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Be blown away by Makita 40V

Be blown away by Makita 40V: Leading power tool manufacturer Makita UK has expanded its range of powerful XGT cordless machines with the launch of the UB001G XGT 40VMax Brushless Blower. The UB001G delivers the high output professionals need to tackle more demanding applications with ease.

The UB001G makes light work of high-demand tasks thanks to its brushless motor that means it can deliver high no load speeds (up to 23,000rpm) and air volume (up to 16.0m3min). In boost mode the UB001G also has a maximum blowing force of 17N, which is more than enough to handle larger quantities of garden debris.

Be blown away by Makita 40V

Be blown away by Makita 40V

For optimal operation, the UB001G features variable speed control that allows users to adjust the output depending on the task. In addition, the cruise control function enables users to lock the variable speed control trigger at the desired output level. Constant speed control also works to maintain output and maximise efficiency.

The UB001G has a three-stage telescopic long nozzle, making it suitable for a wide range of projects. Like all XGT machines, it has also been designed so that it is resistant to water splashes, which is ideal for those working outside in unpredictable weather.

The UB001G is lightweight and compact, keeping user fatigue to a minimum and enabling single-handed operation. To improve user safety, the UB001G produces low noise emissions.

Mark Earles, Business Development Manager for garden machinery at Makita said: “This is an exciting product launch for Makita, as it marks the further expansion of our XGT 40VMax range. The UB001G joins a growing range of XGT models directly suited to the landscaping and outdoor maintenance sectors. We are delighted to be able to offer professionals a selection of powerful machines that they can use to tackle more demanding outdoor tasks.”

To find out more and see Makita’s full range of garden machinery products visit: www.makitauk.com.

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Makita expands XGT ’40V’ range

Makita expands XGT ’40V’ range: Makita has expanded its high-performance 40Vmax XGT range with the addition of three new tools.

The new Rotary Demolition Hammer, 216mm Slide Compound Mitre Saw and 230mm Angle Grinder all feature Makita’s highly efficient brushless motor technology and have been engineered to bring the benefits of cordless technology to high-demand applications.

Makita expands XGT '40V' range

Makita expands XGT ’40V’ range

The powerful 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 delivers speeds of up to 500 revolutions per minute (rpm) and up to 2,900 blows per minute (bpm) of hammer action.

The HR005GZ01 also includes features 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 therefore extended safe trigger times. The result of this is that the new Rotary Demolition Hammer has a vibration level of just 5.0m/s² when hammer drilling.

The versatile 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) that allows the accurate cutting of large workpieces. The LS002GZ01 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 every time for greater safety.

The final new addition is the GA038GZ07 40VMax Brushless 230mm Angle Grinder. The 230mm wheel diameter makes this the largest angle grinder in the XGT range and is ideal for the highest demand applications. The GA038GZ07 is also easy and comfortable to use with 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 effortlessly adjusted without the need for tools, making work easier and faster.

To maximise user safety and comfort, the new grinder has been engineered for low levels of vibration so it can be used safely for longer. It 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 efficient brushless motor minimises friction and wasted energy within the machine for better performance and extended run-times. The innovative 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, meaning simple dust management for a cleaner and healthier environment.

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 Rotary Demolition Hammer, LS002GZ01 216mm Slide Compound Mitre Saw and GA038GZ07 230mm Angle Grinder are all currently available to purchase as body-only, with options that include batteries and chargers to be launched soon.

To find out more about Makita’s range of high performance XGT tools visit: www.makitauk.com.

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