Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Makita Invites Attendees to Experience a Cordless Job Site at World of Concrete 2019

January 22, 2019, La Mirada, CA - Makita® U.S.A., Inc., the innovation leader in power tools, showcases a cordless job site this week at World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Trade show attendees are invited to experience the advantages of taking on a full range of concrete applications without the hassles and expense of power cords.

The Cordless Job Site

A cordless job site is no longer a vision, but reality. From formwork to drilling and surfacing, Makita offers the essential tools for concrete contractors. A cordless job site improves a user’s work environment and enhances the work experience.

Makita has over 100 years of engineering legacy and a continual drive to innovate. The knowledge and experience gained has led to an expanding range of cordless tools for users on the job site. With over 200 cordless solutions, including woodworking, metalworking, landscaping, and concrete, essential tasks can be performed utilizing the world's largest 18V lithium-ion battery tool system. 

The Technology that Drives a Cordless Job Site
Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion System

Users will experience new levels of convenience, efficiency, and productivity with Makita’s 18V LXT system. With high amp-hour batteries, efficient brushed and brushless motors, and 18V LXT technology, Makita 18V LXT tools are engineered to meet and exceed the performance of corded counterparts. The LXT Advantage is about utilizing a single cordless platform powered by the industry's fastest-charging 18V lithium-ion batteries.

Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS™)

Makita's Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS™) uses Bluetooth® technology for wireless power-on and power-off communication between the equipped tool and dust extractor. Once connected via AWS™, the dust extractor will automatically power on or off when the cordless tool starts or stops, running only when the cordless tool is in use. This extends the battery run time of the dust extractor, increasing productivity on a single charge, reduces wasted time reconnecting the hose, and lowers noise at the job or work site.

Dust Management

Makita also provides the options users need to build an OSHA compliant system. With more cordless and corded solutions to reduce concrete silica dust on the job site, Makita has an expanding dust extraction system with vacuums, accessories and attachments for use in concrete drilling, breaking, surfacing and cutting applications. Makita has an expanding system of cordless dust extraction solutions, including fully OSHA silica dust compliant backpack and canister vacuums that are battery operated. Find an OSHA compliant system at makitatools.com/dust-management

Tools and Accessories of a Cordless Job Site

With over 200 cordless tools in Makita’s expanding 18V LXT system, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries, Makita has essential applications covered. Below is a sampling of the Makita LXT system on display and demonstration at World of Concrete:

  • 18V LXT Brushless Rebar Tying Tool (XRT01): Two-mode operation provides single or continuous wire tie actuation for efficient tying. Users will get up to 5,300 ties of #3 x #3 diameter rebar using an 18V 5.0Ah battery.
  • 18V LXT Brushless Threaded Rod Cutter (XCS03):  An efficient solution for spark-free cutting engineered to make clean, burr-free cuts. Ideal for overhead cutting of installed threaded rod. 
  • 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 11/8" AVT® Rotary Hammer (XRH10): Powered by two 18V LXT batteries and technology, the XRH10 delivers up to 140 ½” x 2-3/8” holes per charge when using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah batteries.
  • 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 11/16" AVT® Rotary Hammer (XRH12): A cordless concrete solution that’s loaded with advanced engineering for maximum efficiency and convenient dust extraction.
  • 18V LXT Brushless 4-1/2" / 5” Paddle Switch Cut-Off/Angle Grinder with Electric Brake and AWS™ (XAG21) and 18V LXT Brushless 4-1/2" / 5” Cut-Off/Angle Grinder with Electric Brake and AWS™ (XAG17): Ideal for grinding and cutting a wide range of materials including tile, concrete, pipe, conduit, and more.
  • 18V LXT Brushless Cordless High Torque Sq. Drive Impact Wrenches with a Friction Ring Anvil (XWT07 and XWT08): Offers unmatched fastening performance into concrete.
  • 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Quick-Shift Mode 4-Speed Impact Driver (XDT16): Experience high speed in a compact size with a 4-Speed power selector button under the chuck for convenience. The XDT16 is the most compact impact driver in the 18V category. (Available February 2019)
  • 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless 14" Cut-Off Saw (XWL01): The world’s first cordless 14” cut-off saw is powered by two 18V batteries for maximum cordless performance. A large spark guard captures and deflects debris away from the surrounding area.
  • 18V LXT Metal Cutting Saws, with Electric Brake and Chip Collector (XSC03, XSC04): Two new saws for cutting a range of metal material, with a transparent chip collector to capture debris while cutting. Available in 5-3/8” (2” capacity, model XCS03) and 5-7/8” (2-1/4" capacity, model XSC04).
  • 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless Rear Handle 7-1/4” Circular Saw (XSR01): The world’s first cordless 7-1/4” rear handle circular saw is ideal for formwork, especially for users who prefer blade-left saws.
  • 18V X2 LXT® LithiumIon (36V) Brushless Cordless 71/4” Circular Saw (XSH06): Powered by two LXT batteries, the XSH06 delivers crosscuts with speed, power, and run time. The XSH06 is a powerful cordless option for users of blade-right saws.
Dust Management
  • 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless 1/2 Gallon HEPA Filter Backpack Dry Dust Extractor, AWS Capable (XCV10ZX):  A new clean-up solution that eliminates extension cords that trail corded backpack vacuums. It’s also a portable dust extraction solution for contractors. Points of difference over the current backpack vacuum include AWS-capability, more suction power (64 CFM) and more water lift (44”).
Experience the cordless job site at World of Concrete. To learn more about Makita’s cordless tools and the LXT system, visit www.makitatools.com/lxtadvantage
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 

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Pair the 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 1-1/8" AVT Rotary Hammer (XRH10PTW) with Dust Extractor Attachment with HEPA Filter Cleaning Mechanism (DX08) for OSHA Table 1 compliant on-board dust extraction.

Get up to 5,300 ties of #3 x #3 diameter rebar with the 18V LXT Brushless Rebar Tying Tool (XRT01).

The 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless 1/2 Gallon HEPA Filter Backpack Dry Dust Extractor (XCV10ZX) is a portable solution for contractors.



  • Wayne Hart
  • Sr. Communications Manager
  • Makita U.S.A., Inc.
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