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Slow start mode on new Makita DTD170 impact driver

new Makita DTD170

Makita has introduced a new operating mode with the launch of its latest 18v Brushless motor impact driver. The new Makita DTD170 impact driver is technically a 6-function impact driver, with four speeds and matched impact power. T-Mode is used for tightening self-drilling Tek screws and when in the new A-Mode (Assist mode) rotation is started slowly allowing maximum control …

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Revamp for Makita reciprocating saw range

Makita reciprocating saw

Makita has redesigned the drive mechanism of its cordless reciprocating saws by aligning the drive crank and con-rod with the motor shaft and blade holder. The new layout is designed to deliver greater stroke performance and reduce vibration in operation. The range has also expanded with the launch of the new Makita DJR360Z 36v reciprocating saw powered by two standard …

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Makita adds trolley to MAKPAC range

Makita trolley

Makita has introduced a two-wheeled folding trolley to compliment its MAKPAC tool storage system. The TR000000001 Makita trolley will carry a variety of MAKPAC cases, with their contents, to a maximum load of 125kg. It is recommended that this is limited to 60kg if stairs are to be negotiated. The handle pushes down into the frame and the forward carry …

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Makita DVC260Z backpack vacuum cleaner launched

Makita DVC260Z backpack vacuum cleaner

Power tool manufacturer Makita has added two new vacuum cleaning machines to its range of mains and cordless dust extraction units, cordless vacuum cleaners and air blowers suitable for a wide range of industries from construction to grounds care and property maintenance. Makita says its extensive knowledge of air flow and vacuum science, coupled with its proven Lithium-Ion battery platform, …

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Greater battery choice and bluetooth speaker for Bluetooth’ Makita DMR108 radios

Bluetooth’ Makita DMR108

With the release of two new models, Makita’s Job Site radios can now be powered by the full range of Lithium-Ion batteries found in the Makita power tool range. This capability includes the 7.2v and 10.8v stick type batteries; the new 10.8v CXT slide type batteries and the 14.4v and 18v CXT slide type Li-Ion batteries. The new Makita DMR200 …

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Makita HP332D 10.8V Brushless combi drill is one of five 10.8V tools added to its range

      A new combi drill, drill driver, brushless motor impact driver, CXT jigsaw and 85mm tile cutter are the latest 10.8V tool offerings from Makita all of which feature Makita’s new 10.8V slide-type Li-Ion battery for easier removal. Makita HP332D 10.8V Brushless combi drill The new Makita HP332D 10.8V Brushless combi drill will drive an 8mm bit through …

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Makita saw review: Tungsten Carbide Tipped Holesaw

Makita saw

In this Makita saw video Skill Builder reviews the Makita D-51297 9 Piece TCT Universal Holesaw Kit. The Makita saw kit can be used to cut a wide variety of materials including, vitrified ceramic, bricks, plaster board, plastics, melamine, hard woods, chipboard and MDF. It is robust and durable with strong TCT teeth which produce excellent results. Features include: The …

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The best drill test on Youtube or a waste of time? You decide

roger bisby

Roger Bisby takes us behind the scenes of the latest Skill-builder 18 volt drill test  which puts drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. The Skill-builder 18 volt drill test has proved to be our single most successful YouTube video ever with over 3/4 of a million views and rising. It has also …

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Which 18v drill is best?

Which 18v drill is best?

If you’re thinking of buying an 18v drill and you’re wondering which 18v drill is best, Skill Builder has some useful resources that might help you to make a decsision. In our series of three YouTube videos we put drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. You can view these videos via the …

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Makita adds brushless metal saw and new drills to 18v cordless range

The latest tools to be added to Makita‘s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion powered product range include the new LXT 150mm Brushless metal saw with a cutting capacity of 57.5mm at 0° , as well as two improved versions of the 13mm combi drill and drill driver version. The new Makita DCS551ZJ metal saw promises to enhance productivity for cladding installers, metal workers …

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