Makita adds battery power to dust extractors

Makita has launched its first battery powered M-Class approved Dust Extractor. A full sized 40L, cordless solution with both wet and dry functionality, the new VC006GM 80VMax (40Vx2) Brushless XGT M-Class Dust Extractor is powered by two 40VMax XGT batteries in series to provide up to 350W of suction power and an airflow comparative to corded models. The unit features Makita’s Auto-start Wireless System (AWS) which uses Bluetooth for wireless communication between Makita’s AWS-equipped tools and the dust extractor. Once connected via AWS, the VC006GM will automatically power on or off when the connected cordless tool starts or stops, running only when the tool is in use.

The machine’s dual filters automatically self-clean during operation, to reduce clogging and enable the machine to continue to extract dust at the optimum rate. For safety, the airflow sensor emits a warning sound if the flow is reduced by a clogged filter, or when the tank is nearing full capacity. The robust machine is also compatible with Makita’s Makpac system enabling tools to be securely stored on top of the dust extractor.

Available as a body only (VC006GMZ01), or complete with 2x BL4050 5.0Ah batteries and twin charger (VC006GMT21), the 80VMax VC006GM M-Class Dust Extractors come with a number of accessories as standard including filter bag; floor and corner nozzles; a Ø28mm x 3.5mm hose and Ø38mm x 2.5m hose, and is available to order now.

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