Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed Impact Driver (LXDT01).
Each spring, Tools of the Trade Magazine recognizes the very best power tools with their annual Editors' Choice Award. The TOTT editors look for tools that "make it possible for tradespeople to do their jobs better, faster, or more easily." In their Spring 2012 issue, they recognized the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed Impact Driver (LXDT01) with their annual award.
The TOTT editors liked the LXDT01's compact size, as well as the range of benefits that the LXT Brushless Motor delivers including longer run time and increased power and speed. They also recalled that in their fall 2011 issue, they tested EIGHTEEN 18V impact drivers and the LXDT01 came out as their "Overall Favorite."
The LXDT01 is part of Makita's growing line-up of 18V tools, with 50+ tools all powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery. The LXDT01's efficient LXT Brushless Motor is optimized to run more efficiently for up to 50% longer run time per charge, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. For more on Makita LXT Brushless Motor Technology, go here