Makita XDT13Z Cordless Impact Driver Review
The world is in a glorious cycle when it comes to tool innovation, with cordless tools coming to the market every week. Look hard enough, and you’ll find a new impact driver or drill in the mix. All through, Makita has been pushing the envelope, releasing the Makita XDT13Z Brushless Cordless Impact Driver. For most manufacturers, new impact drivers usually mean making them more powerful or more compact than their last release.
When it comes to this unit, Makita did make the size smaller a bit further, but they did not stop there. Before diving into what makes this driver so unique, it’s pertinent you first look at the basics.
On paper, the XDT13Z impact driver is a bare tool unit that looks solid. You should expect up to 3,400 Revolutions per Minute, 3,600 Impacts per Minute, and 1,500-inch pounds of torque. RPM on this unit is pretty much high in the rankings and gives you faster screw driving. The specifications of this unit are perfect for quick screw driving. The torque rating gives you sufficient power for handling small lag screws, so you will have to decide just how far into the realm of the impact wrench world you expect the impact driver to go.
This unit measures 5 inches long and features an ergonomic handle and rubber overmold. The textured design of the handle gives it a slightly more secure grip. The unit weighs only 3.3 pounds with the battery included offering you maximal comfort while working overhead.
This impact driver offers you decent power and is a no-frills unit. Unlike other drivers with multiple modes for different applications, the XDT13Z offers you only one. Its variable speed trigger gives you no slop at all, it is easy to control the driver, and you get the speed you want along the range of 0 to 3,400 Revolutions per Minute range.
Star Protection Technology
Makita created the Star Protection Computer Controls system for improved and extended battery life. The tech fitted in this unit allows for communication between it and the battery, exchanging data in real time while monitoring conditions during use to protect against over-heating, over-discharging, and overloading. 18-Volt LXT compact lithium-ion batteries powering this unit increase its versatility.
ttery life on this unit is out of this world, providing you with continuous immense energy for days without slowing down. The battery is designed to charge very fast, guaranteeing you of constant use and enabling to finish your work much quicker. The unit powers up surprisingly quickly, and you can use a host of screw heads with it. You will also be surprised by how fast it is to unscrew bolts and nuts, even when deeply suppressed into a material.
Makita XDT13Z The Bottom Line
The Makita XDT13Z Brushless Cordless Impact Driver is a unit that will suit your needs whether heavy duty or just the small tasks around your home. Makita is world-famous for its brushless motor technology and impact driver. This unit is a reflection of these advancements and guarantees that it will provide you with consistent power, no matter the application, without having to worry about your batteries running out.