SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 – La Mirada, CA Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has released two new dust extraction solutions for concrete and masonry contractors. The new Dust Collecting Cutting Guards, for use with Makita 4-1/2" - 5" Grinders, are ideal for a range of concrete and masonry applications including tile cutting, concrete cutting, tuck pointing, and cutting expansion joints. When used with a commercial-grade vacuum system, the new guards are engineered to provide improved dust collection on the jobsite.
The new Makita Dust Collecting Cutting Guard, shown with the Makita GA4530 4-1/2" Grinder, weighs only .45 lb. with a slim design for multiple uses.
"Dust management is clearly on the mind of the pro contractor, and there is a growing demand for solutions to reduce the amount of concrete dust on jobsites," said Adam Livingston, Product Manager, Commercial Products. "Makita is an innovator in the category and we have already delivered dust collection accessories for use on rotary hammers and grinders. These two new cutting guards are the latest in our expanding line-up of dust management solutions."
New 4-1/2" - 5" Dust Collecting Cutting Guard (192618-2)
The new 4-1/2" - 5" Dust Collecting Cutting Guard is engineered for improved dust containment while operating Makita 4-1/2" - 5" grinders. The Guard has lightweight cast aluminum construction and weighs only .45 lb. with a large lip for stable plunging and a slim design for multiple uses. The guard has a direct-connection dust port for use with most commercial vacuum hoses. (Makita offers a ¾" x 10’ hose, OD: 1-3/4", ID 1-1/2", for use with most commercial vacuums and hoses, sold separately.)
New 4-1/2" - 5" Dust Collecting Cutting Guard with Shoe (192972-4)
The new 4-1/2" - 5" Dust Collecting Cutting Guard with Shoe is engineered for improved dust containment while operating Makita 4-1/2" - 5" grinders. The Guard features durable steel construction, with "tool-less" depth adjustment and a large shoe for greater stability and accuracy. The Guard includes a hose adapter for increased versatility with standard fitment to most commercial vacuum hoses. (Makita offers a ¾" x 10’ hose, OD: 1-3/4", ID 1-1/2", for use with most commercial vacuums and hoses, sold separately.)
More Concrete Solutions
Use of these attachments with Makita 4-1/2" - 5" Grinders and a commercial-grade jobsite vacuum will result in more efficient dust extraction. The new Guards are part of Makita’s expanding line-up of concrete solutions, including a full range of rotary, demolition and breaker hammers, concrete planers, concrete power cutters, and grinders, as well as accessories including carbide bits, diamond blades, dust management attachments, and more. See the full range of Makita’s concrete solutions at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, January 24-27, 2012, booth #O30026.
About Makita USA
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.