Peep this New Makita 40V Max XGT Shear Wrench

Makita 40V Max XGT Shear Wrench on steel bar

Makita U.S.A. Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality professional tools, power equipment, and accessories, recently released this sweet 40V max XGT Shear Wrench (GTW01), which is an essential tool in steel building frames, cell phone towers, and bridges.

“This new XGT Cordless Shear Wrench is truly going to be a gamechanger in the industry. It gives the Steel Erector a cordless option that takes corded tools out of the jobsite,” Said Rufus Richardson, senior product manager for commercial products, Makita U.S.A., Inc. “The Shear Wrench offers up to 14% faster fastening speed than corded and is 3.5 lbs. lighter than our current LXT unit. Makita has kept their promise to take cords and gas cans off the jobsite and will continue to expand the XGT platform to continue that quest into the future.

More Power Than Corded

Makita 40V Max XGT Shear Wrench working hard

The 40V max XGT Shear Wrench (GTW01) is a cordless fastening solution engineered for up to 14% faster fastening than corded, with 593 ft-lbs of maximum fastening torque. It’s powered by one 40V Max XGT battery and an efficient brushless motor for maximum fastening performance without the cord.

Less Weight, More Productivity

The Shear Wrench delivers up to 250 M22 tightened torque control bolts per charge using one fully charged XGT 4.0Ah Battery (battery and charger included in the kit model). The improved design of the new GTW01 weighs up to 3.5 lbs. less than the previous LXT model.

The GTW01 features an electric brake which allows the tool to be repositioned faster for increased productivity. It features a bolt tip ejecting lever located by the power switch for easy tip disposal. The Shear Wrench also features a metal gear housing for increased durability.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include an L.E.D. battery charge indicator that alerts users of drained battery power, a shoulder strap hook for maximum portability, and a power switch with a trigger-lock button that helps prevent accidental start-ups. The GTW01 features an ergonomic “D-shaped” handle with a trigger power switch for increased comfort. The weight of the Shear Wrench is only 12.1 lbs. with a battery for reduced operator fatigue.

XGT: One System of Cordless Equipment and Tools

Makita 40V Max XGT Shear Wrench studio image

The new 40V max XGT Shear Wrench is part of Makita XGT, an expanding system of 40V max and 80V max cordless equipment and tools. XGT gives users one system, from core handheld tools like drills and impact drivers to equipment-grade products including high-capacity saws, rotary hammers, and power cutters — all powered by 40V max XGT batteries. The expanding XGT System will offer 125+ products in 2024.


40V max XGT® Shear Wrench Kit (4.0Ah)
Form Factor:  40V max XGT®
Blot Size Capacity (A325):5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″
Blot Size Capacity (A490):5/8″, 3/4″
No Load Speed:17 RPM
Maximum Torque:593 ft.lbs./804 N•m
Lock Off Switch:Yes
Electric Brake:Yes
Overall Length:10-5/8″
Net Weight:12.2 lbs.

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