- Electric brake stops the grinding or cut-off wheel in 2 seconds or less for maximum productivity
- Electronic Torque Control turns the motor off if rotation speed suddenly slows or wheel is forced to stop
- Automatic Speed Change™ technology adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance
- The BL™ Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL™ Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life; delivers 8,500 RPM
Makita delivers corded grinding performance without the cord with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless 4-1/2 in. Cut-Off/Angle Grinder with Paddle Switch (model XAG10Z, tool only, batteries and charger sold separately). It's powered by a Makita brushless motor for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. For the most demanding applications, Makita’s exclusive Automatic Speed Change™ Technology automatically adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimal performance. For added convenience, the XAG10Z has an electric brake that stops the wheel in 2 seconds or less upon release of the paddle switch. The 18V LXT® 4.0Ah battery (sold separately) provides 35% more run time per charge than the BL1830 (3.0Ah) battery, yet it charges in only 40 minutes for less downtime and increased productivity. The XAG10Z is ideal for grinding, cutting and sanding a wide range of materials including tile, concrete, pipe, conduit, and more. It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created 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. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the Star Symbol™ on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.