Makita has released another cordless metalworking solution with the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 4-1/2” Paddle Switch Cut-Off/Angle Grinder, model XAG06M. The efficient brushless motor and the exclusive Automatic Speed Change Technology delivers corded grinding performance, allowing contractors to unplug the cord. It’s powered by the efficient 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery for longer run time and the industry’s fastest charge time. The new XAG06M is part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which offers 100+ tools and is the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. “Makita is a pioneer in brushless motor technology in cordless tools and the leader in the category,” said Adam Livingston, Makita USA Senior Product Manager, Cordless Products. “The XAG06M is engineered to deliver the power and performance of a corded grinder, without the hassles of a cord. With the recently-released XAG03M with slide-switch, Makita now offers contractors two best-in-class cordless solutions in brushless grinders.” The new XAG06M features Automatic Speed Change Technology, which is engineered to adjust speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications for optimum performance, even under heavy load.