How long does it take for a Makita battery to charge during its initial charging?
Makita recommends simply charging a brand new battery to a full charge before using it. The charge time for the batteries are as follows:
1.5ah = 15 mins, 2.0ah = 20 mins, 3.0ah = 30 mins, 4.0ah = 40 mins, 5.0ah = 45 mins, 6.0ah = 60 mins.
What are the amp hours of Makita batteries?
We offer a range of options including: 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 ah.
Is the battery interchangeable among all Makita battery products?
The LXT® 18V battery is compatible with all our LXT® solutions that have Star Protection Comuter Controls ™ , This line up has 150+ solutions.
Can I overcharge a battery?
No, Makita chargers are designed so that they will not overcharge a Lithium-Ion battery. For example, the Makita Rapid Optimum Charger (DC18RC) communicates with Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries to detect its charge level. Upon reaching a full charge, the charger goes into a maintenance mode and actively monitors the battery’s charge level to keep it fully charged.
What do the lights mean on my charger?
You can find the description in the Owner Manual of DC18RC.
- Flashing Green Light – Ready to charge
- Solid red light – Charging (Battery is below 80% charge)
- Solid red and green light – Charging (Battery is above 80% charge)
- Solid green light – Charging complete
- Flashing red light – Delay in charging (Battery is cooling or the battery is too cold to charge)
- Flashing red and green light – Defective battery
- Flashing yellow light – Cooling abnormality
- Solid yellow light – Conditioning
How can I obtain Parts Breakdown for my tool?
You can obtain the tool’s part’s breakdown by going to Products-Spare Parts menu at the top of the site. You may then select/search the desired tools you want. PDF files of Parts Breakdown can be downloaded here.
How do I find my nearest Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Center?
Find your closest FSC or ASC by choosing the “Dealears & Service” section at the top of the page and then choose Service Centers on Category filter. You can input your area/zip code to find an FSC/ASC in your area.
Where can I get my tool fixed?
Check our Service section for the nearest Makita Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Center.
What is SJS?
SJS is a massive advance in power, safety and durability.
The design gives maximum transfer of power and torque, while minimizing the wear and tear that happens with older technology. Plus it disengages under extreme loads, protecting the user and the machine.
…and it’s only inside Makita high powered angle grinders.
- SJS is an advanced drive system, based on a coil spring which wraps around the internal drive spindle.
- On start-up, the coil tightens around the spindle to produce smooth, direct and highly efficient drive from the motor to the grinder disc.
- If the grinder ‘grabs’ or overloads the motor, the SJS is instantly disengaged by the reversed force and the drive spindle rotates freely.
The Super Joint System (SJS) delivers the optimum power and torque to the grinder disc, so you get top performance.
SJS means greater durability. The way SJS engages means the motor and gears are protected from shock at start-up or if the grinder grabs.
The SJS drive system is based on a coil spring which engages more gradually at start-up – and instantly disengages if the grinder grabs.
How does 18V x2 work?
Two 18V Li-ion batteries can be directly installed on the machine to supply energy to the powerful 36V DC motor drive system.
The 36v DC motor delivers more power and run time without leaving the 18v Lithium-ion platform.
The compatible batteries are:
When different capacity batteries are used together (eg, 1.5Ah BL1815N and 3.0Ah BL1830), or a fully charged battery and part charged battery, the machine stops when the battery with lesser capacity is empty.
Makita’s twin 18v machines deliver more power and runtime without leaving the 18v Lithium-ion platform
2x 18v Batteries will power the 36v DC motor.
When different capacity batteries are used together (for example, 4.0Ah BL1840 and 3.0Ah BL1830, or fully charged BL1830 and 70% charged BL1830), the machine stops when the battery with less capacity is empty.
What is CXT?
Makita’s new Compact Extreme Technology introduces the powerful 10.8v slide batteries coming in 1.5Ah, 2.0Ah and 4.0aH.
Multi-contact slide batteries with high capacity cells.
Makita’s ‘CXT’ range of 10.8V tools featuring a new slide battery as an addition to their current 10.8v tools featuring the cluster style batteries. The new 10.8V Lithium-Ion slide battery, similar to the market leading 18V Li-Ion battery used in the heavier tool range, has multi-contact terminals to ensure stable contact even under extreme work vibration conditions. The slide battery fits easily into the tools and new chargers and has the same high level of structural strength as well as having built-in protection to prevent overload or over discharging.
Small and versatile:
- Battery LED fuel gauge indicator
- Higher battery capacity
- Individual cell monitoring
- Protection circuitry
- Low temperature performance
The tools are supplied with 2.0Ah batteries with a 4.0Ah version available as an optional accessory purchase. These new slide batteries have protection overload circuitry, will operate down to -20°C and have a 4-stage LED fuel gauge indicator. Complete tools are delivered with the standard DC10WC charger whilst from the accessory range the DC10SA charger has a fan cooling system that cuts charging time to just 30 minutes for the 2.0Ah battery. The new 10.8V slide battery is fitted to the latest ‘CXT’ range of tools which includes a Combi Drill, Drill Driver, Impact Driver, Reciprocating Saw and 85mm Circular Saw.
The latest 10.8V slide battery range will continue the expansion of this sector of the Makita range where the power and maneuverability of these precision tools has seen sales grow continuously since 2012, with thousands of the current 2-piece drill and impact driver kits already being sold annually.
What is MM4?
Makita proven 4-Stroke engines offer: High performance, compact and light weight design, clean exhaust emissions, low running cost, easy maintenance and low noise advantages compared with equivalent size of 2-Stroke Engines.
High performance, compact and lightweight design
Makita 4-Stroke Engines deliver high torque and horsepower. Max. Torque and horsepower of Makita 4-Stroke Engine are almost the same as those of an equivalent 2-Stroke engine.
Additionally, by employing a unique lubrication system, it has obtained the smallest in class exterior physical dimensions among the 4-Stroke Engines available in the market today. And it is also lightest in class in weight by using magnesium alloy for diecast clutch case.
Compared with the conventional 4-Stroke Engines, Makita 4-Stroke Engine produces approximately 20 to 30% more power thanks to its high combustion efficiency and new developments such as compact spark plug.
Patented Unique Lubrication System enables the use of 4-Stroke Engine in Semi Multi-position. Employing this system enables the use of 24.5cc and 33.5cc Brushcutters on any slope such as ditch slopes, river banks or mountain woods.
The natural pressure changes in the crankcase caused by the piston movement in the cylinder are harnessed to pump the oil throughout the engine. Oil is pumped from a reservoir in the base of the engine through a network of one-way valves for reliable lubrication and long service life without the need to keep the engine level.
Clean exhaust emissions
Compared with an equivalent 2-Stroke Engine, exhaust emission is drastically reduced to comply with strict regulations in the world, including CARB Tier 3 (California, USA), EPA Phase 2 (USA) and EU Stage 2 (Europe).
Makita 4-Stroke Engines use unleaded petrol. The operator can, therefore, skip the following preparation and maintenance required when using 2-stroke or 4-mix engines that run on gas/oil mixture:
- Mixing gasoline and oil before operation
- Removing fuel from tank after operation, then sweeping dust from oil filling port
Low running cost
From our comparison test between Makita 24.5cc 4-Stroke Petrol Brushcutter and an equivalent 2-Stroke Petrol Brushcutter, the superiority of Makita 4-Stroke Engine over 2-Stroke Engine in its class has been proved both in fuel consumption and total cost.
Low noise level allows operation without disturbing others even in quiet places such as parks or residential areas.
What is DXT?
Deep and Exact Cutting Technology: 3-Stage reduction gear unit and Movable rear blade guard provide larger capacities of cutting Crown moulding and Baseboard (Skirting board).
Double Sliding Mechanism
By using 4 short steel poles instead of the usual 2 long poles, a DXT Mitre Saw is vibration free and has improved portability.
Double Sliding Guide Fence
Upper and lower sections slide independently for added convenience; Each upper fence slides outwards for a bevel cut and each lower fence slides inwards to allow a more secure hold on smaller workpieces.
Quick and Accurate Mitre Lock
Mitre angle can be locked/unlocked simply by turning the knob 90 degrees.
What is AWS?
Makita’s 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™, your dust extractor will automatically power on or off when your cordless tool starts or stops, running only when your cordless tool is in use. For added convenience, you can link up to 10 AWS™ tools to one AWS™ dust extractor / vacuum.
Using our cordless LXT® dust extractor with a cordless LXT® tool means no more grounding issues, no re-plugging the cord, and reduced trip hazards.
Increases Productivity and Convenience
Intelligent Bluetooth® communication using dust extractor only while tool is in use extends battery run time of the dust extractor, increasing productivity on a single charge. Also, by connecting up to 10 AWS™ tools at a time, just reconnect the dust hose when switching between power tools and reduce time wasted on manually powering multiple tools on and off.
Reduces Excessive Noise
The AWS™ dust extractor / vacuum runs only while the AWS™ power tool is in use, reducing continuous noise at the job or work site.
What is BLM?
For almost 10 years, Makita have been working with brushless motors. Since their introduction in our production tool range, brushless has proven invaluable thanks to the benefits of both longer life and greater power.
2x Longer Runtime
The Makita Brushless motor is precision engineered to be up to 50% more efficient than a comparative model. This means a fully charged 18v lithium-ion battery will last almost twice as long as a product running on a standard motor.
Makita Brushless tools bring with them greater productivity, as not only do they last longer but they charge faster, thanks to the power of lithium-ion and it’s unique 22 minute charge time from empty.
Power of Lithium-ion
Of course, since the Makita Brushless range runs off the Lithium-ion system, a single battery can be used on over 50+ tools and products. Purchasing one of our Cordless Impact Drivers could either be a welcome edition, or the start of a burgeoning collection of Makita tools in your arsenal.
Less Friction, More Torque
Without brushes in place to apply friction a Brushless motor can produce a greater measure of torque per weight. With more torque at your disposal less power is required for day to day use, adding to the motors efficiency and extending the products overall lifetime as maintenance becomes less of an issue.
We’re confident that a Makita Brushless can hold it’s own against similar products with little to no problems. The benefits of a longer lifetime and greater power are hard to ignore.
What is AVT?
AVT® (Anti-Vibration Technology) is Makita’s exclusive counterbalance system that reduces vibration up to 3-times less than competitive models.