Makita has come out with a new 12V Max CXT oscillating multi-tool, MT01. Most of the other tools in Makita’s 12V CXT tool lineup are adaptations of their previous 12V max designs, but this looks to be an all-new model.
Features include an adapter that works with most other brands’ oscillating multi-tool accessories, a 3.2° oscillating angle, and hex wrench-required blade change mechanism.
- 3.2° oscillation angle
- 6,000 to 20,000 OPM
- Variable speed control dial (at rear of tool)
- On/Off slide switch (on top of tool)
- Compact size for working in tight spaces
- Small ergonomic barrel grip
- On-board hex wrench storage
- LED worklight
The non-tool-free blade change mechanism is a slight disappointment, but the advantage is that it helps to keep the tool compact.
There will be a bare tool (MT01Z) and kit version (MT01R1) of the multi-tool. The kit comes with (2) 2.0Ah Li-ion CXT battery packs, a charger, an adapter, a starter blade, and a tool case.
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Price: $110 for the bare tool, $186 for the kit
Yay, Makita is actively expanding their 12V CXT product family. These days, it seems like Milwaukee is the only brand interested in expanding their 12V-class compact cordless power tool offerings. It’s nice to see Makita not just staying alive in this market segment, but trying to grow.
Boo, a hex key blade clamp mechanism. But it seems that this keeps the tool smaller and more compact.