Two new generation power tools from Makita
The renowned brand of power tools for professionals, Makita, has announced two new generation tools to complement its existing range:
A durable angle-grinder for heavy-duty applications
First up – Makita’s new generation GA9060 230 mm angle-grinder has been specifically designed for heavy duty applications, such a foundry grinding. This angle grinder has a powerful 2 200W smaller sized motor which delivers a no load speed of 6 600 r/min.
The GA9060 is fitted with the newly designed Shaft Lock, a slant angle press-button that is easy-to-use even wearing protective gloves. This model has a lightweight design with excellent tool balance for user friendly operation.
The fixing strength of the coil on the short armature has been significantly improved by adding a cotton sleeve and felt sheet, and the commutator has been upgraded for extended durability. The rigid motor housing reduces moisture absorption and the GA9060 is also fitted with a long life carbon brush in a newly designed brush holder.
The GA9060 has an overall length of 450mm and is supplied with a 2.5 m power supply cord and a new improved comfortable side grip.
Cutting discs for the Makita GA9060 are not included with the tool but can be purchased separately.
Makita’s new generation recipro saws
Makita’s continuous innovative approach is evident in the two new generation 18V Lithium-Ion cordless recipro saws now available in the South African market.
Also known as a sabre saw, the recipro saw is basically a saw that uses a push and pull motion of the blade to cut into wood, metal and piping. It can be used in the oddest of places and on almost any type of object.
Both the DJR186ZK and the DJR187ZK have extra high cutting efficiency and a cutting capacity in mild steel pipe of 130 mm and 255 mm in wood and are ideal for single-handed use. The length of stroke is 32 mm and the DJR186ZK produces a variable speed of 0 – 2 800 strokes per min, while the DJR187ZK’s speed is slightly higher at 0 – 3 000 strokes per min.
The DJR186ZK has a tool-less quick and easy blade change and has a comfortable anti-slip soft grip that provides for accurate control and a lock switch at thumb level. The newly designed vertical crank mechanism of both models provides for higher cutting efficiency. The DJR187ZK has an adjustable front shoe which maximises blade usage and a brushless DC motor as well as a LED job light, lock-off lever and retractable joist hook.
Both models are compatible with the Makita 5.0Ah (45 minutes charge time), 4.0Ah (36 minutes charge time), 3.0Ah (22 minutes charge time) and 1.5Ah (15 minutes charge time) batteries.
The batteries and the charger are sold separately. The rechargeable and eco-friendly 18V Li-Ion batteries provide longer run time. The LXT Li-Ion battery generates an impressive 430% more lifetime work with two-and-a-half times more cycles.