Rapid Optimum Chargers for increased battery and charging power – and less downtime on the jobsite.  With its wide range of cordless power tool solutions, the LXT1500 Combo Kit was built with every pro-user in mind.  “The LXT1500 is ideal for the pro-user that never has enough tools in there tool box and always wants the next best thing,” said Haughawout.  “This kit packs in 15 Lithium Ion tools including 3 brand new tools the Angle Drill, the Blower, and the Drywall Screwdriver.”

 

Specifications

LXT 702 7-Piece Combo Kit

Model #

Description

BHP452

½” Hammer Driver-Drill

BTD141

Impact Driver

BGA452

4-1/2” Cut-Off/Grinder

BJR182

Reciprocating Saw

BSS611

6-1/2” Circular Saw

BML185

4-Position Flashlight

BMR100W

AM/FM Radio

BL1830

(2) 3.0Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries

DC18RA

(1) Rapid Optimum Charger

831269-3

(1) Contractor Bag With Wheels

 

LXT 902 9-Piece Combo Kit

Model #

Description

BHP452

½” Hammer Driver-Drill

BTD141

Impact Driver

BGA452

4-1/2” Cut-Off/Grinder

BJR182

Reciprocating Saw

BSS611

6-1/2” Circular Saw

BML185

4-Position Flashlight

BMR100W

AM/FM Radio

BTW251

½” Impact Wrench

BHR240

7/8” Rotary Hammer

BL1830

(2) 3.0Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries

DC18RA

(1) Rapid Optimum Charger

831269-3

(1) Contractor Bag With Wheels

 

LXT1200 12-Piece Combo Kit

Model #

Description

BHP452

½” Hammer Driver Drill

BTD141

Impact Driver

BGA452

4-1/2” Cut-Off/Grinder

BJR182

Reciprocating Saw

BSS611

6-1/2” Circular Saw

BML185

4-Position Flashlight

BMR100W

AM/FM Radio

BTW251

½” Impact Wrench

BHR240

7/8” Rotary Hammer

BDA350

3/8” Angle Driver-Drill

BFS450

Drywall Screwdriver

BML184

Fluorescent Flashlight

BL1830

(3) 3.0Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries

DC18RA

(1) Rapid Optimum Charger

831269-3

(1) Contractor Bag With Wheels

831284-7

(1) Contractor Bag

 

LXT1500 15-Piece Combo Kit

Model #

Description

BHP452

½” Hammer Driver Drill

BTD141

Impact Driver

BGA452

4-1/2” Cut-Off/Grinder

BJR182

Reciprocating Saw

BSS611

6-1/2” Circular Saw

BML185

4-Position Flashlight

BMR100W

AM/FM Radio

BTW251

½” Impact Wrench

BHR240

7/8” Rotary Hammer

BDA350

3/8” Angle Driver-Drill

BFS450

Drywall Screwdriver

BCS550

5-3/8” Metal Cutting Saw

BTW450

½” High Torque Impact Wrench

BUB182

Blower

BML184

Fluorescent Flashlight

BL1830

(4) 3.0Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries

DC18RA

(2) Rapid Optimum Charger

831269-3

(1) Contractor Bag With Wheels

831284-7

(1) Contractor Bag

 

Warranty

Makita LXT Lithium-Ion is backed by Makita’s new Three-Year Warranty which covers repair due to Defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date.

 

About Makita USA

Makita is a leading manufacturer of over 450 professional, industrial quality power tools and has over 2,000 industrial accessories.  Makita’s new, innovative 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Power Tool Series has a three-year limited warranty and all Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 25 factory service centers or by more than 1,000 authorized service centers nationwide.  Makita USA, Inc.’s home office is located in La Mirada, California and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com.

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