Makita DTD154 BL Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita DTD154 BL LXT Impact Driver. Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.

This model is really popular with many online UK buyers as it is compact (117 mm long), as a one touch sliding chuck for easy bit installation and removal. They also appreciate the electronic 3-stage impact power selection (Hard/Medium/Soft)

How Buyers Rate the Makita DTD154?

Buyer Satisfaction

96% buyer satisfaction based on 800+ online buyer reviews

  • 90% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 1% of all buyers gave this a poor review

This model is a reliable and solid seller for the Makita brand. There are no real complaints about this impact driver, and as it has the latest brushless motor, it truly will last for a very long time. That makes it a very sound investment.

What Buyers Say about the Makita DTD154 BL?


  • Buyers stated that they liked the three different power settings for different types of jobs 
  • Most buyers agreed that it was very economical on the battery life
  • The majority of buyers said its shorter than a normal drill which is very handy
  • Overall, most buyers absolutely loved this tool and thought every tradesman should have on in their bag


  • A couple of buyers said its quite noisy on the impact setting
  • 1 or mentioned that it was too powerful for them

Buyers thought that this was a superb drill and impact driver, especially at the price. They highly recommend it and 96% of users gave it a top review. Thats hard to beat !

Makita DTD154 BL Specification

  • 18V cordless model
  • Body only so battery is required
  • 8.5 x 17 x 21 cm; 453.59 Grams
  • 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
  • Ergonomic soft rubber grip design
  • Brushless DC Motor
  • Rotational speed of 3,600rpm and max torque of 175Nm
  • Convenient one touch sliding ¼” hex chuck
  • Machine screw M4 to M8
  • Standard bolt M5 to M16
  • High strength bolt M5 to M14
  • Coarse thread screw 22 to 125mm
  • 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.

Makita DTD154 BL - 3 Key Features

3 Stage Power Selection

Many buyers commented on the effectiveness of the electronic 3 stage impact power selection, High, Medium and Low to deliver up to 3,800 ipm, 3,600 rpm, Buyers really did understand that this makes this driver much more efficient than many other drivers on the UK market.

No Screw Stripping

This model also has an automatic electronic controller. That downshifts and reduces rotation and impact speed prior to driving the screw into place. This has been engineered to minimise screw thread stripping, breaking and damage to the work.Its no impossible to still strip the threads but its much more unlikely.

Brushless Motor

The brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life. All of the better and high quality tools have brushless motors which truly does extend their lifetime of use.

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 the drill 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

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.

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.

Our Verdict on the Makita DTD154 BL LXT Impact Driver

This DTD154 model is aimed at the professional tradesman. It is a quality tool thats built to work and to last virtually a lifetime.

The brushless motor, extra power and electronic controls set it above its cheaper rival and its definitely worth spending that extra bit of money to get a tool that will never let you down.

This is my favourite Impact driver in the Makita range. It ticks all the boxes for me without being a ridiculous price. All round, its the best value model in the range and is built to work every day for years.

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.

Leave a Reply:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}