Makita power tools are manufactured by the Japanese Makita Corporation, founded in 1915 and operating from factories in China, Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Germany, Thailand, Dubai, the United States, and Japan. Makita is renowned for its lightweight efficient tools that are easy to use, making them suitable for beginners as well as experienced users.
Ten of the best Makita power tools for automotive enthusiasts and mechanics include:
1. Makita Impact Wrench
A high-power, heavy-duty tool that will serve as a reliable workhorse for any garage. The brushless motor provides amazing power and torque.
2. Makita ¾ Impact Wrench
A 9-Amp motor and mechanical Anvil impact action make this heavy-duty wrench ideal for even the most rigorous jobs. The adjustable 360-degree angle side handle makes it perfect to use in awkward spaces.
3. Makita Cordless Impact Driver
A powerful and compact tool with a 2-speed motor and adjustable clutch settings. The seamless Makita interface of this pro-level driver makes it ideal for beginners. This compact driver packs a 1240 inch/pounds of torque with a 3000RPM at no load and a 3900 RPM at a maximum of 1700 RPM.
4. Makita Cordless Reciprocal Saw
An excellent reciprocal saw for any automotive enthusiast or body shop. Delivering a 1 – 1/8 long stroke at a rate up to 2900 strokes per minute controlled by the amount of pressure on the trigger, this is a great addition to the toolbox of any garage.
5. Makita 7” Polisher/Sander
This quality polisher made for veteran bodyworkers is ideal for a garage where a heavy load of bodywork is required. With a 7-speed variation operating at 3200RPM, it is especially suitable for clear coat finishes.
6. Makita Cordless Multi-Tool
An efficient motor output with variable speed control between 600 and 20,000 OPM, this ergonomic multi-tool with a 3.2-degree oscillation angle is designed for reaching those hard-to-reach, tight spots.
7. Makita 18V Hammer Driver-Drill
A lightweight powerful tool with a 2-speed gearbox, a hammer function, an electric brake, and 21 torque settings. The enhanced drip and dust protection mean it can be used in bad weather with minimum risk.
8. Makita Dual Port Rapid Charger
A must-have for most Makita tools that are powered by 18V batteries.
9. Makita Angle Grinder
Suitable for any type of bodywork, the Makita angle grinder is equipped with an inbuilt LED circuit to protect the motor and Star Protection technology to prevent over-loading and discharging.
10. Makita Cordless LED Flashlight
Although not a power tool, an LED flashlight is an essential tool to have around any workshop. The lithium-ion, 12 LED flashlight from Makita has multiple adjustable angles and full 240 lumens brightness that can be set on half brightness with the use of 6 LED lights at 120 lumens.
The trump card in the Makita range of products is its trademark, durable 18V Battery renowned for constantly outperforming other batteries by top brands such as DeWalt and Milwaukee. Coupled with its Energy Star optimum charger it is capable of charging batteries in just 30 minutes, producing exceptional, long-term use.