FEBRUARY 4, 2011 – La Mirada, CA Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has released two new dust extraction solutions for concrete contractors. The Grinder Dust Shroud and Hammer Attachment are engineered for cleaner, more efficient concrete surfacing and drilling.
Makita offered hands-on demonstrations of the new Hammer Attachment, left, and Grinder Dust Shroud at the recent World of Concrete trade show.
Both products were available for demonstration last month at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, where nearly 50,000 concrete contractors and dealers attended the industry's largest annual trade show.
"Contractors are demanding more dust extraction solutions to reduce the amount of concrete dust created during tool usage," said Adam Livingston, Makita Product Manager, Commercial Products. "Makita is leading innovation again with our new five-inch grinder dust shroud, with features like a built-in suspension system. In addition, the new hammer attachment for our SDS-PLUS corded and cordless hammers is engineered to help reduce the dust created from drilling without compromising tool performance. Makita plans to launch several more innovative dust extraction solutions in the near future."
New Hammer Attachment (193472-7)
The new dustless hammer attachment works with Makita SDS-PLUS corded and cordless rotary hammers. It features a 17" hose, telescoping spring-loaded barrel, depth stop, bit size adjustment knobs and a built-in ruler. World of Concrete attendees tried out Makita’s new attachment and discovered several advantages versus competitive built-on systems, including tool performance (competitor built-on vacuum motors share power with the tool which can reduce impact energy/BPMS), and longer cordless run time (battery has to power both the vacuum and tool motor on competitive tools, which can decrease the tool runtime on one charge).
This attachment can be used with most jobsite vacuums resulting in powerful suction and dust extraction. Because there is no vacuum motor or components attached to the tool, the Makita solution is more compact and has less weight than most built-on systems. Lastly, most built-on systems have only a half-gallon capacity, increasing downtime from the frequent disposal of the collect material.
New Grinder Dust Shroud (195236-5)
Makita’s new grinder dust shroud is designed to fit Makita 4-1/2" – 5" grinders. It features a spring-loaded suspension system that keeps the shroud flush to the surface during movement and compensates for blade wear. The shroud has a removable edge piece for surface work flush to edges or other objects. It also has soft brushes that help contain the dust and allow for smooth movement over the work surface. The outside diameter of the extraction port will work with most standard vacuum hose systems. The new dust shroud is ideal for concrete finishing, concrete material removal and paint or surface coating removal.
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Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.