Makita DHP484 combi drill

Makita expands brushless 18v power tool range

Makita has added a number of models to its 18v Lithium-Ion powered power tool range, including:

Makita DTW285 LXT impact wrench

The new Makita DTW285 LXT impact wrench includes a reverse rotation auto stop mode.  If you need to undo a substantial fixing, such as a scaffold clamp or steel structure fastening several floors above street level, switching the DTW285 to reverse mode and pulling the trigger fully home, will achieve the function. The tool will run the nut or bolt until it is loose and then cut the impact and rotation within 0.2 seconds. This allows for the safe removal of fixings by hand, helping to prevent fixings accidentally falling off when working at height.

Makita DTW285 Brushless impact wrench

Weighing just 1.7kgs, the new Makita DTW285 Brushless impact wrench will deliver 280Nm of fastening torque and 400Nm of nut busting blitz. This tool will run from 1,600rpm up to 2,800rpm, and with three gears the impacts range from 1,800ipm to 3,500imp in a machine that measures just 147mm overall body length.

Two new 18v LXT Brushless motor drill drivers

Two new versions of the 18v LXT Brushless motor drill driver have been introduced: The Makita body only DDF083Z, a direct drive model, whilst the Makita DDF484 features a keyless chuck. Both models have two-speed, all metal drive systems; variable speed trigger; electric brake; ergonomic soft grip; LED job light and belt clip.

The direct drive model, with ¼” hex drive, will run up to 1,700rpm in high mode and 500rpm in low mode; will generate 40Nm of tightening torque with 20 settings, plus drill mode, and weighs just 1.3kg with a compact overall body length of 124mm. The Makita DDF484 will run up to 2,000rpm in high mode; generates 54Nm max torque with 21 settings, plus drill mode, and weighs 1.8kg. This model comes complete with two 5.0Ah Li-ion batteries, and a Makpac case, and replaces the DDF480 model.

Makita DHP484 combi drill
The new Makita DHP484 combi drill with Brushless motor has improved performance over the previous model, the DHP480. It will run up to 2,000rpm in high mode, 500rpm in low mode, with a major increase of impact performance to 30,000ipm in high and 7,500ipm in low modes; a maximum torque of 54Nm with 21 settings and drill mode. This new combi drill will punch a 13mm hole in masonry, and with all-metal gear train and aluminium gear housing is ideal for rugged site operations.

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