Drill penetrates steel – without a cord
MAKITA has filled out the top end of its Marathon cordless drill range with the 6343DWB-EX, an 18v model developing 45nM of torque.
Power – from a 2.2Ah Nickel Metal Hydride battery pack and AC motor – is transferred to a 13mm keyless chuck by a 16-position torque selector. This is a combination of features which enables the drill to put 13mm holes in steel, 38mm holes in timber with a flat bit and drive home 20 gauge wood screws. For ease of control, the reversing switch is mounted close to the variable speed trigger on the drills T-shaped body, which incorporates an adjustable side handle to prevent the machine twisting under load.
Price £395 (01908-211678).