Makita DTW1001Z Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita DTW1001Z 18 V LXT Brushless 3/4In Impact Wrench. Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.

This is the biggest of the cordless impact drivers and it's a beast of a machine. It is a 3/4 drive that puts out a massive 1700Nm, which is easily the most powerful machine we have reviewed. This is not for the faint hearted and will only really be needed by the most serious of professionals.

There is a more powerful 1800Nm Makita model available but it's 1/2" drive and for this sort of power the bigger drive is definitely preferable, especially as it's not much heavier in weight.

This is a great impact wrench with a 3/4" square driving shank and really high tightening torque. We call it a little beast of a tool. It has a a brushless motor for efficiency and will greatly increase the life time of the tool.

It is compact and has an electric brake, a variable speed control trigger, reverse switch and twin LED job light. It has  Hard/Med/Soft Impacts per min: 0-2200/2000/1800 impacts per minute.

How Buyers Rate the Makita DTW1001Z?

Buyer Satisfaction

98% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

  • 86% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers gave this a poor review

Buyers were absolutely blown away by the power of this impact wrench, escpecially because it is so light and easy to use. It is  Solid, versatile, durable and POWERFUL. There are three settings and an adapter down to 1/2" so it can be used for smaller jobs too.

What Buyers Say about the Makita DTW1001Z?


  • Buyers stated that this wrench was lighter than they expected and very well balanced 
  • Most buyers agreed that it was easily powerful enough to do wheel nuts
  • The majority of buyers said this wrench was quite easy on batteries
  • Overall, most buyers thought this was excellent value for money and would recommend it to others


  • A couple of buyers thought it was a bit too powerful for them
  • 1 or mentioned that he had recieved a faulty product
  • Some buyers thought it was too expensive

Power, power and more power. All the buyers thought this was a very powerful impact wrench that had not problem doing any job, particularly awkward wheel nuts. As an alternative to an air power tool it is excellent in every way and much more portable.

It would need to be good at this price but if you need a cordless impact wrench for regular use then you won't find a better one than this.

Makita DTW1001Z Specification

  • Body only 18v cordless impact wrench
  • 28.9 x 9.1 x 22.9 cm; 3.4 Kilograms
  • Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes
  • 3 stage impact power selection
  • Extra high maximum tightening torque
  • Electronic 3 stage impact power selection
  • 3/4" Square driving shank
  • Standard bolt m12 to m30
  • High tensile bolt m10 to m24
  • Nut busting torque 1,700 Nm
  • 1 year warranty that can be extended to 3 on registration

Makita DTW1001Z - 3 Key Features


It can deliver up to 1,800 rpm and 2,200 ipm. It truly has nut busting torque, and this wrench can loosen a bolt tightened to a torque of 1,700 Nm. This is a massive amount of power and should really be enough for any job. There is a 1/2" drive model that is slighty more powerful but it is more expensive and i cant see why you wouldnt prefer the 3/4" model.

This is truly enough power for anyone and one customer gave me a laugh in his review by saying ". I also received a letter from Thor himself asking if I would swap it for his hammer"

Electronic 3 Stage Impact Power Selection

These are classed as hard, medium and soft and what we like is the complete control this gives you with the choice of driving power. This lets you control exactly what amount of power you send to the variable speed trigger. 

I expect most will use it on the middle setting and move it up or down as required. I usually only used the lowest setting when I had the adaptor down to 1/2" in use and the highest setting is for serious or problem nuts.

Brushless Motor

The brushless motor gets rid of carbon brushes, and allows the motor to run cooler and more efficiently for a longer life. It is also electronically controlled to optimise battery energy and use up to 50% longer run time per charge.

Most people will tell you that brushless is much better than using carbon brushes. The tool functions much smoother and feels better, as well as the battery and tool overall life being improved.

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 impact wrench 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 DTW1001Z 18 V LXT Brushless 3/4 Inch Impact Wrench

This is a great choice for removing wheel nuts and we have yet to come across one, where it has not been able to move it.

Not everyone has air tool options and this is about as close as you can get. Really, I think air tools are being surpassed by the quality of these battery models. It won't be long before thay are a thing of the past.

You can also buy a 3/4" to 1/2" adapter if you want to get a bit more out of this impact wrench and this actually works really well.

For me, this is the ultimate in a high powered impact wrench.If you do a lot of heavy work and want the best, then look no further.

Thanks for reading our article. If you are not sure this is the model for you then check out our Best Impact wrench UK for more options. Or we also have a section just on the best Makita Impact Wrenches if that's really what you are looking for.

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