Makita’s 100th year in business coincided with World of Concrete 2015. To honor the company’s 100th year milestone, Makita released the 100th tool in the 18V LXT line-up, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18-volt slide-style battery.
At World of Concrete 2015, Makita demonstrated a range of new tools and accessories, including the new 70 pound AVT Breaker Hammer (HM1812). This latest addition to Makita’s expanding line-up of concrete tools is equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT). The new model has a powerful 15-amp motor that delivers a full 68 Joules of impact energy, so contractors get hard-hitting performance with less noise, lower vibration and less hassle than with an air hose and compressor. The HM1812 features the latest advanced AVT Technology with an internal mechanical counterbalance system, vibration-absorbing housing, and fixed movement handles for significantly less vibration during concrete breaking applications.
At World of Concrete, Makita demonstrated new World of Concrete accessories for concrete applications.
2.6 Gallon Pressurized Water Tank (988-394-610)
There is increasing awareness of the importance of dust management on job sites, and Makita is meeting demand with a growing line of dust management solutions. The 2.6 Gallon Pressurized Water Tank is the latest solution, making wet cutting possible in areas where water is unavailable. The 2.6 Gallon Pressurized Water Tank provides access to water and helps manage dust when cutting on roads, highways, and other remote locations. The new Pressurized Water Tank was at work at WOC in wet-cutting applications. Available now.
6-inch Floor Scraper (T-02593)
Tile removal can be a time-consuming job and Makita has delivered the right accessory to get the job done more efficiently. The new 6-inch Floor Scraper is engineered for use with SDS-MAX demolition hammers, and features a wide 6-inch flexible blade that allows it to get under and plow through large tiles quickly and easily. The Floor Scraper is for use with hammers that accept SDS-MAX shank, and is ideal for tile removal, linoleum removal, and scraping adhesive. Attendees at World of Concrete ran the new 6-inch Floor Scraper with Makita’s 27-pound AVT Demolition Hammer (HM1214C) and 20 lb. Demolition Hammer (HM1203C). Available now.
16-inch Self Sharpening Bull Point, 1-1/8-inch Hex (B-45559)
The bull point chisel is the ideal accessory for general concrete breaking and chipping. However, effective breaking requires that the chisel remain sharp to penetrate hard concrete. The new Makita 16-inch Self-Sharpening Bull Point for 1-1/8-inch Hammers features an innovative design that is engineered to keep the bit point sharper longer than traditional bits. It is for use with Makita and other manufacturers’ 1-1/8-inch hex hammers, and is ideal for general purpose demolition in brick or concrete, as well as for starting holes in concrete. The new Self-Sharpening Bit was on demonstration with the new 70-pound AVT Breaker Hammer (HM1812). Available now.
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw (model XSH03M)
Makita is the innovation leader in brushless motor technology, and the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6 1/2-inch Circular Saw (model XSH03M) combines power and run-time for faster cutting and ripping – without the cord. The XSH03M is equipped with Automatic Speed Change Technology, which adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance. The Makita BL Brushless Motor is engineered for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The 18V LXT 4.0 Ah battery provides 35 percent more run time per charge than the 3.0 Ah battery (BL1830), yet it charges in only 40 minutes – the fastest charge-time in the category – for less downtime and increased productivity.
The XSH03M features Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), engineered for increased dust and water resistance for operation in harsh job site conditions. It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.