Press Release Summary:
Powered by 18 V LXTÂ® Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah slide-style battery, XOC01Z employs 30,000 rpm motor and can perform, as tested, up to 100 cuts into Â½ in. drywall on one charge. Slide switch with lock-on and slim body design promote operator comfort, and on-board bit change capability eliminates need for wrench. Able to accept 1/8 and Â¼ in. bits, tool also features vent slots that direct air and debris away from operator as well as real-time condition monitoring/performance adaptation.
Original Press Release:
New Makita Cut-Out Tool Delivers the Power & Performance for Drywall Contractors to Unplug the Cord
New XOC01M with 4.0Ah battery delivers category-leading run time
La Mirada, CA — Makita® has released a new 18V cordless solution for drywall contractors with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cut-Out Tool (XOC01M). The XOC01M is powered by the Makita 18V 4.0Ah battery for longer run time and the fastest charge time in the category, and is engineered to deliver the power and performance of a corded cut-out tool — without the hassles of a cord.
Makita 18V LXT: No Limits
“Drywall contractors have high productivity standards, and the new 18V LXT® cut-out tool is a cordless solution that they’ve been waiting for,” said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Cordless Products, Makita USA. “The XOC01M is engineered to deliver the power and speed to get the job done faster, with run time that will let drywall contractors unplug the cord.”
The new XOC01M is part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which offers 80+ tools and is 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.
More Work on a Single Charge
The 18V LXT® Cut-Out Tool has the performance and run time to keep up with the high productivity standards of drywall contractors.
“In internal testing, the XOC01M made up to 100 cuts into 1/2” drywall on a single charge of the 18V 4.0Ah battery,” said Lopez. “That’s enough cutting for up to 100 single gang boxes, giving drywall contractors the performance that no other cordless cut-out tool in the industry can match.”
Speed, Convenience and Comfort
The XOC01M is powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers 30,000 RPM for fast drywall cutting. The slide switch with lock-on and slim body design are engineered for user comfort. It accepts both 1/8” and 1/4” bits, and for added convenience the on-board bit change capability eliminates the need for a wrench. The vent slots direct air and debris away from the operator.
Star Protection Computer Controls™
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XOC01M features 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, overdischarging 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.
New Cordless Solutions for Drywall Contractors
The XOC01M is part of new game-changing innovation for drywall contractors that also includes the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Drywall Screwdriver (XSF03M). Both tools are also available in a new 2-piece combo kit, model XT255M.
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless Cut-Out Tool Kit
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless Cut-Out Tool (tool only)
No Load Speed
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah
3.7 lbs. (with battery)
3.7 lbs. (with battery, sold separately)
Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Spanner Wrench, 2-1/8” Drywall Guide Point Bit, Contractor Tool Bag
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18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit
18V LXT® Drywall Screwdriver (XSF03Z, tool only), 18V LXT® Cut-Out Tool (XOC01Z, tool only), 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Bag
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Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to makitatools.com. Follow Makita: facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, youtube.com/makitapowertools, instagram.com/makitatools. The MAKITA TEAL COLOR is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.