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Motor Design


From Concept to Completion.


Over 90 years ago, Makita pledged to design and manufacture the best motors available. Makita believes that the motor is the heart of any power tool and we take great pride in our motor expertise. We spare no expense in producing the most powerful, efficient and best performing motors available for each tool.


Highest Quality Raw Materials.


The first building block in manufacturing durable, efficient motors is the choice of raw materials. Makita selects only the highest quality raw materials for its motor components.

  • Premium-Grade Steel - used to produce armature shafts and gears, and graded to the highest industry standards
  • High-Grade Magnetic Copper Wire - 97% Pure Copper for superior current flow and to withstand extreme temperatures
  • Premium-Grade Magnetic Steel - ensures efficient current flow and higher output of power


Armature & Field Core Design.


The armature is the first building block in assembling the motor. All Makita armatures are dynamically balanced to twice the industry standard, giving Makita the finest balanced motor armature available to ensure long life with less vibration.

The field core is made from the highest quality magnetic steel available and is stamped and laminated into a tight and uniform core. The tight tolerances in the field core deliver the most efficient energy transfer and the most output power.


Years Ahead of the Competition.


Makita's advances in motor technology have led to the development of 4-pole DC motor found in the new Lithium-ion Cordless Drill Series.

While general DC motor has 2 magnetic pole, 4-pole DC motor has 4 magnetic pole.

In case of 4-pole, there are 4 line of magnetic force, which makes less space of low magnetic flux density than 2-pole, eventually this means high efficiency of energy consumption.

Also the force can make magnetic force per pole smaller, which makes magnet and yoke thinner and total weight can be reduced.

This new motor technology have led to a more compact and light weight.


The Makita Advantage.


Makita has long been recognized for manufacturing the highest quality motors in the industrial power tool industry.

Over 90 years experience designing and building high performance motors.

Highest quality raw materials in making motor components.

Longest lasting and most efficient motors in the power tool industry.

Most rigorous testing of all components and finished product.

Most reliable power tools in the industry.