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Makita 12V Lithium-Ion Combo Kit LCT208W Preview

Makita just released its contribution to the 12V world with its 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit, model LCT208W. The new combo kit features a tiny but versatile new 3-3/8″ Circular Saw with a range of cutting capabilities, paired with a powerful and compact 3/8″ Driver-Drill. The new LCT208W is the first of what seems to be a growing line of 12V max cordless solutions that deliver pro power and pro speed in a fairly compact size.

Makita 12V Lithium-Ion Combo Kit LCT208W Preview

Makita just released its contribution to the 12V world with its Makita 12V Combo Kit LCT208W. The new combo kit features a tiny but versatile new 3-3/8″ Circular Saw with a range of cutting capabilities, paired with a powerful and cmpact 3/8″ Driver-Drill.


The new 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit gives the user two compact solutions for a range of drilling, driving and cutting applications. They’re engineered for service, maintenance, repair and remodeling projects, as well as woodworking. The new LCT208W is the first of what seems to be a growing line of 12V max cordless solutions that deliver pro power and pro speed in a fairly compact size.

12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-3/8″ Circular Saw (SH01W)

The 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-3/8″ Circular Saw delivers power and speed in a compact size. The saw has a no-load speed of 1,400 RPM with depth adjustment, a bevel capacity of 0-45 degrees, and a cutting capacity of 1″ (at 90 degrees) and 5/8″ (at 45 degrees). An integrated blower function keeps the line-of-cut clear for improved visibility, and the soft grip handle and compact design (only 3.3 lbs.) provides increased comfort while on the job.

Specifications

  • 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-3/8″ Circular Saw
  • Model number: SH01W
  • Blade Diameter: 3-3/8″
  • Arbor: 15 mm
  • Speed (no load): 1,400 RPM
  • Cutting Capacity: 1″ @90; 5/8″ @45
  • Battery: 12V max Lithium-Ion
  • Length: 11-3/4″
  • Weight (w/battery): 3.3 lbs

According to Makita, the new SH01W cuts 30% faster and delivers 20% more cuts per charge than previous models. It will make approximately 70 cuts of 1/2″ x 12″ plywood at 90 degrees on a single battery charge – that’s a ton of work. This is a powerful, versatile and compact saw for cutting a range of materials including plywood, MDF, pegboard, particleboard, melamine, drywall, and more. This tool seems like a perfect addition to any tool box.


The SH01W includes a 3-3/8″ 20T carbide-tipped blade for a range of cuts. It’s ideal for remodelers, woodworkers, and general contractors.

12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3/8″ Driver-Drill (FD02W)

The 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3/8″ Driver-Drill (FD02W) is engineered with a Makita-built motor that delivers 200 in.lbs. of maximum torque with two speed settings (0-350/0-1,300 RPM), variable speed, and 18 clutch stages for a range of drilling and driving applications. It has a keyless chuck for quick bit changes, an LED light to illuminate the drilling surface, and an ergonomic grip that fits like a glove for even pressure and easy control. This versatile and compact driver-drill delivers pro power and speed, yet weighs only 2.2 pounds. The tool is a respectable 7-7/16″ long, making it ideal for work in close quarters.

Specifications

  • 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3/8″ Driver-Drill
  • Model number: FD02W
  • Speed (no load): 0-350/1,300 RPM
  • Max Torque: 200 in-lbs.
  • Battery: 12V max Lithium-Ion
  • Length: 7-7/16″
  • Weight (w/battery): 2.2 lbs

The LCT208W Combo Kit is Makita’s first release in the 12V max Lithium-Ion platform, with more solutions on the way. The change to “12V max” is consistent with lithium-ion battery voltage ratings that have been adopted in the marketplace since Makita first launched 10.8V Lithium-Ion products in 2008. One nice thing is that Makita has engineered the new 12V max Lithium-Ion to be fully backwards compatible with Makita 10.8V Lithium-Ion cordless solutions already available, including driver-drills and accessories, as well as an impact driver and a vacuum.

The 12V max Lithium-Ion 2-Piece Combo Kit (LCT208W) seems ideally suited for service and maintenance professionals, repairmen, remodelers, woodworkers, cabinet installers, and any general contractor or do-it-yourselfer seeking compact cordless tools with pro power and speed.

The LCT208W includes the 12V max cordless 3-3/8 Circular Saw, 3/8″ Driver-Drill, an Energy Star qualified battery charger, and two 12V max Lithium-Ion batteries. The combo kit also includes a tool holster, 20T carbide-tipped blade, #2 double-ended Phillips bit, and a contractor bag.

For more information please visit www.makitatools.com.

About Makita

Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com.

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