Makita Drills Update - What's new in 2024

Jordan McLeodMay 15, '24

Welcome to our blog focus for this week. We are looking at some great Makita drills that tick all the boxes.
Makita, a top manufacturer of electric power tools globally, has developed and tested its tools to the highest standards. Their signature blue and black drills are widely popular on construction sites and workshops around the world. Founded in 1915 in Japan as "Makita Denski Seisakusho," the company initially focused on selling and repairing electric power tools. However, in 1958, they started manufacturing them. In 1978, Makita introduced its first cordless power tool, the 7.2V Cordless Drill, marking a significant milestone. Since then, the company has expanded its factory operations globally, becoming one of the largest power tool suppliers and a leader in innovative power tool technology. Their power tools have seen significant improvements over the years, including better motor technologies, enhanced ergonomics, more compact sizes, and a transition from NiCad batteries to Lithium-ion. This shift has allowed consumers to enjoy low-maintenance batteries that can withstand a wider range of temperatures. Additionally, Lithium-ion batteries are smaller and can be stored for months without losing their charge.


Makita Cordless Drills

Let’s take a look at one of the top cordless drills this year, the DHP486Z 18V LXT Brushless Combi Drill.
The Makita DHP486Z is a versatile tool that can handle a variety of tasks. It's compact, measuring just 178mm, which makes it perfect for tight spaces. The brushless motor provides a powerful peak torque of 130Nm, and the durable aluminium gear housing ensures it will last. With its mechanical 2-speed gearbox and all-metal construction, this drill is reliable and performs well. The single-sleeve keyless chuck allows for easy bit changes with just one hand, and features like the electric brake, variable speed control, and forward/reverse rotation give you even more control. Plus, the ergonomic handle, LED job light, belt clip, and XPT (Extreme Protection Technology) make the Makita DHP486Z the top choice for drilling and driving tasks.
Makita Cordless Drills 2024

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