The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Portable Band Saw (model XBP02) delivers cordless metal cutting power to the jobsite. The XBP02 has a Makita-built high torque motor and a compact design with less weight for a range of cutting applications in a variety of metal materials. Its part of Makita's expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the worlds largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. 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. The XBP02 features a Makita-built high torque motor and a 6-setting variable speed control dial that delivers a no-load speed of 275 to 530 ft./min. For faster metal cutting through unistrut, all thread, channel, corrugated, conduit, pipe, sheet metal, square tubing, and more. The adjustable foot protects material and provides positive support for more accurate cuts. The XBP02 weighs just 14.3 lbs. with a more compact design at 20-5/8 in. long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The XBP02 is also equipped with a built in L.E.D. light that illuminates the work area for more efficient work, as well as rubber bumpers and a removable hook.