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Friday, February 24, 2012

The new LXWT01 is the latest addition to Makita's growing line-up of 50+ cordless tools powered by ONE 18V Lithium-Ion battery.

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MAKITA’S POWERFUL NEW 18V LXT IMPACT WRENCH IDEAL FOR ELECTRIC & TELEPHONE UTILITIES

High-torque impact wrench delivers 325 ft.lbs. of torque without the cord

La Mirada, Calif. – 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 cordless power tools with the release of a new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7/16" Hex High Torque Impact Wrench, model LXWT01. The new impact wrench packs 325 foot-pounds of torque created by 2,200 rotational impacts per minute, and is designed with features ideal for electric power and telephone utility companies.

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7/16" Hex High Torque Impact Wrench (LXWT01).

 

"We took our best-in-class 18 volt LXT high torque impact wrench and added features that power and phone utilities demand, including a 7/16" Hex Quick-Change Chuck and an oversize ring for added convenience," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita product manager, cordless tools. "The LXWT01 is another weapon in the Makita LXT arsenal of 50+ Tools that help utility companies ’cut the cord’ and move away from hydraulic tools."  
 
High-Torque Fastening Power, Without the Cord
The LXWT01 is a powerful and convenient substitute for air-powered and AC impact wrenches. The Makita-built 2-Pole Motor delivers a top no-load speed of 1,900 RPM and 2,200 IPM, with a full 325 foot-pounds of Max Torque for fast and efficient drilling and fastening into treated wood and utility poles. Consistent with all of Makita’s best-in-class impact tools, the proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism in the LXWT01 is manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.
 
The LXWT01 has an ergonomic grip and large rocker trigger switch for easier operation, and a single L.E.D. light to illuminate the work area. The design also features a jobsite-tested shock-absorbent handle to protect the battery housing for extra durability, and a quick-change 7/16" hex chuck allows for fast bit changes. At 10-3/4" long and 7.8 pounds, the LXWT01 provides superior balance and control.
 
The LXWT01 is designed with features for electrical and phone utility workers who spend a big portion of the day working with 7/16" hydraulic impact wrenches. Much like the current hydraulic 7/16" impact wrenches, the Makita LXWT01 provides the contractor with the speed and power they need to drill and fasten into treated wood telephone poles without rotational torque.  
 
"Makita has been the market leader in cordless impact products since their US release in 1988," said Haughawout. "The LXWT01 is the latest in a long line of Makita impact products built with best-in-class engineering." 
 
Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
The new LXWT01 is powered by Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery and the ENERGY STAR qualified Makita Rapid Optimum Charger. Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers 3X more cycles, and the Rapid Optimum Charger will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in only 30 minutes for less downtime on the jobsite.
 
Model LXWT01 is a kit that includes the tool, two 18 volt LXT Lithium-Ion batteries (3.0Ah), one Rapid Optimum Charger, tool belt hook, and contractor bag. Model LXWT01Z includes the tool only.
 
Specifications
 
LXWT01
LXWT01Z
Capacity (hex shank)
7/16"
7/16"
No Load Speed (RPM)
1,900
1,900
Impacts/Min (IPM)
2,200
2,200
Max Torque
325 ft.lbs.
325 ft.lbs.
Battery
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall Length
10-3/4""
10-3/4""
Net Weight (lbs. with battery)
7.8
7.8
Includes
Tool, 2 ea. LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, tool belt hook, contractor bag
Tool only
 
 
About Makita U.S.A.
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™), 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.
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