Announced at the World of Concrete event earlier this year, Makita has now officially released the highly anticipated 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 9″ Power Cutter for pre-order. This tool is available as a bare tool (XEC01Z) or kit (XEC01PT1) and has the power to cut through concrete, masonry, and metal materials with all the benefits and convenience of cordless operation.

The XEC01 makes single pass cuts up to a 3-1/2″ depth in various materials, including standard residential 4” concrete slabs (actual 3-1/2”), common 3-1/2” paver/blocks, 3” SCH40 pipe (3-1/2” OD), and 3” conduit (3-1/2” OD). This tool is a game-changer for a variety of applications, especially for masons, roofers, plumbers, remodelers, construction workers, landscape and hardscape workers, metal fabricators, commercial framers, pipe fitters, vehicle mechanics, firefighters, and more.


The XEC01 boasts the Makita LXT Cordless System, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries, providing users with the most advanced, durable, and dependable 18V products. There are a variety of benefits to using a cordless power cutter over a gas power cutter, including no oil/gas mixing, no emissions, no pull starts, no engine maintenance, and lighter weight. This allows for reduced operator fatigue, as well as instant starts and cost savings. With zero emissions it can be used indoors as well as in tight spaces.

An integrated water delivery system continuously feeds water for OSHA Table 1 Compliance in concrete cutting applications. Water flow is controlled with an easy-to-use adjustment knob.

The belt-drive design provides smoother operation with lower vibration. The XEC01 has a purpose-built BL™ Brushless Motor, eliminating carbon brushes and enabling the motor to run cooler and more efficiently for a longer life. The brushless motor delivers 6,600 RPM.

Other features of the cordless power cutter include a built-in L.E.D. light, large spindle lock button for easier wheel changes, rubberized front handle for comfort, a lock-off power switch and soft start, integrated overload indicator, L.E.D. battery charge indicator, and protective battery compartment.

The Makita Difference

The Makita LXT Advantage is composed of four key factors: fast-charging LXT Batteries, a Rapid Optimum Charger, industry-leading brushless motors, and Star Protection Computer Controls™.

Active Feedback-sensing Technology (AFT®) turns the motor off if rotation of the wheel is suddenly forced to stop. Within 4 seconds or less, an electric brake stops the wheel, allowing for faster re-positioning. Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) is designed to improve a tool’s operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components.

For improved performance and extended battery life, the XEC01 also features 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, protecting against overloading, over-discharging and overheating.


Description18V X2 (36V) LXT Brushless Cordless 9” Power Cutter, Tool Only18V X2 (36V) LXT Brushless Cordless 9” Power Cutter Kit
No Load Speed6,600 RPM6,600 RPM
Max. Cutting Depth3-1/2”3-1/2”
Arbor Size7/8”7/8”
Switch TypeRear Trigger SwitchRear Trigger Switch
Overall Length21-3/4”21-3/4”
Net Weight
(with battery)
13.9 lbs. (battery sold separately)13.9 lbs.
IncludesTool, Water Hose Coupling, Cut-Off Wheel, Diamond Blade, Universal Wrench, Hex WrenchTool, 18V LXT Dual Port Charger (DC18RD), (4) 18V LXT 5.0Ah Battery (BL1850B), Water Hose Coupling, Cut-Off Wheel, Diamond Blade, Universal Wrench, Hex Wrench

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