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Makita 18V Cooling Jacket DFJ201 with Miss Makita

Who wore it better? Ok that’s not a serious question, clearly Ally Mellow, Miss Makita 2016 wears it better no contest. We honestly were not sure if the Makita 18V fan jacket DFJ201Z ($149) was actually going to hit shelves in the US but it is here… just in time for fall. We had a chance to try it on at STAFDA which …

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Makita 18V Brushless Recip Saws XRJ05 & XRJ06 with Miss Makita

The most used cutting tool in any cordless lineup is typically the recip saw because these tools are so versatile great for wood, metal, demo or clean cutting. Until recently the Milwaukee M18 Sawzall was the only brushless option on the market, so it was no surprise they won our 2015 Recip Saw Challenge by a good margin. However it …

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Makita 18V SDS-Plus Rotary Drill & HEPA Vac with Miss Makita

While the Makita 18V Brushless SDS-Plus Rotary with HEPA Vac XRH011XVX ($399) is not new on the market (released over a year ago) it has received an increase in interest recently because of the changing OSHA Silica Dust Rules. The rule started June 23rd and becomes a fine-able offense in 2017, basically if you are drilling concrete on a job …

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Makita Pro Center Grand Opening July 26th

Ohio Power Tool continues to grow and expand their offering of tools, supplies and services with a goal to become a destination to shop for all the big kid toys you really want & need. The Makita Pro Center seemed like the perfect addition to continue to expand the Makita offering and give customers a more interactive shopping experience.

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Cordless Quik Drive with 18V Makita Brushless XSF03

The Simpson Quik Drive System can be adapted to many different brands of drills, impacts and screw guns. This is the first time however there is a cordless solution with locking trigger adapted to drive screws just as fast as you would with a locked corded screw gun using Quik Drive. With Makita’s XSF03MB ($339) PushDrive technology the motor doesn’t …

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Makita Adds 12V CXT Jigsaw, Tile Saw, Light

Makita has recently announced the release of 3 new tools to be added to their new 12V CXT Cordless lineup: a Jigsaw, a 3-3/8” Tile/Glass Saw, and a portable L.E.D. flashlight. All of these tools utilize Makita’s new slide type battery packs that seem to be phasing out their older stick style packs. These slide battery packs come in 2.0 …

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Makita 18V Cordless & Brushless 2016 Preview

While 2015 marked Makita’s 100th anniversary it’s looking like 2016 might be a bigger year for new Makita cordless products. To kick-off the year off they are launching a couple nice looking Brushless tools including a couple high torque impact wrenches as well as a couple of Brushless reciprocating saws. Not to mention cordless shop-vac, backpack vacs, 6.0Ah batteries with …

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Makita 18V LXT Lithium Battery Upgrades

Makita Tools have one of the longest track records for solid performing cordless tools, we still see guys using 9.6V drills which have got to be 20+ years old, not even sure how that is possible. Makita was one of the first to jump to the 18V lithium Ion technology and remain the fastest charging batteries as their only charger …

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