Diverse Makita 18V Tools
In March 2020 the outlook for Makita is continued market growth. Dividends to shareholders has risen by 30% in twelve months.
The outcomes have differed from the forecasts. The Japanese economy has displayed increasing signs of slowing in the first nine months of the year ended 31 March 2020, with market sentiences weakening because of the rising uncertainty, including the Pandemic, US-China trade tensions, changes around Brexit and the instability in the Middle East.
During the same time last year, the combined revenue rose by 1.7 percent to 373,261 million yen owing primarily to good sales in Japan, while the volume of overseas revenues declined when converted into yen.
Sales in Japan rose 11.7% to 75.026 million yen. This is due to increasing demand for highly functional cordless devices, a lack of work on building sites and good sales of wireless gardening equipment.
Exports in Europe increased 3.1 percent to 163,068 million yen in spite of a decline in volume of exports caused by an improvement of the yen relative to Euro, helped by the high demand for equipment in almost all areas and steady sales of cordless gardening equipment.
The consequence of a lenient housing market in Australia reduced sales in Oceania by 5.1% to 21.695 million yen.
Makita’s headquarters and its major sales, manufacturing and R&D bases are located in Japan, and its procurement, manufacturing, sales and product development site are located worldwide. These sites are connected globally through an operational network.
Makita boasts the world’s largest 18v tool and industrial accessory lineup. They are a trusted brand with over 100 years of proven design, reliability and quality in power tools and products for the building and construction, gardening and outdoor user.
Makita’s service via internet access has been increasing and aims to provide uninterrupted services even when adverse events occur such as power ourtages during an earthquake.
Makita tools and accessories are created through a process of stringent design and testing with the trades, to craft their tools for best suitability and performance on the job.
The LXT platform features a world-class range of 18v and 36v (2x18v) tools. and now 40v. From cordless tools, combo kits, batteries and chargers, an extensive range of dust extraction and maintenance options as well as outdoor tools, equipment and clothing. All cordless tools are covered with a 3-year warranty, batteries and chargers a 2-year warranty and clothing and accessories 1 year.
Makita 18v Lithium-Ion batteries are available in 1.5Ah, 3Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah and 6Ah variations. the batteries are lightweight using fewer cells than other brands. In fact, a 6Ah 18v battery can weigh as little as half some competitors 6Ah batteries.
Star Protection is included with all 18v Batteries as indicated by the Star symbol on the battery. This is the inbuilt computer system in the battery that improves performance and battery life. It communicates with the charger during charging to improve charge time and protects your tools and batteries from overload, over-discharge and overheating.
Makita 18v batteries feature a fuel gauge that easily shows the user how much life is left in the battery before requiring to be recharged. They have built-in shock absorption to prolong their life, vents to keep them cool whilst still blocking out dust and debris.
Makita has available both single and dual 18v battery chargers. Both chargers are also available in standard or rapid charge configurations. As well as a standard speed 4 slot charger. The dual rapid charge charger will charge two 6Ah 18v batteries in 55 minutes simultaneously.
LXT Stands for Lithium Extreme Technology
|Total Power Delivery Amount of each battery’s service lifetime|
|Note: The numbers in the chart are relative values when the amount of Ni-cd 2.0Ah is indexed at 100.|
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|Well Balanced Charging|
|The charging time in practical condition|
|In case the battery gets heated to 700C right after use, while being charged in an environment of 250C.|
|Lightweight and Firm Holding|
|Multi-contact terminals reduce electrical resistance and increase connection stability withstanding against vibration, and ultimately ensures stable current supply to the tool.|
Power Tool Accessories
Makita has an extensive range of accessories for the high-end user. Starting with a large range of saw blades. From their efficient efficut and silenced range to their amazing knot and nail demolition and construction blades. Diamond blades to grinding disks, Impact driver tips to HSS drill sets. All are industry quality and built with the trades in mind.
Makpac Storage System
This storage system is a job site modular storage and transport system for your tools and accessories called Makpac. Strong, portable with collapsible handles they are built job site tough and as part of the Makpac range. All units stack and connect together as one piece and can be fully customised to suit your needs and has a specifically designed dolly and trolly options. The trolley features large rubberised ball bearing wheels and a collapsible design.Outdoor Power Equipment
Makita have the largest 18v Outdoor Power Equipment range amongst its competitors. The product range includes various size lawn mowers, lines trimmers, brush cutters, chain saws, blowers and hedge trimmers. The range also includes 36v tools that can be powered by two 18v batteries.
There is a large variety of different Makita 18v combo kits for specific trades and end-user groups including, but not limited to; Carpentry, Joiners, Agriculture, Automotive, Plumbing, Electrical, Landscaping and Maintenance.
XGT 40v Powered Cordless Tools
Coming in 2020, Makita has announced a new range of XGT 40v tools to complement the existing and continually expanding LXT 18v range. These new 40v tools will have increased power for high demand industrial applications.
In the case of the new brushless driver-drill and impact wrench, they are also smaller and more compact than the existing 18v equivalent.All the 40v Batteries will include an LED light indicators that show how much charge is left in the battery.
At launch, we can expect a new Brushless Impact driver, Brushless Driver drill. 185mm Brushless Circular saw, 2 new 125mm Brushless grinders, a new Brushless Reciprocating saw and 2 new Rotary Hammers, A 2 piece and a 6 piece combo kit with batteries and charger will also be available.
More release announcements to come, closer to launch.XGT 40v Battery and Charging OptionsThe new XGT system will feature 2.5Ah and 4Ah high output 40v batteries. These batteries can be charged on the new single-slot charger in as little as 28mins.
Makita has announced an adapter so that both your 18v and 40v batteries can be charged on the same 40v charger.The 40v charger includes LED light indicators that show how much charge the batteries have.
Makita has come with a technology that puts circuits into batteries. The circuits continually monitor the performance of the batteries so as to prevent overheating, overloading and over-discharging. When sensors detect danger in the system, they kick in immediately thereby protecting the tool from any damage. The system can enable your battery to last for a long time.
To put the icing on the cake, the charger is fitted with LXT rapid optimum technology for faster charging. This means that you will not have to halt your project for a long time so as to recharge the battery.