Makita® has created a new class in cordless tools with the release of 18V LXT® Sub-Compact Brushless. The new 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless includes the most compact and lightest weight tools in the 18V category, giving contractors the size and handling of a 12-volt tool with the performance, power and compatibility of 18 volt. When NiCD and NiMH batteries dominated cordless tools, Makita dumped old battery technology and created the world’s first 18-volt lithium-ion system with 18V slide batteries. Makita soon followed with the 18V Compact category, giving contractors superior power-to-weight ratios, less bulk, and the industry’s fastest charge time. Makita also created brushless motor technology for power tools to deliver longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. Recently Makita delivered maximum power and run time with 18V X2 LXT and the industry’s first tools powered by two 18V batteries.