Product News: Portable Tools

Random Orbit Sander runs up to 40 minutes on single charge.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 27, 2012 - Operating from 18 V LXT® Lithium-Ion battery, Model LXOB01 features 5 in. abrasive disc and 3 speed settings of 7,000, 9,500, and 11,000 opm, which are changed with 1-touch electronic control switch. Cordless tool's 1/8 in. random orbit action is engineered for optimal sanding, material removal, and swirl-free finish. Weighing 3.6 lb with battery, sander includes through-the-pad dust collection system, dust-sealed switch, and oversized ball bearing construction.

Original Press Release

New Makita 18V LXT® Random Orbit Sander Delivers Corded Performance Without the Cord

Press release date: Sep 21, 2012

LXOB01 runs up to 40 minutes on a single charge, and is latest addition to expanding 18V LXT® line-up

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 expanded its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools with the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 5" Random Orbit Sander, model LXOB01.

Latest 18V LXT® Solution for Woodworkers
"With three speed settings, superior ergonomics and up to 40 minutes of run time on a single charge, the new LXOB01 delivers increased efficiency and mobility to woodworkers," said Joe Soto, Product Manager, Residential Construction and Woodworking. "The new LXOB01 is our latest cordless solution for woodworkers, and it's part of Makita's growing line-up of over fifty cordless tools powered by one fast-charging eighteen volt Lithium-Ion battery."

Corded Performance without the Cord
The new LXOB01 has three speed settings (7,000/9,500/11,000 OPM) that are easily changed with a one-touch electronic control switch. The large 1/8" random orbit action is engineered for efficient sanding, fast material removal, and a swirl-free finish. The pad brake reduces free-spin for improved overall finish, and a control system regulates pad speed at start-up. The LXOB01 will run up to 40 minutes at the low speed setting and up to 20 minutes on high speed on a single battery charge.

Additional features include an ergonomically-designed body and grip that weighs only 3.6 lbs. (with battery) for increased operator comfort. The efficient through-the-pad dust collection system helps provide a cleaner work surface. The dust-sealed switch and oversized sealed ball bearing construction are engineered for longer tool life. The LXOB01 uses quick-change 5" (8-hole) hook-and-loop abrasive paper for increased versatility.

Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The LXOB01 is the latest addition to Makita's 18V LXT® platform. As the leading innovator in cordless tools, Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005. Today there are over 50 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion 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.

Engineered for full range woodworking applications
The run time, versatility and superior ergonomics of the new LXOB01 make it ideal for carpenters, cabinet makers, furniture builders, refinishers, boat builders, auto detailers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class cordless random orbit sander.

Model LXOB01 LXOB01Z
Description 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 5" Random Orbit Sander Kit 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 5" Random Orbit Sander(tool only)
Pad Size: 4-7/8" 4-7/8"
No load speed: 7,000/9,500/11,000 OPM 7,000/9,500/11,000 OPM
Abrasive Disc Size: 5" 5"
Orbit diameter: 1/8" 1/8"
Battery 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
Overall Length 6-7/8" 6-7/8"
Net Weight 3.6 lbs.(with battery) 3.6 lbs.(with battery, sold separately)
Includes  Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Dust Bag, Tool Bag Tool only

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 (AVT®), 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 You can follow Makita at,, and 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.