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    Makita 4.0Ah: DHP480 & DDF480 Drills the DLX2002M & DLX2005M Cordless Kits and the DHP456RMWX

    Makita have just launched out some exciting new tools to add to the huge range of 18v Lithium-ion cordless tools, in the shape of the DHP480 & DDF480 Drills the DLX2002M & DLX2005M Cordless Kits and the DHP456RMWX. In an earlier post we introduced you to the brand new Makita 4.0 Batteries and told you to expect a 35% increase in capacity and an almost unbelievable charge time of just 36 Minutes (which is only 14 more minutes than the current 3.0Ah).

    Well Makita have been more than a little busy and at the national trade show today we got our hands on the latest and greatest of Makita’s newest tools that are being launched in conjunction with the new Makita 4.0 Ah battery.

    DHP480 Hammer Drill DriverDHP480_INFO5

    Certain to be Makita’s party piece this year the DHP480 is a 2 speed cordless and brushless hammer drill driver which offers the user high power in a compact body. The DHP480 has Makita’s Brushless DC motor built into it which massively reduces friction that is normally caused by rotating brushes inside the drill’s motor. This gives you a far more efficient motor allowing you to get the most out of your drill and your battery.

    Makita DHP480

    Specification:

    - Hammer Action
    - 13mm Keyless Chuck
    - Variable Speed
    - Reverse Action
    - 2 Speed Gearbox
    - 54Nm Max Torque
    - 16 Position Torque Settings
    - Drilling Capacity 38mm (Wood)
    - Drilling Capacity 13mm (Metal)
    - Drilling Capacity 13mm (Masonry)
    - No Load Speed 0-1500rpm
    - Weight 1.6kg

    The DHP480 is available as a Kit with a stackable systainer case and 2 x 18v 4.0Ah Lithium-ion batteries DHP480RMJ or as a body only version DHP480Z

    DDF480 Drill DriverDHP480 DDF480

    The companion piece to the DHP480 is the Makita DDF480 Drill Driver. It also offers the vast majority of the features and benefits of its bigger brother; however it does not boast the hammer action from the DHP480. Again the DDF480 features Makita’s Brushless DC technology letting you get the most out of your tool and this machine is compatible with Makita’s new 4.0Ah batteries which have the ability to fully charge in just 36 minutes, which together massive reduce downtime.

    Specification:DDF480

    - 13mm Keyless Chuck
    - Variable Speed
    - Reverse Action
    - 2 Speed Gearbox
    - 54Nm Max Torque
    - 16 Position Torque Settings
    - Drilling Capacity 38mm (Wood)
    - Drilling Capacity 13mm (Metal)
    - No Load Speed 0-1500rpm
    - 2 x 4.0Ah Li-ion Batteries
    - 36 Minute Charger
    - Weight 1.5kg
    - Carry Case

    The DDF480 is available as a Kit with a stackable systainer case and 2 x 18v 4.0Ah Lithium-ion batteries DDF480RMJ or as a body only version DDF480Z

    DLX2002M

    DHP480 Makita

    DLX2002M

    Makita’s 2 piece kits have also been in massive demand in the power tool market. Generally consisting of a hammer drill driver and an impact driver these kits offer a wide range of options to tradesmen working on all sorts of jobs. Well the new DLX2002M is Makita’s newest 2 piece drill/driver & impact driver kit and it has two main points to get excited about.

    Firstly it is made up from the DHP480 Brushless combi drill and the DTD129 brushless impact driver. These brushless motors as mentioned already do make your drills as efficient as possible. On top of which, this kit is sold with 2 of the new Makita 4.0 Ah Lithium-ion batteries – the newest and highest capacity battery in Makita’s armoury. Also included is the DC18RC which can fully charge these 4Ah batteries in just 36 minutes.

     

    DLX2005M

    DLX2005M

    DDF2005M

    The Second of Makita’s new 2 Piece Kits is the DLX2005M, which is an update version of the extremely popular DK18000. Again it contains a Hammer Drill Driver DHP458 and an Impact Driver

    DTD146, these are the same bodies as the BHP458 and BTD146 both of which are very high quality and popular tools in their own right, but in this kit they come complete with 2 x Makita Li-ion 4Ah batteries. In this kit you’ll also receive a carry case and charger.

    If you’re yet to be convinced by impact drivers, dont worry because the DHP458RMJ Hammer Drill Driver will also be available as a stand alone item in a pack with 2 4ah batteries, carry case and charger.

    DHP456RMWX

    DHP456MWX

    The first of the Makita Black and White range to get the 4.0 Ah facelift is the DHP456RMWX. This hugely popular 2 speed hammer drill driver has a 4 pole motor providing consistant power in forward or reverse mode, and a metal gear box adding a robust quality the gear system.

    As with all Makita new generation drills the ergonomics are fantastic, and as you can see the Black and White design on the DHP456RMWX give it a contemporary and unique look.

    When can I get mine?

    Well as you can see Makita have got their work cut out to roll out all these new items across the UK; most of ;these products will be ready for delivery in October 2013 so keep an eye our for ITS catalogue issue 57 and remember to follow us on facebook, twitter and Google+ where we’ll keep you posted on all the latest power tool news.

    More to come…

    So that is the big story from the Makita 2013 Q3 trade show. There are plenty more products to get our heads round so keep an eye on the ITS blog for further Makita Power Tool information but until then please let us know what you think of these new additions to the LXT 18v Li-ion range, will you be treating yourself to one? Please comment and share below!

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