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11/30/2012

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New Makita LXT Brushless Rotary Hammer Combines Cordless Concrete Drilling & Dust Containment

New Makita LXT Brushless Rotary Hammer Combines Cordless Concrete Drilling & Dust Containment

LXRH01 has 1" capacity and is the first 18V brushless rotary hammer with a vacuum attachment

La Mirada, CA - Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has expanded its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools with the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless 1" SDS-PLUS Rotary Hammer with HEPA Dust Xtraction Vacuum Attachment, model LXRH011.
 
    
Makita LXT Brushless
The LXRH011 is engineered with Makita LXT Brushless Motor Technology, optimized to deliver up to 50% longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. LXT Brushless tools are part of Makita's 18V LXT Series, with 50+ cordless tools powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.
 
A Game-Changing Cordless Rotary Hammer
The release of the new LXRH011 Rotary Hammer sets new standards in the cordless tool category with a number of milestones, including:

    First 1" capacity 18V cordless rotary hammer
    First 18V brushless rotary hammer with a built-on vacuum attachment
    Offers the same drilling capacity as the leading competitor's 36V rotary hammers, but with up to 2.5 lbs. less weight
    Fastest, most convenient material disposal in its class
    Greatest material holding capacity in its class

"Users are demanding more performance from cordless rotary hammers and the need for concrete dust containment is becoming more and more prevalent on the jobsites," said Adam Livingston, Makita Product Manager, Commercial Products. "By introducing the first brushless 1" max capacity eighteen volt rotary hammer with a built-on HEPA vacuum attachment, Makita has once again set a new standard and delivered the total solution."
 
Efficient BL˙ Brushless Motor Delivers Speed, Power, and Run Time
The new LXRH011 has an efficient BL˙ Brushless Motor with variable speed that delivers 0-950 RPM, 4,700 BPM, and 2.0 Joules with up to 50% longer run time than current Makita 18V LXT rotary hammers. The efficiency of the BL˙ Brushless Motor allowed Makita engineers to power both the tool and the separate vacuum motor with a single 18V (not 36V) Lithium-Ion battery. The separate vacuum motor also increases suction efficiency without sacrificing the performance of the rotary hammer. The result is a powerful and efficient rotary hammer with vacuum attachment that delivers the same drilling capacity as the leading competitors' 36V rotary hammers, but with up to 2.5 lbs. less weight.
 
HEPA Vacuum System
The HEPA Dust Xtraction Vacuum Attachment is trigger-activated for user convenience. The rubber suction gasket is engineered to provide consistent contact with the work surface, where the dust is channeled to the clear dust container with HEPA filter, which captures 99.95% of dust particles (size .3 microns). An added feature is a 2-second delay on the vacuum motor: After the trigger is released, the 2-second extended suction collects remnant dust and particles as the bit is being pulled out of the work surface, making the LXRH011 ideal for overhead drilling.
 
The high capacity dust container is clear and provides an accurate level indicator of collected material. The container also has the largest material holding capacity in its class with faster and more convenient disposal of material than leading competitor models for less downtime. The vacuum attachment has a quick release and can be easily detached from the rotary hammer when not needed.
 
Additional ease-of-use and efficiency features include 3-mode operation (rotation only, hammering with rotation and hammer only), a large 2-finger trigger for more convenience and greater comfort, and a depth adjustment guide for increased drilling depth accuracy.
 
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The LXRH011 is the latest addition to Makita's 18V LXT platform. As the leading innovator in cordless tools, Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005. Today there are over 50 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery. Makita's groundbreaking 18V Lithium-Ion platform features the ENERGY STAR® qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, which will charge an 18V LXT battery in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime.
 
Makita BL˙ Brushless Motor Technology
Makita is the innovation leader in brushless motor technology. In 2003, Makita created brushless tools for assembly work in the defense and aerospace industries. In 2009 Makita delivered an 18V LXT Brushless Motor Impact Driver for contractors. Makita's 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 full range of trades
The combination of 1" SDS-PLUS capacity and dust extraction with an efficient BL˙ Brushless Motor and the fast charging 18V battery makes the LXRH011 ideal for a full range of commercial concrete applications. For more on the LXRH011, go here.

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