Makita 18V LXT cordless compact band saw

Makita released a new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw, model XBP01.

Makita compact band sawIt’s the latest addition to Makita’s expanding 18V LXT Series, the world’s largest 18V lithium-ion cordless tool line-up with over 70 tools powered by one 18V LXT battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

The new 18V Band Saw has a compact size and weighs only 7.5 lbs., which is up to 25% less weight than top competitors in the 18V category. In addition, the XBP01 has a cover over the blade (outside the cutting area), which meets ANSI Standard 60745-2-20 and qualifies the saw as suitable for appropriate one-handed operation.

"The blade wheel cover enables appropriate one-handed use, and this is a big point of difference in the 18 volt band saw category," said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Cordless Tools. "With the category-leading weight and blade speed, the XBP01 ideal for overhead cutting applications so it’s a real solution for electricians, mechanical contractors and plumbers."