Makita Press Releases  


Monday, February 24, 2014

The 18V Compact Band Saw meets ANSI Standard 60745-2-20 regarding one-handed use, so it's ideal for overhead cutting applications.

The new 18V Compact Band Saw is part of Makita's expanding LXT® line-up, with 70+ tools powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.

With bi-metal construction and an improved welding process for longer blade life, the new 32-7/8” x ½” Compact Band Saw Blade is the perfect accessory for the 18V Compact Band Saw.


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA



XBP01 has up to 25% less weight than competitor models

La Mirada, CA – Makita has released a new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw, model XBP01. It’s the latest addition to Makita’s expanding 18V LXT® Series, the world’s largest 18V lithium-ion cordless tool line-up* with over 70 tools powered by one 18V LXT® battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw Kit (model XBP01).

Engineered for One-Handed Operation
The new 18V Band Saw has a compact size and weighs only 7.5 lbs., which is up to 25% less weight than top competitors in the 18V category. In addition, the XBP01 has a cover over the blade (outside the cutting area), which meets ANSI Standard 60745-2-20 and qualifies the saw as suitable for appropriate one-handed operation. 

Ideal for Overhead Cuts
"The blade wheel cover enables appropriate one-handed use, and this is a big point of difference in the 18 volt band saw category," said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Cordless Tools. "With the category-leading weight and blade speed, the XBP01 ideal for overhead cutting applications so it’s a real solution for electricians, mechanical contractors and plumbers."

Category-Leading Blade Speed for Fast Cutting
The XBP01 is powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers category-leading 630 ft.min. blade speed for faster, more efficient cutting. The saw accepts standard 32-7/8" x ½" blades, and with a 2-½" cutting capacity it is ideal for cutting conduit, Unistrut®, copper pipe, threaded rod, angle iron, and channel. Additional features include a built-in L.E.D. light, protective bumper design for added durability, "tool-less" blade change, and adjustable foot to protect material and provide improved support for more accurate cutting.

New Blade Engineered for Longer Life
Common blades for compact band saws may fail prematurely at the weld point due to stress caused by the tighter turning radius. Makita has released a new 32-7/8" x ½" Compact Band Saw Blade (sold separately) with improved performance and durability features. The new Compact Band Saw Blade features bi-metal construction and an improved welding process for longer blade life. The blade has a wavy tooth set for clean cuts in sheets, tubes, and pipes, and is ideal for cutting non-ferrous metal, mild steel, cast steel, cast iron, and stainless steel. The blade is available in 14 TPI (model B-40543, 5-pack) and 18 TPI (model B-40559, 5-pack).





Max. Cutting Capacity
(rectangular workpiece)

2-1/2" x 2-1/2"

2-1/2" x 2-1/2"

No Load Speed
(ft./min., var. speed)

630 ft./min.

630 ft./min.


18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

Battery Charge Time



Overall Length



Net Weight

7.5 lbs. (with battery)

7.5 lbs. (with battery, sold separately)


Tool, 2 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries (BL1830), Rapid Optimum Charger
(DC18RC), Contractor Bag

Tool only

*18V slide-style battery

About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4™ 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System – SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT™), Impact GOLD™, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S.  For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita: and The MAKITA TEAL COLOR is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


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