Another month rolls by, and Makita has launched a further two new products for its 40V Max XGT battery range - the DA001G Brushless Angle Drill and DG001G Brushless Earth Auger.

The DA001G delivers a no-load speed of up to 1500rpm and a maximum torque of 136nm, making it highly suitable for heavy load applications. The unit features two mechanical gears and variable speed control, so operators can easily adjust the output to suit the task in hand.

The new machine includes Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive Technology that automatically adjusts the output according to the load conditions. The inclusion of a torque limiter also protects the machine from mechanical overload and damage if the bit gets jammed when drilling.

The DA001G can be used with either a front or side handle, and features an auto power off function that shuts down the machine if it is idle for extended periods.

The DG001G Brushless Earth Auger is comparable to a 36cc engine product and has a no-load speed of up to 1500rpm, a maximum drilling capacity of 200mm and up to 136nm of torque. With two mechanical speeds, operators can easily drill into high or low resistance soil, and the reverse switch makes extracting the machine effortless.

The earth auger attachment includes a bar that receives reaction force and an auxiliary handle which makes drilling holes easier. The DG001G also features Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive Technology.

Both machines benefit from Makita’s brushless motor. As there are no moving parts in the motor, no energy is lost through heat production and run time is extended. Brushless motors also do not need regular maintenance or replacement parts, which keeps the lifetime cost of the machine to a minimum.