Makita is one of the best out on the market today, voted best-in class engineering, they are known for their superior advances in technology. In this article we are going to review some of Makita’s different Impact Drivers.
First though let’s look at what an impact driver is and how it is a wonderful addition to any tool shed. The impact driver works by using rotational action (like a drill) and a hammering action.
When the rotational action meets some resistance the hammering action will kick in. Some of the benefits of using an impact driver are: reduced chance for strip screw heads, no hand strain and quicker than trying to hand screw.
Makita LXT Series
This series of drivers is designed for lighter weight, smaller size (40 %) and has lithium-ion technology that gives a 280% total lifetime work with 2 x more battery life.
Energy is generated every 90˚ angle instead of 180˚, it uses a 4-pole maximum torque motor for more efficiency and it is highly durable. Its new ergonomic design allows for more comfortable hold and increased control.
• Dual Ball Sealed Ball Bearings
• High Performance Fan
• Replaceable Armature
• 4-Pole Motor
• High-Grade Ferrite Magnet
The LXT series comes in several models for you to choose from. They have 18V, 7.2 V, 9.6V, 12 V, 14.4 V as well as 24V Cordless Drivers. There are many size drivers as well. All have external accessible brushes allowing for better serviceability and use dual ball bearings for longer lifespan.
• Makita 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-ion Driver Kit- Model # BTD142HW features the more compact design at 5-3/4”, battery charges 4 x faster, Built in LED light and an electric brake for immediate stops just to name a few.
• Makita 7.2V Cordless Lithium-ion Driver Kit- Model # TD020DSEW has the Makita propriety hammer and anvil, the electric brake and the two-piece armature and field.
• Makita 14.4V Cordless Driver Kit- Model # 6935FDWDEX comes with a free Drive-Drill and Job Light for added bonuses.
No matter which Makita driver you choose you are sure to find what you were looking for at most home improvement stores or online. This impact driver is a wonderful addition to any tool shed.