Not 'currently available' but can pre order for 8th August, great price though if you can wait, that's what this started at.
Currently £137 amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00M215BO0?psc=1
Is the 30cm too small? It's normally £178 in power tool world rather than the £199 in fastfix, but the 40cm are normally £229 :/ probably not worth the extra but if it's not big enough not worth getting either? :/
Makita have said they are continuing to invest in lxt.....we shall see. With any luck the the lxt range might come down in price. I’d certainly keep buying the 18v stuff as it’s more than good enough (y) And as for using lxt on new 40v range, they are not compatible.
I think I actually saw a converter, so you can use lxt with a 40v battery. I have swapped to CXT, find them so much easier to use and plenty of power for my needs.