New cordless power cutter from Makita

Published 9/3 at 15:19

The Makita XEC01PT1 18V X2 (36V) LXT brushless 228mm cordless power cutter has been designed to cut through metal and masonry.

It has a maximum cutting depth of 76.2mm and can cut through a standard residential concrete slab in a single pass. Besides concrete, it has the power to cut through I-beams, steel pipes, rebar, metal studs and much more. The main benefits of a cordless power cutter over a gas power cutter are said by the manufacturer to include no oil/gas mixing, no emissions, no pull starts, no engine maintenance, and a lighter weight. For users this means reduced operator fatigue, instant starts, cost savings, and the ability to use the power cutter indoors, in tight spaces and at high elevations. For rental businesses, this means lower maintenance and no engine failure due to improper fuel mixing.

For dust management, the XEC01 includes an integrated water delivery system for continuous water feed, with water flow being controlled with an adjustment knob. Added features include a belt-drive design for smoother operation with lower vibration. The XEC01 has a purpose built BL brushless motor, which eliminates carbon brushes and enables the motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life. The brushless motor delivers 6,600RPM.  ‘Active Feedback-sensing Technology’ (AFT) turns the motor off if rotation of the wheel is suddenly forced to stop. An electric brake stops the wheel in four seconds or less allowing for faster repositioning. It is also equipped with ‘Extreme Protection Technology’ (XPT) which is designed to improve a tool’s operation in harsh conditions by channelling water and dust from key internal components.

The new power cutter is part of Makita’s expanding 18V LXT System, said to be the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide style batteries. Makita 18V LXT lithium-ion batteries are also said to have the fastest charge times in their categories, resulting in more time working and less time sitting on the charger.

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