A handy little tool from Makita

Makita has added a handheld blower to its expanding LXT cordless collection. The 18V DAS180 LXT Brushless Blower is the latest product from Makita that is also capable of inflating and deflating, simply by changing the nozzle tip.

The new 18V DAS180 LXT Blower is powered by a brushless motor with variable speed control. Suitable for a wide range of applications, from cleaning off workbenches, machinery, cleaning and blocked filters, through to inflating inner tubes and play pools, this handy tool makes a useful companion to any kit bag.

The body is designed with an ergonomic rubberised grip and weighs only 1.7kg, making this tool easy to operate with one hand. Despite its compact size, the unit offers a maximum sealed suction of 10.3kPa. Its four-stage air volume settings deliver a blowing force of up to 2.8N with a maximum 200m/second air velocity and air volume of 1.1m3/min.

Other features include a one-touch, tool-less nozzle attachment to quickly adjust the tool for each application. The variable speed trigger comfortably controls the blowing force and can be locked in the ‘on’ position for extended use. A tether feature offers a safe hanging point to secure the tool in overhead applications.

With the launch, Makita has also added a number of compatible nozzle accessories to offer a wealth of uses for blowing, inflation and deflation applications. This includes a flexible nozzle set with a ø6.0×800 hose which is ideal for blowing out debris in narrow spaces where the machine cannot fit.

Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK says, “This useful tool will make a super work companion, where users can quickly switch between tasks simply by changing the nozzle. Powered by our lithium-ion battery technology, the new DAS180 is compatible with almost 300 products within our ever-expanding 18V and 36V LXT platform.”

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