This weekend’s Wall Street Journal claims that a power tool is "undeniably, a blast to use." Agreed, but especially if it's a Makita 18V LXT® 3-Sp. Brushless Quick-Shift Mode™ Impact Driver. They included the groundbreaking impact driver as one of four top picks in their weekend article http://on.wsj.com/160DXLU
The LXDT06 is powered by a Makita BL™ Brushless Motor for up to 50% longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. It delivers a maximum torque of 1,500 in.lbs., and has 3 speed settings so the user can match the speed to the application -- from cabinet screws to lag bolts. The exclusive Quick-Shift Mode™ selector has an automatic electronic controller that downshifts and reduces rotation and impact speed prior to driving screw into place, minimizing stripped screws and damage to work. It’s also, undeniably, a blast to use. For more on the LXDT06 with Quick-Shift Mode™, go here
The Wall Street Journal included the versatile LXDT06 as a top pick.
The LXDT06 is part of Makita's expanding LXT® line-up, with 65+ tools powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.