Makita HR166D 10.8v BL

Makita expands 10.8v range

Makita is expanding its popular 10.8v range of power tools which couples machine power performance with compact physical size – useful for those working in confined spaces or for prolonged periods of use where a full size machine would prove cumbersome.

Additions include the new Makita HR166D 10.8v BL rotary hammer drill, which features Makita Brushless motor technology, has the appearance and features of its 18v ‘big brother’ version but is a third smaller in overall dimensions.  This new rotary hammer will run up to 680rpm and generate up to 4,800 impacts per minute.  With 1.1 joules of energy the new HR166D will punch a 16mm hole into concrete; 13mm in wood and 10mm in steel.

The overall body design delivers excellent machine balance with the Brushless motor and driveline positioned directly above the battery, with the rear anti-vibration handle and side-handle providing ideal working control of this powerful but tiny machine. Weighing just 2.0kg with a 4.0Ah battery fitted, this compact and lightweight machine has electric brake, variable speed trigger and a constant speed control, and LED job light.

The SDS-PLUS chuck features the proven Makita one-touch sliding operation.  It has two operating modes selected by the rotary switch on the body. It can operate in rotary-only mode for drilling wood or metal and rotary hammer mode bringing the powerful hammer action into play. This ‘mighty mini’ 10.8v BL rotary hammer CXT will quickly become a popular selection for compact power together with Makita’s proven and robust reliability.

It is supplied complete with two 4.0Ah batteries and charger in a Makpac case, or as a body only unit for those operators with adequate numbers of 10.8v batteries.

Angle drive tools

Two angle drive tools have also been added to the 10.8v range. The new Makita TL064D Angle Impact Driver CXT runs up to 2,000rpm and can deliver up to 3,000 impacts per minute and generates a powerful 60Nm maximum tightening torque.

Weighing just 1.6kg this useful impact driver will drive home an M12 bolt, M8 machine screw, HT bolt and 75mm coarse thread screw. The slimline body with soft-grip handle can accommodate the drive head fitted at 12 different positions for convenient use.

The new Makita TL065D 10.8v Angle Impact Wrench CXT with 3/8” square drive will drive an M12 and M8 high tensile bolt.

Both machines have aluminium drive heads with phosphorescent protection ring, variable speed trigger, electric brake and forward/reverse selection. Where access is restricted these compact and slim angle tools will prove ideal for many applications.

About Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

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