Makita has delivered a cordless cutting solution for rebar and steel rod with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless Steel Rod Flush Cutter Kit (XCS06T1). It will cut up to #8 Rebar or 1” threaded rod up to 1/8” flush to the surface. It's powered by a Makita brushless motor with 2,200 RPM for faster cutting, and the carbide-tipped blade delivers burr-free cutting with minimal spark emission. The kit also includes a chip collector for capturing metal cut-offs and a side handle that adjusts to three positions for operator comfort and convenience. It is an ideal solution for work away from a power source or in remote locations. For increased durability, the XCS06ZK is equipped with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions. 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.