Makita has lots of 18v impact drivers, so why bother reviewing the umpteenth revamp? Because this one is a groundbreaker. Its so tiny! At a length of just 119mm (that’s 4.7” for the unhappy folks living in the 19th century), its hardly bigger than your hand.
You could (but won’t) be excused for thinking its a toy, but its specs put it ahead of the competition.
- Length: 119mm
- Torque: 175Nm
- 3-Speed: 0-1100, 0-2100, 0-3600 RPM
- Weight: 0.88kg (bare) or 1.4 kg with full size battery
- Built-in LED battery indicator
It feels great in the hand, is super fast driving all sized fasteners and will fit almost anywhere your hand can. Its basically a smaller, torquier version of the previous (awesome) brushless impact driver, the DTD145.
Any dislikes? Only the price. At $270ish you’ll be walking crooked (I’m not sure that’s a thing), so it might pay to wait for a price drop. Watch the video!