Tool users who unplug the cord with Makita 18V LXT® experience new levels of convenience, efficiency and productivity. Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool category in 2005, and today it is the world’s largest 18V cordless tool line-up. Makita’s leading technology gives tool users unmatched performance and breadth of line, with innovation in motor and battery technology that is obliterating industry standards – and leaving old thinking behind. With high amp-hour batteries, efficient brushed and brushless motors, and 36V (18V X2) LXT® technology, Makita 18V LXT® tools not only meet corded demands, they can exceed the performance of corded, all while remaining in a single cordless platform powered by the industry's fastest-charging 18V lithium-ion batteries. [Learn More]
If you use Makita cordless tools, batteries are a major part of your tool budget. If you are concerned about battery theft, Sync Lock™ is for you. Makita Sync Lock™ is a theft-deterrent system that creates a strong incentive for your workers not to take batteries off the job site. Sync Lock™ disables operation and charging of Makita 18 LXT® batteries by programming a lock-out schedule which can be preset by day, time and calendar. After your initial investment in the hardware, there is no cost. Simply purchase the Sync Lock™ Battery Terminal and set up the software (included) on a computer or laptop – that's all you need to start using Sync Lock™. There is no added cost for Makita batteries compatible with Sync Lock™, as all Makita batteries with L.E.D. charge-level indicators are ready to use with Sync Lock™. Sync Lock™ works with Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 2.0Ah, 3.0Ah, 4.0Ah, 5.0Ah and 6.0Ah batteries equipped with L.E.D. charge-level indicators. The following battery model numbers are compatible: BL1802B, BL1830B, BL1840B, BL1850B, BL1860B.
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