More stories about Makita

  • Can't Get It here: Makita Battery Adaptor

    If you can put a bunch of D-cell batteries in a flashlight, why can't you put more than one battery in a cordless tool? Makita asked the same question and came up with the BCV01 Dual 18-volt Lithium-ion battery adaptor, which allows the user to power 36-volt Makita tools with a pair of 18-volt LXT...

  • Behind the Scenes with Bosch in Germany

    Last summer at the annual Bosch power tools media event, I received the good news that I was one of three tool industry journalists chosen by the company to be taken on a tour of their facilities throughout Germany and Switzerland.

  • Tools Up Close: Makita LXSL01 Cordless Miter Saw

    Over the past decade or so, a revolution of sorts has been occurring within the cordless tool industry. Thanks to improved motor and battery technology, power-hungry tools that were once available only as 110-volt corded models are being offered without cords. The list is long and includes rotary...

  • Tool Test: 18-Volt Drill/Drivers

    Today's cordless drills are significantly better than the ones I used four or five years ago — they have more power and greater runtime, and take less time to charge. Many of them are lighter, too. The most obvious change has been the move from nicad to lithium-ion batteries, with lithium-ion...

  • Makita Lithium-Ion Planer

    Makita's new lithium-ion powered planer, the first of its kind, can do everything its corded brother can do.

  • Electrician's Pliers from Milwaukee

    Milwaukee's new 6-in-1 Linesman Pliers are designed specifically for the electrician.

  • Cordless Planer from Makita

    Makita's new lithium-ion powered planer, the first of its kind, can do everything its corded brother can do.

  • Tough Sledgehammers from Wilton

    Above all, a sledgehammer should be indestructible.

  • Hacking a Makita Table Saw

    Ever see one of those kits where you can take the motor and chassis of a regular car (they use to do this VW Beetles) and put a fiberglass body on it to make it look like a Porsche or Lamborghini?

  • Tool Test: 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Impact Drivers

    For this article my crew and I tested 18 lithium-ion impact-driver kits. Some companies sell the same tool in two kits – each with different batteries – and in such cases we tested both versions. We used all the drivers for several months, trading them around so that everybody had experience with...