Makita Tool Technologies

AWS – Auto-Start Wireless System

Connect with Bluetooth

What is AWS?

Makita’s Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS ) uses Bluetooth technology for wireless power-on and power-off communication between the equipped tool and dust extractor. Once connected via AWS , your dust extractor will automatically power on or off when your cordless tool starts or stops, running only when your cordless tool is in use. For added convenience, you can link up to 10 AWS tools to one AWS dust extractor / vacuum.

What are the benefits?

1. Eliminates Cords

Using our cordless LXT dust extractor with a cordless LXT tool means no more grounding issues, no re-plugging the cord, and reduced trip hazards.

2. Increases Productivity and Convenience

Intelligent Bluetooth communication using dust extractor only while tool is in use extends battery run time of the dust extractor, increasing productivity on a single charge. Also, by connecting up to 10 AWS tools at a time, just reconnect the dust hose when switching between power tools and reduce time wasted on manually powering multiple tools on and off.

3. Reduces Excessive Noise

The AWS dust extractor / vacuum runs only while the AWS power tool is in use, reducing continuous noise at the job or work site.

How it works

Step One:

Set the stand-by switch on the dust extractor to AUTO

Step Two:

Press the wireless activation button on the dust extractor for 3 seconds until the wireless activation lamp blinks in green

Step Three:

Then press the wireless activation button on the tool in the same way

Now you’re connected!

Just activate your power tool and the dust extractor will automatically start.

For almost 10 years, Makita have been working with brushless motors

Since their introduction in our tool range, brushless has shown the benefits of both longer life and greater power.

2x Longer Runtime

The Makita Brushless motor is precision engineered to be up to 50% more efficient than a comparative model. This means a fully charged 18V lithium-ion battery will last almost twice as long as a product running on a standard motor.

Makita Brushless tools bring with them greater productivity, as not only do they last longer but they charge faster, thanks to the power of lithium-ion.

Power of Lithium-ion

Of course, since the Makita Brushless range runs off the Lithium-ion system, a single battery can be used on over 75+ tools and products.

Purchasing one of our 18V Cordless tools could be a welcome addition to your inventory, or the start of a collection of Makita tools in your job bag.

Less Friction, More Torque

Without brushes to apply friction, a Brushless motor can produce a greater measure of torque per weight. With more torque at your disposal less power is required for day to day use, adding to the motors efficiency and extending the overall lifetime as maintenance becomes less of an issue.

We’re confident that a Makita Brushless can hold it’s own against similar products with little to no problems. The benefits of a longer lifetime and greater power are hard to ignore.

Extreme Protection Technology

Enhanced dust and drip-Resistant performance

XPT is a protective seal inside the tool engineered to provide improved water resistance by channelling water and dust from the tool’s key internal components

For use in outdoor applications or harsh environments, protection from dust and dripping water is enhanced compared with other models.

AVT – Anti Vibration Technology

AVT is designed to reduce vibrations normally transmitted to the operator.

These vibrations induce fatigue, accidents and long term injuries (RSI) etc.

AVT – saves time, money and compliance costs without reducing efficiency.

Makita used the science of earthquake engineering to introduce the safest heavy-duty power tools available with vibration ratings nearly 50% lower than comparable products. AVT uses the science of dynamic dampening to dramatically reduce rotary vibration and at the same time increase impact power by up to 75%.

Detailed Information for Jigsaw Blade

Teeth Type


Teeth Manufacture

  • Milled Teeth:
    • Low cost type of manufacturing
    • For general cutting
    • Soft to hard materials
    • Long blade life
  • Ground Teeth:
    • Costly type of manufacturing
    • Very sharp
    • Accurate, clean cut
    • Soft to medium hard materials

Production Method

  • Side Set: each individual tooth is alternately bent to the left and to the right. Raker setting Example: right, left,straight
  • Wavy Set: row of teeth receives a wave shape
  • Ground: blade body tapers to the rear (conical)


Jig Saw Blade Material

  • HCS (High Carbon Steel): For cutting softer material such as wood and plastics
  • HSS (High Speed Steel): For cutting harder material such as metals
  • BiM (Bi metal, HCS base and HSS teeth): For cutting soft materials to hard materials such as wood, metal, plastics
  • TC (Tungsten Carbide): For cutting glass fiber reinforced plastic, cement-bonded fiberboards or plasterboard