Makita DTD170Z

Makita DTD170Z 18v Impact Driver

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  • Max Torque
  • Impacts Per Minute
  • Max No Load Speed (RPM)
  • Durability
  • Product Features
  • Value For Money
4.7

Summary

  • Powerful max fastening torque at 175Nm
  • Impressive 3,800 impact per minute and 3,600 RPM
  • 3 Adjustable pre-set power settings
  • Assist mode for more control when driving screws
  • T Mode is specifically for self drilling Tek screws through sheet metal
  • High performance brushless motor to help deliver all its power
  • Compact at only 117mm in length

Without Battery (DTD171Z)

Makita DTD170 Specs 
Max Torque175Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,800
Max No Load Speed (RPM)3,600
Brushless MotorYes
Battery Type18V Lithium-Ion
Adjustable Speed Settings3+Assit & T mode
Variable Speed TriggerYes
Max Bolt DiameterM14
Body Length117mm
Body Weight1.2kg

Makita DTD170 Impact Driver

This cordless Makita impact driver has many features to help make your job easier. The Makita DTD170Z has plenty of power with its high torque, impacts per minute and no load speed (RPM), adjustable power and mode settings, is compact and light weight along with Makita’s build quality and reliability, making this a very good impact driver.

4 Pre-set Adjustable Speeds

The Makita DTD170 allows you to adjust the power output to give you greater control of the impact driver. Below id the power output for each mode:

Max

  • No Load Speed (RPM): 3,600
  • Impacts Per Minute: 3,800

Hard

  • No Load Speed (RPM): 3,200
  • Impacts Per Minute: 3,600

Medium

  • No Load Speed (RPM): 2,100
  • Impacts Per Minute: 2,600

Soft

  • No Load Speed (RPM): 1,100
  • Impacts Per Minute: 1,100

Assist and T Mode

Along with the 4 power settings, you get assist and T Mode which do the following:

Assist Mode: When the impact driver is in this mode, it starts of slow, and then increases power to help tighten. This mode is great for those jobs that require a screwdriver instead of a impact driver.

T Mode: This mode starts off spinning fast to help drive self drilling screws through metal sheets, it reduces power during the final stages of tightening the screw to ensure you don’t damage the screw head or thread.

High Performance Brushless Motor

To ensure this cordless impact driver can deliver its power, and the tool lasts a long time, Makita have fitted the DTD170 with a high quality performance brushless motor and all metal gear box.

Compact and Light weight

The Makita DTD170 is extremely compact at only 117mm in length, this is currently on of the most compact impact driver available.

The body on its own weights 1.2kg, with a Makita 18v battery, depending on the size you use it can weight up to 1.5kg. At this weight, the impact driver is very comfortable to handle and maneuver, whilst virtually very little strain on your forearm and wrist.

Edit: There is a newer version of this impact driver which is the Makita DTD171Z.

Makita DTD155

Makita DTD155 & DTD155Z 18v Impact Driver

Available With Battery (DTD155) or Body Only (DTD155Z)

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  • Max Torque
  • Impacts Per Minute
  • Max No Load Speed (RPM)
  • Durability
  • Product Features
  • Value For Money
4

Summary

  • Delivers 140Nm of fastening torque
  • 2 adjustable power modes for both impacts per minute and RPM
  • Assist mode to help you stabilize screws when driving into wood
  • Brushless motor provides high performance and long lasting tool life
  • Comes with eXtreme Protection Technology to help protect against dust and moister
  • Soft coted handle provides comfort when using the impact driver
  • At only 1.4kg with battery, this impact driver is light weight and easy to maneuver

Without Battery (DTD155Z)

Makita DTD155 Specs 
Max Torque140 Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,900
Max No Load Speed (RPM)3,000
Brushless MotorYes
Battery Type18V Lithium-Ion
Adjustable Speed SettingsNo
Variable Speed TriggerYes
Max Bolt DiameterM14
Body Length135mm
Body Weight1.4kg

 

Differences Between the DTD155Z & DTD155?

It is the same model, same performance and same tool body, the only difference is that Makita DTD155 comes with a 18v LXT Makita battery for those who need one. The Makita DTD155Z is the body only and sells at a cheaper price as the battery is not included. If you already have Makita batteries and do not need any more than you will only need the impact driver body.

Makita DTD155 Impact Driver

The Makita DTD155 is an excellent impact driver for those who are looking to fasten and unfasten screws. Makita impact drivers are built to the highest standard to ensure reliability and high performance.

High Performance Makita Impact Driver

The Makita DTD155Z comes with very good specs, it has 140Nm of fastening torque, an impressive 3,900 impacts per minute and 3,000 RPM giving it the perfect amount of power for fastening and unfastening screws.

To help maximize power, it comes with a high performance brushless motor, brushless motors provide better power delivery and have a longer life than non-brushless motors.

2 Power Modes + Assist mode

The Makita DTD155Z comes with 2 adjustable power modes known as Hi and Lo that give you the following:

Hi Mode

  • Impacts Per Minute: Up to 3,900
  • No Load Speed: Up to 3,000

Lo Mode

  • Impacts Per Minute: Up to 1,600
  • No Load Speed: Up to 1,300

Lo mode is excellent for more precise delicate jobs such as fastening cabinet screws, door hinges and various other low impact jobs.

Hi mode gives you full power for those heavy duty jobs such as driving long screws into timber. 

Assist Mode: Helps you tightening screws with better control. It starts of slow until the impact driver starts to impact, then it speeds up until the screw has been fasten in place.

Light weight and Sub-Compact

This brushless Makita impact driver can weight up to 1.4kg with a battery, making it extremely easy to handle and maneuver as you barely feel its weight. At only 135mm in length, this impact driver is in between compact and large impact drivers, and most individuals will find it the perfect size.

Summing Up The Makita DTD155Z

This impact driver is perfect for those who fasten and unfasten screws more so than bolts, it has the perfect amount of power for screws, two adjustable pre-set speeds to help you control the output and assist mode for more control with full power.

If you are looking for an impact driver that is good for nuts and bolts as well as screws, the Makita DTD171Z or DTD154Z are the ones to look at as they have more power.

Makita DTD153

Makita DTD153 & DTD153Z 18v Impact Driver

Available With Battery (DTD153) or Body Only (DTD153Z)

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  • Max Torque
  • Impacts Per Minute
  • Max No Load Speed (RPM)
  • Durability
  • Product Features
  • Value For Money
4.3

Summary

  • Powerful fastening torque at 170Nm
  • Plenty of power with 3,400 RPM and 3,600 impacts per minute
  • High performance brushless motor with all metal gearbox ensures this impact driver always delivers max performance and prolongs the tool life
  • XPT technology ensures this impact driver performs in heavily dust and moisture environments
  • Good compact size with an overall length of 126mm
  • LED light features pre-glow and afterglow functions
  • Compatible with Makita LXT 18v range of batteries

Without Battery (DTD153Z)

With Battery (DTD153)

Makita DTD153 Specs 
Max Torque170 Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,600
Max No Load Speed (RPM)3,400
Brushless MotorYes
Battery Type18V Lithium-Ion
Adjustable Speed SettingsNo
Variable Speed TriggerYes
Max Bolt DiameterM16
Body Length126mm
Body Weight1.3kg

 

Differences Between the DTD153Z & DTD153?

It is the same Makita impact driver, the only difference is that the Makita DTD153Z is the body only, this is for those that already have Makita 18v batteries from other Makita LXT range of cordless tools. The Makita DTD153 comes with a battery and ideal for those who need an impact driver with a battery.

Makita DTD153 Impact Driver

Makita impact drives are some of the best impact drivers on the market. The quality is so high, as well as reliability that Makita is used by many professional contractors as the go to brand for tools.

High Performance Makita Impact Driver

The Makita DTD153 delivers high performance and that is thanks to its specs. With 170Nm of fastening torque, it will have no problems tightening nuts and bolts safely and securely. In addition to its impressive fastening torque, it has an RPM of up to 3,400 and delivers and impressive 3,600 impacts per minute. The RPM and IPM will ensure this impact driver drives screws in timber or metal sheets with ease.

To ensure it can always deliver its power, it comes with a fan cooled brushless motor as well as an all metal gearbox. Brushless motors have a longer life compared to brushed motors that you find in the Makita DTD152 and can withstand more demanding jobs. The fan will ensure the motor stays at optimum temperature top help deliver maximum performance.

Compact and Lightweight

The Makita DTD153Z has an overall length of only 126mm making this impact driver perfect for working in compact spaces. This impact driver can weigh up to 1.5kg with a battery, at this weight, it puts very little stress on your wrist and forearm as well as making overhead jobs easier, and just overall more pleasurable and less to cumbersome handle.

Summing Up The Makita DTD153Z

This Makita impact driver is ideal for professional contractors as well as DIY enthusiasts. It has plenty of power, comfortable ergonomic grip handle as well as being compact and light weight along with Makita’s high quality build. If you are looking for a go-to impact driver that you will be using many times throughout the day on a daily basis.

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Makita DTD171

Makita DTD171Z & DTD171 18v Impact Driver

Available With Battery (DTD171Z) or Body Only (DTD171)

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Makita DTD171 Rating Out of 5
  • Max Torque
  • Impacts Per Minute
  • Max No Load Speed (RPM)
  • Durability
  • Product Features
  • Value For Money
4.7

Summary

  • Compact and powerful, 116mm in length, 180Nm of torque, 3,800 IPM and 3,600 RPM.
  • 4 pre-set adjustable speed settings (Max, Hard, Medium, Soft)
  • 4 Additional assist settings (Wood Mode, Bolt Mode, T-Mode 1, T-Mode 2)
  • Quick mode selection button above trigger
  • High quality brushless motor to ensure long tool life and max power at all times.
  • Variable speed trigger
  • One-touch sliding chuck for quick bit installation
  • Twin LED job lights with pre-glow and after-glow features

Without Battery (DTD171Z)

With Battery (DTD171)

Makita DTD171 Specs 
Max Torque180 Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,800
Max No Load Speed (RPM)3,600
Battery Type18v
Battery Quantity5.0 Ah
Voltage18v
Charge Time45 min
Weight1.2kg Body Only

More Info About Makita DTD171Z

Makita is one of the most reputed power tools brands across the globe, Makita has always adhered to its commitment to provide quality tools through advanced and innovative designs. The Makita DTD171 brushless impact driver is an example of the brand’s focus on innovation whilst providing a high-quality power tool.

The Makita DTD171 features an ergonomic design, it is one of the smallest impact drivers currently available with and extremely small length of only 116mm. It has a fast switching function above the trigger that allows you to switch between any 2 modes quickly and easily from it’s 4 stage power selection. Any two modes can be programmed into the quick switch function.

The DTD171Z is compatible with Makita LXT 18v battery range, if you already have LXT batteries, you will only need the body which is the DTD171z. 

4-Stage Power Selection & Assist Mode

The Makita DTD171Z impact driver has an electronic 4-stage impact power selection that lets you control it to suit a variety of applications. The special modes change the impact ratios and speed to allow for various impact characteristics. You also get the assist mode, the driver offers four different assist mode variations.

Assist Modes:

  • Wood Applications – This mode will start off at low RPM to give you more precision at the beginning of driving the screw, once it requires the impact function, the RPM speeds up.
  • Bolt Mode – This mode helps stop run off. When unfastening bolts and nuts, the impact driver can detect when the bolt is loosened and stops.
  • T-Mode 1 – This mode is for fastening self-drilling screws into thin metal sheets. The impact driver will start off at full speed to help pierce the metal, once impacting is required the driver will stop.
  • T Mode 2 – This mode is for thicker metal sheets. It uses enough power to ensure the screw does not break or strip.

4-Stage Power Select Modes:

Max

  • No Load Speed: 3,600 
  • Impacts Per Minute: 3,800 

Hard 

  • No Load Speed: 3,200 
  • Impacts Per Minute: 3,600

Medium: 

  • No Load Speed: 2,100 
  • Impacts Per Minute: 2,600

Soft:

  • No Load Speed: 1,100
  • Impacts Per Minute: 1,100

Maximum Torque Experience

The Makita DTD171Z brushless impact driver measures only 116mm and delivers a maximum torque of 180Nm and 3800 rpm, making it one of the top performers in the class. High torque means you can fasten and unfasten with very little effort. This also means the driver produces less heat build-up and it can be used for extended period without any overheating. The tool ensures reduced fatigue due to easy and smooth screwing feature.

Quick Shift Mode

Located above the trigger is button that allows you to control the quick swift modes. In the quick shift function, you can program any two of the 4-stage power selection modes that you find yourself using often during a job. 

To Sum Up the Makita DTD171Z

The Makita DTD171Z brushless impact driver delivers an amazing power and speed despite its compact size to offer you full range during a wide range of applications. It consists of a 4-stage impact power selection and two T-modes to suit a variety of task requirements. It delivers an impressive 180Nm of maximum fastening torque. The one-touch hex chuck facilitates quick bit installation and removal. It also features innovative XPT technology that offers moisture and dust resistance.

The Makita DTD171Z is a fast, heavy-duty, powerful impact driver that stands as one of the best impact driver from Makita. This driver suits a variety of users as it delivers a lot of power to do different jobs. It can be used at work in a professional environment or at home while being assured that it can handle all kinds of fastening without any glitch.

This 18v Makita impact driver is well-constructed to be able to handle specific user requirements. Its compact design makes it easy to use. The Makita DTD171z impact driver will surely impress professionals as well as DIY enthusiasts as it can tackle any job you throw at it.

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Makita DTD152Z

Makita DTD152Z & DTD152 18v Impact Driver

Available With Battery (DTD152Z) or Body Only (DTD152)

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DTD152Z & DTD152 Rating Out of 5
  • Max Torque
  • Impacts Per Minute
  • Max No Load Speed (RPM)
  • Durability
  • Product Features
  • Value For Money
4.2

Summary

  • Light weight and compact unit, great for tight spaces
  • High quality build, feels solid, very comfortable to use
  • 165 Nm torque to help make jobs easier
  • Has Extreme Protection Technology, this makes this impact driver ideal for harsh weather conditions as it
  • protects against dust and water
  • All metal high quality gears
  • Variable Speed Control via Trigger Pressure
  • One-touch bit installation
  • LED work light on unit

Without Battery (DTD152Z)

With Battery (DTD152Z)

Makita DTD152 Specs 
Max Torque165 Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,500
Max No Load Speed (RPM)2,900
Battery Type18v
Max Battery Quantity5.0 Ah
Voltage18v
Charge Time45 min
Weight1.5kg
Dimentions (H x L)238mm x 137mm

 

Differences Between the DTD152Z & DTD152?

The Makita DTD152Z is the body only, if you already have a compatible Makita charger and battery, you only need to purchase the body. The DTD152 comes with a official Makita battery which can also be used with other compatible Makita LXT power tools.

Makita DTD152 Impact Driver

The Makita DTD152 is an excellent impact driver for general use. It has more than enough power for most jobs, with 165Nm torque, up to 2900 rpm and up to 3500 ipm, there are not many jobs this impact driver can not do. Building decking, fencing, unscrewing stubborn screws, no problem for this little heavy duty power tool. 

Its soft grip design makes this Makita impact driver very comfortable to handle for long periods of time. Thanks to its lightweight and compact design, this impact driver is a pleasure to use in tight spaces and overhead one-handed situations. Its variable single speed trigger gives you precise control over how much power is delivered when driving screws in and out.

It can easily handle M4-M8 machine screws, M5-M16 standard bolts and M5-M12 high tensile bolts. It’s precise forward and backwards speed trigger allows you to use this tool as a everyday electric screwdriver as well.

Where this impact drivers excels is it’s build quality. Makita are known to for their high quality built tools, and many professional contractors are getting 10+ years of use from their Makita tools. If you are looking a quality impact driver that will last a long time, you cannot go wrong with the Makita DTD152Z. If you are looking for a brushless impact driver that has adjustable power settings, take a look at the Makita DTD154Z, or for the latest makita impact driver, take a look at the Makita DTD171Z

 

Makita TD110DWAE

Makita TD110DWAE

Makita TD110DWAE & TD110DZ 10.8 V Li-ionCXT Impact Driver

TD110DWAE & TD110DZ Features

Makita TD110DWAE

 

TD110DWAE & TD110DZ Features

• Slide type Li-ion battery

• Electric brake

• Variable speed control trigger

• Forward and reverse trigger

• LED job light

• Ergonomic soft grip

• Individual cell monitoring

• Battery protection circuit

• Low temperature performance up to -20ºC

• Battery fuel gauge (4-stage LED's)

• Multi-contact slide type terminal ensures stable contact even under extreme vibration

• Equipped with Battery protection circuit: designed to protect the battery from damages due to overdischarge, high temperature or overload current

Without Battery (TD110DZ)

Differences Between the TD110DWAE & TD110DZ?

In Terms of Spec, they are the same impact driver, the only difference is that the TD110DWAE comes with 2 x 2Ah 10.8v batteries and a case. The Makita TD110DZ is the model number for the body only, this is ideal for people who already have Makita tools with batteries, as the battery can be used from those. However, it is always best to double check that the battery fits.

 

Makita TD110DWAE Specs 
Max Torque110 Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,500
Max No Load Speed (RPM)2,600
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Quantity2.0 Ah
Voltage10.8v
Charge TimeN/A
Weight1.2kg

About Makita

Makita is the leading manufacturer of the most powerful tools in the market and the introduction of the Makita TD110DWAE & TD110DZ models will only increase the brand's popularity.

The company has continuously proven itself as one of the top performers in the advancement of impact drivers.

This Makita impact driver is an excellent choice for DIY jobs because it is easy to use and comfortable to manage. This Makita is a world class innovation that will definitely prove its worth for your jobs at home and at work.

More Info About the Makita Impact Driver

Battery Protection Circuit

This Makita is designed to protect and safeguard the battery from possible damages due to overcharging, overload current or high temperature. The Makita TD110D battery has higher capacity and has an individual cell monitoring system. It is also one of the first impact drivers to have a compact multi-glide slide battery feature that guarantees stable contact even with extreme vibration jobs.

Comfortable and Secure Handling Experience

Comfort is something that you cannot compromise. This also goes for the usage of power tools. This Makita is compact and easy to use. Its handle is rubberized and is designed to give you the best grip enabling the maximum amount of thrust to the bit. The Makita 10.8v impact driver has a speed control trigger to help you gain ultimate control over any applications.

To Sum Up

This Makita impact driver is an extremely good tool for all DIY jobs and as well as tradesman jobs. This kit has immense power and has a “big boy” attitude for a small driver.

If you’re using long heavy duty screws, this Makita 10.8v impact driver kit does the job but may take a while to accomplish the task. Furthermore, the battery may be depleted and may get hot under strain.

However, since this powerful impact driver is equipped with a battery protection circuit, you are guaranteed that the battery will be protected from damage due to high temperature or over charging.

The right power tools can give you the most benefits for your money. When buying impact drivers, you have to consider many factors.

These include power, torque and speed. The Makita TD110DWAE and TD110DZ are both compact and manageable. The battery protection circuit is superb in keeping the device free from damage due to overcharging and over usage. You can go on working for hours without fear of interruptions.

Makita DTD154RTJ 18V

Makita DTD154Z

Makita DTD154Z & DTD154 18v Impact Driver

Available With Battery (DTD154) or Body Only (DTD154Z)

 

Makita DTD154RTJ 18V

Makita DTD154 Rating Out of 5
  • Max Torque
  • Impacts Per Minute
  • Max No Load Speed (RPM)
  • Durability
  • Product Features
  • Value For Money
4.4

Summary

  • Powerful impact driver with 175Nm of torque, 3,800 impacts per minute and 2,600 RPM
  • Control how much power is delivered with its electronic 3-stage impact power selection (hard/medium/soft)
  • TEK mode (T-mode) is an excellent feature which reduces impact power during final stages of fastener seating
  • Super compact impact driver at only 117mm in length
  • Brushless motor to ensure maximum power is delivered at all times, enhance battery life and long life of impact driver
  • eXtreme Protection Technology (XPT) offers excellent protection against dust, debris, and liquids.
  • Ergonomic soft and smooth rubber grip design to help with vibration absorption, this ensures less stress on wrist

Without Battery (DTD154Z)

With Battery (DTD154)

Makita DTD154 Specs 
Max Torque175 Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,800
Max No Load Speed (RPM)2,600
Battery Type18v
Brushless MotorYes
Battery Type18V Lithium-Ion
Adjustable Speed Settings3 Speed + TEK
Variable Speed TriggerYes
Electric BrakeYes
Max Bolt DiameterM16
Body Length117mm
Unit Weight1.2Kg

Makita DTD154Z Impact Driver

3-Speed Power Selection and TEK Mode

The Makita DTD154Z impact driver allows you to adjust the amount of power delivered. It has 3 pre-set adjustable power settings along with TEK mode.

The TEK mode will ensure fasteners are not over tightened. Once the impact river detects the screw is almost all the way in, it will slowdown, and reduce power enough to make sure the fastener is tightened to the correct amount.

The 3 pre-set power modes offer the following:

Hard

  • No Load Speed: 3,600
  • Impacts Per Minute: 3,800

Medium

  • No Load Speed: 2,100
  • Impacts Per Minute: 2,600

Soft

  • No Load Speed: 1,100
  • Impacts Per Minute: 1,100

The DTD154Z is Compact and Powerful

This Makita impact driver is only 117 mm long making this one of the most compact drivers available. This Makita impact driver delivers maximum torque of 175 Nm (1,550 in lbs) and a rpm of 3,600 which makes it one of the top performers in its category.

Summing Up The DTD154Z 

The brushless Makita DTD154Z impact driver delivers supreme power and speed even with its compact size. This 18v Makita impact driver is absolutely perfect for you as it has abundant power to do all jobs(Edit: This model has a newer version: Makita DTD171). You can use it at home, at work and be assured that it can handle all sorts of fastener without a glitch.

Makita Impact Drivers

Best Makita Impact Driver For 2020

Below is a Review of The Current Makita Impact Drivers Available in 2020

 Makita DTD171Makita DTD170Makita DTD154Makita DTD152Makita TD110DWAE
Product Rating4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Max Torque180Nm175Nm175Nm165Nm110Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,8003,8003,8003,5003,500
Max No Load Speed (RPM)3,6003,6003,6002,9002,600
Brushless MotorYesYesYesNoNo
Battery Type18V Lithium-Ion18V Lithium-Ion18V Lithium-Ion18V Lithium-Ion18V Lithium-Ion
Adjustable Speed Settings4 Speed4 Speed3 SpeedNoNo
Additional Modes4 Modes2 Modes1 ModeN/AN/A
Variable Speed TriggerYesYesYesYesYes
Electric BrakeYesYesYesYesYes
Max Bolt DiameterM16M16M16M16M12
Body Length116mm117mm117mm137mm153mm
Body Only Weight1.2kg1.2kg1.2kg1.3kg1.0kg

Makita DTD171 Brushless Impact Driver 18v (New Model For 2020)

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Product Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

  • Max Torque: 180 Nm
  • Impacts per Minute: 3,800
  • Max No Load Speed: 3,600 rpm
  • Variable Speed Trigger
  • Electric Brake
  • 4 Speed Settings 
  • 4 Assist Mode Settings
  • Brushless Motor: Yes
  • Built in light: Yes
  • Belt Clip: Yes
  • Body Length: 116mm
  • Body Weight: 1.2kg

 

The Makita DTD171 is a new makita impact driver for 2020, and their current flagship impact driver. This is currently the most powerful impact driver by Makita, it has more torque than its predecessor, powerful brushless motor, twin bright LED lights and the bearings inside have been upgraded from needle bearings to ball bearings, to minimise chuck wobble, especially with long bits. 

This Makita comes with some new functions, it has a control panel that allows you to adjust this impact driver to some very handy pre-settings.

There is a 4 stage assist mode which does the following:   

  • Assist Mode for Wood Applications – When driving into wood, it starts off slow to help avoid the screw from falling or "screw cam-out" at the beginning of the driving, and gives you more control. Once the tool has to use the impact function, the speed increases to maximum capacity.  
  • Bolt Mode – This mode is to stop bolts and nuts falling off. In reverse it has an auto stop feature, it detects when the bolt is loose, and stops before the bolt is about to fall off, this stops it from falling off and dropping on the floor.  
  • T-Mode 1– This is for driving self-drilling screws into thin metal sheets. This mode drives the screws at high speed, then stops when the impact function is required.  
  • T Mode 2 – This mode is for driving self-drilling screws in to thicker metal plates. It does the same as Mode 1, but uses enough power to make sure the screw does not break or strip. 

 

The DTD171 has the following 4 pre-set speeds:  

Max

  • No Load Speed: 3,600 
  • Impacts Per Minute: 3,800 

Hard 

  • No Load Speed: 3,200 
  • Impacts Per Minute: 3,600

Medium: 

  • No Load Speed: 2,100 
  • Impacts Per Minute: 2,600

Soft:

  • No Load Speed: 1,100
  • Impacts Per Minute: 1,100

The DTD171 comes with a quick mode switch function button above the trigger, this allows you to quickly switch between two modes on the control panel. If you are doing repetitive work, and using two of the modes often, rather than using the control panel, you can program that button above the trigger to switch between the two modes you require. 

Makita DTD154 Brushless Impact Driver

Makita DTD154RTJ 18V

 

Product Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

  • Max Torque: 175 Nm
  • Impacts per Minute: 3,800
  • Max No Load Speed: 3,600 rpm
  • Variable Speed Trigger
  • Electric Brake
  • Adjustable 3 Speed Settings
  • Tek Mode Setting
  • Brushless Motor: Yes
  • Built in light: Yes
  • Belt Clip: Yes
  • Body Length: 117mm
  • Weight: 1.2kg

 

This compact 18v Makita DTD154 impact driver is excellent for small spaces, as it is only 117mm in length, it has a brushless motor to for longer life as well as able to handle more of those heavy duty jobs, it has a bright LED light and packs a serious punch with the power it produces.

This impact driver has 3 adjustable pre-set speeds that allow you to adjust the No Load Speed and Impacts Per Minute, and a Tek Mode that automatically adjusts fastening speed.

Tek Mode – This mode starts of at full power, once the impact driver thinks the screw is almost all the way in, it switches to less power to avoid over tingeing of the screw, and screw cam-out.

3 Speed Pre-Set Settings:

Hard

  • No Load Speed: 3,600
  • Impacts Per Minute: 3,800

Medium

  • No Load Speed: 2,100
  • Impacts Per Minute: 2,600

Soft

  • No Load Speed: 1,100
  • Impacts Per Minute: 1,100

This little but powerful Makita impact driver is excellent for those who need precision from their impact driver, a motor that will withstand heavy duty use and compact enough for small award spaces.

Makita DTD152 18V Impact Driver Available With Battery and Charger

Makita DTD152RMJ

 

Product Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

  • Max Torque: 165 Nm
  • Impacts per Minute: 3,500
  • Max No Load Speed: 2,900 rpm
  • Variable Speed Trigger
  • Electric Brake
  • Adjustable Speed Settings: No
  • Brushless Motor: No
  • Built in light: Yes
  • Belt Clip: Yes
  • Body Length: 137mm
  • Body Weight: 1.2kg

 

The Makita DTD152 was released a number of years ago, however, it is still very popular to this day because of how competitively priced it is, Makita build quality as well as being comparable with the current range of Makita batteries.

If you don’t need to adjust the speed settings, or need an extremely compact impact driver, this Makita impact driver will be more than sufficient in doing the job you need it to do.

For most jobs, it will have more than enough power, this impact driver has no problems driving in large screws, bolts and various other fastening and unfastening jobs.

If you want a basic Makita impact driver, with excellent build quality, and very reasonable priced, the DTD152 is the one to get.    

Makita TD110DWAE 10.8 V Li-ionCXT Impact Driver With Battery

Makita TD110DWAE

 

Product Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

  • Max Torque: 110 Nm
  • Impacts per Minute: 3,500
  • Max No Load Speed: 2,600 rpm
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
  • Battery Quantity Ah: 2
  • Voltage: 10.8v
  • Weight: 1.0kg

This new 10.8v impact driver from Makita may be small in voltage, but it has a big boy attitude! It has enough power to get most jobs done with ease, light enough so it is easy to use, and it has two batteries so you never have to put it down for charge time. This is an excellent impact driver for the DIY enthusiast.

Is Makita a Good Brand?

Makita Impact Drivers are very popular amongst professional trades man such as plumbers, builders, roofers and various other contractors. There is a reason why Makita is the go to brand for many professionals, and that is because they are built to last, offer incredible performance, and are one of the best impact driver manufacturers. You can also interchange batteries with other Makita tools such as Makita drills, circular saw, impact wrench, Makita Radio and more. These impact drivers have a brilliant build quality, performance and are designed to be very comfortable to handle with their soft ergonomical grip.

What separates Makita from the rest is its compact size for the 18v impact drivers. Makita are one of the smallest impact drivers you can buy. And due to their size, they are excellent in small tight spaces and for using overhead when on a ladder.

Regardless of whether you are a professional tradesman or a DIY’er, Makita impact drivers will meet your needs for whatever task you throw at them. Makita is a brand you cannot go wrong with.

What is The Best Makita Impact Driver in 2020?

The best Makita impact driver is the DTD171Z. It currently has the most torque at 180Nm, brushless motor and has adjustable 4 speed settings for different applications. The DTD171 is the newest impact driver from Makita. Previous models do not have as much torque and lack the adjustable 4 speed settings for different applications

Product Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

 

New Makita Impact Driver For 2020?

The DTD171 is a new makita impact driver model for 2020. The DTD171 takes over from the DTD154, it produces more torque and comes with Makita’s new 4 stage impact power selection(Tek mode x2) + Assist mode x2). The model before the DTD154 is still available, and is the DTD152.

 

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