15 Aug Compact, Powerful Impact Wrenches
Makita USA is introducing a pair of very powerful yet quite compact impact wrenches. Using 18V LXT® Brushless technology, these are both 1/2″ square drive tools .The model numbers are XWT14 and XWT15. They deliver 240 ft.lbs. of fastening power and 430 ft.lbs. of nut-busting torque. They also have a 4-speed power selection interface on the front, bottom of the handle (see image) for precise fastening control in a wide range of applications. There are 3 forward and 3 reverse Auto-Stop modes for increased efficiency, a battery charge indicator and a built-in LED light. The difference between the tools is that the fXWT14 features a friction ring-type anvil for faster socket changes, while the XWT15 has a detent type anvil for increased socket retention. Both are available as a kit with a 5 Ah battery, charger and bag, or as a tool only.