Makita DTD152Z Impact Driver Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita DTD152Z Impact Driver.  Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.

From the price, you can tell this is the entry level model from Makita and at £55 I can see why it is a very big seller. Definitely a real bargain.

Keep in mind that this model only takes an 18V battery so you might have to buy a battery and charger if you don't already have one.

How Buyers Rate the Makita DTD152Z?

Buyer Satisfaction

96% buyer satisfaction based on 3,250+ online buyer reviews

  • 88% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers gave this a poor review

I have done a lot of reviews on these impact drivers and although the Makita models always rate very highly, I don't think I have seen any other model getting as good reviews with as many users.

What Buyers Say about theMakita DTD152Z?


  • Buyers thought this impact driver was much lighter than they expected  
  • Most buyers agreed that this impact driver was much better than their std drill
  • The majority of buyers said the driver was robust and of a high quality
  • Overall, most buyers loved this driver and wondered how they ever did without one


  • A couple of buyers said they preferred the brushless models
  • 1 user mentioned that his other Makita battery did not fit this driver and they had to buy a battery and charger too

This is a superb quality impact driver, especially at this low price. It's actually the entry level model for makita but it is very hard to see why you would ever need anything better. Quality and performance are high and the price is low, we loved this product.

Makita DTD152Z Specification

  • 8.5 x 17 x 21 cm; 1 Kilograms
  • 18V Cordless LXT Li-ion (Body Only)
  • Maximum of 2,900 RPM, 3,500 RPM and 165 Nm of maximum torque
  • Convenient one-touch 1/4" hex chuck
  • Variable speed control by trigger
  • Forward / reverse rotation
  • High rotation speed
  • Machine Screw M4 to M8
  • Standard Bolt M5 to M16
  • High Tensile Bolt M5 to M12
  • Coarse Thread 22 to 125mm
  • Equipped with Battery Protection Circuit
  • 3 Year manufacturer warranty
  • Twin LED job light
  • Equipped with Electric brake

Makita DTD152Z  - Key Features

Value for Money

For me, the biggest plus for this tool is the price. I know you still have to buy a battery and charger, if you dont already have some other Makita tools, but many people will be able to use their existing battery.

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


There is plenty of power in this tool and it will do most jobs for amatuer and professional users alike. It's not rated for scaffolding but you would hardly expect it to be at this price.

We found that it was very easy on the battery and we were able to do 3 seperate jobs and around 500 screws with just one charge.

Several users have said they tightened and loosened wheel nuts and I guess this is a question that many people will ask, so yes, it can do wheel nuts!

A very quick video review

We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on this Makita power tool. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.

I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features of this impact driver and he is well known for demonstrating Makita tools.

Best Makita Battery

  • 18 Volts Lithium-Ion battery
  • 6.0 Ah
  • 55 minute charge time
  • Weighs 660 grams
  • Includes a battery capacity indicator LED so you know how much charge is left.
  • Works with all power tools that feature a yellow connector plate or has a star on the connector plate
  • Suitable for tools like saws, blowers and trimmers
Makita 6V battery

90% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ reviews

If you are not sure which battery is best for you then have a read at Best Makita Battery for some more helpful information. Although this type of driver is not too hard on the battery, if you have a big job to do then I would advise you to go for this top of the range, 6Ah battery.

Makita DC18RC Battery Charger

  • This will charge one 18V or 14.4V Makita LXT slide battery
  • It is classed as a is a compact sized fast charger
  • Takes 15 minutes to fully charge an 18V 1.5Ah Makita battery
  • Takes 22 minutes to fully charge an 18V 3.0Ah Makita battery
  • Takes 36 minutes to fully charge an 18V 4.0Ah Makita battery
  • Takes 45 minutes to fully charge an 18V 5.0Ah Makita battery
  • Takes 55 minutes to fully charge an 18V 6.0Ah Makita battery
  • This is a 240 Volt charger and comes with a UK 3-pin plug
Makita DC18RC Battery Charger

96% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ reviews

The MAKITA DC18RC has a cooling fan that blows cool air into the battery. A digital power display identifies the condition of the battery and charging condition.

It measures 23.6 x 16.4 x 30.8 cm and weighs 820 grams.

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 their 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. I have a Makita magnetic bit holder that I use when I am putting in a lot of screws and I can't recommend this type of accessory highly enough. Everybody should have one of these tools. Just makes any job so much easier.

Our Verdict on the Makita DTD152Z?

We think this is an excellent tool and it is definitely superb value for money at around £50 - £60.

165Nm of power is really plenty for most applications and I expect this model would have ample power for 90% of users.

If you haven't had one of these drivers before then I would suggest you give them a try. Most people wonder how they ever did without them as they are so much better than a standard drill.

If you aren't sure if this is the model for you then have a look at our review on the Best Makita Impact Drivers some infromation on the rest of the range or if you fancy any other makers then go to our Best Impact Driver UK page.

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