Makita

Japanese company Makita is now over 100 years old which means they were there at the very  beginning of electric motors.

They are an interesting company, debt free like JCB, they finance everything out of sales. They have come a long way since they were formed but enough of the history, the question is ‘How have they managed to become the No1 U.K seller  in cordless drills?’ It isn’t like they don’t have any competition.

In a word ‘engineering’. It is all well made kit but they are not perfect, they have blind spots.  It took them years, and several attempts, to come up with a decent stand for their mitre saw and it held their sales back while the likes of DeWalt cleaned up. They also have a tendency to dilute their brand by selling bumper cases of cheap Chinese accessories which are not worthy of their brand.

Where they do score over the competition is in servicing and after-sales. They also tend to have a ‘good attitude’ towards warranty claims and will often give customers the benefit of the doubt in cases of wear and tear. This has helped Makita power tools build a loyal customer base. We get loads of positive comments on our Youtube test videos.

We have visited Makita’s factory in Telford and witnessed the quality control in their engineering. It costs a little more to put every armature onto a lathe and balance it but it produces a smoother running motor, less wobble = less wear and it feels oh so good in the hand. You know you are using quality kit. Could you tell with your eyes closed that you are using a Makita drill? We will try that test.

Makita power tools

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Makita Expands the XGT 40V Range

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Makita Expands LXT Range With Two New Band Saws

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Claim a Free Battery with Makita’s Latest Promotion

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To celebrate the launch of its new XGT 40V Max battery platform, leading power tool manufacturer, Makita UK, is offering professionals the opportunity to claim a FREE 40V battery (2.5Ah) with selected XGT product purchases via a brand new redemption scheme. The battery promotion entitles end users to claim a free 40V 2.5Ah lithium-ion battery with purchases of selected products …

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New Makita 40v Brushless Circular and Reciprocating Saws

Makita 40v Brushless Circular and Reciprocating Saws

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Makita 40V Max Brushless Rotary Hammers Offer Outstanding Performance

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Makita UK has introduced its new XGT range of cordless high-performance 40V Max tools, with the addition of two models of rotary hammer, a new combi-drill and an impact driver – ideal for heavy-duty applications where cordless may not have previously coped. All four new products benefit from Makita’s advanced brushless motor technology. The HR003G and HR004G 40V Max Brushless …

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Makita has Four New 40V Angle Grinders in New XGT Range

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Makita has launched four new 40V brushless angle grinder models as part of its exciting new XGT range – Makita’s new, powerful cordless 40V lithium-ion battery platform, affording users with high levels of power for demanding jobs with the flexibility and portability of cordless. For professional use in high demand industrial applications, the new brushless angle grinders are engineered to …

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Introducing Makita’s range of highest power cordless solutions yet: XGT 40V Max. The XGT range of machines – including combi drills, grinders, rotary hammers, impact drivers, circular saws and reciprocating saws – offers high output, durability and fast charge times, keeping you working for longer without disruption. An introduction to XGT XGT 40V Max is the new stand-alone cordless battery …

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Makita WR100DZ Ratchet Wrench 12v

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Makita DKP181 Planer

Makita has launched an exciting new range of products, including the DKP181 18V Brushless LXT Planer (82mm). Combining the speed and capacity of a corded planer with the convenience of cordless, the tool is part of Makita’s expanding 18V series, the world’s largest cordless product line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion battery. With a 12,000rpm brushless motor providing power equal to …

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