Makita USA Officially Announces X-Lock Accessories

We’ve known for quite some time that Makita has been on board with the X-Lock mount as we’ve spotted Makita branded X-Lock grinders in other markets and finally announced USA models since back in November 2020. We’ve also known for some time that they’ve come out with X-Lock accessories but in outside markets but that changes as Makita USA has officially announced X-Locks accessories in our home turf. For those that don’t know, the X-Lock mount is a new angle grinder accessory mount that offers super quick and easy tool-less installation and removal. It’s so easy that accessories literally snap into place and pop off.

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This news comes today fresh off the press and Makita announces good support for fans of the X-Lock mount. They offer a wide assortment of diamond blades, flap discs, wire cup brushes and wheels, and the main staples – grinding and cut-off wheels!

“We’re incredibly excited to be offering a line-up of X-LOCK accessories that work on both XLOCK and the millions of standard angle grinders available,” states Andrew Camp, director of product management, accessories. “The new X-LOCK accessories are feature-rich and meet the demanding performance standards of metalworking and masonry professionals. As a trusted brand in the grinder/abrasive category, Makita is well-positioned to offer angle grinders with an innovative feature and coordinating accessories that deliver greater value to customers.”

Of course you can use these Makita X-Lock accessories with your Makita X-Lock grinder or any X-Lock grinder even from other brands such as Bosch and you can even use these new X-Lock accessories with your regular angle grinder even if it doesn’t have the spiffy new X-Lock mount, as these new X-Lock accessories are backwards compatible with regular angle grinders. You just wont be able to take advantage of the X-Lock snap in and pop off but will have to use lock nuts and spanner wrenches just as before.

Currently Makita has 3 angle grinders with X-Lock mounts. These are the XAG25, XAG26, and GA4507, (all sold separately). You can learn more about them by clicking here.

Makita X-Lock Accessories

  • Diamond Blades – Available in segmented, turbo, or continuous rims, diamond blades feature more bond material for faster material removal and taller segments for faster cutting.
  • Flap Discs – Type 27 Flap Disc for blending and finishing in a variety of grit options and Type 29 Angled Disc for grinding and polishing in various grit options. These are ideal for metal and stainless-steel applications.
  • Grinding & Cut-Off Wheels – For metal and stainless-steel cutting, Makita is offering 4- 1/2” and 5” grinding and cut-off wheels. They feature more bond material for faster material removal and cleaner cuts.
  • Wire Cup Brushes and Wheels – Makita offers a variety crimped wire and knot wire brushes, as well as full cable knotted twist and stringer bead twist wheels. These are only compatible with X-LOCK angle grinders because their design prohibits the flange and lock nut from securing the accessory to a standard 7/8” arbor mount angle grinder.


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