Makita unveiled 40 new tools at the recent STAFDA event in Phoenix, AZ. One of the many new tools to join this cordless roster is the Makita 18V X2 LXT 7-Inch Grinder. Available with a paddle switch and a brushless motor, this new cordless grinder has all the features to help you get the job done right, but also to keep you OSHA-compliant while doing it.
Makita 18V X2 LXT 7-Inch Grinder Features
- Brushless motor
- Active Feedback-sensing Technology (AFT) turns off the motor if the wheel suddenly stops
- Electric brake
- Auto-start Wireless System (AWS)
- Dust extraction surfacing shroud
- Automatic Speed Change technology adjusts speed and torque during operation
- Soft start
- Anti-restart protection
- Vibration absorbing back handle
What’s The Big Deal?
Since the brand released their AWS technology to help with cordless dust extraction on the jobsite, they’ve steadily been introducing tools to work with the system. The Makita 18V X2 LXT 7-Inch Grinder will connect to your Makita dust extractor via Bluetooth, signaling to the dust extractor when to power itself on and off. With the Dust Extraction Surfacing Shroud (sold separately) in place, you can grind and cut away while staying out of dutch with OSHA.
In addition to that, the Makita 18V X2 LXT 7-Inch Grinder also features a brushless motor, an electric brake, a soft start feature, and vibration control. For added safety, Makita also includes two more features to keep you injury-free. The Active Feedback-sensing Technology immediately turns off the motor if the tool senses the wheel bind up. Also, this grinder includes anti-restart protection, which keeps the motor from firing up when the battery is inserted when the switch is locked on.
Makita 18V X2 LXT 7-Inch Grinder Specs
- Model Number: XAG22ZU1
- Wheel Diameter: 7″
- Switch Type: Rear trigger handle
- AWS: Yes
- Electric Brake: Yes
- Battery: 2X 18V LXT Lithium-Ion
- Variable Speed: No
- No Load Speed: 7,800 RPM
- Overall Length: 19-5/8″
- Spindle Thread: 5/8″ – 11 UNC
- Net Weight with Battery: 11.4 lbs
- Max Cutting Depth: 1-7/8″
- Lock-On Switch: No
- Lock-Off Switch: Yes
For more information on the Makita 18V X2 LXT 7-Inch Grinder, check Makita’s website here.
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