Makita DTD153RTJ Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita DTD153RTJ 18V LXT brushless impact driver. As you can see from the image below, this is an impact driver, that is right at the top of the range, and gets amazing online buyer reviews.

The Makita DTD153RTJ impact driver comes with 2 batteries, a charger and a carrying case and is made for professional and trades people in the UK. Keen home owner DIY users may also be willing to spend the money on this impact driver. If you have a large job to do then you may be able to justify spending this sort of money by pricing it into the overall job.

It will be a tool for life.

Makita DTD153RTJ review

Our Online Buyer Rating Summary

The DTD153RTJ is compact, lightweight, and a cordless impact driver with a brushless motor. It is powered by an 18V Li-ion battery, and also has variable speed control to deliver up to 3,400 rpm, 3,600 ipm and 170 Nm of maximum tightening torque for tightening of self-drilling screws or light duty machine screws.


Most online buyers said it is clear that this is made to last and has been engineered for improved dust and water resistance so as it can be used in harsh conditions 


If you have had enough of struggling to put long screws into wood, then this Makita will have you joining the many happy and contented buyers

Value for money

This is what you pay for Makita tools, and the high quality makes it worth the price. No more frustration sadly costs money.

Editors Opinion

There are hundreds of impact drivers on the market. When you buy any tool made by the Makita brand, you own a high quality tool that lasts for years.

The price of this impact driver will put many buyers off, but if you have the money, and want to own one of the best on the market, then you will be more than pleased with its performance.

- geoff magee

How Online Buyers Rate This Impact Driver

Rate it highly


Percentage of Buyers

Very High








What Online Buyers Say


  • All online buyers found this driver to be excellent in every way91% of buyers have given this tool 5 out of 5 in the ratings
  • We love ths tool and think its about the best you can buy in the market at the minute 
  • Delivers 3,400 maximum rpm and 170 Nm (1,500 in lbs.)
  • Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Up to 50 percent longer run time per charge


  • There are no cons with this model


This impact driver is really as good as it gets. If you do a lot of this type of work then there is no doubt that this is the driver to go for. Obviously its not cheap but it is buikt for the professional and you will not be disappointed with the performance.

Makita DTD153RTJ Key Features

  • One touch sliding chuck for easy bit installation and removal
  • Variable speed control by trigger
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity and increased operator safety
  • Forward/reverse rotation
  • Dual LED lights with preglow and afterglow functions illuminate the work area more widely
  • Soft start
  • Includes 2 li-ion 18v batteries

Lets be serious here, this is one of the most expensive impact drivers you will find for sale today. It is top of the price range, top manufacturer and top performance. It is made for professional use and that's why it sells at this price.

I expect the price will put most people off but if you want the best then this is it! If you can find a better tool like this at any price, i would love to hear about it.

Video Review of the Makita DTD153RTJ Impact Driver

We found this excellent video of this driver, it's short but will give ypu an idea of what this tool can do.

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

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.

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.

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