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Has anyone found a web page where Makita explain their 'subscripts' please?
E.g. this lot I'm unable to find out what all the WZ and WRT mean?

Do they explain them anywhere or are we supposed to guess?
 

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I think anything with Z indicates Tool Only, no battery. As for the rest......
 

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In the UK:

Prefix of "B" indicates a first generation 18 volt Li-Ion tool

Prefix of "D" indicates a second generation 18 volt Li-Ion tool with inbuilt protection circuitry

"LXT" = 18 volt Li-Ion tool
"XGT" = 40 volt Li-Ion tool

The model letters can give a clue, but are a bit random, e.g

DHP = "D"-series combi drill
DJR = "D"-series recip saw
DJV = "D"-series jig saw
DTD = "D"-series impact driver
DFR = "D"-series collated drywall driver
DFS = "D"-series drywall driver (non collated)
DKP = "D"-series planer

"WRT" is on some of the stone/concrete grinders and vacuums, so "water resistant tool"?

Is that what you meant?
 

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The 461, 500 & 600 relate to blade length on the hedge trimmers, same as the chainsaws etc.

Didn't have time to look for this earlier. Cut and pasted it a few years ago when I switched from Panny to Makita platforms (can't credit where I got it).

Leading letters
1st Letter indicates series:
B = Previous series, may not be compatible with 4Ah and 5Ah batteries
D = New series, compatible with 4Ah, 5Ah & 6Ah batteries

Letters 2 and 3 indicate tool type:
TP = 4-mode driver (Impact driver, drill, hammer drill and screwdriver)
TD = Impact driver (standard 1/4" hex)
TW = Impact wrench (1/2" square drive)
HP = Hammer drill-driver (looks like a normal drill, not to be confused with HR)
HR = Rotary hammer (the big demolition hammer drill with SDS chuck)
DF = Regular drill-driver

Trailing letters indicate included battery packs
Letters 1 and 2 indicate:
SY = 1.5Ah
RF = 3.0Ah
RM = 4.0Ah
RT = 5.0Ah

3rd letter 'E' = comes with 2 batteries (E for Extra)

Z = Tool only (no batteries, case, etc)
 

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absolutely brilliant question. This is one of the reasons (besides financial, and not needing them, and lack of space, and the wife, obviously) why I have held off buying new tools.
 

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OK, this is specific to Makita hedge trimmers, but it may be applicable to other tools
The first two digits of the model number will generally mean the length of the blade in centimetres,
the third digit is just to differentiate between the models.
the W on the end means it’s a model where you can change the angle of the head.
the Z would mean it is a body only model with not batteries or charger.
RT comes with 1x 5.0ah battery and a charger, RTE comes with 2x 5.0ah batteries and a charger.

To me that implies it is either devilishly deep and complex, or plain random over time.

I've asked for a web page explaining more... nil yet heard.
 

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To add to the above:-

BO - sander, orbital
CC - dry cut saw (cement board, etc)
CO - cut-out tool (Zip drywall type)
CS - cut off saw (metal saw)
DA - drill, angled
GA - grinder, angled
HS - circular saw
LS - mitre saw
PB - portable band saw
RS - saw, framing (e.g DRS780)
RT - router
SD - saw, drywall
SP - saw, plunge (e.g DSP600)
SS - circular saw (older, brushed motor)
TL - angle impact driver (e.g. DTL061)
TM - multitool (tool, multi?)
TW - impact wrench
TS - oil impact driver
VC - vacuum
WR - wrench, impact (angled)

Prefix of "X" is now applied to all UK 40 volt models.

Suffix of "J" seems to indicate a Japanese market or Japanese manufactured tool, e.g DTS141ZJ

There can also be suffixes for colour, e.g. DHP452ZW, DTD170ZAG, DTD171DZAR, etc (white, green and dark red respectively)
 
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Collating the above (for which thanks)



BO - sander, orbital
CC - dry cut saw (cement board, etc)
CO - cut-out tool (Zip drywall type)
CS - cut off saw (metal saw)
DA - angle driver
DA - drill, angled
DC C - 125mm Disc cutter
DC E - 9" Disc cutter
DD A - Angle drill
DD F - Drill driver
DF - Drill Driver
DF - Pencil drill
DL S - compound mitre saw
DT D- impact driver
DT L Angle impact driver
DU B - blower
DU C - chainsaw
DU H - hedge trimmer
DU M - grass shears
DU N - Pole hedge trimmer
DU R - String grass trimmer
DU X - Base tool for extensions
GA - grinder, angled
HS - circular saw
LS - compound mitre saw
LS - mitre saw
PB - portable band saw
RS - saw, framing (e.g DRS780)
RT - router
SD - saw, drywall
SP - saw, plunge (e.g DSP600)
SS - circular saw (older, brushed motor)
TL - Angle impact driver
TL - angle impact driver (e.g. DTL061)
TM - multitool (tool, multi?)
TS - oil impact driver
TW - impact wrench
VC - vacuum
WR - wrench, impact (angled)

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Prefix of "X" is now applied to all UK 40 volt models.

Suffix of "J" seems to indicate a Japanese market or Japanese manufactured tool, e.g DTS141ZJ

There can also be suffixes for colour, e.g. DHP452ZW, DTD170ZAG, DTD171DZAR, etc (white, green and dark red respectively)

Z' is bare tool only - to add to that, 'ZJ' is tool with case

** Possibly hedge trimmer only**

The first two digits of the model number will generally mean the length of the blade in centimetres,
the third digit is just to differentiate between the models.
the W on the end means it’s a model where you can change the angle of the head.
the Z would mean it is a body only model with not batteries or charger.
RT comes with 1x 5.0ah battery and a charger, RTE comes with 2x 5.0ah batteries and a charger.
 

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The number bit applying to size doesn't work for many of the non-gardening tools. For example the DSP600 appears to get the "600" bit from being in effect a cordless version oc the SP6000plunge saw, but the DKP180 is the cordless equivalent of the KP0800 in 18 volt form with the newest brushless variant being the DKP181. The 180 often just seems to mean "18 volt". The 18 volt cordless drills get really weird having started with BHP451/BDF451 (was there a 450?) and in increments of one up to 459 before jumping to 480.
 

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Yes. For example, my two main cordless saws are a DHS680 (165mm blade) and a DRS780 (dual batteries, 184mm blade).

Consistency, thy name is NOT "Makita"
 

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Sad response from Makita UK.
<quote>
Good afternoon Dave,
Unfortunately we do not have any pages or documentation explain this.
Kind regards
Ashley
</quote>
 
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