Normally flagship tools are excluded from holiday $25-off promos, but to my surprise, Makita’s best-ever 18V brushless impact driver, XDT12Z, is indeed eligible.
The XDT12Z is a bare tool, but it’s also available in kit format.
It’s a 4-speed brushless impact driver, plus it has an assist mode that drives screws at low speed until tightening begins, to help avoid cam-out and cross-threading, and a tightening mode that finishes fasteners at slower speeds to help prevent damage to fasteners and work materials.
The tightening mode is said to allow for fastener tigthening of self-drilling screws, and in past conversations with Makita, we talked about how this mode is great for certain work, such as installing solar panels.
The XDT12Z is incredibly compact, but not puny – it tops out at 1550 in-lbs of torque.
Price: $135 after discount, with the lower price appearing at checkout
The coupon expires on 12/31/2017.
There are other Makita impact drivers and cordless tools eligible for Amazon’s $25 off $100+ savings.