Best Makita Impact Wrench For 2020

Below You’ll Find The Current Makita Impact Wrenches Available, and The Best One For Your Needs

 Makita DTW285Makita DTW1002Makita DTW190Makita DTW450
Max Fastening Torque280Nm1,000Nm190Nm440Nm
Nut Busting Torque400Nm1,600Nm320Nm730Nm
Impacts Per Minute3,5002,2003,0002,200
Max No Load Speed (RPM)2,8001,8002,3001,600
Battery Type18v Li-ion LXT18v Li-ion LXT18v Li-ion LXT18v Li-ion LXT
Adjustable Speed SettingsYesYesNoNo
Standard BoltM10-M20M12-M30M8-M16M12-M22
High Tensile BoltM10-M16M10-M24M8-M12M12-M16
Brushless MotorYesYesN/ANo

Makita DTW285 Impact Wrench

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  • Impacts Per Minute 3,500
  • No Load Speed: 2,800 RPM
  • Max Fastening Torque: 280Nm
  • Nut Busting Torque: 400Nm (Loosening a Bolt Torque)
  • Standard Bolt: M10-M20 
  • High Tensile Bolt: M10-M16
  • Brushless Motor
  • Variable Speed Control by Trigger
  • Forward / Reverse Rotation
  • Electric Brake
  • Electronic 3-Stage Impact Power Selection (Hard/Medium/Soft)
  • Phosphorescent Bumper
  • Drive Square: ½ Inch
  • 18v
  • 147mm in Length
  • Body Weight: 1.8Kg
  • Suitable for Scaffolding Applications

This compact, lightweight Makita DTW285 is excellent for jobs that require you to be in awkward tight spaces. This impact wrench has plenty of power, it packs a very serious punch in a small compact body! It has a reverse rotation auto stop mode, this function works when the bolt/nut has loosened enough, it stops the impact and rotation action in only 0.2 seconds. It works with Makita’s standard LXT battery range. It comes equipped with Battery protection circuit, this is designed to protect the battery from damage due to over-discharge, high temperature or overload current.

Makita DTW1002 Impact Wrench

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  • Impacts Per Minute 2,200
  • No Load Speed: 1,800 RPM
  • Max Fastening Torque: 1000Nm
  • Nut Busting Torque: 1,600Nm (Loosening a Bolt Torque)
  • Standard Bolt: M12-M30
  • High Tensile Bolt: M10-M24
  • Brushless Motor
  • Variable Speed Control by Trigger
  • Electric Brake
  • Electronic 3-Stage Impact Power Selection (Hard/Medium/Soft)
  • Drive Square: ½ Inch
  • 18v
  • Body Weight: 3.6Kg

This is Makita’s most powerful cordless impact wrench currently available. It can tighten up to 1,000Nm of torque and loosen bolts that have been tighten to a whopping 1,600Nm of torque! This will remove those stubborn, rusted for years bolts. This impact driver will have more power than most people will need and is not advised for light work, only heavy duty stuff. Due to the power it has, it does weight quite a bit at 3.6kg for the body only, however, this is to be expected for a cordless tool with this amount of power.

Makita DTW190 Impact Wrench

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  • Impacts Per Minute 3,000
  • No Load Speed: 2,300 RPM
  • Max Fastening Torque: 190Nm
  • Nut Busting Torque: 320Nm (Loosening a Bolt Torque)
  • Standard Bolt: M8-M16 
  • High Tensile Bolt: M8-M12
  • Electric Brake
  • Variable Speed Control Trigger
  • Forward / Reverse Rotation
  • Drive Square: ½ Inch
  • 18v
  • 176mm in Length
  • Body Weight: 1.8Kg
  • Not Recommended for Scaffolding

This impact wrench is not suitable for industrial, heavy duty applications. However, it is suitable for general applications such as removing and applying nuts and bolts from cars. It has more torque than Makita impact drivers and ½ inch drive square to help transfer that power. This is also compatible with Makita’s LXT battery range. It comes equipped with Battery protection circuit, this is designed to protect the battery from damage due to over-discharge, high temperature or overload current.

Makita DTW450 Impact Wrench

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  • Impacts Per Minute 2,200
  • No Load Speed: 1,600 RPM
  • Max Fastening Torque: 440Nm
  • Nut Busting Torque 730 Nm (Loosening a Bolt Torque)
  • Standard Bolt: M12 to M22
  • High Tensile Bolt: M12 to M16
  • 4 Pole Motor
  • Forward and Reverse Rocker Switch Trigger
  • Shock Absorbing Battery Housing
  • Drive Square: ½ Inch
  • 18v
  • Body Weight: 3.4Kg

This Makita Impact Wrench delivers huge amounts of torque and will get most bolts off. This impact wrench produces more torque than the tightening torque setting on a 3.5 tonne truck! It is a bit on the heavy side, but comfortable to handle and fits nicely in the hand. This works with Makita’s LXT 18v battery range, with is the same battery used in their other 18v tools.

What's the Best Makita Impact Wrench?

If you want power, the best Makita impact wrench is the Makita DTW1002. This produces the most amount of torque and can removed bolts that have been torques up to 1,600Nm. This Makita impact wrench packs a serious punch. However, if you are looking for an all-rounder that is compact, light and powerful, the Makita DTW285 is worth considering.