The XAD03 brushless cordless 1/2-inch right-angle drill from Makita U.S.A. is powered by two 18-volt LXT lithium-ion batteries. It can take on the most demanding applications, like drilling up to 6 1/4-inch holes with hole saws and 4 5/8-inch holes with self-feed bits. Users can remain in one battery platform, using the same fast-charging batteries as they use across the LXT cordless system. Its BL brushless motor combined with X2 LXT technology delivers no-load drilling speeds of 0 to 350 rpm and 0 to 1,400 rpm. Under load, the Automatic Speed Change technology adjusts drill speed and torque during drilling for optimum performance. Added features include an electric brake and a built-in clutch that reduces gear damage by disengaging gears if the bit binds (low speed only). It can deliver up to 160 2 9/16-inch holes per charge. 800-462-5482;


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