2023 Author: Philip Bishop | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 07:54
- Letter designation
- How to distinguish an original Makita hammer drill from a fake?
- Determination of a fake during an external examination of a suitcase
- Determination of a fake during external examination of the Makita 2450, 2470 perforator body
- What you need to know so as not to buy a fake Makita rotary hammer
- Opinion on the choice of instrument
- Video about punch fakes
The Makita 2450, 2470 perforators are deservedly popular among Russian DIY enthusiasts. This popularity is supported by a high degree of reliability of tools, their long service life without forced failures, simplicity of design and availability of repair. As you know, there is also a fake of the popular Makita instrument, let's consider what the difference is and how to distinguish the original instrument.
Makita rock drills are manufactured in various countries. You can determine this on the nameplate attached to the suitcase or tool body.
If the nameplate bears the letter A, then the tool is manufactured in the USA. The letter D indicates a German manufacturer (Dolmar factories), the letter E indicates that the instrument was made in Japan, and the letter G indicates that it was made in the UK.
But there are also Chinese rock drills made in China and denoted by the letters Y or (K but this is often a replica)
Rotary hammers Makita 2450, 2470, manufactured in Romania, are marked with the letter R.
In all fairness, it should be noted that Chinese rock drills are made at Chinese factories owned by European manufacturers. Perforators are made on the same lines, from the same parts, by the same workers. The only difference: for the European consumer, the tools undergo double quality control. First, they are checked at the manufacturer's factory, and then the perforators are checked upon arrival in the consumer's country.
For third countries, including Russia, perforators produced at Chinese factories do not even pass factory control. But their quality does not decrease because of this, but the price decreases almost 2 … 3 times. And such a tool is not considered a fake.
If Chinese manufacturers can produce Makita rotary hammers under license with high quality, then the same cannot be said about the counterfeiters of Makita 2450, 2470 tools.
By the way, it is not out of place to talk about the so-called illegally imported power tools. Most often, illegally imported tools can be found by the inscriptions on the nameplates attached to the Makita 2450, 2470 rotary hammers.
But the differences in the nameplates on the body of the original and the fake Makita hammer drill
On the Makita 2450, 2470 hammer drills, the power supply voltage of the tool is indicated by one number: 230 V. In addition, for the Russian consumer, the HCN mark is mandatory, which is not on the nameplates of tools not intended for Russian consumers. This is a sign of the instrument being certified by Russian authorities.
How to distinguish an original Makita hammer drill from a fake?
It is possible to determine the fake of the Makita 2450, 2470 perforator by external examination. You just need to know what to pay special attention to.
Counterfeit is most often indicated by the low price of tools of this class.
Makita Rotary Hammers are not available in various kits.
Determination of a fake during an external examination of a suitcase
The main differences begin when examining the appearance of a suitcase (case) for transporting and storing the Makita 2450, 2470 hammer drills.
The factory suitcase necessarily has embossed inscriptions and embossed letters. The fake case has the inscriptions in the form of a sticker or letters pasted by hand. A fake lettering is easily destroyed with a fingernail.
On the latches of the original case, the names of the tool are stamped and extruded. As a rule, a fake puncher does not have such inscriptions on the latches.
When inspecting the case for storing and transporting the hammer drill, carefully inspect the gaps between the lids of the suitcase. The original suitcase has no gaps or have the same gap around the entire perimeter of contact between the parts.
Examine the back of the case. On the case of the original, the inscription of the word Makita must be applied in white embossed letters. Fake cases do not have such an inscription.
Determination of a fake during external examination of the Makita 2450, 2470 perforator body
By visual inspection of the tool body, you can easily distinguish a fake from the original. The fake has a bluer stator body color, while the original has a greener color.
The name on the body of the Makita 2450 rotary hammer at the original is applied by casting. On the stator cover the inscription is convex, on the rotor cover the inscription is depressed.
The fake Makita 2450 has an inscription on the green body, which can be easily removed with a fingernail. And the inscription on the black case is completely absent.
A fake can be identified by carefully examining the side handle of the Makita 2450 perforator. On the handle of the original, in the place where the handle is clamped, the inscription is made by pressing. The fake has no inscription on the side handle at all.
With a careful visual inspection, pay attention to the molding of the plastic parts of the hammer drill. The fake casting is of poor quality, with torn edges, with traces of flash.
Take a closer look at how the icons are applied in the area of the mode switch. The original has prominent and neat icons. The counterfeit is given by an uneven and torn inscription, made with obvious defects.
In the original Makita 2470, the inscription is made by casting on the stator housing and extrusion on the rotor housing.
The inscription on the body of the fake Makita 2470 is made in the form of a sticker, or is made separately by glued letters. This can be easily detected by tipping the edge of the sticker or letter with your fingernail.
The additional handle of the original Makita 2470 punch has two inscriptions. One by casting, the other by extrusion. Fakes are issued without any inscriptions at all.
There are original models of hammer drills Makita 2450, 2470, which have an inscription on a self-adhesive on the green rotor body, but an embossed inscription is hidden under it.
The original Makita rotary hammer has two types of inscriptions on the side additional handle. One inscription is made of white plastic, the second one is made using the indentation method. White lettering is made separately by casting and then painted white. For fakes, there are no inscriptions on the side handle at all.
There are Makita hammer drills, which have a self-adhesive sticker glued to the body. But if you look closely, then under the sticker you can guess the inscription Makita, made by indentation.
The difference of a fake punch is even found in the use of other screws.
What you need to know so as not to buy a fake Makita rotary hammer
In order not to run into dishonest sellers and not to buy a fake, you should read our recommendations.
We recommend purchasing power tools of popular brands in specialized stores, which provide all the necessary warranty documents with the purchase.
We do not recommend buying tool kits from well-known companies. They do not produce such products. The kits most often include a grinder, a hammer drill or a drill and a jigsaw, and at the same time it is cheap.
We do not recommend chasing cheapness! The low price of the instrument should give you an idea if it is a fake in front of you. Cheap does not mean high quality.
Makita factory rotary hammers are most often equipped with cases for storage and transportation.
With an external examination, you can find the main defects, indicating that in front of you is a fake. If you find external defects, do not try to continue to hope that a factory-made punch is inside.
There are a lot of fake data on Avito, Yulia, etc. sites, there are also a lot of fake chainsaws, screwdrivers, grinders. It is not so difficult to determine where the fake and where the original is, I think this video will help prevent a mistake.
Opinion on the choice of instrument
Commentary from Vitaly Konnov Laughter and sin)) Already under some video I wrote that I have been working on the instrument for 15 years, and all 15 years from year to year, some comrades sculpt this nonsense - “Makita is not the same, it used to be normal, but it's all China now.” And the most interesting thing is that in fact nothing changes, Makita as she was 15 years ago has remained the same. Even the country of production does not matter, Makita has about 8 factories around the world and all of them have absolutely the same quality control, both in Japanese, in Chinese, and in Romania. Moreover, many are mistaken that there is a different assembly and type I am looking for made in japan, and so, production is distributed by direction and model, that is, light punches, like 2470, are assembled at a certain factory and wherever you buy it, even in Japan, it will be from this plant. And in Japan, only SDS Max perforators are assembled, and grinders in Romania, etc. And yet, the manufacturer monitors the quality, because they give a guarantee and the marriage should not exceed 2-3%, otherwise the production becomes unprofitable. That is why “Brand” is not just a name, but a confirmation of quality, and when you buy a branded branded thing, you are sure that you have bought a quality one, and not a pig in a poke. But with the Chinese consumer goods, everything is fundamentally the opposite, there is all the emphasis on price, quality control is not on the refusal to work on time, but only on the fact that it is turned on at all, so buying such a tool is a lottery - it will be lucky for a year or two, no luck will die within a week)) Well, since I decided to write a big comment, I will explain another nuance. If you do not take into account fakes like this, then the whole market can be divided into two,manufacturers and trademarks, the manufacturer always has its own quality control and strives to minimize defects, the trademark orders from a third-party plant and does not have direct quality control, only at the price. What I mean by “price”, at some Chinese factories the same product has different degrees of quality and price, that is, you come and choose - this drill, but the price should be 15 dollars - and they will make you 15 bucks, you choose 20, they will put the spare parts better, in the end they can make 99% of the original, but it will cost a little cheaper than the original. This is what I mean, if you want a good tool, buy from manufacturers, it is impossible to buy cheaply and angrily, this does not happen)) If you want to buy cheaper, buy a cheaper manufacturer rather than a fake, for example - don’t pull Makita, buy Interskol, Fiolent, green Bosch,Skill, B&D, do not pull them either, buy a more or less decent brand - Enkor, Bison, for which it is important to trade on the market for more than one year and they order not the lowest quality.
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