Makita, a pioneer in cordless technology, has released the next generation of 12 volt with the 12V max CXT lithium-ion cordless tool series. Makita 12V max CXT features slide-style batteries so each tool’s handle is built with ergonomics in mind – not around the stem of a battery – for improved grip and comfort. Select models mark the first ever Makita brushless tools in the 12V category.

The launch lineup includes two driver-drills, a hammer driver-drill, impact driver, recipro saw, and 3 3/8-inch circular saw, as well as select two-piece combo kits. There is also a brushless driver-drill and brushless hammer driver-drill. All eight tools are powered by new 12V max CXT lithium-ion slide-style batteries with onboard LED charge level indicators. This initial launch will be followed by more 12V max CXT tools.

“These next generation 12-volt max cordless tools give users a more compact solution with more comfort and more capacity,” says Adam Livingston, senior product manager, cordless products. “The slide-style battery means superior ergonomics and comfort, and allows go-to tools like the impact driver and drills to stand up on their own for added convenience. And for the first time we’re offering brushless motor 12-volt tools, as well as 2 and 4 amp-hour batteries for increased runtime.”

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The new 12V max CXT tools are available in kits with 2.0 amp-hour batteries and charger. 12V max CXT tools are also available as “tool only” (batteries and charger sold separately), so it’s easy for users to expand their lineup. For extended runtime, a new 4.0Ah battery with onboard LED charge level indicator is also available (BL1041B, sold separately).

About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial-quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, 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 power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT Brushless lithium-ion, 18V compact lithium-ion, and 12V max lithium-ion. 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, call 800/462-5482 or go to

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