Makita Press Releases  


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Makita's new 14" Power Cutter is engineered for professional concrete cutting applications. (Diamond blade optional.)

Makita's latest additions to its line of premium diamond blades are engineered to last longer and deliver smooth, consistent cuts.

The new EK7301 can be used with a garden hose, gravity tank or pressure tank (sold separately) for wet cutting.


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA



Makita also adds three new premium diamond blades to extensive line-up of concrete solutions

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 released a new 14" Power Cutter, model EK7301. Makita also released three new diamond blades, part of the optimum diamond blade line-up engineered to cut faster, last longer and finish smoother. They are the latest additions to Makita’s extensive range of concrete solutions.

Makita 14" Power Cutter (model EK7301)


"In the concrete cutting category, our new EK7301 gas power cutter is engineered to meet the demand for convenience and performance," said Adam Livingston, Product Manager, Commercial Products. "This tool has many innovative features over our previous models including faster starting, more power, and improved fuel economy."
Improved Performance
The new EK7301 has a 4.5 (73 cc) engine with 5.1 HP (maximum horsepower) and a no load speed of 9,350 RPM to take on the most demanding applications. The ignition coil with start-support function stores electrical power with each pull for easier start-ups. It’s engineered for reduced flooding with a carburetor that includes improved deco-valve and metering spring for precise fuel regulation at start up. The EK7301 also features more efficient fuel consumption with an SLR muffler that recycles unburned fuel vapor for reduced scavenging-losses and 15% improved consumption."
Ease-of-Use Features
In addition to the power and performance, the EK7301 has a range of ease-of-use features. The starter grip and decompression valve are located on the same side for faster starting, while the on-off-choke operating switch is on a single lever for operator convenience. The cushioned operator grips with four vibration-absorption rubber buffers are designed for increased operator comfort. The large volume exhaust is ported to direct debris away from operator, while aluminum guard and wheel pressure plates are designed to reduce weight. The cutting arm position easily changes from center position to flush (outboard) position, allowing cuts directly adjacent to curb edges, walls or directly above the ground.
Additional ease-of-use features include a five-stage foam-paper-nylon system with advance directional air flow that provides cleaner air for better saw performance and easy filter cleaning and replacement.
The power, performance and ease-of-use features of the EK7301 make it a best-in-class 14" power cutter for a range of professional concrete cutting applications and is ideal for landscapers, road construction crews, railroad crews, rescue crews, general steel contractors, masons, and welders.
The EK7301 includes the tool, universal displacement, torx key, screwdriver, and adaptor ring. A Makita Dolly & Gravity Feed Tank (model DT2000, available separately) can be used with a garden hose, gravity tank or pressure tank.  

    Displacement (
    Max power (HP)
    No Load RPM
    Fuel mixture
    Fuel tank capacity (oz)
    Max spindle speed
    Wheel diameter
Dry Weight
22 lbs.
Tool, universal displacement, torx
key, screwdriver, adaptor ring

New Diamond Blades
Makita has also added to its line-up of Optimum Diamond Blades:
  • 4-1/2" Continuous Rim Blade (part no. A-95065)
  • 7" Continuous Rim Blade (part no. A-95087)
  • 10" Segmented Rim Blade (part no. T-01747)
All Makita diamond blades offer clear points of difference in both diamond quality and in the bonding process.
"Makita offers a better blade because we use higher grade synthetic diamonds that are like-size," said Livingston. "Higher-grade, like-size diamonds last longer and deliver smoother cuts than irregularly-shaped diamonds with an uneven surface. And Makita diamond blades utilize the highest-quality bonding process where pre-heated segments are laser-welded to ground steel blanks at 1,200 degrees. The result is a longer-lasting blade that delivers smooth, consistent cuts."
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.


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