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MAKITA EXPANDS 18V LXT SUB-COMPACT CLASS WITH NEW 11/16” ROTARY HAMMER

Makita is expanding the new class in cordless tools with the 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless 11/16-inch Rotary Hammer (accepts SDS-PLUS bits). The new XRH06RB gives contractors a compact rotary hammer with the size and handling of a 12-volt tool, but with the run time and compatibility of 18 volt. It is ideal for working in tight spaces and overhead applications.

It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V LXT system. With over 150 solutions, LXT is the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18-volt lithium-ion slide-style batteries.
Do More with Less in One Battery Platform

The new 18V LXT Sub-Compact Rotary Hammer is a welcome solution to contractors managing both 12-volt and 18-volt battery platforms, or for anyone seeking less bulk and weight for concrete drilling.

“18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless tools give contractors the compact size of a 12-volt tool while remaining in the 18-volt battery platform, and they deliver the performance to cover most applications on the job site,” said Carlos Quintana, senior product manager, cordless, Makita U.S.A. “The expansive breadth-of-line of the LXT® System means an 18-volt battery from any LXT tool will power 18-volt Sub-Compact tools including the new 11/16-inch Rotary Hammer.”

Efficient Brushless Motor and a Range of Features

The new XRH06RB is part of the expanding 18V LXT Sub-Compact line which includes a driver-drill, hammer driver-drill and impact driver – and more are on the way. The XRH06RB has an efficient Makita BL™ Brushless Motor for up to 50% longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. It has 2-mode operation for “rotation only” or “hammering with rotation”, with 0-680 RPM, 0-4,800 BPM and .88 ft.lbs./1.2 Joules of impact energy for fast and efficient drilling.

Additional features include a vibration-absorbing handle that moves independently of the motor and hammer mechanism for increased operator comfort, as well as a variable speed trigger, built-in L.E.D. lights, and one-touch sliding chuck for easy bit changes. For improved dust management, the Dust Extraction Cup Set (198362-9) is for use with the XRH06RB and is ideal for overhead drilling applications when used with a dust extractor/vacuum (Dust Extractor Cup Set, extractor/vacuum, and hoses sold separately).
More Compact, More Performance

The 18V LXT Sub-Compact XRH06RB meets the demand for more compact tools, with performance numbers to back it up.

“The 18 volt Sub-Compact Rotary Hammer drills 30% faster than leading 12-volt rotary hammers,” said Quintana. “With the XRH06RB, contractors get a more compact solution with less weight, more speed, and the run time and compatibility of 18 volt.”

Electricians, Cabinet Installers, Iron Workers, and More

The XRH06RB is engineered for drilling up to 11/16” holes concrete. The optimum range is up to 3/8” holes, typically for screw anchors, making it ideal for electricians, cabinet installers, iron workers, and more.
Star Protection Computer Controls™

The XRH06RB and over 150 LXT cordless solutions feature Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. Makita lithium-ion tools, batteries and chargers are backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

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