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August 29, 2012

Makita 18V LXT Series

November 7, 2011

As founder of the home channel’s leading Internet retailer of power tools, Don Cohen of ToolKing.com has as good a perspective as any on the trends shaping the power tools market.

His observation: “Faster, smaller, cheaper, better — that’s where products are going,” Cohen said. “There are more technology-enhanced products that are better looking, and better working, than ever before.”

September 22, 2011

The Lowe's brand Kobalt announced the addition of 18-volt and corded power tools to its line. 

The new line of cordless tools also ensure that power will never be a problem for users, as all Kobalt 18V tools are compatible with both Kobalt lithium-ion, as well as nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries.

June 9, 2011

The latest addition to Makita's LXT Series of lithium-ion-powered tools is the new cordless die grinder.

“With 25,000 RPM and 18 volts of lithium-ion power, it is another trade solution for pros working in plumbing, automotive, service and maintenance," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita product manager, cordless tools.

May 17, 2011

The Home Depot's executive VP merchandising Craig Menear said he was pleased with the company's first-quarter performance in its core business. Some categories, of course, did better than others.

The company's first-quarter results showed overall comp-store sales declined 0.6%, but several categories were positive -- electrical, kitchens, tools, plumbing, paint and flooring. Hardware also outperformed the company's average comp for the quarter, he said.

March 31, 2011

Advancements in battery technology, more efficient tool engineering and ergonomic design have transformed the power tools segment in recent years. But this golden age of development and innovation hasn’t translated into sales growth, because all the major categories are in retreat, according to consumer data from The NPD Group. 


January 17, 2011

Craftsman is bringing to market a charger called the QuickBoost that brings dead batteries up to 25% power in three minutes. 

The QuickBoost Charger represents a time saving technology for the Craftsman brand's cordless line of 12-volt lithium-ion NexTec power tools.

January 4, 2011

Safety concerns over the air transport of lithium batteries – and proposed federal regulations governing their shipment – has caused some sparks among U.S. trading partners, according to an article in the Washington Post.

December 2, 2010

La Mirada, Calif.-based Makita announced the launch of its next generation half-inch drill/driver to its...

La Mirada, Calif.-based Makita announced the launch of its next generation half-inch drill/driver to its 18-volt Compact Lithium Ion line.

 

The new LXFD01CW drill/driver is the latest edition to the compact lithium-ion platform created by Makita in 2006. It delivers more power with less weight and improved ergonomics for a range of drilling, driving and fastening tasks, the company said.

 

 

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