PRESS RELEASE: Makita Continue To Expand Brushless 18V Power Tool Range

  • Increased power from Brushless motors
  • Metal transmissions throughout for rugged reliability
  • Unique reverse rotation auto stop mode

Makita continues to expand, refine and finesse the market leading 18v Lithium-Ion powered power tool range that has driven the brand to market leadership. Never satisfied with current performance the new machines are designed to improve and increase performance and delivery in power, speed and impact whilst constantly reducing overall size and weight.

Makita’s innovation is highlighted by a special feature in the new Makita DTW285 LXT impact wrench. Reflecting Makita’s intention to meet the demands of operators across the world, this latest machine includes the reverse rotation auto stop mode.  If, for example, an operator needs to undo a substantial fixing, such as a scaffold clamp or steel structure fastening several floors above street level, simply switching the DTW285 to reverse mode and pulling the trigger fully home, will achieve the function. This intelligent tool will run the nut or bolt until it is loose and then cut the impact and rotation within 0.2 seconds. This allows for the safe removal of fixings by hand, helping to prevent fixings accidentally falling off when working at height.

Equally sensational is the tightening performance, and weighing just 1.7kgs, the new Makita DTW285 Brushless impact wrench will deliver 280Nm of fastening torque and a massive 400Nm of nut busting blitz. This tool will run from 1,600rpm up to 2,800rpm, and with three gears the impacts range from 1,800ipm to 3,500imp in a machine that measures just 147mm overall body length.  This impact wrench is available with two 4.0Ah Li-ion batteries or as body only.

Two new versions of the 18v LXT Brushless motor drill driver have been introduced: the Makita body only DDF083Z, a direct drive model, whilst the Makita DDF484 features a keyless chuck.  Both models have two-speed, all metal drive systems; variable speed trigger; electric brake; ergonomic soft grip; LED job light and belt clip. The direct drive model, with ¼” hex drive, will run up to 1,700rpm in high mode and 500rpm in low mode; will generate 40Nm of tightening torque with 20 settings, plus drill mode, and weighs just 1.3kg with a compact overall body length of 124mm. The Makita DDF484 will run up to 2,000rpm in high mode; generates 54Nm max torque with 21 settings, plus drill mode, and weighs 1.8kg measuring 172mm from chuck to body back.  This model comes complete with two 5.0Ah Li-ion batteries, and a Makpac case, and replaces the DDF480 model.

The new Makita DHP484 combi drill with Brushless motor has improved performance over the previous model, the DHP480. It will run up to 2,000rpm in high mode, 500rpm in low mode, with a major increase of impact performance to 30,000ipm in high and 7,500ipm in low modes; a maximum torque of 54Nm with 21 settings and drill mode. This new combi drill will punch a 13mm hole in masonry, and with all-metal gear train and aluminium gear housing is ideal for rugged site operations. The new Makita DHP484 is available with two 5.0Ah Li-ion batteries and charger, in a Makpac case, or as a body only model for those users with existing stocks of Makita batteries.

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