Already Jobsite PROVEN With nearly ten years on the job, Makita is the innovation leader in brushless motor technology. In 2003, Makita delivered BL™ Brushless Motor tools first for the exacting standards of defense, aerospace and assembly operations. In 2009, Makita brought BL™ Motor tools to contractors with the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor 3-Speed Impact Driver. Makita continues to expand the BL™ Motor line-up with more tools that deliver longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. And they’re all powered by Makita’s groundbreaking 18V LXT battery, the industry’s first 18V Lithium-Ion battery and jobsite-proven since 2005.