Makita U.S.A., manufacturer of tools and accessories, has expanded its cordless woodworking solutions with the 18V LXT 1/3 Sheet Finishing Sander (model XOB03). The sander provides the power and performance of a corded version, but without the cord. It is powered by a brushless motor.
“Makita has a long history in the woodworking category, and today most of these legacy products have cut the cord,” said Wayne Hart, senior communications manager, Makita U.S.A. “This new finishing sander is the latest addition to our cordless woodworking solutions. For carpenters and woodworkers, it means more convenience and no more cord dragging behind.”
The 1/3 sheet finishing sander offers three-speed settings (4,000, 8,000, 12,000 OPM) with a one-touch control so the user can match the speed to the application. The motor and battery location is engineered to reduce flutter and help achieve an evenly finished surface.
Efficient Dust Management
The XOB03 has an efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment. The unit is equipped with auto-start wireless system (AWS). AWS utilizes Bluetooth technology for wireless power-on/power-off between the tool and an equipped 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 for battery-powered dust extractors and reduces continuous noise at the job or work site.
18V LXT System
The LXT 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.