New Makita Cordless Hammer Drill, Orbital Sander & LED Light Show Up On The Makita Website

New Makita Cordless Hammer Drill, Orbital Sander & LED Light Show Up On The Makita Website
Chris   August 29, 2012  
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New Makita Cordless Hammer Drill, Orbital Sander & LED Light Show Up On The Makita Website

The Makita LXT 18V Cordless line continues to grow with some surprising additions to their website. The new tools include a next generation LXT hammer drill, next gen LED work light that can handle more jobsite abuse, and a surprising new cordless random orbital sander.

LXPH03 Hammer Drill

The BHP454 has been Makita's top dog hammer drill for a while now, but it roots are based on a design that is many years old. Makita has come out with newer drills since the BHP454 but none have come close to its power. It looks like the Makita LXPH03 is the hammer drill that will finally replace the popular BHP454 and it has some impressive stats. Though the drill is not brushless, it is listed as having 750 in. lbs of torque, which is even more than the new Milwaukee Brushless. I guess Makita doesn't need Brushless technology to make a better tool.

LXPH03 Specs

  • Mechanical 2-speed transmission (0-400 & 0-2,000 RPM)
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) engineered for dust and water resistant reliability for operations in various harsh climates
  • All metal gears and aluminum gear housing for maximum jobsite durability
  • Dual L.E.D. lights with afterglow enhanced illumination of work area
  • Compact design at only 8-7/8" long and weighs only 5.1 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control

LXLM04 L.E.D. Flashlight

Makita also has made some welcomed improvements to their LED flashlight in the new LXLM04. The most notable improvement is to the 12 position head which is now made out of aluminum to offer increased durability. The new LXLM04 boasts up to 13 hours of continuous run time on a single charge and outputs 200 lumens of light. A metal hook has also been provided and allows the light to be used over head.

LXOB01 5-Inch Random Orbital Sander

The surprising new tool is the Makita LXOB01 Cordless Random Orbital Sander. Even though it is cordless and requires an on-board battery, it looks surprisingly compact. There are three speed settings to choose from, 7000, 9500 and 11000 OPM with the lowest speed delivering a runtime up to 40 minutes and the high speed delivering up to 20 minutes.

LXOB01 Specs

  • One-touch electronic speed control switch provides fast, medium and low settings
  • Pad brake engineered for reduced free-spin and improved overall finish
  • Large 1/8 random orbit action engineered for fast sanding and swirl-free finish
  • Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
  • Dust-sealed switch and bearing for longer tool life
  • Oversized sealed-ball bearing construction for longer tool life
I have no info yet on prices or release dates for these tools but I will keep an eye out


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