Makita Power Tools - What's New in 2016
Posted by Mark Hunter - October 10, 2016
They're still the most popular brand of power tool across the UK, the familiar bluey/green and black bodies, covered in dust and grime, being seen on jobsites from Aberdeen to Portsmouth.
But what's new for 2016?
Our blog and YouTube channel has covered the new, the updated and the ridiculous so far, so here's what you may have missed.
In terms of cutting capacities, it offers a very respectable 255mm into wood and 130mm into mild steel via the 32mm stroke length. The motor gives you up to 2,300spm on the variable speed trigger. Changing the blade is quick and easy thanks to the tool-free system, and hand/arm vibration is kept to a safe minimum via the big rubber boot-style grip, which also helps to protect the saw from lumps and bumps while you work.
The type of sanding you can perform is selectable from:
- Random orbit mode: for finish sanding and buffing: The motion of the pad is orbital action plus weak free-rotation, and can be stopped by exerting firm hand pressure on the machine
- Roto-orbit mode: for coarse sanding and polishing: The motion of the pad is a combination of orbital action and aggressive forced rotation
And finally, just for a bit of fun, how about something that got a lot of laughs from you guys in the UK, Makita's air-cooled jacket...who's buying one next summer??
Watch our demo video on our Facebook Page here.
What's been your highlight of Makita's new power tools in 2016 so far? Let us know in the comments section. And SHARE this with your Makita-daft friends!
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