The motor is designed to handle deck screws, TEK screws, lag bolts, etc. This is the latest generation Makita impact driver, introduced summer and has their most advanced battery technology, an electric brake, and a phosphorescent bumper ring for finding the tool in dark spaces. The Hilti has similar specs to the Hitachi, and I would have ranked them the same, but the Hitachi has a better tool warranty and costs much less. See All Buying Options. This is the heaviest of the seven models.

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The adjustable strength makes it “safe” to use on smaller screws. The battery chargers for the I have 4 of Makita’s impact drivers we use daily between the 2 of us and I highly recommend them as the most useful tools I own.

The BTDZ includes the tool only. Anyways, if you’ve followed along this much- here is the review: Milwaukee, Panasonic, Bosch, Makita, Hilti: It’s a small irritation, but noteworthy and I wish Makita would take heed and make what seems like a simple change. Engineered makiat a Wide Range of Applications. I’m using the Makita chuck with it and it seems to work fine as a drill motor too.

: Customer reviews: Makita BTD Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver

My ratings from 7 to 1, with number 1 being best overall: To exacerbate that issue, there doesn’t seem to be any web site, including Panasonic’s, that sells replacement handle parts for this tool; so an expensive service center would be your only choice. Bosch’s three-year tool warranty 1st year free replacement, 2 more years free repairand their 2 year battery warranty is fourth best.


This page works best with JavaScript. I talked to reps, and friends who work in construction and grips who work for the studios, filming and building sets and basically need their tools to be reliable and able to handle beatings. The three power selection switch delivers precise fastening control for multiple uses. Keep in makia that when newer models are introduced, much of this information could change.

I’ve tried all the popular brands, and they all seemed to be about equal. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. There’s also a battery warning light and bright built-in LED; both flash when it’s time to recharge the battery. I use tools from all of these brands and have no favorites. Makita Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers have a limited 1-year warranty.

New Tool Press Release. Impacct they may appear to be the same on the surface they have differences that set them apart from each other. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

Makita LXDT01 vs BTD144 Review

Makita now offers Silver Medal eludes D. I don’t think it is adjustable like this one though. It’s been on the market for over two years, so a newer model may be coming soon; customer reviews are consistently positive on this model.


And also for the few seconds the LED stays on after pressing the trigger. Other reviewers with the same strange timing issues at the one year mark suggest the charger may be programmed to stop charging at a certain date after battery manufacture.

It’s all right there when comparing the specs, the BTD is either equal to, or ahead in every category. It should have been included as standard in the kit. These cordless tools deliver pro power and pro speed in an ultra-compact size. Based on other reviews I found, this driver has one serious flaw in that the handle breaks too easily if the tool is dropped.

Two “improvements” would be for Makita to lengthen the battery warranty to two or more years, and to include a battery level-of-charge indicator as found on the Milwaukee and Hilti models.

Battery life is amazing. Not a show stopper and you learn to avoid the problem.