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Fantastic 4: Must Have Power Tools For Any Toolbox

A toolbox is not a toolbox without a few power tools, so we’ve put together our fantastic four must-have power tools to help with your next project.&

1.       Makita 10.8v Combi Kit

Combi Drill

Weight: 1.3kg | Power type: Cordless | No load speed: 0-450 / 0-1700rpm | Impact Rate: 0-6750 / 25,000bpm | Torque: 30Nm

Impact Driver

Weight: 1.2kg | Power type: Cordless | No load speed: 0-2600rpm | Impact Rate: 0-3500ipm | Torque: 110Nm

What’s in the box: 2 x 2.0Ah Lithium-ion batteries, charger, carry case.

Standout features: Combi drill - 2-speed settings, 18 torque settings, 10mm keyless chucks. Impact driver - 4-stage status indicators that can be part charged without harming the cell.

Trade type: General builders, all trades

Applications: General construction

Containing both combi drill and impact driver, the powerful Makita 10.8v Li-ion combi kit is light, compacted and easy to use. The drill copes well with drilling tiles, masonry and steel - great for fitting kitchens and getting into tight spaces.  

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Paslode IM65 2nd Fix Lithium Nailer

Weight: 2.1kg | Power type: Cordless | Battery type: Li-ion | Charge time: 90 minutes

What’s in the box: Heavy duty carry case with 1 x 2.1Ah battery, charge, short brad adapter, cleaning solution, impulse lubricant, allen key and safety glasses

Standout features: 10,000 nails per full charge, depth adjustment and quick release nose cover, sequential firing

Trade type: Joiners, roofers

Applications: Door stops, tongue and groove panelling, architraves, window casting, dado rail, skirting boards, beading, stair rails, MDF fixing, cladding under roof

This tool is a reliable bit of kit with a quick charge battery system, improved weight, balance and adjustable depth of drive, making it the best solution for second fix timber application. 

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Makita 240V Mitre Saw

Weight: 14.7kg | Power type: Corded | Wattage: 1500w | No load speed: 4200rpm

What’s in the box: TCT blade, dust bag, holders, vertical vice, triangular rule and spanner

Standout features: 75mm depth cut, robust construction, cut accuracy, built-in system to collect dust

Trade type: Pavers, landscapers, kerbstone, brick and block users

Applications: Window casting, architraving, door frames, picture frames

The Makita 240V Mitre Saw is compact in size and its robust machined aluminium base provides a silky-smooth action and an accurate clean cut.

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Makita KP0800K 240v 82MM Planer

Weight: 2.5kg | Power type: Corded | Wattage: 620w | No load speed: 17,000rpm

What’s in the box: Carry case

Standout features: Fast cutting performance, increased speed motor, increased planing depth

Trade type: carpenter, joiner

Applications: woodwork

The rubberised soft grip of the Mankita KP0800K 240v 82MM Planer offers comfort and minimises hand fatigue and vibration. The tool boasts a range of fantastic features from faster cutting performance, increased motor speed and increased planing depth. The planing depth is adjustable, giving precise and accurate work.

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