Putting up sheets of drywall has always been a corded tool application, until recently. Makita released the new XSF03Z LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Drywall Screwdriver. The Makita XSF03Z is powered by the Makita BL Motor that delivers 0-4,000 RPM that will allow you to tackle a variety of drywall and framing applications on the job. The BL motor is a brushless motor that eliminates the use of carbon brushes in the motor providing you with more efficient energy at a cooler operating temperature.
The greatest thing about the new Makita XSF03Z is what Makita refers to as “Push Drive Technology”. In lock-on mode the motor starts only when the fastener is engaged with a surface which gives you quieter work environment while optimizing battery life. Worried about it weighing too much? Not an issue. The Makita XSF03Z is only 9-7/8” long and weighs just 3.8 lbs with battery (battery not included with the XSF03Z bare tool model).
Looking for something that offers an auto-feed screw gun function instead? Makita has the Makita LXRF01Z 18VT LXT Lithium-ion Cordless Autofeed Screwdriver. At 5.2lbs, this auto-feed screw gun option is both lightweight and effective and is great for decking/sub-floor applications. This unit allows you to collated screws that range from 1-3/4” to 2-15/16”.
Interested in other Makita cordless tools? Check out a full list of Makita Tools and Accessories that we carry at our Tools Plus website.