Thursday, January 21, 2016


Industry's biggest annual concrete trade show lands in Las Vegas next month

Makita is bringing new solutions to the concrete and masonry industries' biggest annual trade show next month in Las Vegas.

World of Concrete lands at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 2-5, and Makita will be exhibiting at the outdoor Silver Lot area (booth O30043) with a dynamic, hands-on booth experience.
Makita will offer attendees plenty of opportunities to try out the industry’s best technology for concrete forming, drilling, surfacing, chipping, and breaking – all with less noise, lower vibration, and better dust extraction. There will also be tool drawings and more surprises.
Makita booth highlights at next month's World of Concrete will include the following:
Advanced Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®)
For reduced vibration, a padded handle just doesn’t cut it. Makita Advanced Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®) is a synchronized three-component system that includes an internal counterbalance to reduce vibration, giving users the industry’s lowest vibration levels without sacrificing performance. Makita’s expanding AVT® line-up includes a solution in every major concrete hammer category – from 1” to 70 lb. – and attendees will have the opportunity to experience the difference for themselves. One demonstration will allow attendees to run the Advanced AVT 70 lb. Breaker (HM1812) against a 60 lb. pneumatic hammer (the video below captures the side-by-side match-up, with one clear winner). Go here for more on Makita AVT.  

More 18V Cordless Solutions
Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool category in 2005. Today, with over 100 tools, Makita has the world's largest 18V cordless tool line-up powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries – and the line-up includes a growing range of solutions for concrete applications like formwork, fastening, drilling, cutting, surfacing, lighting, and clean-up. For the most demanding applications, select Makita 18V X2 LXT® (36V) tools are powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries, so users get 36V power, speed and run-time without leaving the 18V battery platform. A range of 18V cordless solutions will be on demonstration for attendees to try for themselves. For more on the world's largest 18V cordless tool line-up, go here
MM4 4-Stroke Engine Technology
Engine seizure due to improper fuel and oil mixing is one of the most common failures of 2-stroke power equipment. Makita is delivering a better solution with MM4® 4-stroke engine power equipment, and for contractors the line-up includes the world’s first 4-stroke engine power cutter (EK7651H), as well as backpack and handheld blowers. These efficient 4-stroke engine solutions go beyond exceptional tool performance, as they require no fuel mixing so users require only one gas can for all their power equipment in the truck. In addition, Makita MM4® 4-stroke engines run quieter, idle smoother, have lower emissions, and give users quicker and easier starts. Attendees will be invited to try out MM4® 4-Stroke Engine solutions at the Makita booth. Go here to learn more about Makita MM4. 
The Right Accessories for the Job
Makita has a deep line-up of accessories for concrete applications that are engineered to help contractors work more efficiently. At World of Concrete, Makita will demonstrate new and existing accessories for concrete drilling, chipping, cutting, surfacing, dust extraction, and more. Go here for more on Makita's expandling line of dust extraction accessories. 
Tools and Pneumatics for Formwork
Makita is a leader in solutions for formwork including an expanding line-up of air compressors and pneumatic nailers as well as circular saws, reciprocating saws, and more. World of Concrete attendees will have the opportunity to see and experience these best-in-class tools.
For more information on World of Concrete, go to
About Makita®
Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, 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 power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless 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®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, 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, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita:,,, 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. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Makita will give attendees at next month’s World of Concrete an opportunity to run the Advanced AVT® 70 lb. Breaker (HM1812) against a 60 lb. pneumatic hammer.

Makita's expanding 18V cordless line-up includes the 18V X2 LXT (36V) 1" Rotary Hammer (XRH05), powered by two 18V batteries for 36V power and run-time.

The Makita MM4 4-Stroke Engine 14" Power Cutter (EK7651H) is the world's first 4-stroke engine power cutter.




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