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 higher initial cost, to say nothing of battery replacements over the years.
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. It has a nice long cord so there's no plugs getting caught on the ladder, or on the project. NICE. Plenty of power to drive the longest screws (I tried 7" starhead wood screws) with no problem.
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.
Summary: Pros: Excellent build quality Nicely balanced Not made in China Rugged case Corded Corded is the only way to go in power tools. More power, consistent power, no charging batteries, no costly battery replacements. It's a shame that they are becoming the exception owing to the recurring profits to be had in selling batteries.
FANTASTIC TOOL - drives 9 inch screws into 6" pressure treated lumber like a hot knife through butter
Eldon W Bingham, Amazon
11 August 2013
Summary: Purchased this instead of having to deal with recharging batteries with my impact wrench; where I use to need eight batteries in a single day driving 9 inch screws into 6" pressure treated timbers while making raised beds, this tool just keeps on driving screws all day long without a single hiccup. Lightweight, well balanced, great grip, classic Makita storage case, belt clip with an easy-to-coil power cord - QUALITY product throughout.
Summary: I'm extremely happy with this product. It's corded so it's always ready when I need it. If I am feeling aggressive, it will zip a 3 inch screw into a 2x4 without any pilot hole. Compared to a regular drill driver, the screws seem to just fly into the wood. You can, of course, get better precision if you drill a hole first and this unit has no trouble with that either.