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June 23, 2021

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Makita Cordless Impact Wrench Update

Makita Cordless Impact Wrench - Makita XWT07M

Makita Cordless Impact Wrench Family Welcomes 3 New Members… and Claims 3 New Class Leaders

Makita is introducing three new cordless impact wrenches that are each claiming a top spot in their class. These are high torque impact wrenches designed to meet the needs of high stress applications in auto and industrial applications, not to mention anywhere else that crazy high breakaway and fastening torque may be needed.


“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. 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.”

– Adam Livingston, Senior Product Manager, Cordless Products, Makita USA

New Makita Cordless Impact Wrench Roundup

Each Makita Cordless Impact Wrench will come in either a bare tool or kitted configuration with a pair of 4.0 amp hour batteries. They also take advantage of the increased lifespan and run time that accompanies Makita’s BL Brushless Motor. They all share some common features such as an all metal gear housing, dual LED lights, and Makita’s rubber overmold.

The Makita XWT07T (XWT07Z is the bare tool) features a 3/4″ square drive with friction ring and thru hole retention system. With the highest torque in the group (and its class), the 3-speed motor delivers 780 foot pounds of fastening torque and a massive 1250 foot pounds of breakaway torque. If that doesn’t inspire raised eyebrows and some caveman-esque grunting, you’re probably not breathing.


Makita XWT07 18V LXT Brushless 3/4″ Impact Wrench Specifications

Makita Cordless Impact Wrench - Makita XWT07
  • Power Source: Makita 18V LXT Battery
  • Square Drive: 3/4″
  • No Load Speed: 0 – 900/1000/1800 RPM
  • Impact Rate: 0 – 1800/2000/2200 IPM
  • Max Torque: 780 foot pounds
  • Breakaway Torque: 1250 foot pounds
  • Length:9″
  • Weight: 8.1 pounds with battery
  • Included in Kit: (2) 4.0 amp hour batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, tool bag
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $299 (bare tool), $519 (kit)

Dropping down in size to the 1/2″ square drive (also with a friction ring), the Makita XWT08T/Z is another class leader in torque with 740 foot pounds available for fastening and 1180 foot pounds for nut busting.

Makita XWT08 Brushless 18V LXT 1/2″ Impact Wrench Specifications

Makita Cordless Impact Wrench - Makita XWT08
  • Power Source: Makita 18V LXT Battery
  • Square Drive: 1/2″
  • No Load Speed: 0 – 900/1000/1800 RPM
  • Impact Rate: 0 – 1800/2000/2200 IPM
  • Max Torque: 740 foot pounds
  • Breakaway Torque: 1180 foot pounds
  • Length: 9″
  • Weight: 7.9 pounds with battery
  • Included in Kit: (2) 4.0 amp hour batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, tool bag
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $259 (bare tool), $479 (kit)

Changing gears slightly to the 7/16″ class of impact drivers, meet the Makita XWT09T/Z. This is a big step up in power from the 1/4″ hex impact drivers you’re used to seeing. With 590 foot pounds of torque available, it is also claiming the title of class leader. This model gets takes advantage of a hanging ring to make storage a bit easier, not mention clipping to your gear for climbing applications.

Makita XWT09 18V LXT Brushless 7/16″ Hex Impact Drill Specifications

Makita Cordless Impact Wrench - Makita XWT09
  • Power Source: Makita 18V LXT Battery
  • Square Drive: 7/16″
  • No Load Speed: 0 – 900/1000/1800 RPM
  • Impact Rate: 0 – 1800/2000/2200 IPM
  • Max Torque: 590 foot pounds
  • Length: 9″
  • Weight: 8.1 pounds with battery
  • Included in Kit: (2) 4.0 amp hour batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, tool bag
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $309 (bare tool), $539 (kit)

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Ray Chee

Wooo!
Excited!!
Thanks Makita!!!

Loren Haataja

Right now, only if it is a gift.

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