If you are in the construction or automotive business, chances are you either already have an impact wrench, or you want to buy it. Choosing one to buy can be a hard decision, not only are there different models produced by different companies available in the market, but also different types of them. It is important to choose a tool according to the type of work you do. But perhaps the most versatile type is a cordless one, which can be suited for almost any task. Therefore, we tested the Makita Cordless Impact Wrench, and here is our review.
The ergonomically designed compact machine is merely 9 inches long and weighs 7.9 pounds. It can generate a maximum torque of about 740 ft-lbs in a forward direction, and 1180 ft-lbs in the reverse direction. As it is a cordless tool, its power supply is provided by a Lithium-ion battery. The 18-Volt battery is also rechargeable. It comes with a square drive of 1/2 inch. The tool itself, Lithium-ion battery, and its charger come with a 3-year warranty. The items can also be returned within 30 days of their purchase if found defective or faulty.
It is lightweight: It is a very compact machine. It weighs merely 7.9 pounds and is only about 9 inches long. It is ergonomically designed to provide a firm grip. This prevents the user from getting fatigued and exhausted. Thus the operator can continue to work for long hours and manage a bigger workload.
It is battery operated: It is cordless and requires 18 volts of batter to function. The battery is rechargeable and comes with a charger. Due to its being cordless it is highly portable. Therefore, the machine can be used anywhere and everywhere. It does not need an electric supply, or the hassle of a compressed air container to be carried with it.
It is powerful: The Makita is one of the most powerful tools in the cordless category. It can generate a forward torque of 740 ft-lbs and a reverse torque of 1180 ft-lbs. It also has button switches to change the torque direction and set the speed at three different levels.
Part number: XWT08M
Item weight: 16 pounds
Product dimensions: 12.5 x 22.5 x 11.5 inches
Batteries: 2 Lithium-ion 18 volts (Included with a charger)
Size: 1/2 inch
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty
Feedback and Conclusion
The Makita XWT08M LXT is one of its kind. Unlike most of the other cordless tools on the market, it is able to generate a great amount of power and speed and is also suitable for heavy-duty tasks. It is also durable, and very ergonomic to handle. It received positive reviews and 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
In our opinion, the Makita is probably one of the most robust among all others available on the market and is worth every penny.