Makita has released the next generation of 12 volt with the 12V max CXT Lithium-Ion cordless tool series.

Makita 12V max CXT features slide-style batteries so each tool’s handle is built with ergonomics in mind—not around the stem of a battery—for improved grip and comfort, according to the company.

Select models mark the first ever Makita brushless tools in the 12V category. The launch line-up includes two driver-drills, a hammer driver-drill, impact driver, recipro saw, and 3-3/8-inch circular saw, as well as select two-piece combo kits. There is also a brushless driver-drill and brushless hammer driver-drill. All eight tools are powered by new 12V max CXT Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries with on-board L.E.D. charge level indicators.

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