Makita continues to refine main lithium-ion power tool range

·        Improved ergonomics
·        Reduced size and weight
·        High power and torque

The Makita Lithium-ion cordless power tool range sets the market standards for performance, reliability and operational comfort and safety. Makita policy is to continuously improve these fundamental elements of their product range and regularly introduce the latest edition of tools to the market place.

The latest versions of the 14.4v LXT Combi drill, LXT Drill driver and LXT Impact driver have improved design features including more compact motor body housings, refined hand-grip sizes and surfaces, and are lighter than previous models. The ergonomics of these tools have been improved with the position of the battery in relation to the hand-grip angle which has been altered to improve the centre of gravity position that makes the tool more comfortable in use over a longer period. This also aids tool accuracy by lifting the chuck direction in the normal grip position so that the operator does not have to change the tool position quite so radically when engaging the fixing or drilling target.

The new BHP446 Combi drill produces a massive 44Nm of torque and will punch a 13mm hole in steel and masonry with up to 22,500 blows per minute.  Weight is reduced to 1.7kg whilst the weight of the BDF446 LXT Drill driver is now down to 1.6kg with torque improved to 45Nm and maximum speed increased to 1,500rpm. The 16 torque settings provide drilling capability of 13mm in steel and 38mm in wood.

The popular impact driver in the Makita 14.4v Li-ion range also benefits from increased torque, up to a massive 160Nm.  With up to 3,200 impacts per minute available the BTD133 will drive home M14 fixings.  It features the Makita brushless motor for power and reliability and has a new belt clip design for greater on-site convenience and an improved switch and electronic control system for enhanced durability. The same attributes have been awarded to the 18v version of this tool, the new BTD145 brushless impact driver will master an M14 standard bolt, an M8 machine screw and an M12 high tensile bolt. Weighing just 1.3kg, and with 160Nm of torque available, this is a powerful tool for all installation and assembly operations.

Makita continues to expand and refine the power tools in this comprehensive range which offers more than 450 individual tools in the UK range.

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