Makita has expanded its 40VMax XGT range of high performance tools with the addition of a new Brushless combi drill, brushless brad nailer and Brushless circular saws.


HP002G Brushless combi drill

The versatile HP002G 40VMax XGT Brushless combi drill has drill, hammer-drill and screwdriver modes, a mechanical two-speed control (high and low), a variable speed trigger and 21 torque settings for full user control. It has a rotational speed of up to 2,200rpm and in hammer mode will deliver up to 33,000bpm. The HP002G features an all-metal gear construction and aluminium gear housing to ensure long-term durability, even with high levels of use.

FN001G Brushless brad nailer 

The new 40VMax XGT Brushless brad nailer (FN001G) is compatible with 18Ga nails between 15 and 40mm, has a magazine capacity of 100 and will drive up to 5,000 nails on a single 2.5Ah battery charge. The slim nose design makes it easy to drive nails securely and accurately into areas such as a narrow groove on a baseboard, while the driving depth adjustment allows easy adaptation to the task and material. It also features an ergonomically designed grip and low-recoil mechanism to make it comfortable to use, and for safety the FN001G has a trigger lock and anti-dry-fire mechanism.

RS001G & RS002G circular saws 

Also added to the range are two 40VMax circular saws. The RS001G and RS002G are 40VMax XGT Brushless circular saws with 185mm and 260mm blades respectively. Both offer a comparable performance to the equivalent corded tool and feature Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), which automatically adjusts the cutting speed according to load conditions for optimum performance.
With a maximum speed of 6,400rpm, the RS001G offers a maximum cutting depth of 65mm and a bevel angle of up to 53°. The RS002G is capable of delivering up to 4,000rpm with an impressive 95mm cutting depth and a bevel angle of up to 56°. The RS002G also features Makita’s innovative Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS). The AWS allows the tool to connect to compatible dust extractors via Bluetooth when fitted with an AWS chip, so the extractor can run automatically while the tool is in use, meaning simple dust management for a cleaner and healthier environment.



The new combi drill, brad nailer and circular saws all benefit from Makita’s efficient and effective brushless motor that minimises friction and energy wasted as heat. This maximises the tools performance and run-times per battery charge for greater productivity.


Job site radios

Alongside the new tools, three new job site radios have also been launched that are compatible with Makita’s 40VMax XGT, 18V LXT and 12VMax CXT batteries. The MR001GZ01 has stereo speakers and a digital AM/FM radio tuner as well as an AUX-IN socket for connection to an external source. The MR002GZ01 offers the same AM/FM function and AUX socket as well as Bluetooth for wireless connection to a mobile device. Finally, the MR003GZ01 is capable of receiving DAB/DAB+ frequencies in addition to FM signals.
All three job site radios have a rugged construction and are IP65 rated. They also feature clear LCD backlit displays and easy to use illuminated controls. Using a 40VMax 4.0 Ah XGT battery the radios will run for more than 24 hours, with the MR003GZ01 delivering as much as 34 hours of run-time.



Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK said: “We are delighted to offer these new tools to our expanding XGT line up. These additions provide those in the woodworking and carpentry trades with a greater choice of tools that deliver the performance levels of corded products but with all the flexibility and safety of cordless power.”
To find out more about the 40VMax XGT range, including the latest product innovations, click here.