Makita Power Tools - What's New in 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?

new makita tools in 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.

New Recip Saws - Click to Read the Guide

Squarely in the category of ruthless, cordless power tool sits the DJR186. It's available body-only, allowing you to save on the price while using the LXT 18v batteries and charger you already own.

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.

Watch our Toolstop TV video guide to the new 36v recip saw - DJR360 (get one here).

UPDATED Radio - DMR107 - Click to Read the Guide

From the bendy-but-removable atenna (it unscrews and is stored on-board the radio to prevent it from being damaged in transit) to the rugged rubberised bumpers, and metal vertical bars protecting its front, the DMR107 is - of course - designed to handle the toughness of the enivornment where you're working.

Watch our Toolstop TV video guide to the DMR107 - get one here.

New Professional-Grade Sander - BO6070J - Click to Read the Guide

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

Watch our Toolstop TV video guide to the BO6070J - get one here.

NEW 10.8V CXT Cordless Toolstop - Click to Read the Guide

Makita's launch of it's re-imagined 10.8v battery platform is half a year old, and the Japanese firm hasn't wasted time expanding on the range of tools that are available for the LXT-style slide on packs. Read more about the launch here.

Watch our Toolstop TV video guide to the 10.8v CXT tools here - and click to see the range.

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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