Buying a new power tool these days is tricky. Unlike the old days when corded power tools was the only option, cordless power tools bring an extra layer of complexity as now you’re not only buying the power tool itself, but you’re also buying into the brand’s ecosystem. Until the day the cordless power tool industry decides to standardize on a certain type of battery technology along with a certain type of battery design, the best way to purchase cordless power tools is to choose based on the brand’s power tool ecosystem rather than the merits of individual power tools themselves.
As such, today we’ll be discussing some of the best and [...]
Makita is launching their new flagship 18v brushless impact driver, the new XDT12M, which appears to be the US version of the Makita DTD170 18v brushless impact driver.
The new Makita XDT12M will feature four speeds with the maximum speed setting capable of up to 3,600 max RPMs and 1,550 in-lbs of maximum torque. The XDT12M will also feature two modes – an Assist mode for driving fasteners at low speeds to avoid screw cam-out or cross threading, while a Quick-Shift Tightening allows for faster tightening of self-drilling screws while preventing damage.
The Makita XDT12M will come in a kit with two 18V LXT 4Ah batteries, a rapid charger and a case. The [...]