Excerpt: This a a quality tool that can get in very tight places and would serve most people great. But I got it to screw heavy fire damper angles off and speed is to slow for that application. 2000 rpm. Makita's brushless goes 2600 rpm and is perfect for the application. The tool is quality but for heavy gauge metal faster rotation is required.
Summary: I love this tool! Got it to finish up a deck with some tight spots for screws. Not a nail in this deck or a fastener visible from above. It drills and drives where nothing else would work. It's one of my favorites now.
Summary: I own a lot of makita 18 volt tools the 18 volt angle inpact is my favorite just got it i am a mecanic and i use it in the place of an air ratchet workes great and gets in tight places and with the inpact on it it has great power there batterys are the best i got two batterys with my first purchase four years ago and there still going strong many others wont last even a year there products are some of the best in there industry i use my makita tools every day they are...
Summary: Having used the pistol grip Makita tool, the BDT144Z, finding how well it dealt with screws I bought the Angle Driver. Everything I've used the 144Z for I could have accomplished with the angle driver, and some, such as screws into drawer rails - tight quarters - required the angle driver. Once you have it you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.
Summary: Purchased this item recently, and used it to drive a variety of exterior/interior screws as well as to drill into wood. Very pleased with its performance and capabilities. Compared to other manufacturers' right angle offerings, this unit may be the best choice for a lot of people.