Makita® has released a versatile new vacuum that offers both corded and cordless operation with the new 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Cordless/Corded 2.1 Gallon HEPA Filter Dry Vacuum, model XCV04Z (tool only). In cordless mode the XCV04Z is powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries, giving users the extended run-time of 36V but without leaving the 18V battery platform. It also meets the increasing demand for dust extraction with an efficient three-stage HEPA filtration system. In addition to the new XCV04Z, Makita offers ten 18V X2 LXT® (36V) tools powered by two 18V batteries including a dual slide compound miter saw, rotary hammer, circular saw, recipro saw, hedge trimmer, string trimmer, chain saw, two blowers, and a backpack HEPA vacuum. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XCV04Z features 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.