In 1915, Makita started off as a small electric motor repair shop. Since then, the Makita Power Tools Corporation has built a name for itself by providing high quality tools and accessories at affordable prices. In 1958, they became the first company in Japan to manufacture and sell electric planers and have since branched off into selling numerous hand and power tools, from grinders and polishers to reciprocating saws and portable table saws.
With the advancement of cordless tool technology, Makita took the lead with a complete line of tools powered by Lithium-ion batteries dubbed the "LXT series". Lithium-ion batteries have one of the best power-to-weight ratios, no memory effect and a slow loss of charge. The addition of these new batteries helped Makita create tools that have a perfect balance of power, portability, ergonomics and intuitive design. Today, Makita continues to utilize rigorous in house testing and customer feedback to help provide quality products at prices anyone can afford. We believe in Makita's ability to manufacture top of the line products and that's why Tools Plus is Connecticut's largest dealer of Makita tools and accessories.