New LXDT04 and LXPH01 feature more power and less weight than previous models
MARCH 14, 2012 - La Mirada, CA - Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its groundbreaking line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion tools which now includes over 50 cordless solutions. The new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver (LXDT04) and 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless ½" Hammer Driver-Drill (model LXPH01) are upgrades to market-leading models already at work on jobsites across the U.S. These new tools have been engineered with two key upgrades and distinguished by an updated teal trade dress.
"Makita continues to be the undisputed market leader in 18 volt Lithium-Ion," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita Product Manger, Cordless Tools. "We started the 18 volt Lithium-Ion revolution in 2005 and other power tool companies have been playing catch-up ever since. The upgrades to these two jobsite staples include more power and less weight than the previous models, and it's another example of our ongoing dedication to deliver best-in-class trade solutions for the pro user."
New 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver (LXDT04)
The new LXDT04 is engineered with a Makita-built, 4-pole motor with variable speed that delivers 1,420 in.lbs. of Max Torque, 0-3,200 impacts per minute, and 0-2,300 RPM for a wide range of fastening tasks. The LXDT04 also has an excellent power-to-weight ratio, with a more compact design (5-7/16" long) and less weight (only 3.3 lbs., with battery) than the previous model.
Consistent with all Makita impact tools, the proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism in the LXDT04 is manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.
Comfort and ease-of-use features include a ¼" hex "one-touch" chuck for quick bit changes, with no need to pull the sleeve for bit installation. It also has a built-in L.E.D. light with afterglow function that helps illuminate the work surface, and a tool belt clip that can attach to either side of the tool. The LXDT04 features a new rubberized grip, redesigned for improved comfort and ideal for anyone working a full day on the job site.
With its variable speed motor and 1,420 in. lbs. of Max Torque, the LXDT04 is engineered for a wide range of fastening applications and is ideal for HVAC, mechanical, electrical, fencing/decking pro contractors, steel stud framers, woodworkers, finish carpenters, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class industrial quality 18V Lithium-Ion cordless impact driver.
Model LXDT04 is a kit and includes two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, a 30-minute Rapid Optimum Charger, tool belt clip, and a tool case. The LXDT04Z includes the tool only.
New 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Hammer Driver-Drill (LXPH01)
The new LXPH01 is powered by a Makita-built 4-pole motor and delivers 480 in.lbs. of Max Torque, an increase over the previous model. The LXPH01 Hammer Driver-Drill has 16 clutch settings and a variable 2-speed all-metal transmission (0-400/0-1,500 RPM) to cover a wide range of applications, plus hammer and drill modes. The LXPH01 also has an excellent power-to-weight ratio, with a more compact design (8-1/8" long) and less weight (only 4.0 lbs., with battery) than the previous model.
Comfort and ease-of-use features include a ½" keyless chuck for quick and easy bit changes. It also has a built-in L.E.D. light with afterglow function that helps illuminate the work surface, and a tool belt clip that can attach to either side of the tool. The LXPH01 features a new rubberized grip, redesigned for improved comfort and ideal for anyone working a full day on the job site.
Model LXPH01 is a kit and includes the hammer driver-drill, two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, a 30-minute Rapid Optimum Charger, tool belt clip, and a tool case. Model LXPH01Z includes the tool only.
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The LXDT04 and LXPH01 are the latest additions to Makita's 18V LXT platform, with more solutions on the way. Makita is the leading innovator in cordless and LXT was the industry's first 18V Lithium-Ion line-up in 2005. Today there are over 50 Makita 18V Lithium-Ion tools powered by one battery. Makita's groundbreaking 18V Lithium-Ion platform features the ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, which will charge an 18V LXT battery in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime.
Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.
About Makita USA
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools 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 strength power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® 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(TM) (AVT(TM)), MM4 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), 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, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. 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. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.