Summary: the real deal. Prior to this, I had used my Hitachi cordless drill for nearly everything, but this is clearly a step up--of course this is an apples-2-oranges comparison. the Mak has plenty of torque for driving those long screws, and balances quite well in the hand.
Summary: Works as expected to. In my construction business we need to have tools that work for what they are designed for. If you are looking to purchase a corded 1/4" impact driver this is the one to buy.
Summary: If you're used to using a cordless impact driver...watch out. This thing is well built and awesome! It makes short work of driving 4" screws into wood. It makes short work of everything else too. Really nice if you know you are going to be doing a lot of repetitive work with an impact driver.
Summary: I deliberated for quite awhile before buying, but now I can't remember what the big decision crisis was about - this was a great purchase. I guess that, like some others, I thought the price seemed a little high, but a cordless of comparable QUALITY (a key point here) would have a similar or even a...
Summary: I hate cordless tools. They never have enough power or last long enough, and the batteries go bad, usually when you need them the most. I have been wanting one of these Makita corded impacts for awhile now. Finally pulled the trigger. Really nice tool. Good balance in the hand.
Summary: One of my favorite tools to use! I have used it for everything from fencing to decking to garage shelving! It is one tough tool that gets the job done. For how much I have used it, it is well worth the price.