Located high on the tool, this bright LED stays on for several seconds after the trigger is released, providing illumination in dark spaces even after driving tasks are complete. The battery life of the Makita cordless impact driver BTD isn’t quite as good as some reviews claim. The 3 minutes it took us were easy and comfortable to hold and handle the tool. Legal Disclaimer Privacy Policy. Buying just the bare tool is a great option if you already have a 18V Makita kit.

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The impact driver will put screws into just about any material you want it to — pressure treated wood, hardwoods, brick, even Tapcon screws into concrete blocks — without trouble. This im;act driver will also pull out those old buried screws right out of the wood without breaking a sweat.

Makita – BTDHW – 18v Cordless Impact Driver Review

Show only see all. The bit always stays seated in the screw head, too, with no stripping, even while driving the screw below the surface. Become a member today and get instant access to all FineHomebuilding. Start your free trial.

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The Makita cordless impact driver doesn’t transmit much twist to your wrist and paw. Drills and Drivers View All. However, as you might expect, the batteries have a shorter life as well.

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Additionally, the light weight, small size makes it super-easy to get hww tight places and work long hours with out getting fatigued. The design fits in my hand perfect, and the tool is well balanced. It is in good working condition.

We were some-what surprised because Makita advertises that it takes 15 minute only. Delivery Options see all. It is significantly shorter than other tools but it is not the 15 minutes that Makita promises!

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Pictures from our tests. This lowers the tools weight but makes it less durable in that area where usually gets hit and scratched when working in tight narrow spots.

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With good power and list of extra features, it would make anyone a happy owner. The tool is versatile and can accept older version 18V batteries. It Drives 4″ makkta with ease. Sign up for eletters today and get the latest how-to from Fine Homebuilding, plus special offers.

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Modern impact drivers have longer run times, smaller housings, and mkaita features than your old driver. The counter torque kickback was hardly felt thanks to the great cushioning on the handle.

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In their effort to make an affordable, comfortable, light weight impact driver Makita sacrificed in our opinion the strength and durability of the tool by using less metal and more plastic materials.

Compact, yet powerful — and super light weight. I recommend it to anyone and with free shipping I have free shipping with amazon prime this product was well worth it Item Location see all. Get home building tips, offers, and expert advice in your inbox Sign Up Sign Up.

Cons Work time Power — —. Although the BTD has only 1 speed setting we were able to use the driver to drive small screws with great control of the speed and depth of the screw. Located high on the tool, this bright LED stays on for several seconds after the trigger is released, providing illumination in dark spaces even after driving tasks are complete.

Learn the best HVAC solutions for high-performance homes. The reversing switch should be no where near the trigger finger