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For Media Inquiries Contact Wayne Hart, Communications Manager Email: whart@makitausa.com Phone: (714)522-8088, x4410 Fax: (714)522-8194 For Consumer Inquiries Contact: Phone: (800)4-MAKITA Website: www.makitatools.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/makitatoolspage Twitter: www.twitter.com/makitatools You Tube www.youtube.com/makitapowertools

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    MAKITA’S POWERFUL NEW 18V LXT IMPACT WRENCH

    ENGINEERED FOR ELECTRIC AND TELEPHONE UTILITY COMPANIES

    High-torque impact wrench delivers 325 ft.lbs. of torque without the cord

MARCH 9, 2012 - La Mirada, Calif. Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced

    power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its groundbreaking line-up of cordless power tools with the release of a new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7/16” Hex High Torque Impact Wrench, model LXWT01. The new impact wrench packs 325

    foot-pounds of torque created by 2,200 rotational impacts per minute, and is designed with features ideal for electric power and telephone utility companies.

    “We took our best-in-class 18 volt LXT high torque impact wrench and added features that power and phone utilities demand, including a 7/16" Hex Quick-Change Chuck and an oversize ring for added convenience,” said Ethan Haughawout, Makita product manager, cordless tools. “The LXWT01 is another weapon in the Makita LXT arsenal of 50+ Tools that help utility companies cut the cord and

    move away from hydraulic tools."

    High-Torque Fastening Power, Without the Cord

    The LXWT01 is a powerful and convenient substitute for air-powered and AC impact wrenches. The Makita-built 2-Pole Motor delivers a top no-load speed of 1,900 RPM and 2,200 IPM, with a full 325 foot-pounds of Max Torque for fast and efficient drilling and fastening into treated wood and utility poles. Consistent with all of Makita‟s best-in-class impact tools, the proprietary hammer and anvil impact

    mechanism in the LXWT01 is manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.

    The LXWT01 has an ergonomic grip and large rocker trigger switch for easier operation, and a single L.E.D. light to illuminate the work area. The design also features a jobsite-tested shock-absorbent handle to protect the battery housing for extra durability, and a quick-change 7/16” hex chuck allows for fast bit

    changes. At 10-3/4” long and 7.8 pounds, the LXWT01 provides superior balance and control.

    The LXWT01 is designed with features for electrical and phone utility workers who spend a big portion of the day working with 7/16" hydraulic impact wrenches. Much like the current hydraulic 7/16" impact wrenches, the Makita LXWT01 provides the contractor with the speed and power they need to drill and fasten into treated wood telephone poles without rotational torque.

    “Makita has been the market leader in cordless impact products since their US release in 1988,” said Haughawout. “The LXWT01 is the latest in a long line of Makita impact products built with best-in-class

    engineering.”

    Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

    The new LXWT01 is powered by Makita‟s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery and the ENERGY STAR qualified

    Makita Rapid Optimum Charger. Makita‟s 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers 3X more cycles, and the Rapid

    Optimum Charger will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in only 30 minutes for less downtime on the jobsite.

    Model LXWT01 is a kit that includes the tool, two 18 volt LXT Lithium-Ion batteries (3.0Ah), one Rapid Optimum Charger, tool belt hook, and contractor bag. Model LXWT01Z includes the tool only.

    Specifications

    LXWT01 LXWT01Z

    Capacity (hex shank) 7/16” 7/16”

    No Load Speed (RPM) 1,900 1,900

    Impacts/Min (IPM) 2,200 2,200

    Max Torque 325 ft.lbs. 325 ft.lbs.

    Battery 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 18V LXT Lithium-Ion

    Overall Length 10-3/4”” 10-3/4””

    Net Weight (lbs. with battery) 7.8 7.8

    Tool, 2 ea. LXT Lithium-Ion

    Batteries, Rapid Optimum Includes Tool only Charger, tool belt hook,

    contractor bag

    Warranty

    Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita‟s 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective

    materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.

    About Makita U.S.A.

    Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita‟s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT? Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion?, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology? (AVT?), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS)

    grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

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