As a technician who wants to get the best of a power drilling tool, like the 18 VOLT MAKITA IMPACT DRIVER, there are a number of things to look out for to get the best. While Dewalt Impact Drivers are really good in terms of Power, and Milwaukee Drivers are quite good in terms of Performance, Makita Drivers are good all round in Power, Performance, battery life, and chuck strudiness. Makita Power Impact Drivers deliver a great torque and are fairly lightweight. You would rarely find this quality combo in any other brand. This is why Makita is still the best power tool brand today.
Makita’s 18V series have been the best among all series. One of the greatest power tools in this series is the 18 VOLT MAKITA IMPACT DRIVER. Awesome performance, outstanding impact capabilities, great shock absorber and durability, Incredible battery life, and a smart battery management system. While these 18V Makita Impact drivers are all great, you still need a guide to the best among them. I mean, why pick the better one while the best is sitting right next to it?
So, I decided to do an integrity check on these series and my findings were awesome.
Here is my guide to the BEST 18 VOLT MAKITA IMPACT DRIVER:
1. I brought together the best Makita 18v impact drivers. (you would easily get confused when you look at all these greatly performing Makita impact drivers).
2. I checked and picked out the ones with the best performance when it comes to completing high-construction level tasks.
3. I also checked and picked out the ones with the most useful and easy to use features.
4. Then I picked the ones offered at a reasonable price. (Some are sold in packages as high $600)
After the above checks, for the best reasons, I found the best 18 VOLT MAKITA IMPACT DRIVER is the -(Makita XDT12M). Don’t take my word for it yet, here is why you should pick Makita XDT12M.
|Makita XDT12M||Makita XDT111||Makita XPH102||Makita XWT041X|
| 3.3lbs||3.9lbs|| 4.0lbs|| 7.5lbs|
| MULTI|| MULTI|| MULTI|| MULTI|
| 0-600, |
| IMPACT |
| YES|| YES|| YES|| YES|
| 0-1100, |
| YES|| YES|| YES|| YES|
| GOOD|| GOOD|| GOOD|| GOOD|
| YES|| NO|| NO|| NO|
| 18V|| 18V|| 18V|| 18V|
| YES|| yes|| YES|| YES|
| Li-ion|| Li-ion|| Li-ion|| Li-ion|
| 9.0/10|| 8.0/10|| 8.7/10|| 9.9/10|
| 3YRS|| 3 YRS|| 3YRS|| 3 YRS|
From the above table, It is very obvious the best Makita 18V impact driver is the Makita XDT12M and the strongest Makita 18V is the Makita XWT041X. The reasons Makita XWT041X is the strongest are very clear.
I know exactly how it feels to have some really tough tasks to handle but discourages because the right tools are not available. Be it concrete drilling, lug nut tasks, or metal fastening, the Makita XWT041X is what you need. XWT041X is a real beast.
Makita 18V impact driver XWT041X is a hyperpower driver that delivers a max torque of 3900in.lbs. This is more than enough torque for the toughest fastening task. From what I know, this torque is more than fit for tasks that range from steel beam construction, utility pole installation, automotive assembly to tougher HVAC works etc.
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For the best experience, Makita has designed this driver to deliver smoothness during operation. It supplies a variable speed of 0-1600 RPM and 0-2100 IPM for your operations. One quality in this Makita 18V impact driver that swept the analysis team off our feet was the forward and reverse mood. You won’t find this feature in other great 18 volt Makita Impact Driver tools. With this reverse mood, you don’t have to worry about removing tough screws. Also, the biggest challenge of removing lug nuts is solved with this forward and reverse moods. Automobile mechanics would relate. Add this benefit to the fact that this driver is battery powered, you would see there is literally nowhere you can’t use this impact driver if the need to change your car tires arises. It is just the perfect replacement for AC impact wrenches.
The convenience of using these forward and reverse moods is also a big plus. The switch is a rocker button that allows you to easily switch moods without having to stop and locate each button. The Makita 18V impact driver features a LED light positioned right above the rocker forward and reverses button, with enough gap so you don’t block the light ray when you release your grip on the handle to use the switch button. There is just a perfected design in this Makita XWT041X.
This handle is designed to fit an operator’s palm just like a glove, with perfect prints to go with the palm. The comfort derived in using this driver is quite great. You would love that the handle of this XWT041X 18 volt Makita Impact Driver is designed with enough latex that absorbs over 70% of the vibration so you can work undisturbed by the vibration during an operation. Makita also extended this latex to the part between the driver and the battery to reduce the vibration effect on the slide style battery housing. This is another great Innovation from Makita.
These 18V batteries are designed to deliver the best runtime and to have the longest lifespan. With the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Rapid Optimum Charger (DC18RC), these batteries have the quickest charge time, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. Add this benefit benefits together, you would see that there is literally a 0% downtime with this XWT041X 18 volt Makita Impact Driver.