As one of the world's leading manufacturers of power tools, Makita has over 100 years of experience in the industry, with Makita UK having been established for almost half of this time. The company strives to create tools that empower people with all levels of experience to handle everyday tasks or professional work with ease. Their products are designed to operate to their full potential and help the user to develop their skills, inspire them to create and build for a better future. With their tools you can complete projects in woodworking, fastening, demolition and construction, both at a domestic and a commercial level.

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The LXT ADVANTAGE

The Lithium Ion LXT range remains the most popular in Makita’s arsenal of cordless tools. The 18 volt range leads the way, with three main choices on battery power, the 5.0Ah (BL1850), the 4.0Ah (BL1840) and the 3.0Ah (BL1830). The BL1830 takes just 22 minutes to charge, which is great for those of us that forget to charge their batteries!

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The LXT ADVANTAGE

As one of the world's leading manufacturers of power tools, Makita has over 100 years of experience in the industry, with Makita tools UK having been established for almost half of this time. The company strives to create tools that empower people with all levels of experience to handle everyday tasks or professional work with ease. Their products are designed to operate to their full potential and help the user to develop their skills, inspire them to create and build for a better future. With a Makita tool you can complete projects in woodworking, fastening, demolition and construction, both at a domestic and a commercial level. Our most visited product categories are Makita DrillsMakita SawsMakita Radios and Makita Angle Grinders.

Each product is designed in response to the evolving needs of the power tool user. Taking into consideration the differences in architectural styles, construction methods and materials, in order to achieve the ultimate in user-friendliness. The range covers a diverse choice in cordless tools such as; drills, angle grinders, saws, heat guns, impact wrenches, rotary hammers, sanders and planers to name a few. As well as pneumatic tools and even garden tools.

As a manufacturer, they are very conscious of the environment and put huge emphasis on safety and quality assurance.  A global brand, but at the heart; in central Japan, is where the power tools are first visualised. There are various stages to the production process, starting from the initial drawings, to mock-ups of the tool; with both the same size and weight specification, to ensure the grip and feel is right. After the development stage, they have a cohesive quality assurance system that ensures every product boasts a high-quality finish.

Each new design is subjected to dozens of rigorous tests including durability tests to ensure they meet the users’ needs and stand the test of time, adhering to the ISO 9001 quality management standards. With this level of commitment to each and every tool that comes out of any one of their top global plants, they can guarantee the customer a high standard of quality in every product. Consumers will benefit from extra peace of mind and buying confidence when registering their purchase with Makita for an extended 3 Year Warranty.

As innovators, they recognise the flaws in existing tools and make improvements where possible. Ensuring the user gets something better every time. With the introduction of AVT technology, they were able to dramatically minimise vibration levels in their core demolition products. Not only did this make the work far more enjoyable but it also offers long-term health advantages to the user.

Makita’s roots started out in the electric motor business and it’s with both the same knowledge and experience from this industry that connects and drives the power tool manufacturing. They are firm believers that behind every good (yet cheap) Makita power tool, is an efficient and powerful motor. Newer tools feature the innovative BL Motor (Brushless Motor), which increases the power, torque, longevity and runtime of the tool, providing even greater productivity. To make this possible, they are committed to sourcing the very best raw materials to build every component. Gears and armature shafts are produced from premium grade steel. Superior current flow is achieved in each tool via high-grade magnetic copper wire. This is able to withstand incredibly high temperatures.

With the explosive success of the electric planer back in 1958, the brand realised a new potential in the power tool market and were able to move into a new direction by developing a wide choice of tools. Nowadays their collection is vast, and Makita customers don’t just trial the tools or buy them from time-to-time, they invest and maintain a long-term brand loyalty.

Once you’ve bought into the LXT Li-Ion technology, their rechargeable battery system that offers both longer run time and faster charging, you’ll notice all of these batteries are cross-compatible and can operate any of the LXT Makita tools in your kit. You can also charge each battery from the same multi-charger which in turn will helps to reduce the number of items you need to take on any job. There are savings to be had when buying-in to this brand, because when you invest, you don’t necessarily have to buy a six-piece kit or a twin kit each time, you can opt for a body only and use any existing battery to power it. Owning Makita spares is cost-effective to the user. Battery technology remains at the forefront of battery powered tools, power tool batteries are becoming more and more powerful along with the required battery charger. You can even download their mobile app now to monitor your batteries performance! Don’t forget the site radios can be used for charging purposes too.

So what products do Makita offer? Well, it’s vast!

Drilling is obviously of key focus. 18v cordless Combi Drills are the number one seller, dill drivers also remain a popular choice with many tradesmen. 14.4v cordless drills are still available but these really have been superseded now by the more powerful 18v li-ion cordless drills. Other strengths of their range include both heavy duty rotary hammers, corded and cordless SDS drills along with their diamond core models. Standard hammer drills and impact drills have been core products for a long time now. More specialist items are available too, including angle drills and even a pillar drill. To compliment this range, there is a good selection of high quality drill bits, bit sets and screwdriver bits to add to your collection.

Sawing is another main area of the range. Whether it be a mitre saw, circular saw or reciprocating saw, the choice is again vast with cutting blades available to suit all applications.

Smaller ranges, but the choice of many tradesman are the angle grinders, die grinders, multi tools and impact drivers and even a heat gun. You will also find all the tool accessories you could wish for.  

Whether it’s for health and safety reasons or leaving the job clean and tidy, dealing with dust and dirt these days is an essential part of the job. Makita have you covered! The M-class dust extraction is now essential for building sites. Vacuum cleaners are also available for leaving domestic customer’s houses as you found them or pressure washers for outdoor works.

Their collection of garden tools is now growing. It is designed to make light work of all aspects of gardening and landscape work. Working with cordless tools outdoors such as their leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, lawnmowers and chainsaws helps the user to work both freely and effectively, without any restrictive cords. Equipped with a powerful Makita garden tool and you’ll still benefit from the same level of superior engineering and performance as applicable to the rest of their power tool range.

My Tool Shed have recognised importance of stocking the best-selling Makita products, tools for both trade specialists and DIY lovers, to give you the latest and greatest with new Makita tools 2019. We also offer the tools we know you just can’t be without. Like the toughest DAB and DAB+ radios which are both a luxury to own and a necessity on the work site!

Order Makita direct from us, we are an authorised dealer and our service is second-to-none. We can cut out the need to shop around for the best price online, our loyal customers are rewarded with trade points each time they shop plus we know your business will profit from our most competitive prices. We always have great deals on combi drills, impact drivers and site radios!