Monday, August 01, 2022


High-capacity battery provides higher output power and longer run time for demanding applications

August 1, 2022, La Mirada, CA – Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high-quality professional tools, outdoor power equipment and accessories, is introducing the new 40V max XGT® 8.0Ah Battery (BL4080F), giving contractors higher output power for high-demand applications. It is fully compatible with all products in the expanding XGT® System, and is ideal for use with XGT® equipment and tools taking on high-demand applications including the new 80V max (40V X2) XGT® 14” Power Cutter (GEC01, sold separately).

XGT®: OneSystem of Cordless Equipment and Tools
It's part of XGT®, an expanding system of 40V and 80V max cordless equipment and tools. XGT® gives users one system, from core handheld tools like drills and impact drivers to equipment-grade products including high-capacity saws, rotary hammers, and power cutters – all powered by 40V max XGT® batteries. The new 8.0Ah Battery is a new addition to the expanding System, which will offer 100+ products in 2022.

“Makita is excited to announce that the next phase of XGT® battery technology is here!”, said Erick Cornejo, product marketing manager, drilling and fastening, Makita U.S.A., Inc.  “Last year Makita launched the XGT® Platform to reach the next level of power, and today we are introducing our new 40-volt max eight amp-hour battery. This new battery will give users the next level of run-time needed for higher output power tools and equipment.”


Longer Run Time
The new 8.0Ah Battery is engineered for higher output power, and delivers up to two-times longer run time than the 40V max XGT® 4.0Ah battery (BL4040).


For increased efficiency, it reaches a full charge in only 76 minutes or less on the XGT® Rapid Optimum Charger (DC40RA). The smart charging system includes built-in chips that allow communication between the battery and charger to control current, voltage and temperature. In addition, the XGT® Charger has two built-in fans that circulate air through the battery and circuit board during charging. These features deliver increased charging efficiency so XGT® batteries, including the 2.5Ah (BL4025), 4.0Ah (BL4040), 5.0Ah (BL4050F) and new 8.0Ah (BL4080F) spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.


Durability and Compatibility
XGT® batteries, including the new 8.0Ah battery, are engineered for added durability in harsh jobsite conditions. Batteries feature an advanced impact-resistant outer case, a shock-absorbing inner liner, an enhanced cooling system engineered to maximize battery life, and rigid rails with impact-resistant construction to secure the battery to the tool during high-demand applications. The XGT® battery system also features digital communication technology that communicates with the tool during use to actively monitor against overload, over-discharge, and overheating.


40V | 80V max XGT® System
XGT® is Makita’s 40V | 80V max system of cordless equipment and tools. XGT® outpowers, outsmarts, and outlasts the rest. Through Makita’s innovative engineering, the technology within XGT® will lead to creating the equipment and tools of the future. The 40V | 80V max XGT® system is engineered for high-demand applications and delivers higher-powered solutions. With 40V max and 80V max XGT® equipment and tools, pro contractors s can fully experience a battery-powered job site.


About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, power equipment, pneumatics, and cleaning solutions that offer 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.A. With over 50 years in the United States and over 100 years worldwide, Makita utilizes experience and expertise to manufacture best-in-class solutions. For more information about Makita U.S.A. call (800)4-MAKITA or visit Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools.

The new 40V max XGT® 8.0Ah Battery (BL4080F) provides higher output power and up to two-times longer run time than the XGT 4.0Ah battery (BL4040F).

The new 8.0Ah battery (BL4080F) is an ideal power source for XGT® cordless equipment and tools taking on high-demand applications, including the new 80V max (40V max X2) 14” Power Cutter (model GEC01, sold separately).



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