These light, compact, high energy batteries are making tool powered devices more compact, lighter, and more versatile. The new CXT line of Makita tools are really nice for most applications where lighter and more compact tools allow for working in smaller spaces, with less user fatigue... nice products...
Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
Only slightly larger footprint than the standard LXT Rapid Optimum charger, noticeably taller as well, but rapid-charges both LXT and CXT platforms. Beyond reducing the clutter of separate chargers for each platform, it’s especially beneficial for CXT since they generally only include Makita’s “regular” (read: slow) chargers with their kits. An additional nicety is this unit has slots on the bottom in case you want to hang it on a wall, something that is lacking on the LXT-only Rapid Optimum chargers. Only charges one battery at a time, but I seldom find that to be a nuissance. As far as I can tell Makita seems to have ditched the user-selectable musical chimes that notify you when charging is finished. I think I would have preferred they kept it but that’s a pretty trivial niggle. Overall love it.