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Makita 40V and 80V XGT Tools and Technology

Makita deployed over 50 new cordless power tools in their 40V Max and 80V Max XGT System. The company tells us that Makita XGT technology specifically covers the top-end 15% of tools. Those are the tools that fall just outside the practical capabilities of 18V systems.

They also engineered these tools for durability, and we spotted some features designed to minimize damage and protect your tools. That includes reinforced outer casings and batteries that include a cell holder to create some space within the pack. It looks to aid in cooling but it also absorbs impact energy if the battery gets dropped.

The batteries on these new tools also include features that protect them against water and dust. All together, Makita XGT technology looks made for handling outside work in unpredictable weather or in wet conditions that often accompany pipework.

Makita XGT GWT01 40V impact wrench

New 40V Max XGT tools include, among other things, new SDS-Plus and SDS-Max rotary hammers, a 15-pound demo hammer, and three new circular saws.

One impressive mention included a 10-1/4″ circular saw which should make quick work of 4x4s.

GSR02 40V 10-in circular saw

They also announced a brushless reciprocating saw and a pending 8-1/2″ sliding miter saw.

Makita 40V cordless miter saw

We also see they released 5 angle grinders with two more on the way. 

Makita XGT GAG04 40V grinder

There’s more—so much more—4 new Makita 40V Max impact wrenches and drivers with a couple of mid-torque tools pending.

GWT01 40V Max impact wrench

Four drills and hammer drills plus an impact driver mean that Makita XGT technology also doesn’t force you to bring along LXT tools for handling basic tasks.

Plus a fan, radios, and LED lights… As we said, Makita plans to debut these new tools with 50 products and plans for a whole lot more.

80V Max (40V Max X2) Cordless Technology

Tackling the ultra-high power end of the spectrum, 40V Max X2 products use two batteries to operate at 80V Max. These tools include a 2″ SDS-Max rotary hammer and a 29lb demo hammer. And, apparently, that’s just the start of what Makita XGT technology can accomplish. We expect a lot of heavier-duty Makita 80V Max tools to hit the market over the next year.

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