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Makita introduces sub-compact line

Makita announced it created a new class in cordless tools with the release of its 18-volt LXT sub-compact brushless line.

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The new line includes the most compact and lightest weight tools in the 18-volt category, giving contractors the size and handling of a 12-volt tool with the performance, power and compatibility of 18 volt, according to the company.

“Research on commercial and residential job sites showed us that many contractors own both 12-volt and 18-volt tools, and if a job requires the power of a 12-volt tool then they’ll definitely reach for the most compact tool first,” senior product manager Carlos Quintana said in a statement. “18-volt LXT sub-compact brushless tools give contractors the compact size of a 12-volt tool while remaining in the 18-volt battery platform, and they deliver the performance to cover most applications on the job site. The expansive breadth-of-line of the Makita LXT System means an 18-volt battery from any LXT tool will power the 18-volt sub-compact driver/drill and impact driver.”

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