Makita has come out with a new 18V cordless mixer, XTU02, designed for mixing drywall mud, plaster, and other such materials. They say that it can also be used to drill large holes, although you lose some of the features of a traditional cordless drill, such as a keyless chuck or adjustble clutch dial.
The Makita XTU02 brushless mixer features a variable speed trigger, a trigger lock-on button, and an adjustable side handle.
- 0-350/0-1300 RPM
- 1/2″ chuck
- Motor soft start for more control
- Rubber splash guard
- Rubber trigger cover
- Protective battery cover
- Weighs 6.6 lbs with battery
The new Makita mixer comes with a chuck key. There’s a bare tool, XTU02Z, and a kit, XTU02T. The kit comes with (2) 5.0Ah batteries, a charger, and tool bag.
Price: $229 for the bare tool, $409 for the kit
Makita seems to have built a lot of neat features into their new 18V cordless mixer. There’s a rubber splash guard, a rubber trigger guard, and an enclosed compartment for the battery. What’s not protected on this heavy duty mixer?
The only potential downside I can think of is the lack of an obvious storage spot for the chuck key.