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.
In this post we’re taking a look at 3 of the newly released 10.8v CXT tools that we think you should be adding to your kit:
With a battery footprint that’s smaller than a credit card and a total weight of just over a kilo, the HP332 is the sort of combi-drill you can carry with you all day every day, and not even notice it’s there. Until you need to use it, that is, at which point you’ll have an ultra-compact tool that’s ideal for drilling into masonry for fixings, or punching holes into wood with an auger bit up to 28mm in diameter.
The compact size and weight are due to the brushless motor, giving you longer runtimes, more power and longer service life than ever before.
The 20 screw driving torque settings take full advantage of the two levels of torque available: 35Nm hard and 21Nm soft. This give you all the control you need over your screwdriving applications.
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Makita JV103DZ Jigsaw 10.8V Cordless Brushless CXT (Body Only) – SPEC, FEATURES, BENEFITS – SHOP HERE
The motor moves the blade at 3000 strokes per minute, variable of course, providing a stroke length of 23mm. The base plate us been upgraded from the older 10.8v jigsaw to a tougher, rigid aluminium construction which will bevel to 45º left and right. We also find a blower function and finger guard at the front of the saw.
Using the relevant adaptor, you can hook the JV103 up to a dust extractor for clean cutting. It’s supplied as a body-only unit.
This is a brushless direct drive tool, with a hex chuck instead of the common 10mm keyless version. As a result, this is a ridiculously compact drill driver, barely wider than your fist. However, it still packs plenty of punch via the two-speed gearbox and brushless motor, giving you 21Nn soft and 35Nm hard torque, available over 20 torque settings. The variable speed trigger provides up to 1500rpm, allowing you to drill holes up to 28mm into wood and 10mm into steel.
Again, this is the sort of tool thanks to its ultra-compact size and featherweight that you can carry on your belt all day.
There are loads more 10.8v cordless tools available in Makita’s CXT range, and you can see them all here, plus watch our overview video on Toolstop TV.
Share your thoughts on these new CXT tools with us in the comments section below.
Here are 5 of our favourite cordless tools: