Makita 18V Brushless 4 Speed Mid Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench XWT17T XWT17Z XWT18T XWT18Z

If you’re on team blue, Makita has some interesting news for you as they’ve announced a new cordless mid torque impact wrench with the Makita 18V Brushless 4 Speed Mid Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench model number XWT17T as a kit and XWT17Z as a baretool. This is the friction ring model, they also have a similar pin detent model number XWT18T as a kit and XWT18Z as a baretool with both models being virtually identical (features info below) except for the 1/2″ anvil model.

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It’s amazing how technology has progressed in the tool world. We now have mid torque impact wrenches that deliver similar power as high torque impact wrenches from several years ago in a body not much bigger than compact impact wrenches from several years ago. Makita’s mid torque model is only 6-11/16″ in length yet cranks up to 520 ft.lbs. of Fastening Torque and 740 ft.lbs. of Nut-Busting Torque thanks to it’s brushless motor.

It has four selectable speeds with 3 forward and 3 reverse Auto-Stop modes which Makita says are for increased efficiency. The selectable speeds are done via electronic control buttons located above the battery holder. It doesn’t have a LED ring light however does offer a simple LED light above the trigger.

Like most impacts it features a built in reversable belt clip however the one included with this impact is oversized, I wonder if it’s larger enough to fit over 2x lumber?

  • BL™ Brushless Motor delivers 520 ft.lbs. of Fastening Torque and 740 ft.lbs. of Nut-Busting Torque
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 6-11/16″ long
  • 4-speed power selection switch (0-500 / 0-1,200 / 0-1,900 / 0-2,200 RPM & 0-1,000 / 0-1,700 / 0-2,400 / 0-2,700 IPM) for precise fastening control in a wide range of applications
  • 3 forward and 3 reverse Auto-Stop modes for increased efficiency
  • Full speed mode function reduces trigger pull to reach full speed
  • Efficient BL™ Brushless Motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
  • The electronically-controlled BL™ Brushless Motor efficiently uses energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) is engineered to provide improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
  • Built-in L.E.D. light with an independent on/off switch illuminates the work area
  • Weighs only 6.0 lbs. with battery for reduced operator fatigue
  • Rubberized soft grip provides increased comfort on the job
  • Makita’s proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism are manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power


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