... these include a new 18V LXT Brushless disc cutter, an 18V LXT Brushless angle drill, and the much-anticipated 18V LXT Brushless multi tool
Leading power tool manufacturer Makita UK has expanded its leading LXT range of cordless machines with the launch of several new products including a new 18V LXT Brushless disc cutter, an 18V LXT Brushless angle drill and the much-anticipated 18V LXT Brushless multi tool.
With the DTM52 multi tool, operators can get the job done quickly and efficiently as this incredibly versatile machine delivers up to 20,000opm and offers 12 angle settings through 360°, providing perfect blade positioning at any working direction. The tool has been designed for user comfort and improved handling with a small diameter body that is easy to grip. It includes variable speed control, so users can easily adjust the output depending on the task - and constant speed control ensures optimum operation at all times.
For improved comfort, the DTM52 features Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT), which works to reduce the user's exposure to vibration. This is achieved by means of a double housing structure, which utilises an anti-vibration damper and cushions.
The DTM52 can be used across a wide range of applications and is compatible with all Starlock, Starlock Plus and Starlock Max accessories, meaning it can suit any job. The newly designed tool-less accessory auto-ejection means that accessories can be safely and easily removed in just seconds.
The DCC500 (125mm) disc cutter is ideal for cutting masonry products with a diamond blade. To maximise user productivity, this machine has a no load speed of 8,800rpm and a cutting capacity of 27-40mm depending on the angle of the bevel. The DCC500 also features Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), which works to automatically alter the cutting speed according to the load conditions, ensuring optimum operation.
With user safety in mind, the DCC500 can be fitted with a dust collection bag so that particles are captured during dry cutting operations; however, it is recommended that M-Class dust extraction is used where possible. For wet cutting applications, an optional water supply guard (191M48-2) with a feed hose and integral water bottle are available, offering an alternative dust suppression solution. Additional accessories include a guide rail and guide rail adaptor, which are essential for ensuring accurate, straight cuts.
What’s more, the DCC500 also features Makita’s Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS), allowing the tool to be connected to compatible dust extractors via Bluetooth, so that when in use, the extractor automatically starts.
The DDA540 angle drill can be used across a wide range of projects and is ideal for drilling in tight, awkward spaces. The DDA540 also enables forward or reverse rotation so the bit can be easily removed from the work material. Delivers a maximum 70Nm of torque and a no-load speed of up to 1,400rpm, with two speed options allowing users to easily match the output to the task at hand, for ease of use and visibility, the DDA540 also features an LED job light.
Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita, said: “Thanks to Makita’s innovative LXT battery technology, the DCC500, DDA450 and DTM52 deliver outstanding performance for increased user efficiency and productivity. What’s more, the inclusion of Makita’s Brushless ‘BL’ motor means that these new additions offer increased power and run-time. With fewer moving parts within the motor to cause friction, efficiency is therefore improved and the amount of heat produced is reduced, resulting in less wear and tear on the tool. As a result, users can continue to work disruption free for longer.
“With our LXT range of products, professionals can use the same LXT Lithium-ion batteries to power over 270 machines – making it incredibly easy to switch between tools and tasks and maximise on-site productivity.”
To find out more about Makita and its wide range of products, see www.makitauk.com.
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