When out and about in California, we’ve noticed an almost fanatical loyalty to the Makita brand power tools. So fans of the white and black 12v max line will be happy to know there’s a 3/8” impact wrench being added to the line.
The WT01W model impacter is the Makita lithium-ion answer to Bosch, Milwaukee and DeWalt models of the same function. Not surprisingly, the specs sound very familiar: 1000 in-lbs of max torque and overall weight of 2.1 lbs. The new Makita hotness also features a variable speed 0-2,300 RPM and 0-3,000 RPM with high and low gears respectively.
Obviously this is targeted towards the automotive end of the scale — and we’re always happy to see more competition in the ever-expanding 12v Lithium-Ion crowd. What we’re really curious about is whether the Makita brand can muscle back into the areas which used to be solely their playground back in the days of cordless, pro- power tool infancy?
Expect pricing to follow in the same range as the other Maikta single tool kits at around $120.
WT01W Impact Wrench [Makita]