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Monday, October 15, 2012

MAKITA EXPANDS CONCRETE SOLUTIONS WITH NEW GRINDER SHROUD, HAMMER ATTACHMENT

New dust extraction solutions engineered to meet growing demand for dust containment

The new Dust Xtraction Kit (196074-8) includes drilling and demolition boots, replaceable nozzle tips, depth gauge extensions, and a vibration-absorbing handle.

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 and masonry contractors: the 7” Dust Shroud (195386-6), and SDS-MAX Hammer Attachment (196074-8).
 
"Dust management is clearly on the mind of the pro contractor, and there is a growing demand for solutions to reduce the amount of concrete dust on jobsites," said Adam Livingston, Product Manager, Commercial Products. "Makita is an innovator in the category and we have already delivered dust collection accessories for use on rotary hammers and grinders. These are the latest in our expanding line-up of dust management solutions."
 
New 7" Dust Shroud (195386-6)
The new 7" Dust Shroud is engineered for improved dust containment while operating Makita 7" and 9” grinders. A key point of difference from competitor shrouds is the 3-spring suspension system that keeps the shroud flush with the surface during movement and compensates for cup-wheel wear. The soft brushes are engineered to prevent dust from escaping, and help move the tool more easily over the surface. An added convenience feature is the removable edge piece, which allows for surface work flush to other objects.
The guard has a direct-connection dust port (outer diameter: 1-7/16”) for use with most commercial vacuum hoses. The 7” Dust Shroud is ideal for concrete finishing and planing, paint or surface coating removal, blending concrete seams, and “rain outs” (removing “dead” concrete from surfaces after rain). 
 
New Dust Xtraction Hammer Attachment (196074-8)
The new Dust Xtraction attachment is engineered to reduce the dust created from concrete drilling and demolition applications. The attachment fits Makita rotary and demolition hammers that accept SDS-MAX bits. Model 196074-8 is a kit and includes:
  • 2-piece drilling boot and depth rod extensions, for use with bits up to 24”L overall length
  • 2-piece demolition boot
  • Vibration-absorbing handle: engineered for increased comfort on the job
  • Replaceable nozzle tips to help protect boot from excessive wear
  • Durable blow molded plastic carry case for easy storage and transpor 
More Concrete Solutions
The new shroud and hammer attachment are part of Makita’s expanding line-up of dust extraction solutions including shrouds and cutting guards for use with Makita grinders, hammer attachments, hoses, and more. Makita also recently released the industry’s first 18V rotary hammer with a built-on HEPA dust attachment (model LXRH011). Makita’s concrete tool line-up includes a full range of rotary, demolition and breaker hammers, concrete planers, concrete power cutters, and grinders, as well as accessories including carbide bits, diamond blades, and more. 
 
About Makita USA
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.

The new 7” Dust Shroud is ideal for concrete finishing and planing, paint or surface coating removal, blending concrete seams, and more.

The new Hammer Attachment fits Makita rotary and demo hammers that accept SDS-MAX bits, including the 1-3/4" AVT Rotary Hammer (HR4510C, above and below).

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