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Friday, April 12, 2013

The LXNJ01 is the industry’s first 18V cordless nibbler.

The LXNJ01 has a convenient disposal that directs chips below the cutting material.

The LXNJ01 is part of Makita's expanding LXT® line-up, with 60+ tools powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.


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

(800) 4-MAKITA



New LXNJ01 is the industry's first 18V cordless nibbler

La Mirada, Calif. – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results, has released the industry’s first 18V cordless nibbler, the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 16 Gauge Nibbler (model LXNJ01).

Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 16 Gauge Nibbler Kit (model LXNJ01).

Latest Addition to Expanding LXT® Line-Up

The new cordless Nibbler is the latest addition to Makita’s expanding 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion line-up, with over 60 tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

"With the release of the new LXNJ01, Makita is continuing to provide contractors with more 18V LXT® metal cutting solutions," said Mario Lopez, Makita Product Manger, Cordless Tools. "The LXNJ01 is engineered for cutting corrugate metal roof decking, sheet metal, and stainless steel, and it will do the job without the cord. It is ideal for metal roofing and decking contractors, HVAC, and metal fab shop work."

Fast and Smooth Cutting, Without the Cord

The new LXNJ01 is powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers 1,900 strokes-per-minute (SPM) for fast and smooth cutting. The die holder rotates 360° to meet the demands of the cutting direction, with a cutting radius of 1-3/4" (inner edge) and 2" (outer edge). The LXNJ01’s high capacity is ideal for cutting roofing sheet metal at thicknesses up to 16 gauge.

When cutting, the metal chips are conveniently disposed below the cutting material, which helps prevent damage to the work surface. In addition, a battery capacity warning system turns on an indicator light and automatically stops the motor to notify the user when it is time to recharge the battery. An additional feature is the anti-restart function, which prevents the motor from starting up when the battery is inserted with the switch locked on.

Additional ease-of-use features include a rubberized soft grip, built-in thickness gauge, and easy punch and die replacement for reduced downtime (punch and die sold separately).

Makita 18V Lithium-Ion

The LXNJ01 is Makita’s latest release in the 18V LXT® platform with more solutions on the way. Makita is the leading innovator in cordless and LXT® was the industry’s first 18V Lithium-Ion line-up in 2005. Today there are over 60 Makita LXT® cordless tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery. Makita’s groundbreaking 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion battery reaches a full charge on Makita’s ENERGY STAR® qualified Rapid Optimum Charger in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime. 

The LXNJ01 is a kit and includes the Nibbler, 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion battery, 30 minute Rapid Optimum Charger, wrench, and Tool Bag. Model LXNJ01Z includes the tool only (batteries, charger and tool bag not included).


Model Number



18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless Nibbler Kit

Capacity (Mild Steel)

16 ga. (1.6 mm)

Capacity (Stainless Steel)

18 ga. (1.2 mm)

Capacity (Aluminum)

12 ga. (2.5 mm)

No load speed

0-1,900 SPM

Min. Cutting Radius (inside edge)


Min. Cutting Radius (outside edge)



18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

Overall Length


Net Weight (w/battery)

4.8 lbs.


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  Makita is Best in Class Engineering.



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