Things are different these days, with the latest battery battery technology cordless tools (particularly Makita cordless tools) are used by the professionals.
Makita were one of the pioneers of cordless tools but with its 18 volt Lithium-Ion cordless series it changed the game. The range now includes over 35 tools and is aimed primarily at the professional tradesman but is also ideal for the home handyman.
The issues with earlier cordless tools are resolved by the Lithum-Ion technology which enables Makita to deliver powerful tools in a small, lightweight package that is easy to use. Key features are:
18 volt - for the best combination of power and weight.
Longer run time - each charge lasts much longer than with previous batteries so you can get the job finished.
Low self discharge - so you won't find that the battery has gone flat when you need to use the tool.
Easy Charging - the smart charger only takes 30 minutes to replenish the battery and it does this intelligently, by monitoring and controlling the charging to maximise battery life.
The series comprises different sorts of tools to saw, drill, drive screws etc. The following are examples:
Makita 1434 Hybrid Impact Driver Kit - A multifunction tool which is a hammer drill, drill, screwdriver and impact driver.
Makita 9120 Portable Band Saw - An easy to use, but powerful, band saw that will give a perfect cut.
Makita BTP140 Impact Wrench - Despite its compact size it can generate 155 ft. lbs. of torque.
A key benefit of this range is that they all use the same battery so you do not need a battery for every tool you buy. Makita offer the option of purchasing a tool on its own or as part of a kit which generally includes multiple batteries, a smart charger and a box or bag to carry everything. The tools themselves all have a 3 year guarantee.
Whatever kind of power tool you are looking for, you are sure to find it in Makita's range. You can then get on with the job in the knowledge that you have bought the best.