Panasonic has announced three new cordless power tools using the company’s latest brushless motor to deliver optimum performance and durability – the EY74A2 13mm drill and driver, the EY79A2 hammer drill and driver and the EY75A7 impact driver.
The enhanced internal engineering and technology is complemented with a fresh new body design. The cordless tools have a ‘carbon fibre look’ textured finish, and a comfort grip for improved ergonomics. All models are part of Panasonic’s ‘Tough Tool IP’ range of IP56 rated dust and water resistant power tools, designed to perform at their best whatever the conditions.
Chris Moore, Business Manager, Power Tools, Panasonic, said, “These powerful tools won’t let you down and are ideal for professional tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians and carpenters, as well as DIY enthusiasts. They are efficient and precise to support demanding drilling tasks as well as jobs that need fine control.”
For all new models, Panasonic has both 3.0 Ah and 5.0 Ah Li-ion batteries available to suit the job at hand, and offering a long lifespan under high workload conditions. The P-type 3.0 Ah battery is ultra-slim and light with a newly-developed ∅ 20mm battery cell and a new design for easier work in cramped spaces without compromising performance. The J-type 5.0Ah Li-ion battery has ‘dynamic capacity’ for long-time usage.
The brushless motor in the EY74A2 and EY79A2 has newly-designed control circuits that increase stable current flow by more than 70%. This allows a compact design while still enabling operation at full power during high load tasks.
A new speed control function allows three different low rotation speed settings (H/M/S). Designed to work perfectly at allowable maximum speeds with metal hole saws, this feature greatly reduces ‘burn out’ and prevents surface scorching on stainless steel and other materials.
The models have a new Hybrid Switch that has been redesigned to deliver increased durability and provide up to double the life of conventional Panasonic switches. Advanced speed control electronics start at slow rotation speeds, enabling very slow and smooth starts that give a high degree of control where accuracy is important, such as when precision drilling or working with small screws.