Makita has released a new cordless solution for metalworking with the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Cut-Off/Angle Grinder (XAG03M). The XAG03M is powered by the Makita 18V 4.0Ah battery for longer run time and a faster charge time, and is engineered to deliver the power and performance of a corded grinder — without the hassles of a cord.
The new XAG03M is part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which offers 80+ tools and is the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
Automatic Speed Change Technology for Optimum Performance
The new XAG03M features Automatic Speed Change Technology, which is engineered to adjust speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications for optimum performance, even under heavy load. In addition, the efficient BL Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. And since there are no carbon brushes, the BL Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life.
Engineered for Faster Grinding
The efficient Makita brushless motor delivers 8,500 RPM for faster grinding, with soft start to suppress start-up reaction for smooth start-ups and longer gear life. The spiral bevel gears are engineered for smoother rotations and a more efficient transfer of energy. For increased durability, the grinder is equipped with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), a protective seal inside the tool engineered for improved dust and moisture resistance by channeling debris away from the tool’s key internal components. The grinder is also equipped with wire mesh intake covers engineered to prevent debris from entering the motor.
Convenience features include a slide-switch with lock-on, a rubberized soft grip, and a three-stage LED gauge to indicate battery charge level. The XAG03M has superior balance and weighs only 5.5 lbs. with a compact and ergonomic design.
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XAG03M features Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
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