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Monday, December 10, 2012

The new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 1/2" Driver-Drill (LXFD03) delivers an industry-leading 750 in.lbs. of Max Torque.

The new LXFD03 is part of Makita's 18V LXT® Series, with 60+ tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA



LXFD03 has 750 in.lbs. of Max Torque, with exclusive XPT for use in harsh jobsite conditions

La Mirada, CA – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has expanded its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools with the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless ½" Driver-Drill, model LXFD03.


Industry-Leading Torque
The new LXFD03 delivers an industry-leading 750 in.lbs. of Max Torque and more speed, yet it is more compact and weighs less than the previous model. The new LXFD03 is part of Makita’s 18V cordless series, with 60+ cordless tools powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.
"Makita continues to expand, innovate and drive our leadership position in 18V Lithium-Ion, and the new LXFD03 is a prime example of that within the cordless drill category," said Mario Lopez, Makita Product Manager, and Cordless Tools. "Earlier this year we released the LXPH03 18V LXT® Hammer Driver-Drill, which puts up similar numbers including 750 in.lbs. of industry-leading torque. The new LXFD03 is the newest driver-drill in the expanding LXT® line-up, and it has the torque and speed that contractors demand. It’s also the latest cordless tool equipped with Extreme Protection Technology, engineered for improved resistance to water and dust. Once again, for drilling and driving, Makita has delivered a total solution."
More Power and More Speed
The new LXFD03 is engineered with a Makita-built 4-pole motor that delivers an industry-leading 750 in.lbs. of Max Torque and up to 2,000 RPM. The new all-metal planetary gear system is more efficient so the LXFD03 is also more compact at only 8-7/8" long and 5.0 lbs. with battery.
Extreme Protection Technology (XPT)
The LXFD03 features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool engineered to provide improved water resistance by channeling water and dust from the tool’s key internal components. The XPT-equipped LXFD03 (as well as the recently-released XPT-equipped LXPH03 Hammer Driver-Drill and LXDT04 18V Impact Driver) is engineered for improved operation in harsh jobsite conditions. 
Ease-of-Use Features
Ease-of-use and efficiency features in the LXFD03 include 21 clutch settings for optimal fastening torque control, and an all-metal 1/2" ratcheting chuck for improved bit retention. The dual L.E.D. lights help illuminate the work surface, and the tool belt clip can attach to either side of the tool. The LXFD03 features a new rubberized grip redesigned for improved comfort, including an ergonomically-contoured area at the top-back of the handle to provide optimum fit for the U-shaped area between the user's thumb and index finger.
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The LXFD03 is the latest addition to Makita’s 18V LXT® platform. As the leading innovator in cordless tools, Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005. Today there are over 60 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery. Makita’s groundbreaking 18V Lithium-Ion platform features the ENERGY STAR® qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, which will charge an 18V LXT® battery in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime.
Engineered for Range of Trades
The power, speed, durability and comfort features of the new LXFD03 make it ideal for all pro contractors who require a best-in-class tool for drilling and driving.
Description18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless
½" Driver-Drill Kit
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless
½" Driver-Drill (Tool Only)
No Load Speed:  
     Low0-400 RPM0-400 RPM
     High0-2,000 RPM0-2,000 RPM
Max Torque (in.lbs.)750 in.lbs.750 in.lbs.
Battery18V LXT® Lithium-Ion18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
Overall Length8-7/8"8-7/8"
Net Weight5.0 lbs.(with battery)5.0 lbs.(with battery, sold separately)
IncludesTool, 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Tool Belt Clip, Tool Case
Tool only
Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita’s 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.
About Makita USA
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT®® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS®) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at You can follow Makita at,, and The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.


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