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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

MAKITA RELEASES NEW 18V LXT BRUSHLESS CORDLESS PLANER

The 18V LXT® Brushless Cordless 3-1/4” Planer is AWS-capable and delivers 15,000 RPM for fast stock removal.

June 16, 2020, La Mirada, CA – Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high-quality professional tools and accessories, introduced the new 18V LXT® Brushless Cordless 3-1/4” Planer, AWS Capable, Tool Only (XPK02Z). The XPK02Z is engineered for door and window installers, finish carpenters, deck installers, remodelers, and general contractors seeking a brushless cordless planer.
 
The planer delivers 15,000 RPM for fast stock removal. It will plane up to 3-1/4” wide and 1/8” deep in a single pass. A Makita-built brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life. A 2-blade cutter head and double-edge carbide blades provide added performance and a smooth finish.
 
Other features include a spring-loaded stand to elevate the base and protect the blades and work piece and a click-depth adjustment knob has an easy-to-read scale with settings from 0” to 7/64” for precise depth adjustment. In addition, the precision-machined aluminum base is engineered for increased planning accuracy and offers three chamfering groove options. Chip ejection can be directed to either side of the tool for convenience. The blade setting system is engineered for fast blade installation, with an electric brake for maximum productivity.
 
18V LXT System
Makita® LXT Cordless System, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries, takes a user from power tools to outdoor power equipment to get the job done. Makita 18V LXT Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.   
 
Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS)
Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) uses Bluetooth® technology for wireless power-on and power-off communication between the equipped tool and dust extractor. Once connected via AWS, the AWS-equipped dust extractor will automatically power on or off when the AWS-equipped cordless tool starts or stops, running only when the tool is in use. This increases productivity on a single charge and reduces continuous noise at the job or work site.
 
AWS is activated with an AWS Wireless Transmitter (198901-5, sold separately). 
 
Star Protection Computer Controls
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created 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, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
 
Specifications
Model
XPK02Z
Description
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3-1/4” Planer, AWS Capable, Tool Only
Planing Width
3-1/4”
Planing Depth
1/8”
No Load Speed (max)
12,000 RPM
Overall Length
13-1/8”
Battery
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
Net Weight (with Battery)
6.5 lbs. (battery sold separately)
Includes
Tool
 
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, pneumatics and power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S.A. With 50 years in the United States and over 100 years worldwide, Makita utilizes experience and expertise to manufacture best-in-class solutions. For more information about Makita U.S.A. call (800)4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools
 
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The XPK02 will plane up to 3-1/4” wide and 1/8” deep in a single pass, ideal for finish carpenters, deck installers, door and window installers, and general contractors.

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