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November Go Kart Tool of The Month

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Kart Tool - Makita

This tool will save you so much time and energy at the track it’s not even funny. Hey, Christmas is right around the corner…

Hands down this is one of the best kart tools I own!  Why?  Because this tool makes my karting life so much easier its not even funny.  It is light weight, recharges quickly, has a long battery life between recharges and perhaps most importantly, it has the perfect built-in torque rate for karting.  You literally hold the trigger down to tighten a nut or bolt until you hear a couple of “ratchets” on the wrench and you are good to go!  No need to re-check the torque rate by hand (although I highly encourage you to do so when you first use it to inspire your own confidence in the tool.)  It literally feels like Makita specifically built this wrench for karting – its that good!

I use this tool for almost everything.  While I purchased the Makita primarily for taking the tires on and off the kart, I also use it on the engine mount, the spindle bolts and for removing and installing the rear gear on my shifter kart.

So, to be specific (since they’re are many Makita cordless impact wrenches out there) you are looking for the BTD142.  Among other things, most of the other Makitas have higher torque rates which are too high for your karting needs.  I bought my Makita at Home Depot but just went online and found one for $179 which includes a nice carrying case and an extra battery.  I know $179 may sound like a lot of money to spend on a kart tool, but I am confident you will actually be thankful you spent the money once you have this tool.  In fact, you may even wonder how you survived so long without it!

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