Power of eighty
12 April 2021
It’s been fascinating to watch the growth of battery technology over the years in terms of power and performance, and Makita has increased its range with its first 80V machines which cleverly use two of its 40V batteries in combination.
These tools are amongst the latest additions to its 40VMax XGT range which includes construction products and garden maintenance machinery.
The new 40VMax x2 (80VMax) XGT HR006GZ brushless rotary demolition hammer, pictured, offers rotary hammer and hammer-only modes and is compatible with SDS-Max chisels, drill bits up to 52mm and core bits up to 160mm.
The 80V HM002GZ03 brushless demolition hammer provides impact energy per stroke of 20.9J, while the lighter class HM001G 40V model is rated at 9.4J.
All three have Makita’s auto-start wireless system (AWS) functionality, which allows the tools to connect to compatible dust extractors via Bluetooth.
Other 40V additions include the HP002GZ combi drill, the FN0001G brad nailer, and the RS001GZ and RS002GZ circular saws with 185mm and 260mm blades respectively.
New to the manufacturer's outdoor power equipment line-up are the 40V UR003GZ line trimmer and the UX01G split-shaft multi-tool.
Kevin Brannigan, marketing manager with Makita UK, says that the tools offer “the performance levels and productivity of specialist corded tools but with all the safety and flexibility that cordless offers.”