Makita_XWT02M_KitMakita has released a new cordless fastening solution for equipment repair, installation and fabrication trades with the 18V LXT lithium-ion brushless 3-speed ½-in. impact wrench.

The XWT02M combines the extended run time of brushless motor technology with the new 18V LXT lithium-ion 4.0 Ah battery is part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which offers more than 80 tools and is the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V lithium-ion slide-style battery.

“The new XWT02M is the latest in Makita’s long line of expertise, innovation and leadership in cordless fastening tools,” said Mario Lopez, Makita product manager, cordless tools. “Three speeds with a reversible setting mean more control for fastening applications. And with the efficient brushless motor and the fast-charging Makita 18 volt LXT lithium-ion 4.0 amp-hour battery, contractors will benefit from longer run time and increased productivity.”

Powered by Makita’s BL brushless motor, which is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50 percent longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. Since there are no carbon brushes, the brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life.

The 3-speed power selection switch gives the impact wrench:

  • Low setting: 0-1,600 RPM, 0-1,800 IPM, and 59 ft.lbs. of max torque
  • Medium setting: 0-2,100 RPM, 0-2,600 IPM, and 129 ft.lbs. of max torque
  • High setting: 0-2,800 RPM, 0-3,500 IPM and 210 ft.lbs. of max torque

For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XWT02M features 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, overdischarging and overheating.

For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT and compact lithium-ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.

For added durability, the XWT02M features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool engineered for improved water resistance by channeling water and dust from the tool’s key internal components. The XPT-equipped XWT02M is engineered for improved operation in harsh jobsite conditions.

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