Makita XDT08 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Impact Driver Kit

The Makita XDT08 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Impact Driver Kit delivers great versatility as well as performance. The product delivers enhanced power and speed in a solid size for a wide range of driving & fastening tasks. The model is manufactured using top quality raw materials so as to offer maximum fastening power as well as maximum driving power.Makita XDT08 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Impact Driver Kit

Features of Makita XDT08 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Impact Driver

The Makita XDT08 is a BL brushless motor, this implies that being it does not feature internal carbon brushes. Consequently, the motor is permitted to run at a cooler temperature as well as very efficiently, this results in an extended motor life. Besides, the model also has other top quality features that ensure that it offers optimal performance. The features include:

1. BL Brushless Motor

The Makita-built BL Brushless Motor that the model features delivers maximum Torque of about 1,420lbs. The Motor is specially designed so as to offer up to 50 percent longer run time, enhanced power and speed as well as durability. Furthermore, the BL Brushless Motor is electronically-controlled so as to improve battery energy use by about 50% per charge. Lastly, Brushless Motor also removes carbon brushes thus enabling the Motor to run very smoothly as well as efficiently so as to ensure that it offers durability.

2. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery

The model is powered by an 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion battery that can be easily recharged. It only takes about 30 minutes for the battery to be fully recharged.

3. Compact and ergonomic design

The model features a strong and ergonomic design that ensures that it serves you for a very long period of time. Besides, the model measures 5-7/8-inch long and it weighs 3.4-Pound so as to ensure that the operator does not become very exhausted when using it.

4. Built-in L.E.D.light

The Makita XDT08 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Impact Driver Kit features an in Built L.E.D. light with an independent on/off switch that helps to illuminate the working area so that you can be able to work more efficiently.

5. Star Protection Computer Controls

The model is equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls that protects it against over-discharging, overloading, as well as over-heating so as to offer optimal performance.

6. Variable speed

The product features a 2-speed power selection switch (0-2,500 RPM and 0-3,200 IPM) that offers the user exact fastening control for different applications. Moreover, the product also features an electric brake for improved efficiency as well as a tool belt clip that can be easily attached on either side of the product.

  • The model features a great design
  • It is very lightweight
  • It features a Very solid design
  • It is entirely brushless
  • Good RPM
  • The model is new in the industry, therefore, it is unproven
  • Considering its features, its price is quite expensive
  • Although the manufacturer says that it doesn’t use much electricity, the model actually does


1. Where does the company making the product from?
While other companies (large and well-known companies) manufacture their products in the USA, the Makita XDT08 is actually imported from China. Although the model is made in China, the company guarantees its quality.

2. How is the battery?
It is quite hard to be subjective concerning the battery. The model’s battery is a BL 1830 model in Makita impact driver. Nevertheless, the battery is not a remarkable battery, it is just an average battery.

3. How many batteries do I receive with the package?
If you purchase the product from offline sources such as a retail store, the number of batteries varies from one store to another and it also fluctuates from time to time. In nearly all online sources, the company usually offers 2 batteries together with their packages.

4. Does the LED light stay on for a few seconds after you are done with using the drill?
No.the led light switches on and off instantly. Nevertheless, immediately you get used to it, You’ll discover a sweet
spot with a trigger that will just switch on the light.

Ensure that you don’t use this product with wet hands since its color usually fades very easily if it’s not properly taken care of.


Generally, the Makita XDT08 18V LXT is a great product to opt for. The product is specially designed for fastening TEK screws, cabinet screws, deck screws, tightening lag bolts and others. The model is perfect for electricians, HVAC, automotive mechanics, plumbers, woodworkers, remodelers as well as any professional contractor who needs a top quality cordless impact driver. Although it is quite expensive, the Makita XDT08 Impact Driver Kit is a great product that will not only offer you great performance but also durability