MAKITA CHANGES THE GAME FOR DRYWALL CONTRACTORS WITH NEW 18V BRUSHLESS DRYWALL SCREWDRIVER
Exclusive Push Drive™ Technology lets contractors unplug the cord for all-day drywall applications
La Mirada, CA – Makita® has released a new cordless solution for drywall/interior contractors with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Drywall Screwdriver (XSF03M). The XSF03M is powered by the Makita 18V 4.0Ah battery for longer run time and the fastest charge time in the category, and is engineered to deliver the power and performance of corded drywall tools — without the hassles of a cord.
Push Drive™ Technology for Category-Leading Run-Time
The XSF03M features new innovation that delivers unprecedented run-time and efficiency for drywall applications. With Makita’s exclusive Push Drive™ Technology, contractors can set the lock-on setting and the motor will start only when the fastener is engaged, saving battery power and reducing noise for a quieter work environment.
In addition, the efficient BL™ Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. And since there are no carbon brushes, the BL™ Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life.
Hang More Drywall on a Single Charge
For drywall contractors, the XSF03M is a cordless solution unlike any that the industry has ever seen.
“In internal testing, the XSF03M drove 1,800 screws into 1/2″ drywall through 20 gauge steel studs on a single charge of the 18V 4.0Ah battery, with each screw taking an average of six seconds to fasten into the set position,” said Lopez. “This translates to about 40 sheets of drywall in an average work day, performance that no other cordless screwdriver in the industry can match.”
Added Durability Features
For added durability, the XSF03M has all-metal gears and gear housing for maximum job site durability. In addition, the screwdriver is equipped with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), a protective seal inside the tool engineered for improved dust resistance by channeling debris away from the tool’s key internal components. Ease-of-use features include a 3-stage L.E.D. gauge to indicate battery charge level, and a built-in L.E.D. light to illuminate the work area. It has superior balance and weighs only 3.8 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue.
Star Protection Computer Controls™
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XSF03M features Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
New Cordless Solutions for Drywall Contractors
The XSF03M is part of new game-changing innovation for drywall contractors that also includes the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cut-Out Tool (XOC01M). Both tools are available in kits with the fast-charging 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery (BL1840). Both tools are also available in a new 2-piece combo kit, model XT255M. In addition, the 18V Drywall Screwdriver is available with the 18V LXT® Impact Driver (XDT04Z) in a new 2-piece combo kit, model XT256M.