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Makita has recently launched a new line of 40V Max XGT cordless power tools. Well, what about their 18V lineup?
Makita USA has said that that “more 18V products are on the way.” Here’s a look at one of them, as well as a list of other new Makita 18V cordless power tools that are on their USA launch roadmap.
Looking at the Japanese model, DCW180, there are (2) 18V battery slots, for extra runtime. When powered by 2x 6.0Ah batteries and with the cooler set to 5°C (~41°F), you should get up to 17 hours of runtime.
It also has a built-in USB charging port.
The digital control panel has 5 different cooling temperature presets (-18°C to 10°C), and 2 heating presets (55°C, 60°C).
The cooler/warner has a 20 liter capacity, which can fit up to 30 cans or 15 water bottles (600mL). There’s a bottle opener mounted to the front.
A large carrying handle and wheels make for easy transport. The cooler/warmer also ships with shoulder strap (at least internationally).
International models also have automotive and AC power adapters.
Basically, it’s a cordless battery-powered beverage cooler and food warmer – or at least that’s how it’s described.
5°C (41°F) is close to refrigeration temperature standards, and 60°C (140°F) is close to Australian food reheating standards. I would presume that if the warming temperature is desired to meet health department standards, the settings could potentially change depending on sales region.
The cooler/warmer is rated to IPX4 waterproof standards to resist splashing water.
Makita Cooler/Warmer Runtime Specs
- -18°C (-0.4°F): 5 hours
- 5°C (°41F): 17 hours
- 60°C (140°F): 5 hours
This is with 2x Makita 18V 6.0Ah batteries.
We know this is said to be coming to the USA, but there’s no timetable as of yet.
More Makita 18V Tools Coming Soon
- Grease gun
- Angle drill
- Multi-tool with Bosch/Fein Starlock Max interface (subcompact)
- Polisher (subcompact drill form factor)
- Cooler/Warmer (discussed here)
- Pole hedge trimmer
- Tower lights (both resemble current Milwaukee M18 models)
Which of these new Makita 18V cordless tools or accessories are you looking forward to.