Makita says its 10.8v CXT tool range is growing in popularity, thanks to its compact size and low weight combined with performance and durability.
For example, the new Makita TD111D impact driver with Brushless motor delivers 135Nm of tightening torque yet weighs just 1.1kgs with an overall length of only 135mm from chuck to back of body. More new products in the CXT range include a stapler, an additional vacuum cleaner and two battery heated cold-weather coats.
Impact driver with brushless motor
The new Makita TD111D impact driver with Brushless motor and CXT slide battery will deliver up to 3,900 impacts per minute in high-mode with capacity to drive home an M14 bolt. This compact 1.1kg machine features the latest A-mode impact operation, which drives the fixture slowly to begin with until the thread tightening reacts when the full power is switched on to drive the fastening home. This mode eliminates screw cam-out and cross threading which causes the fixing to fail. In addition, the Makita TD111D has the variable speed trigger, electric brake, soft grip handle and LED job light. The Makita TD111D is available with charger and two 2.0Ah batteries in a Makpac connector case, or as a body only machine for those operators with sufficient 10.8v batteries.
Compact & lightweight stapler
The new Makita ST113DZ CXT stapler will carry 150 staples 10mm wide of either 7mm or 10mm length. This compact and lightweight stapler can be used in either sequential trigger mode or as a bump fire machine where the striker must hit the material for the staple to be ejected. The anti-dry-fire feature means that if no staples are in the machine it will not ‘fire’ which indicates to the operator that the stapling action has not taken place. The magazine is plastic to reduce weight and there is a window enabling a visual check on the number of staples remaining in the magazine as well as a trigger lock, LED job light and belt hook. It is only available as body only.
Capsule style dust holder
The new CL106FD 10.8v CXT vacuum cleaner has been added to the range which has a maximum sealed suction of 3.1 kPa and maximum air flow of 1.3 m³ /min. This vac has the capsule type dust holder, overcoming the need for dust bags, and is emptied directly into the waste bin. Fitted with a 4.0Ah battery this vacuum will run constantly for 42 minutes, ample run time for clearing up after a domestic installation or repair job, and comes complete with trigger switch and LED job light.
The cold weather will be with us for another couple of months yet, so a welcome introduction is the heated clothing in this range. The new Makita CJ102D heated jacket, with 2-way zipper, is available in four sizes from medium to XXL, and has three heat zones across the chest and back, and three heat settings which are indicated with three LEDs on the left chest pocket of the coat. The lightweight Li-Ion battery is carried in a back pocket and the battery holder is removable allowing hand washing of the coat. A USB port on the battery holder enables charging of mobile devices, ‘phones and MP3 players, and the sleeves can be un-zipped on warmer days. The new Makita CV101DZ is the vest version of the heated jacket with just two heat zones but identical performance. Both garments have three pockets and run times of 4, 7.5 and 14 hours on the high, medium or low temperature settings.