We take a look at the latest additions to Makita’s XGT 40V cordless tools.
Following its launch last year, Makita has recently expanded its 40VMax XGT range, adding three new tools. There is a new Rotary Demolition Hammer, a 216mm Slide Compound Mitre Saw and a 230mm Angle Grinder, all of which feature the company’s brushless motor technology.
Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK, said: “Our XGT range of 40VMax tools offers all the benefits of cordless power, such as greater flexibility and improved safety, for the highest demand tasks in the toughest environments. The launch of these tools is the latest in a series of new XGT products introduced in recent months as we continue to invest in product development to give customers greater choice.”
The HR005GZ01 40VMax Brushless Rotary Demolition Hammer offers rotary hammer and hammer only operating modes and is compatible with SDS-MAX chisels, drill bits up to 40mm and core bits up to 105mm. It features a variable speed trigger and the company says it delivers speeds of up to 500 revolutions per minute (rpm) and up to 2,900 blows per minute (bpm) of hammer action.
The Demolition Hammer also includes features designed to make it easier and safer to use. This includes Active Feedback sensing Technology (AFT), which protects the user by shutting down the tool if the rotation speed reduces suddenly. It also features the soft no load function and Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) to reduce the levels of tool vibration and extended safe trigger times. The result of this is that the new Rotary Demolition Hammer has a vibration level of 5.0m/s² when hammer drilling.
The LS002GZ01 40VMax Brushless 216mm Slide Compound Mitre Saw has an easy to set mitre range of 60° to both the left and right as well as a 48° bevel range in each direction, making it simple to achieve the cut required. It also includes Makita’s Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT) designed to allow accurate cutting of large workpieces. The tool offers improved dust collection when fitted to an extractor, soft start and constant speed control functions as well as an electric brake to stop the blade in seconds for greater safety.
The third new addition is the GA038GZ07 40VMax Brushless 230mm Angle Grinder. The 230mm wheel diameter makes this the largest angle grinder in the XGT range. It features an ergonomic soft grip on the tool body and a side handle that can be mounted on the left or right based on the user preference. The wheel cover position can be adjusted without the need for tools, making work easier and faster.
The new grinder also benefits from the AFT system, includes an electric brake to stop the wheel quickly when the motor is switched off and an anti-restart function that prevents accidental start-up.
All three of the new additions to the XGT range also include Makita’s brushless motors and Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) functionality when fitted with an optional AWS chip. The AWS function allows the tool to connect to compatible dust extractors via Bluetooth. The wireless connection means the dust extractor can run automatically while the tool is in use, to make dust management more straightforward.