Makita DTD153 & DTD153Z 18v Impact Driver Review

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

Makita DTD153 Key Features

  • 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



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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
Electric BrakeYes
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 Review

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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