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



Makita HP332D 10.8V Brushless combi drill


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 masonry and drill a 28mm hole in timber. This two-speed combi will run at 450rpm in Low speed and up to 1,500rpm in the High speed setting, generating up to 6,750 blows per minute in Low and up to 22,500rpm in High, with corresponding torque of 21Nm and 35Nm.

There are 20+ drill settings that can be selected by the rotating ring positioned behind the keyless chuck. The efficient Brushless motor is controlled by the variable speed trigger with the two mechanical gears selected by the slide control on top of the motor body. The overall body length is 168mm and the tiny 1.3kg drill has ergonomic soft grip, an LED job light and belt clip.

Compact additions

Two additional new products feature these same performance attributes: the new Makita DF332D Brushless drill driver and the latest DF032D ¼” Hex-drive chuck drill driver.  Both are equally compact, the former weighing 1.2kg with an overall body length of just 154mm, and the DF032D model weighing 1.0kg and measuring 124mm front to back. All three machines are supplied either as body only, or with two 2.0Ah batteries and a DC10SA fast charger, and a MAKPAC Type 1 connector case.

Efficient cutting

The new Makita JV101D 10.8V CXT jigsaw will run up to 2,900 strokes per minute. Stroke length is 18mm with B-type blades held by a simple Allen key fitting giving a maximum capacity in wood of 65mm and 2mm in mild steel. The jigsaw has three orbital settings and bevel angles from 0° to 45° left or right. An ergonomic handle is said to give perfect machine control with variable speed trigger while the rear battery location helps machine balance. There is a blower function to give a clear view of the blade cut and can be connected directly to a dust extractor with the correct attachment.

Designed for cutting glass and ceramic tiles

The new Makita CC301D 85mm tile cutter which has a high maximum no load speed of 1,600rpm. Depth of cut at 0° is 25.4mm (1 inch) and 16.5mm at the 45° bevel angle with strong base plate. Designed specifically for cutting glass and ceramic tiles, this tile cutter has an easy-fill 500ml water container with flow control valve, while a lock-off safety lever prevents accidental start-up. 

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