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 hurt my wrist on a 18v drill screwing in 3 inch screws and bought a 18c dewalt impact driver and used it until the batteries failed. This beats them hands down. This will be with me until I die. My Number 1 tool.
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 higher initial cost, to say nothing of battery replacements over the years.
Summary: This tool has exceeded my expectations. Even with a light gauge extension cord attached it is much lighter than the Dewalt 18volt cordless model it replaced. It has lots of torque. The only downside is how many driver bits I go through. The impact ready bits hold up better. This tool is hands down the best way to drive deck screws. I can't believe Makita is the only manufacturer of this type of tool.
Summary: I have two cordless impact drivers and they are very handy but even with multiple batteries for each, I run out of power in a short time when driving a lot of screws. The plug in Makita impact driver is fantastic for driving screws all day long. I should have bought it before buying my second cordless and the extra batteries for it. Probably cost about the same. And two of my 4 batteries need replacing after one year.
Corded impact driver without LED light and without batteries hassle
Handy Man, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: I own Makita cordless impact driver that came with a fluoroscent work light and a drill. Two batteries are dying after 3 years of quite heavy home remodeling use. Cost of batteries replacement (two of them) is around one hundred sixty bucks. Therefore, I purchased this impact driver.
Summary: Its a great piece of equipment to have. The impact option allow's you to screws so much more ifficiently, without slipping or stripping the heads of screws. I have my own business as a finish carpenter, and I will tell you, thiss drill is the best drill that I own. Its not like a cordless, that dies all of the time, and only last a couple of years before it needs replacing.
Summary: This should really get 6 stars. 5 for being a quality impact driver made by Makita, and an extra bonus star for being the only corded impact driver on the market. I've basically sworn off cordless tools since batteries turned out to be such a hassle, and Li-Ion tools are still in their infancy. Being the only corded impact driver on the market leaves one little choice, which is usally a bad thing. However, in this case, you really can't go wrong with this one.
Summary: this seems a quality product made in Japan. I have considered a cordless version but since I only need this occasionally I don't want to maintain batteries so this would be good choice that will last life time i hope. the speed control is excellent, u can make it go very slow easily.