Power tool manufacturer Makita UK has expanded its 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 20,000 oscillations per minute and offers 12 angle settings through 360o, 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 users’ exposure to vibration. This is achieved by using a double housing structure, which utilises an anti-vibration damper and cushions.
The DTM52 can be used across a wide range of tasks and is compatible with all Starlock, Starlock Plus and Starlock Max accessories to 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) that works to automatically change the cutting speed according to the load conditions for optimum operation.
To ensure user safety, 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 to offer an alternative dust suppression solution. Additional accessories such as a guide rail and guide rail adaptor are also available and are essential for ensuring accurate, straight cuts.
What’s more, the machine also features Makita’s Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) that means the DCC500 can be connected to compatible dust extractors via Bluetooth – so that when the tool is 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. This machine delivers a maximum 70Nm of torque and a no-load speed of up to 1,400rpm - with two speed options so that users can easily match the output to the task at hand. For ease of use and visibility, the DDA540 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 the DCC500, DDA450 and DTM52 offer increased power and run-time. With fewer moving parts within the motor causing friction, efficiency is 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 visit: www.makitauk.com