Makita has just announced their newest brushless hammer drill, and it looks like they are not messing around this time. They say the XPH07M 18-Volt Hammer Drill is able to deliver a full 1,090 in.lbs of torque, and leads the category in torque, speed, and run-time.
To be honest, I was getting worried that Makita was not going to be able to keep up with their competitors in the Brushless drill category, but this announcement has shown that they can not only keep up, but that they can take the lead.
“Simply put, this is a groundbreaking tool that goes straight to the top of the 18-volt driver-drill category,” said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Cordless Products, Makita USA.
The XPH07M Kit will also use Makita’s new 4.0 Ah batteries, which will provide a greater run-time over 3.0Ah batteries, yet still has a decent charge time of only about 40-minutes. Makita’s Star Protection is incorporated into the hammer drill, which optimizes the battery output and protects against overloading, over-discharging, and overheating. Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) seals the inside of the tool and provides water and dust resistance by channeling them away from key internal components. Other features include an all metal variable 2-speed transmission (0-550 & 0-2,100 RPM), a ½-inch keyless chuck, dual LED lights, and an on-board LED battery gauge.
The retail price should be around $300 and it available now for Pre-Order from Amazon. The kit includes (2) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, rapid charger, tool case. The bare tool is available for about $150. Pre-Order – Amazon