How to check a Makita tool by serial number

Alphabetical designation

Makita rotary tools are made in different countries. You can see it on the nameplate on the tool case or housing.

If the nameplate has the letter A on it, then the tool is made in the USA. The letter D indicates a German manufacturer (Dolmar factories), the letter E indicates that the tool is made in Japan, the letter G indicates that the tool is made in the UK.

But there are also chinese peorators made in china and marked with the letters Y or ( K but this is often a replica)

Makita 2450, 2470 made in Romania are marked with the letter R.

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Genuine Makita torches

To be fair, Chinese rotators are made in Chinese factories, owned by European manufacturers. The gears are made on the same lines, with the same parts, by the same staff. The only difference: the tools are subjected to double quality control for the European customer. They are inspected first at the factory and then tested when they arrive in the customer’s country.

For third countries, including Russia, the peorators produced in Chinese factories do not pass even the factory inspection. But their quality is not lowered, but price decreases practically 23 times. And this tool is not considered a fake.

If Chinese manufacturers can make Makita rotary tools under license with high quality, the same can not be said about Makita 2450, 2470 counterfeit tools.

By the way, it is also worth mentioning the so-called illegally imported power tools. Most of the times you can spot illicitly imported tools by looking at the nameplates on a Makita 2450, 2470.

Stickers on Makita Penorators for Russian and Asian Consumers

The original ones have the inscription made in China where the tool factory is really located and are made under license

And here are the differences in the nameplates on the body of the original and fake Makita peorator

Fake and original nameplates

On Makita 2450, 2470 the power supply voltage of the tool is indicated by a single digit: 230 V. over, it is obligatory to put an HCN mark on the peorator for Russian consumers, which is not present on the nameplates of the tools that are not designed for Russian consumers. This is a sign that the tool is certified by the Russian authorities.

Popular fake screwdrivers

The most common fraudsters counterfeit the most popular models of Makita brand screwdrivers and torches. Compared to the originals, the Chinese fakes keep their performance for 1-2 weeks, so it is advisable to avoid such situations and carefully check the device.

A characteristic sign of imitation. the difference in the indication of the power of the device:

  • Makita df330dwe in the original version is rated at 10.8 Volt, and the fake one has 12v.
  • Makita DF457DWE and DF331DWE drills can be distinguished by the power parameter of 24 volt and 18 volt.

A distinctive feature that characterizes counterfeit screwdrivers is the indication of the manufacturing country as Japan, not China.

How to distinguish the original Makita products from the fakes

When planning the purchase of a power tool almost everyone relies on the brand. The most famous and popular manufacturer is Makita. A Japanese company that has been developing and producing high quality tools for many years. But if you are going to buy a Makita product, you should go to an official dealer or there is a high probability of running into a fake one. In recent years the Russian market is simply overfilled with low-quality and even dangerous for humans tools.

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Consider the Bosch 2-26 DFR torch

The receipt caught my eye right away (at least, that’s what it says on it). It doesn’t look very convincing It’s strange that the data on it is from a different legal entity, not as experienced and registered a little less than a year ago

In general, if the receipt suddenly did not alert you, we show you exactly what the warranty card and documentation for Bosch and Makita should look like. Both have an individual number. Note that the original Bosch warranty card is made on thick A5 size photo paper.

So the easiest way to spot a counterfeit in the case of Bosch is to register the product on the manufacturer’s website. You get a three-year warranty on the original model after filling out the form. The way is good, but it works, alas, only after purchase. And before you pay for the goods, you have to look at them externally.

Let’s take, for example, the Bosch GBH 2-26 DFR. at the moment it is the most popular model in our catalog. It’s been in production for more than ten years. Apparently, the manufacturer is not going to withdraw it from production, but the design is regularly updated and improved. The peorator is characterized by high speed and productivity when chiseling, thanks to the 800 W motor and the single stroke energy of 2.7 Joules. The tool comes in a carrying case with a set of accessories: detachable handle, 210 mm depth stop, and SDS-Plus chuck. The GBH 2-26 DRE comes with an additional quick-action chuck unlike the previous model.

Case

The external differences of the body are not obvious, you should look closely. You can unmistakably identify a fake by its two-coupling chuck and grey scale of tool‘s power adjustment. On the original, the scale is against a black background.

The tag on the genuine Makita electric screwdriver is metal, contains the manufacturer’s information, and the serial number and production date are embossed on the metal. On the replica you will find a simple sticker.

The hook for attaching the tool to the belt is worth noting. On the fake electric screwdriver, it can be hung up in a certain place, but on the original, it can be hung up on both sides.

How to distinguish a Bosch torch from a fake

The first thing to do is to perform a detailed external inspection of the tool case and body. The first thing to pay attention to when inspecting the case for transporting the pehorator is the latches. The original instrument has the Bosch logo impressed on them, the fake has none.

The original case also has the following distinctive features:

  • The lettering is molded (the fake has it glued on);
  • the seal is located at the joint and torn off in the presence of the buyer (in a fake seal is under the line of adjacency of the lid and the bottom);
  • the surface is flat, the lid fits tightly, without gaps;
  • The back of the case has the Bosch logo and the stamped Bosch lettering.

Then you should inspect the tool case. Especially it is necessary to pay attention to such moments:

  • The original instrument has a molded inscription on the casing, while the fake one has an adhesive inscription.
  • The device is equipped with a plate with the article number, serial number, inscription Made in Germany and month, year of issue. The fake has the same plaque, but without the month of manufacture.
  • Additional handles have a rubberized coating (a fake has a plastic coating).
  • The fake one has a blue mode dial and the original one has a red mode dial.
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Also note the lettering on the top panel. If it says Rotaryhammer and not Boschhammer, then the product is not genuine.

Letter designation

Makita torches are made in different countries. This can be identified by a nameplate attached to the tool case or body.

If the letter A is on the nameplate, the tool is made in the USA. The letter D on the nameplate indicates the German manufacturer (Dolmar factories), the letter E indicates that the tool was made in Japan, and the letter G indicates that it was made in Great Britain.

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But there are also Chinese rotators made in China and marked with the letters Y or ( K but this is often a replica)

The Makita 2450, 2470, made in Romania, are marked with the letter R.

Genuine Makita Peorator

To be fair it should be noted that the Chinese peorators are made in Chinese factories, owned by European manufacturers. The peorators are made on the same lines, from the same parts, by the same workers. The only difference: for European customers these tools are subject to double quality control. First they are checked at the factory, and then they are inspected when they arrive in the consumer’s country.

For third countries, including Russia, the peorators made in Chinese factories do not even pass the factory quality control. But the quality is not reduced, but the price decreases by 2 3 times. And such tools are not considered to be counterfeit.

If Chinese manufacturers can make Makita submachine guns under license with high quality, the same cannot be said of the Makita 2450, 2470 counterfeiters.

By the way, it is worth telling about the so-called illegally imported power tools. often than not, illegally imported tools can be identified by the inscriptions on the nameplates attached to the Makita 2450, 2470.

Makita tool badges for Russian and Asian consumers The original ones have the inscription made in China where the tool factory is really located and is made under license

Here are the differences in the nameplates on the body of the original and a fake Makita torch

The decals on the fake and original

The power voltage of a Makita 2450 and 2470 is marked with one digit: 230 V. over, the pehorators for Russian consumers necessarily bear a HCN mark that is not on the nameplates of the tools not designed for Russian consumers. This is a sign that the tool has been certified by the Russian authorities.

How to check Makita tools by serial number

In this article we want to give you some examples of fake models in Russia. (HR 2450, 5704R, 9069)

At the moment on the market of any goods there are samples of the same models, the price of which varies significantly, although at first glance they are similar to each other as “two peas in a pod”. What’s the reason here? The answer is simple: some of the products are factory-made to all models and modern standards, while others are knockoffs made by handicrafts without even the most basic standards. The Japanese company Makita is no stranger to this kind of problem, and counterfeits of its products are becoming increasingly common. The main feature of counterfeit Makita products is their price, which is significantly lower than that of genuine Makita products. Other telltale signs, such as the “Makita” inscription on the handle or the sticker on a Makita 5704R circular saw upside down, are unfortunately not easy to spot at first glance. It is often the low value of the equipment that customers are chasing. But if you buy a cheap, and therefore a fake device, you get a product of inadequate quality, and, as they say, a miser pays twice. This equipment, which is a fake, is unlikely to serve you for many years. Consequently, it will soon have to be replaced by new equipment, which will adversely affect your budget. So, the choice, of course, is always yours, but when choosing a professional Makita power tool, you should still be guided by common sense. Protect the buyer from buying a fake product will also help to buy it in specialized centers for the sale of Makita equipment, where the product is always of the highest quality and at reasonable prices. It should be mentioned, and the fact that many companies often artificially increase the cost of their goods, saying that the delivery when you order will be made free of charge. But that’s not the case at all, because the shipping cost is already included in the price of the goods you order.

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Dear Customers, we would like to inform you that there are fake Makita tools on the Russian market that have nothing to do with our company’s products.

Because of the very good quality of the imitations we want to explain some of the distinguishing features of these tools which help you to recognize a fake. We currently have information on three models, a Makita 5704R, a Makita HR 2450 and a Makita 9069.

    • The rubber ring on the striker is green, while ours are all black. Upon closer inspection, you will notice that all the parts in this knockoff are copied very crudely and do not match our quality.

WARNING. These counterfeit products will not be serviced by Makita’s warranty and post-warranty service centers and each authorized Makita service center has the right to provide a written report to the affected party that the product is a counterfeit for further examination by the supplier.

The Bosch Service Assistant looks for information on the complete model number (E-Nr). Please state the E-Nr (model number) of your Bosch appliance to obtain all the information on the device and the maintenance options. The model number can be found on the rating plate of the appliance.

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