The grip design is ergonomic and comfortable, and even larger hands can find a relaxing hold on the compact tool. Pool and Spa Parts Brands. My drill does not have the power it use to have. Pool and Spa Parts. Member Exclusives More Member Exclusives.

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This article suggests guidelines for power tool care and maintenance. Your impact driver should be good as new again! Verifying high-performance house metrics under California’s Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company. I’m starting to get the smell of burning motor from impact driver.

One reviewer was a bit disappointed that the kit did not come with any drill bits for the impact driver, but was also quick to point out that the product itself was fantastic and that it was a good deal despite the lack of drill bits.

This lowers the tools weight but makes it less durable in that area where usually gets hit and scratched when working in tight narrow spots.

The desoldering cord is a braided copper tape that will pull the old solder out of the connections on the switch. The impact driver packs enough power for most household jobs, although for projects requiring a large amount of torque, a more powerful product may be better. The quick-charging, long-lasting batteries were also a big hit with the reviewers. Member Exclusives More Member Exclusives.


I took it apart and cleaned out all the dust inside the housing. Restore a saved shopping cart. mkita

In addition to weighing less than three pounds, this impact driver features a glow-in-the-dark bumper ring to make it easier to locate in the dark and an LED light to light up any workspace. Is it the Brushes or the Switch? The compact dimensions are similar to a driver we recently reviewed Dewalt DCKL but Makita chose to use more plastic materials which brought the weight down to only 2.

BTDHW Cordless Impact Driver Review – Fine Homebuilding

Where To BuyThis makita cordless impact driver? This impact driver is more compact and weighs less than many of the similar tools in its class, yet delivers more makkita than comparable tools. Get home building tips, offers, and expert advice in your inbox Sign Up Sign Up. So do I need both or just the one and when I order how do you know what I need?

Makita BTD142HW 18 Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Compact Impact Driver

The useful afterglow feature keeps the LED glowing for about 10 seconds after the trigger is released. The BTD looks and feels rather small and when held in our hands we were wondering if this tool can deliver what Makita has promised.


Iimpact the rated torque vtd142hw in-lbs is slightly lower than the Makita BTDyou makiya be hard pressed to notice a difference. The 3 minutes it took us were easy and comfortable to hold and handle the tool. See All 40 Appliance Brands. Brushes look to have a lot of meat on them. Makita provides a 3 year warranty on all of their handheld tools including the BTD! Pool and Spa Parts. With two batteries included in this kit, it is possible to have the Makita running non-stop if needed.

Recharge Time 15 min.

The bit always stays seated in the screw head, too, with no stripping, even while driving the screw below the surface. Pictures from our tests.

If you have never soldered before it really is not too difficult. Make a note of the location of all of the wires on the switch.

Reassemble makiat switch into the housings and close everything up. Compact, yet powerful — and super light weight.