Makita has released another cordless metalworking solution with the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 4-1/2-in. Paddle Switch Cut-Off/Angle Grinder, model XAG06M. The efficient brushless motor and the exclusive Automatic Speed Change Technology delivers corded grinding performance, allowing contractors to unplug the cord. It’s powered by the efficient 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery for longer run time and the industry’s fastest charge time.
The new XAG06M is part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which offers 100+ 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.
The Leader in Brushless Technology
“Makita is a pioneer in brushless motor technology in cordless tools and the leader in the category,” said Adam Livingston, Makita USA Senior Product Manager, Cordless Products. “The XAG06M is engineered to deliver the power and performance of a corded grinder, without the hassles of a cord. With the recently-released XAG03M with slide-switch, Makita now offers contractors two best-in-class cordless solutions in brushless grinders.”
Automatic Speed Change Technology for Optimum Performance
The new XAG06M 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 large flush-mount paddle switch, a rubberized soft grip, and a 3-stage L.E.D. gauge to indicate battery charge level. The XAG06M has superior balance and weighs only 5.6 lbs. with a compact and ergonomic design.
Star Protection Computer Controls
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XAG06M 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.