The Makita 18V LXT? Lithium-Ion Cordless Planer (model XPK01Z, tool only) combines the speed and capacity of a corded planer with the convenience of cordless. The result is fast and accurate stock removal, without the cord. It?s part of Makita?s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world?s 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.Speed, Capacity and ErgonomicsThe XPK01Z delivers 14,000 RPM and is engineered for fast stock removal. It will plane up to 3-1/4? wide and 5/64? deep in a single pass, with a 2-blade cutter head and double-edge carbide blades for added performance and a smooth finish. The click depth adjustment knob has an easy-to-read scale with settings from 0? to 5/64? for precise depth adjustment. In addition, the precision machined aluminum base is engineered for increased planning accuracy. Ease-of-Use FeaturesComfort and ease-of-use features include a spring-loaded stand to elevate the base and protect the blades and work piece. Weighing only 7.4 pounds (with battery, sold separately), the XPK01Z has a high power-to-weight ratio and has an ergonomically-centered balanced design, with rubberized soft grip on the front and rear handles for increased comfort on the job. The blade setting system is engineered for fast blade installation, with an electric brake for maximum productivity. The XPK01Z is engineered for door and window installers, finish carpenters, deck installers, remodelers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class cordless planer.