Makita to adopt new torque testing method

Makita U.S.A. Inc., manufacturer of industrial power tools and accessories and member of the Power Tool Institute, will adopt the new PTI Torque Procedure to measure torque in cordless drills, including driver-drills and hammer driverdrills in driver-drill mode. The new test method, agreed upon by all major power tool companies in the Power Tool Institute, is the industry’s first standard for measuring torque in drills.

Prior to PTI’s new standard, power tool manufacturers conducted their own torque measurement in-house or with third-party testing labs. The torque numbers were not useful for comparison since the testing hardware and methodologies were not standard. PTI membership worked together to create a new standard.

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