Makita XDT16 18V Brushless 4 Speed Impact Driver – Is The Most Compact Today XDT16Z XDT16T XDT16R

Makita just announced a brand new 18V brushless 4 speed impact driver model XDT16 that they say is the most compact impact driver today at only 4-9/16″ in length.

At 4-9/16″ in length, it’s a smidge shorter in length than Milwaukee’s Gen 3 M18 Fuel impact driver model. Makita’s XDT16 model features 1,600 in-lbs torque which is not the highest by today’s fierce competition of 1,800 in-lbs and up. It also has 4 speeds plus an additional 4 impacting modes to choose from:

  • 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.

It doesn’t have an LED light ring but it does offer double LED lights to the left and right side of the chuck. The chuck itself is double bearing design that is engineered to reduce run-out when using longer accessories, like double-ended power bits. The new impact driver also has the ability to turn on and off the LED lights for when not needed.

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


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