Makita has released a number of new products in recent weeks including new band saws, a lightweight folding mitre saw stand and even a powerful portable swing fan to keep the trade cool on site. Here, PBM takes a closer look at the company’s expanded XGT 40V Max range of cordless power tools following the launch of four new brushless angle grinders.
Engineered to deliver the necessary power in combination with the flexibility and improved safety of cordless, Makita has added four new brushless angle grinders (GA022GZ, GA023GZ, GA028GZ and GA029Z) to its XGT 40V Max line up. Launched this summer, XGT 40V Max is the highest power cordless solution from Makita and is said to offer the high output, durability and fast charge times needed for high-demand applications.
To maximise on-site productivity, the new machines have been designed to withstand frequent heavy-duty cutting and grinding. Each model delivers a no load speed of 3,000-8,500rpm and features a variable speed dial, enabling operators to easily control and adjust the speed of the machine, depending on the application. The GA022GZ and GA028GZ have a wheel diameter of 115mm and the GA023GZ and GA029Z both have a 125mm wheel diameter.
The tools all feature Makita’s Auto-start Wireless System (AWS), which connects the machine to a compatible dust extractor via Bluetooth that can be turned on and off automatically. A further safety innovation is Active Feedback Sensing Technology (AFT) which shuts down the tool to protect the user if the rotation speed suddenly slows down, whilst an Anti–Restart function prevents accidental start-up.
To make working on site more comfortable, the firm has added the cordless, portable CF001GZ 40V Max Swing Fan to its XGT range. Described as ‘ultra-quiet’, the fan has three speed settings and delivers a maximum air speed of 120m/min – 190m/min, depending on the setting chosen. The fan can run for up to 730 minutes when using a 2.5Ah battery without oscillation, or 655minutes using 2.5Ah batteries with oscillation. Weighing in at just 3.0kg, it has been designed with a large carrying handle for easy handling.
Further new product launches have included a lightweight folding mitre saw stand (WST07) along with additions to its range of LXT cordless tools with the DPB183Z and DPB184Z Brushless Portable Band Saws, which are said to offer the high-power and flexibility needed to tackle a wide range of metal-cutting tasks.
For more information on the latest additions to the Makita range, click here: https://www.makitauk.com/