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Best Makita Impact Driver UK 

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best cordless Makita impact drivers that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace. This is a competing brand for Dewalt, and Makita tools are now becoming a very popular choice for many buyers in the UK.

If you can just forget all about the specs for a minute, I can tell you that you are entering the world of superb quality tools. Each and every Makita impact driver that we have rated here feels perfectly balanced and weighted in your hand. They are rugged, powerful, reliable and will be a tool for life that you will love using. They will never let you down.

You might think they are expensive but they aren't over the top. You are getting a fully professional quality tool and we think that's worth the price that's being asked. This is definitely a time when its right to spend the extra money and get the proper quality.

Just below you will see our top 10 list of Makita impact drivers. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the best selling Makita DTD171Z Impact Driver model. This driver is absolutely superb and if you want the best then this is it.

Top Impact Drivers by By Rating

The top models are as follows:


Product

Rating

1

Makita DTD171Z Impact Driver, 18V 

98%

2

Makita DTD153 BL LXT Impact Driver, 18V 

96%

3

Makita DTD154 BL LXT Impact Driver, 18V 

96%

4

Makita DTD170Z 18 V Li-ion LXT Brushless Impact Driver

98%

5

Makita CLX202AJ 10.8 V CXT Combi and Impact Driver with 2 x 2.0Ah Batteries 

96%

6

Makita DTD156Z Impact Driver, 18V

96%

7

Makita DTD152 DTD152Z Impact Driver with Battery and Charger 

96%

8

Makita DTD155Z Impact Driver, 18 V 

94%

9

Makita DTD153Z 18V Cordless Brushless Impact Driver with 1 x 5.0Ah Battery 

96%

Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.

No 1 - Makita DTD171Z Impact Driver, 18V Summary Review

98% buyer satisfaction from over 700+ customer reviews

  • 98% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 18V body only model
  • 180 Nm maximum fastening torque
  • Comes with a brushless motor
  • The variable speed is  controlled by the trigger
  • Electronic 4 stage impact power selection
  • 4 x assist mode variations; wood mode, T-mode for thick metal plate, T-mode for thin metal plate and bolt mode
  • Comes with one touch sliding chuck for easy bit installations
  • 2 year warranty if registered

This is one of the best rated tools we have ever looked at. It gets an amazing 98% customer satisfaction, with 93% of buyers giving it the highest marks. Out of 700 reviews we could only find 2 complaints, one was a faulty product and one buyer ordered the wrong thing.

The driver is absolutely superb in every way, the power is great and we never needed to use the highest setting. Yes it's expensive but it's not so bad if you have other Makita tools, there's a lot to be said for sticking to one tool brand.

This is the best of the best.

We have done a more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down and you can read it by clicking here.

No 2 - Makita DTD153 BL LXT Impact Driver, 18V Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 1,200+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 18V body only model
  • 170 Nm maximum fastening torque
  • Comes with a brushless motor
  • Has a one touch ¼” hex chuck for easy bit instalation and removal 
  • Soft start and variable speed control by trigger
  • Twin LED lights with pre-glow and after-glow illuminate the work area.

This is a very popular entry level model that still packs a massive punch at 170nm of power. It's ideal for any user and is suitable for heavier or sustained jobs.

You don't get all the bells and whistles of the best rated DTD171Z model but this is an excellent unit and I think it's a bargain price for what you get. Get as your first impact driver

We have done a more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down and you can read it by clicking here.

No 3 - Makita DTD154 BL LXT Impact Driver, 18V Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 900+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 18V body only model
  • 175 Nm maximum fastening torque
  • This does not have a brushless motor
  • Electronic 3 stage impact power selection
  • Super compact with an overall length of only 117mm
  • One touch sliding chuck for easy bit installation and removal
  • 3 year warranty for peace of mind

When you compare the specs across the range of Makita impact drivers its very easy to get confused. Bascically the best seller is the cheapest model and this DTD154 is the next one up. It is actually the second best seller.

At twice the price of the entry model you get a more powerful, brushless motor that is more suited to a professional user that needs that bit extra power and will use the drive much more regularly.

We have done a more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down and you can read it by clicking here.

No 4 - Makita DTD170Z 18 V Li-ion LXT Brushless Impact Driver Summary Review

98% buyer satisfaction from over 150+ customer reviews

  • 98% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 18V body only model
  • 175 Nm maximum fastening torque
  • Comes with a brushless motor
  • Electronic four-stage impact power selection
  • Variable speed control by trigger
  • LED job light/one-touch bit installation
  • Capacity - machine screw M4-M8, standard bolt M5 - M16, high tensile bolt M5 - M14 and coarse thread (in length) 22 - 125 mm

The DTD170Z is another very highly rated, high-end cordless impact driver thats powered by 18 V Lithium-ion battery. It features a six mode operation for A-Mode/T-Mode/Max/Hard/Medium/Soft impact mode for multiple applications.

This is a pretty new model but the ratings are off the scale and I fully expect that it might become the number one rated model before too long.

No 5 -  Makita CLX202AJ 10.8 V CXT Combi and Impact Driver with 2 x 2.0Ah Batteries Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 500+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • HP331DZ combi drill features electric brake, two mechanical gears, variable speed control trigger and keyless chuck
  • TD110DZ Impact Driver features electric brake, variable speed control trigger, forward and reverse gear
  • Both machines feature battery protection circuit, LED job light and ergonomic soft grip
  • 2 x 2 Ah batteries
  • Great Makpac carrying case 

For Makita this is an absolute bargain. You get a drill and a driver, charger and battery all for under £200. This is excellent for anybody starting out or just as a replacement for any old drills or drivers. Definitely worth a second look for value alone.

No 6 - Makita DTD156Z Impact Driver, 18V Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 10+ customer reviews

  • 96% customer satisfaction 
  • 18V body only model
  • 155 Nm maximum fastening torque
  • This does not have a brushless motor
  • Machine screw M4 to M8
    Standard bolt M5 to M14
    High strength bolt M5 to M12
    Coarse thread screw 22mm to 125mm
    155 Nm maximum tightening torque

This Makita impact driver is the new entry level model. It has 155nm of power and just the basics features but don't be mistaken, this is still a great driver.

If you haven't had a dedicated impact driver before and you are just using it for a few jobs around the house and garden then this might be the model for you.

No 7 - Makita DTD152Z Impact Driver with Battery and Charger Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 200+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 18V body only model that comes with battery and charger
  • 165 Nm maximum fastening torque
  • This does not have a brushless motor
  • Convenient one-touch 1/4" hex chuck
  • Variable speed control by trigger
  • 3 Year manufacturer warranty
  • Twin LED job light
  • Equipped with Electric brake

For me, the biggest plus for this tool is the price. You don't have to buy a battery and charger and if you are starting off then this makes this model very attractive for buyers.

Even at that, it's still an amazing price for a premium tool that is top quality and likely to last a lifetime.

We have done a more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down and you can read it by clicking here.

No 8 - Makita DTD155Z Impact Driver, 18V Summary Review Done to here and 9 is done for some reason

94% buyer satisfaction from over 200+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
    18V body only model
  • 140 Nm maximum fastening torque
  • Comes with a brushless motor
  • Electronic 2 speed power selection
  • Slim motor housing
  • Standard bolt m5 to m14
    High tensile bolt m5 to m12
    Machine Screw m4 to m8
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty with a further 2 years when registered within 30 days

No 9 - Makita DTD153Z 18V Cordless Brushless Impact Driver with 1 x 5.0Ah Battery Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 10+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 18V body only model
  • 170 Nm maximum fastening torque
  • Comes with a brushless motor
  • One touch sliding chuck for easy bit installation and removal.
  • LED job light
  • Ergonomic soft grip
  • Electric brake

This is a new Makita impact driver and is the first of the entry models to come with a brushless motor. Most people believe that it is worth spending that bit extra to get brushless and I have to agree, it's well worth it.

It's a bit early to tell how good this unit is going to be but with 96% satisfaction so far I guess we know that it's going to be good. I think the price is great too.


Makita Impact Driver Buying Tips

You really cant go wrong if you are going to buy one of these Makita impact drivers. They are one of the best tools on the market and great value for money. There are a few things you need to remember before you make a purchase though.

Many of these will come as "body only" so that means you will have to buy the battery as well. Can I suggest that you buy two batteries at this point? You will never regret it and although they are not cheap, it will make your life so much easier.

Using a Makita Impact Driver

The Makita Brand

The Makita brand sell a wide range of cordless tools and tools for the construction and demolition industries. They also sell some garden machinery. They sell their tools through various stores in the UK including B&Q, Screwfix, Cromwell, Jewson, Buildbase, Bradfords, Wickes and more.

Their HQ is in Japan. Their Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991.

Makita believe that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure our motors are of the best quality.

They use premium grade steel to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used.

They also complete quality control tests on each and every, machine that leaves their manufacturing plants.

Hopefully you have found this information on Makita Impact Drivers useful. If one of these Makita models is not right for you then check out our article on the Best Impact Wrench UK.

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