Most trade contractors own a single impact driver and use it for everything from big lags to small screws. But the problem with using one tool for driving that range of fasteners is lack of control: Drive too fast or let your attention wander, and you’ll damage the surface or destroy the screw you’re driving. Makita’s XDT09 is designed to drive with both power and control. Power comes from the brushless motor. The control comes from having three speed and impact ranges and a feature known as “Quick-Shift Mode.” ...

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