makita Cut-Out Tool Cordless Power Tool Reviews

Makita XOC02 Cordless Cut-Out Tool


Makita Launches World’s First Cordless Cut-Out Tool with Wireless Dust Extraction

The Makita XOC02Z Cut-Out Tool improves upon the existing Makita XOC01Z, bringing a brushless motor and AWS wireless dust collection technology. Designed to cut through drywall, tile, wood, thin metal, and fiberglass, this tool is the first 18V cut-out tool with Makita AWS support. It lets you attach a compatible dust extractor for wireless activation. The new cut-out tool looks like an interesting choice for drywall installers, electricians, and plumbers who want longer run-time and a truly wireless jobsite.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Makita XOC02Z
  • Brushless motor delivers 32,000 rpm
  • Can cut up to two layers of 1/2″ drywall sheets
  • Accepts both 1/8″ and 1/4″ bits
  • AWS-capable tool
  • Tool-less depth adjustment
  • Twin LED lights, electric brake, slide switch with lock-on
  • Vent slots direct debris away from user
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: TBA

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Key Features

The brushless Makita 18V Cut-Out Tool cranks out 32,000 RPM. It claims enough power to easily drive through up to two layers of 1/2″ drywall. It can also accept both 1/8″ and 1/4″ bits.

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We expected all of that. The pleasant surprise—and the truly unique feature of the Makita Cut-Out Tool—definitely comes down to the AWS dust extraction. The tool comes AWS-capable, so it needs the optional Auto-Start Wireless Transmitter chip. With that in place, the XOC02Z can connect to a tool like the Makita AWS cordless dust extractor to keep the airborne dust to a minimum. This could really streamline your workflow since even a small dust extractor can typically keep up with small drywall cutout jobs.

The Makita XOC02Z also features a tool-less depth adjustment, twin LEDs for better visibility, an electric brake, and a slide witch that locks on for convenience. The vent slots look well-placed to direct air and debris away from you while cutting.

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Availability

The Makita XOC02Z 18V Cut-Out Tool should run around $195 for the bare tool. That’s a bit more than the XOC01Z which goes for around $139. The additional cost covers both the brushless motor technology (which should deliver more run-time) and the AWS wireless system. Look for it to include the Makita 3-year warranty.

Makita 18V Cut-Out Tool Specs

  • Model: Makita XOC02Z
  • Description: 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Cut-Out Tool, AWS Capable
  • Battery: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion
  • No-Load Speed: 32,000 RPM
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs w/ battery
  • Length: 12-1/4 in.
  • Includes: Tool, 1/8 in. collet cone, collet nut, spanner wrench, 1/8 in. drywall cut-out bit
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $195
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