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]
Makita cordless tools are engineered for industrial applications, and for added protection during the most demanding jobs Makita created STAR Protection Computer Controls™. STAR is communications technology that monitors conditions during use, allowing the tool and battery to exchange data to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. If STAR detects conditions that threaten to overload, overdischarge or overheat the tool or battery, the tool will automatically stop. At that time the user can either restart the tool, change or charge the battery, and put the tool back to work. When you slide a Makita 18V LXT® battery with the STAR symbol onto a Makita tool that has either the STAR symbol or a yellow terminal, you are benefitting from STAR Protection Computer Controls™.
Automatic Speed Change™ is technology that adjusts speed and torque for optimal performance, even in the most demanding applications. During operation, if the tool is put under heavy load, Automatically Speed Change™ detects the added demand and applies more torque and speed to finish the job. Makita cordless tools with Automatic Speed Change™ are engineered to deliver corded performance, without the cord.
Makita offers a portable cutting solution with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless 6-1/2" Compact Dual-Bevel Compound Miter Saw with Laser (tool only). The efficient BL™ Brushless Motor is engineered for up to 50% longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life with no brushes to replace. The XSL05Z combines performance and portability: it weighs only 14.6 lbs. with battery (sold separately), and is equipped with Automatic Speed Change™ technology which adjusts cutting speed and torque for optimum performance under load.
This compact cordless miter saw is engineered for cutting a variety of materials including wood and aluminum extrusion (aluminum blade and cutting lubricant sold separately). It is ideal for room-to-room applications including baseboard and ceiling trim.
It has a cutting capacity of Cutting capacity of 1-13/16" x 3-5/8" at 90° and 1-13/16" x 2-9/16" at 45°. It miters 0-52° left and right; bevels 0-46° left and right, with miter detents at: 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30° and 45° left and right. Added features include a built-in L.E.D. light, and a see-through blade guard system for greater visibility of blade and line of cut. It has a direct-drive gear system so there’s no belt to slip or replace.
It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion system, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries. 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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