Company: Makita U.S.A.
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Makita's New 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit Provides More Torque with 18V Power and 12V Weight
U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and
accessories, is proud to announce the release of its new 18V LXT
Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver, model BTD141. This powerful impact
driver delivers more work (1,330 in. lbs. of max. torque) yet weighs
just 3.4 lbs. The BTD141 is another example of Makita’s commitment to
innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.
BTD140, our previous 18 volt Lithium-Ion cordless impact driver, became
the industry standard,” said Brad Wheeler, Makita product manager.
“With the new BTD141 we’ve added more power and made it easier to use
with a “one-touch” chuck, yet we kept the weight and the price the
same. The BTD141 will become the new industry standard.”
Makita built, 4-pole maximum torque motor with variable speed delivers
1,330 in. lbs. of torque, 3,200 impacts per minute, and 2,300 RPM for a
wide range of fastening tasks. The BTD141 also has an excellent
power-to-weight ratio, with a more compact design (5-3/4” long) and
less weight (just 3.4 lbs., with battery).
The BTD141 is
equipped with a “one-touch” chuck. With no need to pull the sleeve for
bit installation, this new chuck provides faster, easier bit changes.
It also has a built-in L.E.D. light that helps illuminate the work
surface. Ergonomically-shaped for comfort, this impact driver is
essential for anyone working a full day on the job site.
to their versatility, impact drivers are gaining broader acceptance for
a wide range of fastening tasks. The BTD141 impact driver is perfect
for fastening screws, tightening down lag bolts, and drilling holes.
For woodworkers, plumbers, HVAC, automotive mechanics, and many more,
the BTD141 is capable of an assortment of applications.
BTD141 is powered by Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
and Rapid Optimum Charging System, a breakthrough in cordless
technology producing 430% total lifetime work with two-and-a-half times
more battery cycles than the traditional Ni-Cd batteries. The Rapid
Optimum Charger helps reduce downtime on the job site, charging a
Makita 3.0 Ah Lithium-Ion battery in just 30 minutes.
Model BTD141 is a kit that includes two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion (3.0 Ah) batteries, 30-minute Rapid Optimum Charger, and a case.
Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
its introduction on October 3, 2005, Makita’s LXT Series featuring 18V
Lithium-Ion Battery Technology has been providing the professional
end-user with more work solutions. The 18V Lithium-Ion battery is a
breakthrough in cordless with more power, less weight and better
engineering, and Makita is proud to be the first to bring it to
jobsites across America.
"Makita did not just design a longer
run time battery; we designed a complete tool solution to redefine the
way pro users work,” said Ken Hefley, senior vice president marketing,
Makita USA. “The LXT solution is all muscle and no fat, with 18 volt
power at 12 volt weight. LXT allows the pro user to work longer with a
better engineered tool solution."
Makita's new LXT Series has
been designed specifically for Lithium-Ion battery technology with less
weight in a more compact size. LXT is 40% less weight and more compact.
The ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure while adding
more control. The LXT series is also equipped with built-in L.E.D.
lights that operate independently from the tool to illuminate the work
Makita LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries and Optimum Charging
System produce 430% total lifetime work with two-and-a-half times more
battery cycles than the traditional Ni-Cd batteries. Makita's LXT
Lithium-Ion batteries provide the pro user with many benefits,
including 1,400 battery life cycles, longer run time, 40% less weight,
five-times lower self-discharge to keep cells active and ready to use
any time, a built-in memory chip to communicate with the Optimum
Charger for more work, built-in shock absorbing features to protect the
battery, and sixteen firm-holding contact terminals for constant high
power. The battery works in conjunction with the Optimum Charger during
the charging process for a more efficient charge and maximum battery
The new 30-minute Rapid Optimum Charger communicates
with the LXT battery throughout the charge cycle using the built-in
memory chip in the battery and the built-in CPU chip in the charger to
recognize the history and battery condition to select the optimal
charging method. The optimal charging method uses Active 3 Controls for
current control, thermal control and voltage control. The charger also
has a built-in fan to cool the battery to produce more lifetime work.
has better technology with a new smart Battery Diagnostic System (sold
separately) that enables users to understand the battery condition to
maximize battery life. This new system is ideal for large pro and
industrial users with many batteries. This system is able to indicate
how the battery was used and can optimally refresh each cell for more
lifetime work, determine the battery life expectancy based on how many
times the battery has been charged or gone through a cycle and can log
each battery to keep a permanent record.
LXT Lithium-Ion is backed by Makita’s new Three-Year Warranty which
covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three
years from the purchase date.
For more information, call 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at www.makitatools.com.
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