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The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver (model XDT042) delivers power and speed in a compact size for a full range of driving and fastening tasks. The XDT042 features a Makita-built 4-pole motor with variable speed (0-2,300 RPM and 0-3,200 IPM) that delivers 1,420 in. lbs. of Max Torque. At only 5-7/16" long and 3.3 pounds (with battery), the XDT042 has a compact and ergonomic design with less weight for reduced operator fatigue, and a rubberized soft grip for increased comfort on the job. The built-in L.E.D. light illuminates the job area for applications in dark spaces and close quarters. Makita's entire line-up of impact drivers including the XDT042 is engineered with a proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism that is manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel, as well as a unique heat-hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power. The XDT042 is engineered for a wide range of driving and fastening applications. The combination of power and performance in a compact size makes the XDT042 ideal for any pro contractor who requires a best-in-class engineered compact cordless impact driver.

Customer Reviews

Smokin deal

21 people found this helpful.
 on November 28, 2015
By Wayne L.
Smokin deal !!! All I needed was an extra battery I’ve already got the full set. Now for about the same price I’ve got an extra impact drill and charger. If you look at the white makita set that usually runs $179-220 it comes with 2 half size batteries. This comes with 1 battery that has as much power as the other two combined and it’s about half the price.

Fantastic for home and woodshop use

18 people found this helpful.
 on October 10, 2015
By P. Bonifaci
Absolutely fantastic impact driver. Plenty of power for all sorts of tasks. I use it for household and woodshop work, and I’ve yet to find a fastener it can’t handle, this includes coarse 3″ deck screws, though I don’t think it could handle much larger (nor could my other cordless drills or drivers)

Great price. This is the second one I bought

7 people found this helpful.
 on October 26, 2015
By neal weber
Great price. This is the second one I bought. I use it every day for business. If it was not a good tool I would have bought something else

Most Excellent

 on November 23, 2016
By Chris
I’ve used it for everything from driving 3″ deck screws, to installing kitchen cabinets, and it works great. So much better at driving long fasteners than a drill/driver, and the number of fasteners it will drive on a single charge is truly amazing. I love it. Plus, the battery charges super-fast, and is interchangeable with the ones for my 

Must have, get this one if you don’t have one

 on January 7, 2017
By Ryan Mahoney
I’ve had this Makita impact driver for approximately a year. This was one of those purchases that was both a screaming good value and a very usable and versatile tool.

Exceeds Expectations

 on January 14, 2017
By pritzert
This kit was well priced, and the tool definitely does the job… and does it well. It would be nice to include the square drive adapters, even at an additional cost, but they were suggested to purchase together, so it’s not a big deal. It surprises me how well this impact can break some bolts free, saving me time and effort. I can’t imagine how much longer each job would take without this. This is definitely a must-buy for any automotive technician.

Nice screw gun

 on October 8, 2016
By Plain Servant
I did not like this when I first bought it, but it is now my go to screw gun. I had to get used to it making a ratchet sound and it does not have any stopping points, so you have to be careful not to drive the screw too deep, but it is light and it runs all day on one battery. I ave not used the battery that it came with. I bought an upgrade battery at the same time I ordered this. I had no idea how long these batteries last. Great product.

Works like a charm

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 10, 2016
By CBSNgal
I needed to get some heavy cabinets out of an office and this did the trick. It has a lot of torque and power. I was trying to use my Black and Decker to do the job but it just wasn’t working. This thing got the screws out like a charm.

Really, really like this tool

 on October 26, 2016
By Jeffrey Beeman
OK – to be honest I have not tried a lot of this type of device. I can’t say that this is better than cordless impact driver X or Y. But I WILL say that this is now my very favorite tool – and I have a lot of tools! What a beast! This unit drives ANYTHING. I bought a 3/8″ socket adapter and drove 5″ 5/16 lag bolts into house framing no sweat! No worries about battery memory – and it keeps its charge for a very long time just sitting on my bench. No rounding out a Phillips screw unless you really try to. Very impressive.

Great Driver

 on February 13, 2016
By Johnnygee
This is a great driver. I consider Makita to be one of the top brands and this tool is no exception. It offers quick change performance while holding its 1/4″ hex base bits and drivers securely in place. It only came with one battery, but since it’s a lithium-ion, it holds its charge and operates with peak performance for quite a while. I haven’t had to recharge my battery yet and have used the driver several times. Light, compact, easy to handle…the perfect tool!
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