March IC LIVE showcases Makita cordless tools in action
With gas prices at record highs, Americans are looking for new ways to save on fuel. Some have set their sights on electric vehicles, but several issues, including supply chain backups and high demand, have limited inventory. Others have scaled back fuel use in smaller but equally impactful ways, most notably with electric power tools – a global market that’s expected to reach $49.24 billion by 2030. At the forefront of that movement is Makita.
Makita is a leading producer of cordless, battery-powered tools and outdoor equipment. Founded in 1915, the brand has manufactured best-in-class products for more than 100 years. The first company to use brushless motors in power tools, its products gained traction in the defense and aerospace industries in 2004, leading to the launch of its 18V lithium-ion LXT® line in 2005. Today, Makita cordless tools boast the world’s largest cordless tool lineup and the industry’s fastest-charging 18V lithium-ion batteries.
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Whether recipients are tackling a shop project in the garage, weekend yardwork, or spring cleaning, Makita’s durable, high-performing tools are perfect rewards for employees, business partners, and customers.
IC LIVE broadcast features cordless tool gifts on-site demo
IC LIVE viewers were introduced to Makita cordless tool gifts during a special St. Patrick’s Day episode, “A New System of Equipment & Tools”. Host, and Incentive Concepts Director of Marketing, Andy Hudson broadcasted live from the Reclaim Renew workshop with owner Barry Kraft. Reclaim Renew specializes in furniture made from reclaimed barnwood, notable for its rustic beauty and positive environmental impact. They were joined virtually by Makita Territory Manager Sean Reilmann and new Incentive Concepts Southeast Sales Representative Mark Brickler.
Makita tools LIVE demonstration features reclaimed cookbook stand
The episode’s highlight was a live demonstration, in which Barry used an assortment of Makita tools to build one of Reclaim Renew’s signature cookbook stands. First up, he used the brand’s Brushless Circular Saw to easily cut through the stubborn barnwood. Sean shared the 36V LXT® Brushless Circular Saw’s top features, including its speed, working at up to 5100 rpms, ergonomic design, and long-lasting power, logging an impressive 560 cuts on 2×4 posts from just one charge. The 18V model, which is part of the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 2 Pc. Combo Kit, offers similar speed and longevity, but with lighter weight. After the cuts, Barry moved on to the 18V LXT® Brushless Driver-Drill, available in a two-piece combo kit or solo with one battery. He raved about its ease of use and effectiveness.
He concluded the demo with some cleanup using the Handheld Vacuum Kit, which lasts up to 40 minutes per charge, operates quietly at just 68 decibels, and works equally well to tidy up shops, cars, and indoor spaces. After the broadcast, one lucky viewer won the cookbook stand, a welcome piece of handcrafted art in any kitchen.
Throughout the demo, Sean shared details about Makita’s background and what makes its products unique. Its tools are purpose-built and thoroughly tested, with every item being run up to 2.5 minutes before getting boxed and shipped. In addition to helping consumers save on gas, these quiet tools can help them comply with noise and gas product bans, which are popping up more frequently across the country. And the wide array of cordless products enables gift recipients to get work done anytime, anywhere.
More than an intro, this dynamic IC LIVE episode was a testament to the quality and excellence that have made Makita an industry leader.
Outdoor equipment gifts for impressive yards
Beyond its premium power tools, Makita’s outdoor equipment gifts are similarly powerful, durable, and precise. Clear dead leaves and debris with the 18V LXT® Brushless Cordless Blower Kit, which enables continuous operation with a convenient speed lock. The 36V LXT® Brushless String Trimmer Kit boasts two batteries for up to 1.5 hours of runtime. And the 18V LXT® Cordless 22” Hedge Trimmer Kit delivers precision cutting with its dual action, double-sided shear blade.
Include Makita incentives to your recognition strategy
No matter the need, indoors or out, Makita has high-performing, electric power tools and equipment that are built to last. Dive into Makita’s full assortment to learn more and visit Reclaim Renew’s official website to see more of its awe-inspiring barnwood furniture. To work Makita incentives into your recognition strategy, contact us using the form below or call us at 888-862-9283. Be sure to sign up for our Preferred Pricing membership.