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Makita .

Discussion in 'Plumbing Tools' started by quality, Feb 18, 2018.

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  1. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    Has anyone got a 18v LXT Makita multi tool and is it any good?
     
  2. Daniel Hall

    Daniel Hall Member

    Brushless?
     
  3. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

  4. Tim S

    Tim S New Member

    Got the brushless one and it works a treat...my only gripe is that it comes with a small hex key to change blades which fits into the base near the battery compartment and it falls out and is easily lost. Usually get a good deal on compatible blades from Saxton
     
  5. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I'm happy with mine
    As above the Allen key falls out
    It's loud but they all are.
     
  6. ne1ls0n

    ne1ls0n Plumber GSR

    got the keyless one. its great but the lock snapped shortly after i got it, sent to makita and sent back in a day so cant complain
     
  7. sammathias

    sammathias Plumber GSR

    I have one. Best tool in the box. However it did break under warrenty and the motor and board got replaced. It is loud but most are. Only flaw is that the allan key release could be easily rounded off.
     
  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I have a dewalt with the quick release system. I like it.
     
  9. Daniel Hall

    Daniel Hall Member

    I have the brushless makita one. Its a god send
     
  10. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber Top Contributor!!

    I have Makita 18v LXT quick release type - excellent tool, brilliant for use 2nd fixing.

    Just a word of advice that I learnt recently, when you're cutting DON'T just force the blade against whatever you're cutting - you must move the blade from side-to-side. Your blades last longer, less burning and less frustration! :)
     
  11. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    I have the the quick release Makita it is the best thing since sliced bread. I love it had it about a year now and it has done some work in that time. It comes out every working day. The quick release is excellent no fafing with allen keys any more. Recommend it to any tradesman.
     
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  12. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    thanks chaps
     
  13. Michael1960

    Michael1960 Plumber

    Being a cheapskate I brought an Euraber quick release one(240v), I have sent it to hell and back and it still comes back for more, every other bit of my kit is Makita though. I dont think I could have treated this thing harder.
     
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