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 18V X2 LXT® (36V) 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]
The Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 18 Gauge Straight Shear (model XSJ01T) combines high speed, compact size and less weight. The XSJ01T has a Makita-built 4-pole motor for faster cutting, yet it weighs just 5.3 lbs. (with battery) for better control in cutting steel and stainless steel sheet metal. The tough double-cut shear design handles up to 18 gauge mild steel and 20 gauge stainless steel for straight or scribe cuts without deforming the material, and the swivel shear head rotates 360 degrees for increased cutting options. The kit includes two 18V LXT® 5.0Ah batteries, and each reach a full charge in only 45 minutes.
It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, 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.
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created 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. 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.
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