Cordless power tools are very convenient as they can be used anywhere without worrying about finding an electricity supply. They also avoid the need to be careful with the power lead, enabling you to concentrate on the job in hand. Despite these advantages early cordless power tools suffered from significant disadvantages. They were not as powerful as mains powered tools, battery life was poor and batteries would self drain if left for any length of time.
Things are different these days, with the latest battery battery technology cordless tools are used by the professionals.
The rise of 18 volt Lithium-Ion cordless series changed the game. The range now includes over 35 tools and is aimed primarily at the professional tradesman but is also ideal for the home handyman.
The issues with earlier cordless tools are resolved by the Lithum-Ion technology which enables to deliver powerful tools in a small, lightweight package that is easy to use.
Key features are:
- 18 volt – for the best combination of power and weight.
- Longer run time – each charge lasts much longer than with previous batteries so you can get the job finished.
- Low self discharge – so you won’t find that the battery has gone flat when you need to use the tool.
- Easy Charging – the smart charger only takes 30 minutes to replenish the battery and it does this intelligently, by monitoring and controlling the charging to maximise battery life.
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A key benefit of this range is that they all use the same battery so you do not need a battery for every tool you buy. Makita offer the option of purchasing a tool on its own or as part of a kit which generally includes multiple batteries, a smart charger and a box or bag to carry everything. The tools themselves all have a 3 year guarantee.