Products 01/12/2011 Lithium-Ion Driver-Drill: Shorter Charge Time The LXFD01CW 18V Cordless 1/2-in. Driver-Drill is the latest entry in Makita’s lithium-ion-powered compact-tool line. The LXFD01CW is an update of Makita’s original lithium-ion drill driver, the BDF452HW, and features a 15-minute charge time. It can deliver 40 ft-lb of max torque and weighs only 3.3 lb. It has 16 clutch positions and an all-metal two-speed transmission for a wide range of uses. Makita; 800-462-5482; www.makitatools.com Total Station: Long Distance The Topcon GPT-3200 Series of Total Stations features several improvements over earlier models. The GPT-3200NW is able to measure distances of up to
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