What do the model numbers for Makita mean?

Makita products do not have type numbers. Makita model numbers are usually to the right of the Makita logo. When Makita updates a product, they change the model number to reflect the change. When searching for Makita parts, the model number is the only number needed.

What’s the difference between Makita G series and LXT?

For a trades person the G-Series is a must avoid; the LXT range is far superior, more durable to deal with life on site, and thanks to the larger amp hours, much longer run times.

What is the top of the line Makita impact driver?

With its power and compact design, the Makita XDT16Z 18V Impact Driver is the best choice for those looking for an all-purpose impact driver.

What does LXT mean on Makita?


Makita’s Lithium-ion tools have proved market winners and now Makita’s expanded range offers a comprehensive, powerful and lightweight selection of professional tools to complete any job.

Is Makita owned by Milwaukee?

Q: Are Makita and Milwaukee the same company? No, they are not. The two are two different brands, one from America, while the other is of Japanese origin. Both companies nonetheless started as only electronic repair shops.

How can you tell if Makita tools are fake?

Some of the things to look for in detecting a counterfeit tool are poorly designed and affixed logo labels (possibly upside-down), noticeably light-gauge cords, and a distinct petroleum smell.

Is CXT compatible with LXT?

The DC18RE will charge 18V LXT® and 12V max CXT® slide-style batteries, and shares many of the same efficiency features of Makita’s groundbreaking LXT® charging system.

Are CXT and LXT batteries interchangeable?

No, the BL1021B 12V max CXT® Lithium-Ion 2.0Ah Battery is not compatible with Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion charger. Makita does offer a charger which is capable of charging both 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion and 12V max CXT® Lithium‑Ion chargers.

Does Xgt replace LXT?

Will Makita XGT replace the LXT Range? The answer is NO! Makita will continue to invest heavily in LXT, and there is a tremendous roadmap of new LXT products in the pipeline for trade users in all divisions.

Is Makita Xgt or LXT better?

The Makita XGT® battery is even more robust, impact and water resistant than the LXT® battery and, like the LXT® battery, the fast charger communicates with the battery during charging. Only the XGT® battery offers new functionalities that the LXT® batteries do not offer.

What is Makita XPT?

XPT™ Extreme Protection Technology
XPT™ is a series of integrated seals engineered to channel away dust and water for increased durability. Wherever the job takes you, Makita tools equipped with XPT™ are engineered for increased durability and longer tool life.

Is Makita discontinuing 18v?

No. The LXT range will continue to exist alongside the new GXT range, and as one of the most successful cordless platforms in the world, the 18v LXT range is sure to be developed and supported long into the future.

Is Makita owned by Bosch?

Independent Brands
Makita is one of few remaining power tool brands not owned by a larger corporation.

Are Makita tools made in China?

Makita Corporation (株式会社マキタ, kabushiki gaisha Makita) (TYO: 6586) is a Japanese manufacturer of power tools. Founded on March 21, 1915, it is based in Anjō, Japan and operates factories in Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Thailand and the United States.

Is Makita Japanese?

History/Makita Corporation. In 1958, Makita Corporation, which was founded in 1915 as an electric motor sales and repair company, became the first company in Japan to manufacture and sell electric planers.

Is Makita the best brand?

In general, Makita has a reputation for being a step up in quality compared to DeWalt with a higher price tag to go along with it. However, both brands are considered to be professional-level tools across the board.

Is Makita Made in USA?

Makita. Since 1985 Makita has produced products here in the U.S.A. at a facility just outside of Atlanta in Buford, Georgia.

Is Makita green or blue?

Every Makita tool is a distinctive blue/green colour (white models are also sold exclusively in America). Makita also manufacture affordable, entry-level trade tools. This is done through their Maktec (orange in colour) and M-Series (green in colour) brands.

What does Black Makita tools mean?

They are all Pro Tools. White are “compact”, Black are “sub-compact“, often come with smaller size battery to keep overall size smaller.

What is the green Makita?

The “Go Green” slogan symbolizes Makita’s commitment to continually providing new value as a comprehensive international supplier of tools.