LA MIRADA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Makita® has created a new class in cordless tools with the release of 18V LXT® Sub-Compact Brushless. The new 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless are the most compact and lightest weight tools in the 18V category, giving contractors the size and handling of a 12-volt tool with the performance, power and compatibility of 18 volt.
The Latest in a Series of Cordless Milestones "When nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride batteries dominated cordless tools in 2005, Makita dumped this old battery technology and created the world's first lithium-ion tool system with 18-volt slide batteries," said Wayne Hart, Communications Manager, Makita USA. "Makita followed up with the first 18-volt Compact category, brushless motor technology for power tools, and 18V X2 LXT, the industry's first tools powered by two 18-volt batteries. With the new 18V LXT Sub-Compact, Makita has created another new class in cordless with the most compact and lightest weight tools in the category - and they carry a new black trade dress to mark this new innovation and to distinguish them from similarly-sized Makita 12-volt tools." It's all part of Makita's expanding 18V LXT system. With over 150 solutions, LXT is the world's largest cordless tool system powered by 18-volt lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Do More with Less in One Battery Platform The new 18V Sub-Compact driver-drill and impact driver are a welcome solution to contractors managing both 12-volt and 18-volt battery platforms, or for anyone seeking less bulk and weight in cordless tools for drilling, driving and fastening.