Wednesday 26 September 2012
Makita engineering focuses on enhancing the performance of cordless power tools by reducing the power loss caused by the friction between brushes and armature. This allows the Makita brushless motor to draw less amperage from the battery and therefore deliver up to twice the run time from a 3.0Ah Lithium-ion 18v unit.
Whilst other manufacturers introduce expensive 4Ah batteries which can have increased charging times of up to 75-minutes per battery, the Makita brushless motor enhances operational performance as well as battery longevity, which can enable a Makita 3Ah battery to give users as much work as some competitorâ€™s 4Ah products, and with the added benefit of Makitaâ€™s 22-minute charging time. Less friction increases motor speed which also means more fixings can be driven home with a single charge and less heat is generated in the motor which improves performance and extends machine life.
The new Makita brushless motor tools the BHP459 combi drill, the BDF459 drill driver and the BTD129 impact driver, all benefit from the improved performance of the latest brushless motor design.
The Makita BHP459 brushless combi will drill 13mm in masonry, deliver up to 22,500 impacts per minute and generate maximum torque of 45Nm. The single sleeve keyless chuck makes bit changing an easy one-handed operation. The compact design has an overall motor body length of just 192mm which makes this tool indispensable for confined space operations. The BDF459 drill driver has similar torque output and will run up to 1,500rpm. It benefits from an even more compact 179mm body length.
Both tools have all-metal gear construction for extra-high durability, two-speed gear selection, 16+ drill torque settings and mode selection all of which are adjusted by the twist rings on the front of the body. Also included are variable speed trigger control, electronic motor brake and LED job light with pre-glow function, soft-grip handle and moulded body-grip, and a weight of just 1.7kg.
The new brushless Makita BTD129 impact driver has similar features and will generate up to a massive 160Nm of tightening torque and up to 3,200 impacts per minute. With a Â¼ inch hex shank the Makita BTD129 will comfortably drive home M8 machine screws.
These Makita machines are supplied with BL1830 18v 3.0Ah Lithium-ion batteries and fast charger that provides the best-in-business 22-minute recharge time.
Makitaâ€™s brushless motor technology substantially enhances performance, provides up to double run time from a single battery charge, eliminates brush maintenance and extends machine life. All these features combine to reduce operational costs and extend the value of an investment in Makitaâ€™s tools.
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