Posted November 6, 2019

Makita U.S.A. adds to 18V lineup

Makita U.S.A. announced two new cordless rivet tools, a new cordless/corded work light and a brushless cordless string trimmer.

Makita XVR01T
Makita cordless worklight
Makita cordless string trimmer

The 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Rivet Tools (XVR01 and XVR02)  provide power, speed, and convenience to the application.

The XVR01 installs rivets up to 3/16 inches and features a 25mm stroke that sets most rivets in one stroke. The XVR02 installs rivets up to 1/4-inch and features a 30 mm stroke that sets most rivets in one stroke.

Both rivet tools are capable of pulling aluminum, steel and stainless steel rivets. The BL Brushless Motor delivers 10 kN of pulling force on the XVR01 and 20 kN of pulling force on the XVR02.

The tools hold the rivet in place allowing the user to operate in any orientation. A transparent mandrel catch container provides convenient viewing of the container level. Ergonomically designed handles provide increased comfort and reduced operator fatigue. A built-in L.E.D. light illuminates the work area.

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless/Corded Work Light
The new L.E.D. work light offers battery (sold separately) or corded operation for optimal versatility to get the job done.

With a 6.0Ah 18V LXT Battery, the work light provides up to 13 hours of illumination on low setting and 3 hours on high setting. 3-mode operation delivers 3,000 lumens on high, 1,500 lumens on medium, and 750 on low.

The work light features an efficient L.E.D. light, which effectively illuminates a work area without the high heat of produced from a halogen light. Adjustment knobs enable the user to direct the flood light to the desired angle. Its dust and water-resistant construction (IP65 rated) allows operation in harsh job site conditions.

18V LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (XRU12)
Ideal for precision trimming and edging, this new cordless string trimmer expands Makita’s cordless outdoor power equipment offering.

This new cordless string trimmer features a split shaft design. The lower shaft and trimmer head detaches from the upper shaft, creating a more compact size for convenient storage and transportation.

The XRU12 can deliver up to 80 minutes of run time with one 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Battery. Its exclusive Makita-built outer rotor brushless motor direct-drive system provides high power and increased torque. With a 12-inch cutting swath, the XRU12 offers increased productivity.

18V LXT System
Makita LXT Cordless System, which Makita calls the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries, takes a user from power tools to outdoor power equipment to get the job done. Makita 18V LXT Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.