LXT® Brushless Advantages Makita 18V LXT® Brushless tools are engineered for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The efficient Makita BL™ Brushless Motor is electronically-controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge. Electronic controls constantly monitor the changing demands of each application, regulating and adjusting the flow of current to the BL™ Motor in real time and delivering optimum energy output from the battery so you get increased RPM and torque when you need it. And with no carbon brushes, the BL™ Motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life. BL™ Motor tools are part of Makita’s 18V LXT® line-up, with over 50 tools powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.