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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Two new models deliver unique features and an ergonomic design

FEBRUARY 23, 2010 – La Mirada, Calif. – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, is proud to announce the release of two new 2,500 RPM screwdrivers, models FS2500 (top-right) and FS2701 (below-right). These new screwdrivers have less weight with an ergonomic design and are built for continuous heavy-duty work in a range of applications.
”Makita’s new 2,500 RPM screwdrivers are the most compact and lightweight models in their class,” said Anthony Corwin, product manager, commercial products. “The increased ergonomics along with several unique features make the FS2500 and FS2701 the best choice for metal framing, exterior sheathing, metal decking, and more.” 
Makita’s new 2,500 RPM screwdrivers are powered by a 6 AMP motor designed for continuous heavy-duty work.  Each drywall gun has a large variable speed trigger with lock-in button for continuous use, an ergonomically-designed grip for increased comfort, and a cast aluminum gear housing for less weight and increased durability. Other convenience features include an L.E.D. light to illuminate the work surface and a metal reinforced belt clip for increased durability.

FS2500 Screwdriver
The FS2500 weighs just 3.4 lbs., and features an adjustable depth locator assembly with Sure-Lock™ feature for consistent screw depth. The FS2500 has a no-load speed of 0-2,500 RPM for a range of applications.
FS2701 Screwdriver
The FS2701 weighs just 3.5 lbs., and features 6-Stage Torque Adjustment and a no-load speed of 0-2,500 RPM for a wide range of applications.
Makita’s new FS2500 and FS2701 2,500 RPM Screwdrivers are engineered for metal framing, exterior sheathing and metal decking applications, and are ideal for metal building contractors, decking contractors, acoustical contractors, carpenters, maintenance contractors, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class 2,500 RPM screwdriver.
Model Number
Bit shank
¼” hex
¼” hex
No load speed
0-2,500 RPM
0-2,500 RPM
Overall length
Net Weight
3.4 lbs.
3.5 lbs.
Screwdriver, 5/16” magnetic nutsetter
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies 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 10.8V Ultra-Compact 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 You can follow Makita at and Makita is Best in Class Engineering.



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