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Today, we’re taking a closer look at the new Makita Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless Impact Driver. It’s sold as a kit with one 2.0 Ah battery, charger, and carrying bag. Spoiler alert: even with its ultra compact size, this impact driver packs quite a punch!
I love that Makita’s made a sub-compact impact driver that has significantly less weight than its previous counterparts. Even with its small size, the Makita impact driver doesn’t skimp on performance, power, and capability. It has an efficient brushless motor with 2 speed settings and dual LED lights. The innovative “Assist Mode” helps eliminate screw cam-out and cross-threading by driving at low speed until tightening begins. This makes it ideal for driving longer fasteners.
You can do more with less with its compact and ergonomic design, and weighing less than 3 pounds, it’s ideal for working in tight spaces. More and more tools these days are boasting “brushless motors” – which simply means the carbon brushes are eliminated, which means less moving parts and points of potential failure, also enabling the brushless motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life. A brushless motor also efficiently uses energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of each application, while it optimizes battery energy for up to 50% longer run time per charge.
The battery charger itself has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster, more efficient charging and it’s equipped with computer controls which protect it against overloading, over-discharging, and overheating. The charger communicates with the battery’s built-in microchip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage, and temperature. Goodness, I thought my iPhone was smart, but my power tools are freakin’ geniuses!
If you’re in the market for a new sub-compact impact driver, consider this one from Makita. It’s quickly become my go-to impact driver when I’m wanting something small, lightweight, but powerful.
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