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Makita Takes Cordless Beyond Limits With Launch of XGT System

Makita  U.S.  A., Inc.  is expanding its leadership in cordless innovation with the launch of the 40V max and 80V max XGT® System, a new standalone cordless system of equipment and tools. The XGT System delivers over fifty higher-powered cordless product solutions to applications dominated by cords, gas, and air.

The XGT System will offer two power ranges: 40V max, and 80V max products achieved by pairing two 40V max XGT Batteries together. By staying within the user-preferred 18V battery form factor, yet expanding the technical capabilities, an XGT Battery can reportedly power everything from equipment to a handheld drill.

  • Outpower: the XGT System utilizes advanced brushless motor engineering with a higher volume of copper windings and highest-quality rare earth magnets for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The Makita-built brushless motors are equipped with sophisticated electronics that enable more precision settings and power. Select XGT equipment and tools can reportedly deliver up to two-times faster application speeds when compared to a similar corded counterpart;
  • Outsmart: XGT is a smart system with digital technology that enables communication between the tool and battery during use, as well as the charger and battery during charging. Digital communication within the XGT System optimizes performance to provide up to two-times longer sustained power under heavy-load applications, and actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge, and overheating. XGT Batteries can reach a full charge in as little as 28 minutes; and
  • Outlast: XGT tools and batteries are engineered for durability with features to minimize damage and protect the user’s investment. The batteries feature an impact-absorbing structure with a durable outer casing and cell holder that creates space within the pack to absorb impact if the battery is dropped. The battery has a triple-layer and enhanced terminal structure engineered to protect against exposure to water and dust. XGT Equipment and Tools feature Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™), a series of integrated seals inside the tool for added protection against dust and moisture.

Makita is launching a range of high-powered equipment and tools, including demolition hammers, rotary hammers, miter saws, circular and reciprocating saws, angle grinders, impact driver and wrenches, drills, lighting and more.

For users interested in operating two platforms, the XGT Charger with Adapter (ADP10, sold separately) will charge both XGT and LXT Batteries. The XGT System is shipping for distribution in April. The XGT System will proceed with quarterly launches thereafter.

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