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  • Makita 5ah kits, DTW281 and more coming soon to ITS – Part 2

  • Makita 5ah launch

    Continuing our rundown of new Makita models coming in Autumn 2014, we introduce you to the DTW281 Cordless Impact Wrench, The DLX2040MJ and DLX2040TJ 2 piece kits and the DLX6017 6 piece cordless kit.

    Makita DLX2050MJ and DLX2040TJ 2 Piece Kits

    Makita DLX2040

    Following on from the release of the DHP481 (read more in part 1) Makita have wasted no time in creating a new brushless impact driver and combi drill kit. This time featuring their current top of the range brushless impact driver the DTD129 (see more here), and the forthcoming top of the range brushless heavy duty combi drill the DHP481.
    As far as spec goes the tools in this kit offers:

    Makita-DLX2040DHP481 Hammer Drill Driver:

    • No Load Speed – 2100
    • Impacts Per Min – 31,500
    • Chuck Capacity – 1.5 – 13mm
    • Capacity in Masonary – 16mm
    • Capacity in Steel – 13mm
    • Capacity in Wood – 76mm
    • Max Torque – 115Nm
    • Weight (inc battery) – 2.7kg

    DTD129 Impact Driver:

    • Battery Voltage – 18v
    • Shank – 4” Hex
    • Bolt – M5 – M14
    • High Strength Bolt – M4 – M8
    • No Load Speed – 2500rpm
    • Max Torque – 160Nm
    • Weight – 1.5kg

    This ‘best of the best’ kit will include the DTD129Z tool body, the DHP481Z tool body the DC18RC fast charger, a Type 3 MakPac carry case and 2x Lithium-ion batteries.

    This is falling in line with not only the launch of the DHP481 combi drill but also Makita’s new 5ah Battery the BL1850, so it will of course be available with either 4ah batteries, or the new 5Ah batteries:

    The details of the packages are:

    DLX2040MJ – Tools, Charger, MakPac Case and 2x 4Ah Batteries
    DLX2040TJ – Tools, Charger, MakPac Case and 2x 5Ah Batteries

    DTW281 Cordless Brushless Impact Wrench


    Looking over the spec of this and I’m pretty impressed. The DTW281 is yet another addition to Makita’s impressive 18v li-ion tool range, and yet again it is another tool type benefiting from the new brushless motors.

    Over the last couple of years brands have been rolling out brushless motors (which you can find more info about here) in many of their Drills and Drivers. Earlier in 2014 Makita brought out a couple of new Brushless Cordless Jigsaws, and now they’ve added another string to their bow with this, a brushless impact wrench.


    This new addition is designed to overhaul the DTW251 impact wrench as the spec is updated and enhanced.

    The DTW281 will offer:

    Battery Voltage – 18v
    Max output -280w
    Shank – ½” Square
    Bolt – M10 – M20
    High Strength Bolt – M10 – M16
    Max Impacts Per Min – 3500
    No Load Speed – 2800rpm
    Max Torque – 280Nm
    Weight – 1.7kg

    This impact wrench will be available as:
    Makita DTW281Z – Tool body only (no batteries)

    Makita DLX6017 6 Piece Tool Kit

    makita dlx6017_appp

    Not so revolutionary this one, but a handy addition nonetheless. The DLX6017 is a 6 piece cordless tool kit, which is replacing the very popular DK1829. It offers a good range of popular models from the 18v LXT range:

    Combi Drill – DHP453Z
    Impact Driver – DTD146Z
    Circular Saw – DSS611Z
    SDS Rotary Hammer Drill – DHR202Z
    Jigsaw – DJV180Z
    Torch – BML185

    This kit also comes wih 3x BL1830(s) which are 3Ah lithium-ion batteries, a DC18RC fast charger and a 831279-0 tool bag.

    All of the above tools are due out in the UK in Autumn 2014, so from September onwards… We have no specific dates as of yet but we’ll certainly keep you posted on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and of course on the ITS blog.
    Are you looking forward to these new tools?



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