Makita has delivered a cordless cutting solution for steel rod cutting with the 18V LXT® Brushless Cordless Threaded Rod Cutter (XCS03Z, tool only). It will make up to 1,300 cuts of 3/8” coarse thread threaded rod and 1,200 cuts of 3/8” coarse thread stainless steel threaded rod with a 5.0Ah battery (sold separately). The compact design makes the XCS03Z ideal for overhead cutting of installed threaded rod. Provides spark-free cuts that are clean and burr-free allowing easy hand-threading of fastener or nut. It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion system, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries. 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.