New Makita Impact Tools

New Makita Impact Tools

Makita impact tools -2Back in the first week of February, we attended the World of Concrete 2016 show. We saw a lot of great innovations spanning the entire concrete and masonry industry. One of the innovations in the tool realm was at the Makita Tools Booth. They had 3 new heavy duty impact tools, two impact wrenches and an impact driver.

Of the new Makita impact tools, the wrenches are of particular interest to me in my current company. We’re a commercial general contracting company that specializes in concrete and steel buildings. This means that we do a ton of heavy duty anchoring to concrete and masonry. Right now we only have two corded impact wrenches to share between 6 trucks. Often times when the impact wrench is on another truck we end up using our impact drivers with a socket adapter to drive in the large screw anchors. Sometimes it works and sometimes it shells the adapter. Even if the wrenches are available there often isn’t onsite power on the job site yet so a corded tool is useless without a generator. After using the Makita impact tools at WOC, I can’t wait to get at least a couple of them for our trucks.

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Driving large screw anchors often results in this.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

MAKITA SHAKES UP 18V IMPACT CATEGORY WITH THREE NEW INDUSTRY LEADERS

New 18V Brushless Impacts combine industry-leading fastening torque with precise fastening control

La Mirada, Calif. – Makita® has released three new cordless high-torque fastening solutions that meet and exceed corded demands. The three new 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Impact Tools include the ¾” Square Drive Impact Wrench (XWT07M/Z), ½” Square Drive Impact Wrench (XWT08M/Z), and 7/16″ Hex Chuck Impact Drill (XWT09T/Z). All three models deliver the highest fastening torque in their categories.
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench Kit (XWT07M). Also available in 1/2″ and 7/16″ Hex.Makita impact tools -5

Meeting and Exceeding Corded Demands

“With Makita brushless motors and the industry’s leading 18 volt lithium-ion battery technology, Makita cordless tools not only meet corded demands, they can exceed the performance of corded tools,” said Adam Livingston, Senior Product Manager, Cordless Products, Makita USA. “With these new high-torque cordless impact wrenches, a contractor can put down their much heavier corded impact wrench and go cordless for the most demanding fastening applications.”

World’s Largest Cordless Tool Line-Up

The three new 18V LXT Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches are part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which will exceed 125 tools in 2016 and is the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.

XWT07M/Z: Highest Fastening Torque in ¾” 18V Impact Wrench Category

Makita impact tools -4The Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Square Drive Impact Wrench includes a ¾” anvil with friction ring and thru hole retention system for maximum productivity. The XWT07M/Z delivers a full 780 ft.lbs. fastening torque, the highest in its category, and 1,250 ft.lbs. breakaway torque. The electronic 3-speed power selection gives users precise fastening control for a range of applications. The efficient Makita brushless motor is engineered for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. Additional features include all-metal gear housing with rubber overmold, rubberized soft grip, built-in dual L.E.D. lights, and less weight (only 8.1 lbs. with battery). It is ideal for a range of users, from iron and steel workers to pipe fitters, railroad and automotive mechanics, forming contractors, and more.

XWT08M/Z: Highest Fastening Torque in 18V ½” Impact Wrench Category

The Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Square Drive Impact Wrench includes a ½” anvil with friction ring for increased productivity. The XWT08M/Z delivers a full 740 ft.lbs. fastening torque, the highest in its category, and 1,180 ft.lbs. breakaway torque. The electronic 3-speed power selection gives users precise fastening control for a range of applications. The efficient Makita brushless motor is engineered for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. Additional features include all-metal gear housing with rubber overmold, rubberized soft grip, built-in dual L.E.D. lights, and less weight (only 7.9 lbs. with battery). It is ideal for a range of users, from iron and steel workers to pipe fitters, railroad and automotive mechanics, forming contractors, and more.

XWT09T/Z: Highest Torque in 18V 7/16″ Hex Impact Drill Category

The Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Hex Impact Drill (XWT09T/Z) delivers a full 590 ft.lbs. drilling torque, the highest in its category. The electronic 3-speed power selection gives users precise fastening control for a range of applications. The efficient Makita brushless motor is engineered for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The tool hook and hanging ring provide added convenience. Additional features include all-metal gear housing with rubber overmold, rubberized soft grip, built-in dual L.E.D. lights, and less weight (only 8.1 lbs. with battery). It is ideal for linemen and electricians installing and maintaining power lines, wood boring, and more.

Star Protection Computer Controls™

For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the new 18V LXT® Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches feature Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. They can be powered by Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside, including 18V Lithium-Ion 2.0Ah, 3.0Ah, 4.0Ah, and 5.0Ah batteries.

Specifications

Model Number

XWT07M

XWT07Z

Name

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/4″ High-Torque Impact Wrench Kit

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/4″ High-Torque Impact Wrench, tool only

Square Drive

3/4″

3/4″

No Load Speed (3 speed)

0-900 / 0-1,000 / 0-1,800

0-900 / 0-1,000 / 0-1,800

Impacts Per Minute (3 speed)

0-1,800 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,200

0-1,800 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,200

Maximum Torque (ft.lbs.)

780 ft.lbs.

780 ft.lbs.

Battery

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

Overall length

9″

9″

Net Weight (w/battery)

8.1 lbs.

8.1 lbs.

Includes:

Tool, 2 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Tool Bag

Tool only

 

Model Number

XWT08M

XWT08Z

Name

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2″ High-Torque Impact Wrench Kit

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2″ High-Torque Impact Wrench, tool only

Square Drive

1/2″

1/2″

No Load Speed (3 speed)

0-900 / 0-1,000 / 0-1,800

0-900 / 0-1,000 / 0-1,800

Impacts Per Minute (3 speed)

0-1,800 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,200

0-1,800 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,200

Maximum Torque (ft.lbs.)

740 ft.lbs.

740 ft.lbs.

Battery

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

Overall length

9″

9″

Net Weight (w/battery)

7.9 lbs.

7.9 lbs.

Includes:

Tool, 2 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Tool Bag

Tool only

 

Model Number

XWT09T

XWT09Z

Name

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 7/16″ High-Torque Impact Drill Kit

18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 7/16″ High-Torque Impact Drill, tool only

Hex Shank

7/16″

7/16″

No Load Speed (3 speed)

0-900 / 0-1,000 / 0-1,800

0-900 / 0-1,000 / 0-1,800

Impacts Per Minute (3 speed)

0-1,800 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,200

0-1,800 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,200

Maximum Torque (ft.lbs.)

590 ft.lbs.

590 ft.lbs.

Battery

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

Overall length

9″

9″

Net Weight (w/battery)

8.1 lbs.

8.1 lbs.

Includes:

Tool, 2 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Tool Bag

Tool only

Three Year Limited Warranty

Each Makita Lithium-Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase with exceptions. For more on this Limited 3-Year Warranty, go to makitatools.com

About Makita®

Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System – SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to makitatools.com. Follow Makita: facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, youtube.com/makitapowertools, instagram.com/makitatools.

 

About the author

Jeff Williams

Contributing Editor Jeff Williams is a carpenter for a commercial General Contractor specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. Jeff comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. Jeff has a Construction Management degree and loves the thrill of coordinating and successfully managing large jobs from start to finish. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, "Work hard until the job is done."

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