Makita XWT08Z, 18V LXT Brushless Cordless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench, Tool Only

(9 customer reviews)


  • BL Motor delivers 740 feet pounds of Max Torque and 1,180 feet pounds of breakaway torque
  • 3 speed power selection switch (0 900/0 1,000/0 1,800 RPM & 0 1,800/0 2,000/0 2,200 IPM) provides precise fastening control
  • 1/2 inches anvil with friction ring for quick and easy socket changes
  • The BL Brush less Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Efficient BL Brush less motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for upto 50 Percent longer run time per charge. Impacts Per Minute:220



The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless High Torque 1/2″ Sq. Drive Impact Wrench (XWT08Z, tool only) combines 740 ft.lbs. fastening torque and 1,180 ft.lbs. break-away torque with extended run time and speed control for unmatched fastening performance.

It features an efficient Makita brushless motor for longer run time, increased power and speed and longer tool life.

The electronic 3-speed power selection switch gives users more precise fastening control.

It is ideal for a range of users, from iron and steel workers to pipe fitters, railroad and automotive mechanics, forming carpenters and more.

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Based on 9 reviews

5.0 overall

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  1. kandoro

    I believe the Makita XWT08Z has stronger and better designed internal components than the Milwaukee 2767-20…According to the schematics the Makita’s spindle/cam assembly and spur gears are about 10% larger and therefore probably stronger than the Milwaukee’s planetary spiral gears and cam shaft…Most engineers prefer spur gears of the Makita over spiral gears with the Milwaukee for strength, durability and smoother operation…Frankly, the Makita just felt better built as there was very minimal run out of the anvil of about 1/32″ whereas the Milwaukee exhibited run out of 3/32″…And the anvil spun sloppy on the Milwaukee compared to the Makita’s firm movement..Obviously the Makita has tighter tolerances which is preferred on a new tool as this usually means longevity…The manufacturer torque numbers are higher on the Milwaukee but after some research it appears the two companies arrive at their numbers a little differently…It appears the Milwaukee probably uses a test component to tightened to a specific torque and then immediately tries the 2767-20 to remove it…This is all fine except the bolt/nut have heated up with the original torque and the nut or bolt is therefore requires less torque to remove…If after original torquing the nut/bolt were to let cool and then tried the 2767-20 it would be much harder to loosen the bolt or nut and reach the advertised numbers..On the Makita side is appears they use the cold testing method which is more real world than heating up every time…So, it appears the Mllwaukee and Makita are actually closer to each other in real world performance than the advertised torque numbers indicate…I’ve also seen some tests where the Milwaukee can drive a leg bolt faster than the Makita so it’s all subjective…As others have pointed out, they are so close in performance, that if you already have batteries/charger for one, that one would be the obvious choice price wise…I used both extensively and ultimately chose the Makita mostly as a result of the points mentioned above…The Makita is stronger and tighter with the more preferred durable components so theoretically it should have more longevity…I know this is all conjecture with subjectivity on my part, but that’s how I see it…kd


  2. Josh

    Don’t break your wrist!I was happy with my older makita cordless impact, it’s single speed, heavy, and is rather large, but makes 375 lb/ft which made it suitable for just about all the work I have besides class 8 trucks’ larger fasteners (tractor trailers)This thing on the other hand? Game changer. Used it earlier for the first real work it’s done, 1 1/16″ lugs on 3 wheels on a 7 car trailer with 3 dexter 12k axles.All tires were installed with a 1″ roadside service pneumatic impact- and this battery powered makita broke all 24 lugs loose with very little effort.This tool is money well spent, the balance is better than prior models, the control is much more precise thanks to a rheostat trigger vs. the prior single speed.I’m going to retire the earlier model I’ve been torturing for the past 3 years to “light duty-” or domestic use.This tool is a game changer. Tons of grunt without dragging a cord or hose everywhere.


  3. Jesus Bonilla

    Got item today used at work removing lug nuts of school bus, they are 1 -5/16″ they had been installed using a 3/4″ air impact gun until it stopped moving, removed same with my new cordless impact wrench no problem removing, will use this on road calls for flat tires on school vans, no longer using breaker bar, rather work smarter not harder.

    Jesus Bonilla

  4. VCP6.5MCSE

    This wrench sits in the trunk of my car along with other tools to change my tire in 20 minutes. It is so powerful that I don’t even need to go beyond level 1. You can take the lug nuts off at level 3. When you screw back the lug nuts, use level 1 and do the final tightening using a torque wrench. The tool is incredibly strong. If you tighten at level 3, you will break the shafts of the lug nuts.


  5. mikeyforgets

    If you’re looking at this product then you know what these things can do. What you’re probably looking for is some flaw or common complaint from the people who bought this. Well, lemme tell…No complaints.This powerful piece of equipment is crazy. I went looking in my garage for anything with a nut and bolt to see if this tool could be hindered. It can’t so far. I’ve removed rusted nuts off of brake calipers, old machinery, fence posts, and a bunch of other random things I could find. All of this was down at the lowest setting.This is a heavy tool though so be aware. It looks durable, it feels durable, and I know it works well. It gets 5 stars because not only is this a durable Makita tool, it’s NOT made in China(which usually makes garbage). It’s made in Japan. And just about anything made in Japan, Germany, and the US(mostly) is high quality.


  6. arbdef

    This is one hell of an impact wrench. I bought it because of the high torque and this has not failed me once yet. The other day I had to replace some motor mounts and this removed the bolts easily. Would highly recommend this for heavy duty use. The only downside to the impact wrench is that with the power it has the tool is heavy. My father in law did not like it because of the weight but I do not mind it. There are also a few features on this tool that made it stand out. The battery connector is on a slight swivel that keeps the vibrations from damaging the battery pack. The rubber coating gives the tool a nice grip without being rough to hold. all in all a decent tool.


  7. Phillip

    Amazing torque. Don’t know how I did farm tractor maintenance without it (compressed air access is a problem in the field). Only concern is that the lower unit where the battery attaches seems loose. However, I ordered a second one and it is the same. Likely a “feature” to dampen the tools vibration on the battery.


  8. David Hedrick

    I’m using this mostly for assembling pallets made from pressure treated 2×6 and 4×4. Driving 3/8″x4″ bolts through the wood takes about 2 seconds, whereas my old pneumatic with similar torque ratings was more like fifteen.No more waiting for air pressure to build up after a few bolts, and much faster.Pros; High torque Fast Quick recharge Cordless Easy forward/reverse switching Variable speed (smooth)Cons:Heavy Power setting located in awkward spot

    David Hedrick

  9. Amazon Customer

    did get a refund. Sorry for the misunderstanding

    Amazon Customer