Tuesday, August 08, 2017

NEW MAKITA 18V LXT BRUSHLESS ROUTER DELIVERS SMOOTH PERFORMANCE, PRECISION, AND FREEDOM FROM THE CORD

Corded performance meets cordless convenience with the new XTR01

18V LXT® Brushless Cordless Compact Router Kit (XTR01T7). Also available as tool only (XTR01Z)

La Mirada, CA – Makita® has released a new cordless solution for trim, finish work, cabinetry and more with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Compact Router, model XTR01. With an efficient brushless motor, electronic speed control, smooth and precise adjustments, and a range of compatible accessories, the new XTR01 gives users corded power and cordless convenience while remaining in the 18V LXT® battery platform.
 
The Latest in a Long Line of Makita Innovation in Woodworking
“With Makita’s proud history in the woodworking category, particularly in the compact router space with our corded RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router, it’s extremely exciting to bring to market a true cordless compact router for the professional,” said Andrew Camp, product manager, residential, Makita U.S.A. “The new 18V LXT® Router has a compact design, durable aluminum housing, and purpose-built brushless motor that delivers the power and performance that pro’s demand. With its dust extraction capability and full range of accessories and bases, all of them having been sold with our previously-released corded compact router, the new cordless XTR01 is an easy and cost-effective way for the thousands and thousands of current Makita users to go cordless and extend the value of their current router accessory investment.”
 
World’s Largest 18V Cordless Tool System
The XTR01 is part of Makita’s expanding 18V LXT® system, which offers 150+ tools and is the world’s largest tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V LXT® batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
 
Corded Performance Meets Cordless Convenience
The XTR01 has a variable speed control dial with five settings (10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 25,000, 30,000 RPM) to match the speed to the application. Electronic speed control is engineered to maintain constant speed under load, with soft start for smoother start-ups and better accuracy. Convenience features include the smooth rack-and-pinion fine depth adjustment system for more precise settings, dual L.E.D. lights to illuminate the work surface, and a quick-release cam lock system for convenient depth adjustments and base removal/installation. It has a plunge capacity of 0 to 1-3/8” with plunge base attached, and 0 to 1-9/16” with trimmer base attached (bases sold separately, plunge base included in XTR01T7 kit).
 
Accessories and Bases: Seamless Compatibility
The XTR01T7 kit includes a plunge base and straight guide, and additional bases and attachments are available (sold separately). For users of corded Makita Compact Routers models RT0700C and RT0701C, the accessories and bases used with these corded routers are fully compatible with the new cordless XTR01. In addition, the XTR01 easily connects to Makita vacuum cleaners with the optional dust nozzle for improved dust extraction.
 
Added Protection
The XTR01 and over 150 LXT® cordless solutions feature 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, over-discharging and overheating. Makita lithium-ion tools, batteries and chargers are backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
 
Specifications
 
Description
Collet
1/4”
1/4”
No load speed
(variable speed)
10,000 – 30,000 RPM”
10,000 – 30,000 RPM”
Brushless motor
Yes
Yes
Battery
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall length
5-1/4”
5-1/4”
Net weight
4.6 lbs.
(with battery)
4.6 lbs.
(with battery, sold separately)
Base
Fixed
Fixed
Variable speed
control dial
Yes
Yes
L.E.D. light
Yes
Yes
Constant speed control
Yes
Yes
Includes
Tool, (2) 18V LXT 5.0Ah batteries, (1) 18V LXT Rapid Optimum Charger, (2) Spanner Wrench, ¼” Collet, (1) Straight Guide, (1) Plunge Base, (1) Interlocking Tool Case
Tool, (2) Spanner Wrench, ¼” Collet, (1) Straight Guide
 
About Makita®
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, pneumatics and power equipment, 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. Call 800/4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Find Makita on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @makitatools 

Corded performance meets cordless convenience with the new XTR01.

The smooth rack-and-pinion fine depth adjustment system is engineered for more precise settings.

The XTR01 easily connects to Makita vacuum cleaners with the optional dust nozzle for improved dust extraction.

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