Makita DTW190 Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita DTW190 LXT Impact Wrench. Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.

This is an entry level, well priced Impact wrench made by a premium manufacturer. It gets excellent ratings from the thousands of buyers and I think it's excellent value for a top quality tool. 

How Buyers Rate the Makita DTW190?

Buyer Satisfaction

92% buyer satisfaction based on 1,100+ online buyer reviews

  • 80% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers gave this a poor review

You can see straight away from the great buyer ratings that this is a good tool. Over 80% of the reviewers gave it top marks and we were able to find well over 1000 reviews. 

All the users agree that it's a viable replacement for the usual air driven wrenches, that used to be more common and this is the most frequently asked question. Most thought the battery lasted really well and we think this impact wrench is good for 99% of the jobs you might ever need it for.

Excellent reviews indeed for an entry level tool.

What Buyers Say about the Makita DTW190?


  • Buyers stated that this was a budget impact wrench that will do 99% of garage jobs
  • Most buyers agreed that wrench was amazing value for money
  • The majority of buyers said the light trigger was realy good to use
  • Overall, most buyers thought this was a brilliant tool and an easy choice of investment


  • A couple of buyers said that they would need more power
  • 1 or mentioned that they had a faulty unit 

Buyers loved this unit for it's value for money. Basically it will do most jobs in a garage relatively easily but it's not meant for 24/7 heavy duty use. Its an entry level model but you know Makita will always produce a quality tool.

Makita DTW190 Specification

  • 17.6 x 7.9 x 21.9 cm Weighs 1 Kilograms
  • Lithium ion batteries required takes 18v
  • Charger and battery not included
  • Electric brake
  • Variable speed control trigger.
  • Forward/reverse rotation
  • LED job light
  • Ergonomically designed handle with rubberised soft grip fits your hand perfectly to provide maximum control and comfort
  • Can deliver up to 190 Nm maximum tightening torque and 320 Nm nut busting torque
  • 1/2" square driving shank.
  • Standard bolt M8 to M16.
  • High tensile bolt M8 to M12.
  • Up to 3,000 ipm.

Makita DTW190 - Key Features

The DTW190Z is a cordless impact wrench, powered by 18V Li-ion battery, made as an entry level model

It can tighten up to 190nm and has the capacity to remove nuts at 320nm

This is an ideal tool for your first Impact wrench and its quite likey that you will never need a more expensive model

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.

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 DTW190 LXT Impact Wrench

If you need an impact wrench and dont have a compressor or if you just want to move into the modern age and have something more portable then this is the tool for you.

Its especially good value if you already have some Makita cordless tools and you dont need to buy a battery and charger.

We think this is easily a match for an air driven model and is so much more flexible.

This is a really easy tool to recommend. It does exactly what it says on the tin and its one of the cheapest Makita models I have reviewed. Definitely a bargain.

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.

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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