The fan is not that loud and doesn’t bother me at all. Makita actually had a mail in rebated for a free extra lithium ion battery. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Regular drill bits will not work in it. I have absolutely no gripes except that I wouldn’t trust it for drilling holes since well Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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But it won’t turn the LED light on when the trigger isn’t pressed, so you can’t use it as a handy backup flashlight without having to constantly pull on the trigger. Add to Wish List. One person found this helpful. As noted by others, the charger has a fairly audible fan when charging. Basically the adjustable setting impcat life easier!

I have absolutely no gripes except that I wouldn’t trust it for drilling holes since well Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The only suppliers I could find were Home Depot jakita Hilti’s web site. It’s a small irritation, but noteworthy and I wish Makita would take heed and make what seems like a simple change. It sank screws my hammer drill had major issues with into the cement board and it’s half the weight to boot. Maximum torque wasn’t particularly important to me, since these models are mkita close in that department, and all are quite powerful.

While these drivers may appear to be similar, the LXDT01 btf144 40 more pounds of torque, an easier grip handle, and electronic control in the motor for more efficient battery use. Also- that annoying green and black color scheme is really starting to grow on me.


Perhaps bd144 handle breaks were flukes, but those anecdotal reports made me nervous, even though it’s clearly 2nd overall best otherwise, and I have other [terrific] Panasonic cordless tools. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. To be competitive, Bosch’s next generation impact driver needs multiple speeds. They are a light weight compact work horse. English Choose a language for shopping. I don’t know if this explains the timing of my original two batteries dying right after the year warranty expired.

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Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. I initially did this because of disappointment in the impact driver review in Fine Woodworking’s Makit Guide. Bosch’s three-year tool warranty 1st year free replacement, 2 more years free repairand their 2 year battery warranty is fourth best.

Makita Powers Race for Pinks i This little guy will get the ultimate in testing this summer when I work on building a couple houses with a contractor friend of the family but I believe it’ll work in aces. Please try again later.


Makita LXDT01 vs BTD Review – Drill Driver Comparison and Reviews

If these batteries fit other Bosch tools you own, that would be a good reason to buy this model. The torque is over the top. The Brushless Motor provides an amazing 1, pounds of maximum torque for those tough construction jobs. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Makita BTD144 18-volt Cordless 3-speed Impact Driver Kit

During the charging process, a built-in memory chip in the battery communicates with the Optimum Charger for a more efficient charge, extending the battery life. I don’t think I’ll ever use a standard cordless hammer drill for anything more than drilling ever again and I have to face it, my drill is now a drill again and thanks to this, my driver is just that- a driver.

This is very useful job-site feature, since otherwise, there’s no way to tell how close a battery is to needing a recharge, before climbing the ladder, etc. Batteries have the longest charge time 60 minutes, versus 30 minutes for most of the others.

That was great since I bought this drill driver plus three other bare tools, since the BTD is not included in any of Makita’s current combo kits.