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Monday, November 10, 2014

MAKITA CHANGES THE GAME FOR DRYWALL CONTRACTORS WITH NEW 18V BRUSHLESS DRYWALL SCREWDRIVER

Exclusive Push Drive™ Technology lets contractors unplug the cord for all-day drywall applications

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Drywall Screwdriver Kit (XSF03M)

La Mirada, CA – Makita® has released a new cordless solution for drywall/interior contractors with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Drywall Screwdriver (XSF03M). The XSF03M is powered by the Makita 18V 4.0Ah battery for longer run time and the fastest charge time in the category, and is engineered to deliver the power and performance of corded drywall tools — without the hassles of a cord.
 
Makita 18V LXT®: No Limits
“Drywall contractors have long been connected to a cord with no real option to go cordless. Now the power and run time of the new 18V LXT® Brushless Drywall Screwdriver will completely change the way the drywall business looks at cordless tools,” said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Cordless Products, Makita USA. “With the XSF03M, drywall contractors get a cordless tool that can keep up with their high productivity standards without the hassles of having to drag around a cord.”
 
The new XSF03M is part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which offers 80+ tools and is the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
 
Push Drive™ Technology for Category-Leading Run-Time
The XSF03M features new innovation that delivers unprecedented run-time and efficiency for drywall applications. With Makita’s exclusive Push Drive™ Technology, contractors can set the lock-on setting and the motor will start only when the fastener is engaged, saving battery power and reducing noise for a quieter work environment.
 
In addition, the efficient BL™ Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. And since there are no carbon brushes, the BL™ Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life.
 
Hang More Drywall on a Single Charge
For drywall contractors, the XSF03M is a cordless solution unlike any that the industry has ever seen.
 
“In internal testing, the XSF03M drove 1,800 screws into 1/2” drywall through 20 gauge steel studs on a single charge of the 18V 4.0Ah battery, with each screw taking an average of six seconds to fasten into the set position,” said Lopez. “This translates to about 40 sheets of drywall in an average work day, performance that no other cordless screwdriver in the industry can match.”
 
Added Durability Features
For added durability, the XSF03M has all-metal gears and gear housing for maximum job site durability. In addition, the screwdriver is equipped with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), a protective seal inside the tool engineered for improved dust resistance by channeling debris away from the tool’s key internal components. Ease-of-use features include a 3-stage L.E.D. gauge to indicate battery charge level, and a built-in L.E.D. light to illuminate the work area. It has superior balance and weighs only 3.8 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue.
 
Star Protection Computer Controls™
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XSF03M features Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
 
New Cordless Solutions for Drywall Contractors
The XSF03M is part of new game-changing innovation for drywall contractors that also includes the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cut-Out Tool (XOC01M). Both tools are available in kits with the fast-charging 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery (BL1840). Both tools are also available in a new 2-piece combo kit, model XT255M. In addition, the 18V Drywall Screwdriver is available with the 18V LXT® Impact Driver (XDT04Z) in a new 2-piece combo kit, model XT256M.
 
Specifications

Model
XSF03M
XSF03Z
Description
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Drywall Screwdriver Kit
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Drywall Screwdriver (tool only)
Hex Shank
¼”
¼”
No Load Speed (2-spd):
0/4,000 RPM
0/4,000 RPM
Battery
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah
Overall Length
9-7/8”
9-7/8”
Net Weight
3.8 lbs. (with battery)
3.8 lbs. (with battery,
sold separately)
Includes
Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
4.0Ah Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Tool Bag
Tool only
Approximate Retail Price:
$349
$149

   
 
 

Model
XT255M
XT256M
Description
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit
Includes
18V LXT® Drywall Screwdriver (XSF03Z, tool only), 18V LXT® Cut-Out Tool (XOC01Z, tool only), 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Bag
18V LXT® Drywall Screwdriver (XSF03Z, tool only), 18V LXT® Impact Driver (XDT04Z, tool only), 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Bag
Approximate Retail Price:
$409
$389
 
 
About Makita®
Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, 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 power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless 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-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, 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, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to makitatools.com. Follow Makita: facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, youtube.com/makitapowertools, instagram.com/makitatools. 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. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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With the exclusive Push Drive™ setting selected (above) and the tool set on lock-on, the motor will start only when the fastener is engaged.

The Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery reaches a full charge in only 40 minutes, the fastest charge time in the category.

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