Cordless Combo Kit utilizes LXT lithium-ion battery.

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Four-piece 18 V Cordless Combo Kit, Model LXT401 includes Model BHP451 560 lb-in. Hammer Driver-Drill, Model BSS610 6 ½ in. Circular Saw with built-in dust blower, Model BJR181 tool-less reciprocating saw, Model BML185 4-position adjustable flashlight, 45-min Optimum Charging System, and two 5.0 Ah Li-Ion batteries. Supported with 2 steel ball bearings, 4-pole motor generates energy every 90°. High impact LEDs operate independently from tool to illuminate work area.

Original Press Release:

The Future Of Cordless Is Now: Makita Expands Cordless LXT Lithium-ion Series

March 10, 2006 - La Mirada, Calif. - Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, is proud to announce the release of its new 4-Pc. 18V LXT Lithium-ion Combo Kit, model LXT401. The new Makita® 18V LXT Extreme Lithium-Ion Technology is a breakthrough in cordless technology with more power, less weight and better engineering utilizing LXT Lithium-ion battery technology.

Makita's 4-Pc. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit includes a 560 in.lbs. of maximum torque Hammer Driver-Drill, model BHP451; a lightweight with a built-in dust blower 6-1/2" Circular Saw, model BSS610; a totally "tool-less" Reciprocating Saw, model BJR181; a 4-position adjustable Flashlight, model BML185; an 45-minute Optimum Charging System charger; and (2) 3.0Ah Lithium-ion batteries.

Makita's new LXT Series has been designed specifically for Lithium-Ion technology with less weight in a more compact size. The 4-pole maximum torque motor delivers more efficient power in a compact size. Furthermore, energy is generated every 90º rather than 180º on the magnetic field and the motor is supported with two steel ball bearings for more durability. LXT is 40% less weight and more compact. The better fit ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure while adding more control. The LXT series also come equipped with built-in high impact L.E.D. lights that operate independently from the tool to illuminate the work area.

Makita LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries and Optimum Charging System produces 280% total lifetime work with 2x more battery cycles than professional Ni-Cd batteries. Makita's LXT Lithium-ion batteries provide the pro user with many benefits, such as, 1,400 battery life cycles, longer run time, weighs 40% less, 5x lower self-discharge to keep cells active and ready to use any time, a built-in memory chip to communicate with the Optimum Charger for more work, built-in shock absorbing features to protect the battery, sixteen firm holding contact terminals for constant high power, and work in conjunction with the Optimum Charger for maximum battery life.

The new 45-minute Optimum Charger communicates with the LXT battery throughout the charge cycle using the built-in memory chip in the battery and the built-in CPU chip in the charger to recognize the history and battery condition to select the optimal charging method. The optimal charging method uses Active 3 Controls for current control, thermal control and voltage control. The charger also has a built-in fan to cool the battery to produce more lifetime work.

Makita has better technology with a new smart Battery Diagnostic System that enables users to understand the battery condition to maximize battery life. This new system is ideal for large pro and industrial users with many batteries. This system is able to indicate how the battery was used and can optimally refresh each cell for more lifetime work, determine the battery life expectancy based on how many times the battery has been charged or gone through a cycle and can log each battery to keep a permanent record.

Makita LXT Lithium-Ion is also backed by Makita's new Three-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date.


Chuck (Metal) 1/2"
Steel 1/2"
Wood 2-9/16"
Masonry 5/8"
No Load Speed (RPM)
1st 0 - 300
2nd 0 - 600
3rd 0 - 1,700
Blows Per Minute (BPM)
1st 0 - 4,500
2nd 0 - 9,000
3rd 0 - 25,500
Max Torque (in.lbs.) 560
Watt Hours 54.0
Lithium-ion Battery 18V DC (3.0Ah)
Overall Length 9-7/8"
Net Weight (w/Battery) 4.9 lbs.

Max. Cutting Capacity
in Pipe 5-1/8"
in Wood (w/12" Blade) 10"
Length of Stroke 1-1/8"
Strokes per Minute 0 - 2,900 SPM
Watt Hours 54.0
Lithium-ion Battery 18V DC (3.0Ah)
Overall Length 19-5/8"
Net Weight 8.1 lbs.

Blade Diameter 6-1/2"
Arbor 5/8"
No Load Speed (RPM) 3,700
Max. Cutting Capacity
at 90°, 45°, 50° 2-1/4", 1-9/16", 1-7/16"
Watt Hours 54.0
Lithium-ion Battery 18V DC (3.0Ah)
Overall Length 13-5/8"
Net Weight 7.1 lbs.

Makita USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of over 400 professional, industrial quality power tools and has over 4,500 industrial accessories. Makita's LXT Lithium-Ion is backed by Makita's new three-year warranty and all other Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 25 factory service centers or by more than 1,000 authorized service centers nationwide. Makita USA, Inc.'s home office is located in La Mirada, California and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at

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