Makita Expands Its 18V Lithium-Ion Tool Line-Up With New 18V LXT Compact Band Saw

Makita Expands Its 18V Lithium-Ion Tool Line-Up With New 18V LXT Compact Band Saw

New XBP01 has up to 25% less weight than competitor models, and it's powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers category-leading 630 ft./min. blade speed for faster, more efficient cutting.

Makita has released a new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw, model XBP01. It’s the latest addition to Makita’s expanding 18V LXT Series, its 18V lithium-ion cordless tool line-up with more than 70 tools powered by one 18V LXT battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

Engineered for One-Handed Operation

The new 18V Band Saw has a compact size and weighs only 7.5 lbs., which is up to 25% less weight than top competitors in the 18V category. In addition, the XBP01 has a cover over the blade (outside the cutting area), which meets ANSI Standard 60745-2-20 and qualifies the saw as suitable for appropriate one-handed operation.

“The blade cover features tool-less removal for added convenience and less downtime, and this is a big point of difference in the 18 volt band saw category,” said Mario Lopez, product manager, cordless tools. “The blade cover and compact size make the XBP01 ideal for overhead cutting applications, so it’s a real solution for electricians, mechanical contractors and plumbers.”

Category-Leading Blade Speed for Fast Cutting

The XBP01 is powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers category-leading 630 ft./min. blade speed for faster, more efficient cutting. The saw accepts standard 32-7/8” x 1/2” blades, and with a 2-1/2” cutting capacity it is ideal for cutting conduit, Unistrut, copper pipe, threaded rod, angle iron and channel. Additional features include a built-in LED light, protective bumper design for added durability, “tool-less” blade change and adjustable foot to protect material and provide improved support for more accurate cutting. 

New Blade Engineered for Longer Life

Common compact band saw blades may fail prematurely at the weld point due to stress caused by the tighter turning radius, so Makita has launched a new 32-7/8” x 1/2” Compact Saw Blade (sold separately) with improved performance and durability features. The new Compact Band Saw Blade features bi-metal construction and an improved welding process for longer blade life. The blade has a wavy tooth set for clean cuts in sheets, tubes, and pipes, and is ideal for cutting non-ferrous metal, mild steel, cast steel, cast iron and stainless steel. The blade is available in 14 TPI (model B-40543, 5-pack) and 18 TPI (model B-40559, 5-pack).

For more information, call 800-4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita: and


You May Also Like

Autoshop Solutions Partners with BlueRecruit

The two are working together to help bring exceptional technicians, mechanics, and service writers to Autoshop customers’ garages.

Autoshop Solutions has partnered with BlueRecruit, to help their customers find the right talent for their shops.

“We could not be more excited to partner with Autoshop Solutions. Daily, we hear from garage owners of the difficulty they are experiencing finding and connecting with talent. That is why this partnership allows us to better serve the thousands of garages that know and trust our friends at Autoshop Solutions. We could not find a better industry partner to work with,” said Rich Camacho, CEO of BlueRecruit. “Our mission at BlueRecruit is to provide America’s workers a revolutionary path to success, and this partnership is a perfect step on the way to achieving that goal.”

Honda, Ascend Elements partner on EV battery materials

Ascend Elements has recycled used lithium-ion batteries for American Honda Motor Co. since 2021.

Bosch Releases 52 Aftermarket Parts in Q1

The new Bosch products includes three braking parts, 16 fuel and water pumps, two ignition coils, 30 sensors and one fuel injector.

BCA Bearings Announces 2023 Summer Cruisin’ Promotion

The Summer Cruisin’ promotion runs from April 1 through June 15, 2023.

Standard Motor Products’ ABS Sensors Line Expands

Standard offers more than 2,600 ABS Sensors fitting import and domestic vehicle

Other Posts

Akebono Releases ProACT Brake Pad Kits for Honda and More

Electronic wear sensor and premium stainless steel abutment hardware is included in the kits that require it. 

Bartec USA To Host TIA’s ATS Class at Their Facility

Classes will be held from April 25-28.

Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper Ultimate Vehicle Giveaway

Two lucky technicians will win a vehicle of their choice this spring.

SMP Expands Hybrid and EV Product Offering

Standard is prepared to meet the demand of the growing hybrid and EV population with over 4,000 parts available for 150 models.