1978 First Cordless Power Tool
After 10 years of design and testing to ensure quality, Makita introduced its first
7.2V Cordless Drill in 1978. Significant investments in research and development
resulted in increased power and run time, shortened charging time and longer tool
life. These same attributes would become hallmarks of Makita cordless tools. By
1987 Makita's line-up of 7.2V cordless consisted of 15 different tools that all
used the same battery and charger. A 9.6V line-up was made up of 10 tools.
2015 LXT® Reaches 100 Tools
Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005, and today offers the world’s
largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V slide-style battery. 2015 marks
the release of the 100th Makita 18V tool – and they’re powered by the industry’s
fastest-charging 18V Lithium-Ion batteries. Makita’s expanding 18V line-up is giving
tool users more power, longer run time and superior ergonomics, with more opportunities
than ever before to unplug the cord.