Makita introduced two new cordless caulking guns to its 18-volt product lineup. The 18-volt LXT Lithium-Ion Caulk and Adhesive Gun comes in both 10-ounce (pictured, top) and 20-ounce (pictured, bottom) sizes and according to the manufacturer the tools are ideal for a wide range of uses from residential window installation to aerospace work.

Both products deliver 1,100-pounds of dispensing force and have a 5-speed dial along with a variable speed trigger. According to Makita, the variable speed trigger allows for dispensing up to two and a half times faster than competing cordless caulking guns. Other features—found on both tools—include a 360-degree rotatable cartridge holder, a built-in L.E.D light, and an overload indicator that tells the operator when the tool is overloaded so as to prevent the breakage of the sealant cartridge. The tools also include a drip-reduction feature that automatically relieves pressure on the material being dispensed once pressure on the trigger is released.

The only difference aside from the size, is that the 20-ounce model is a barrel style gun and includes interchangeable pistons that allow it to dispense cartridges, sausage packs, and bulk materials.

Both tools are sold as either tool-only or as a kit, which includes two batteries and a charger.

Specifications: LXGCO1Z and LXGC011
Cartridge Size: 10-ounces (also fits 300-milliliter cartridges)
Weight: 5.1-pounds (with battery)
Length: 15 7/8-inches
Dispensing speed (variable): 0-66 inches per minute
Country of Origin: Japan
Tool-Only Price: $239 (LXGC01Z)
Kit Price: $359 (LXGC011)

Specifications: LXGC011B and LXGC01ZB
Cartridge Size: 20-ounces
Weight: 6-pounds (with battery)
Length: 21 1/4-inches
Dispensing speed (variable): 0-66 inches per minute
Country of Origin: Japan
Tool-Only Price: $269 (LXGC01ZB)
Kit Price: $389 (LXGC011B)