Friday, February 08, 2019

NEW MAKITA 18V LXT BRUSHLESS CORDLESS 4-SPEED IMPACT DRIVER OFFERS MORE SPEED AND FEATURES IN A COMPACT SIZE

The XDT16 delivers high speed, high torque, and precision fastening in a compact size.

February 8, 2019, La Mirada, CA – Makita® U.S.A., Inc., with a legacy of innovation in the cordless impact driver category, sets new standards with the introduction of the 18V LXT® Brushless 4-Speed Impact Driver (XDT16). The XDT16 offers users four speeds, as well as Makita’s exclusive Quick-Shift Mode™ for increased fastening control. With the best power-to-weight ratio, the XDT16 is the most compact and lightest weight impact driver in its category.

 
4 Levels of Impact

The XDT16 offers four precision fastening settings: Assist Mode, auto-stop, and two tightening modes.

  • Assist Mode (A-mode) is for driving longer fasteners into wood and helps eliminate "screw cam-out" and "cross threading" by driving at low speed until tightening begins.
  • Auto-Stop Mode stops rotation and impact when the fastener is loosened adequately. This is ideal for mechanics when removing nuts or bolts.
  • Tightening Mode 1 (T-1 Mode) is to be used on self-drilling or Tek screws for lighter gauge materials. The tool starts spinning at full speed, then stops upon impact, keeping the tool from stripping the material. 
  • Tightening Mode 2 (T-2 Mode) is for using self-drilling or Tek screws on heavier gauge materials. In this mode, the tool starts spinning at full speed, then reduces speed at impact, allowing the user time to draw materials together. This reduces breaking of the fastener or driver.

The 4-speed power selection (0-1,100/ 0-2,100/ 0-3,200/ 0-3,600 RPM & 0-1,100/ 0-2,600/ 0-3,600/ 0-3,800 IPM) provides precise fastening control. The Quick-Shift Mode™ feature automatically uses the brushless motor’s electronic controls to find the best balance of speed and torque for each application for more efficient fastening. For added convenience, a one-touch 4-speed power selector button is located under the chuck for one-handed speed change. All controls are located on the tool at the user’s fingertips.

 
Shine Bright Like an LED Light

Two bright LED lights are placed on the sides of the chuck to help eliminate shadows and illuminate a larger area. The lights also pre-glow in preparation of drilling and provide an after-glow.

 
Makita’s 18V LXT System

The XDT16 is part of Makita’s expanding 18V LXT system. With over 200 solutions, LXT is the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.

 
Technology that Protects Battery and Tool

Makita created STAR Protection Computer Controls™ for added protection during the most demanding industrial applications. STAR Protection is communication technology that monitors conditions during use, allowing the tool and battery to exchange real-time data to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. If STAR detects conditions that threaten the tool or battery, the tool will automatically stop. At that time the user can restart the tool, change the battery, or charge the battery. Then put the tool back to work! The battery tool can be powered by Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries for added versatility, as long as the battery features the STAR symbol indicating STAR Protection inside.

 

Another technical feature is Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™). XPT is a series of integrated seals engineered to channel away dust and water for increased durability. Wherever the job takes you, Makita tools equipped with XPT™ are engineered for increased durability and longer tool life.

 
For more information, please visit makitatools.com
 
Specifications
 

Model
XDT16Z
XDT16T
XDT16R
Description
18V LXT® Brushless Cordless Quick-Shift Mode™ 4-Speed Impact Driver, Tool Only
18V LXT® Brushless Cordless Quick-Shift Mode™ 4-Speed Impact Driver Kit (5.0Ah)
18V LXT® Compact Brushless Cordless Quick-Shift Mode™ 4-Speed Impact Driver Kit (2.0Ah)
Hex Shank
¼”
¼”
¼”
No Load Speed
0-1,100/ 0-2,100/ 0-3,200/ 0-3,600 RPM
0-1,100/ 0-2,100/ 0-3,200/ 0-3,600 RPM
0-1,100/ 0-2,100/ 0-3,200/ 0-3,600 RPM
Impacts per Min
0-1,100/ 0-2,600/ 0-3,600/ 0-3,800 IPM
0-1,100/ 0-2,600/ 0-3,600/ 0-3,800 IPM
0-1,100/ 0-2,600/ 0-3,600/ 0-3,800 IPM
Max Torque
1,600 in.lbs
1,600 in.lbs
1,600 in.lbs
Battery
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Weight (lbs.)
3.4 (with battery, not included)
3.4
3.4
Length
4-9/16”
4-9/16”
4-9/16”
Includes
Tool only
(2) 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger and tool case
(2) 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 2.0Ah compact batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger and tool case
 
About Makita

Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, pneumatics and power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S. Call 800/4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Find Makita on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @makitatools

 
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The XDT16 joins Makita's 18V LXT system, the world's largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries.

Users can easily access the range of precision controls on the tool’s base. The XDT16 offers four precision fastening settings: Assist Mode, Auto-Stop, and two Tightening Modes.

The XDT16 has twin LED lights for improved illumination, and a ¼” hex chuck with double bearing design that is engineered to reduce run-out when using longer accessories, like double-ended power bits.

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