Makita BTD141 Review

Cordless Drill

Driver Model Best Score Pwr Wgt Spd Bat Imp
- 86 B B B C A B


  • Design - Well-balanced design that receives excellent or very good grades in 4 of 5 areas.
  • Batteries - One of the class leaders for run-time. LXT Lithium-Ion batteries provide 36% longer than average time between charges.
  • Impact - Above average impact rate, delivers up to 3,200 IPM.
  • Weight - Weighs 3.4 lbs, about 6% lighter than average.
  • Warranty - Makita backs their drivers with a 3-year warranty.

  • Speed - Speed is adequate for many applications, but 10% less than average. Runs up to 2,300 RPM.

Makita BTD141 18V Cordless
LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit

Impact Driver Performance Comparison:

  BTD141 Average 18V Driver
Power 1330 in-lbs torque 1410 in-lbs torque
Speed 2,300 RPM 2,545 RPM
Weight 3.4 lbs 3.6 lbs
Battery 3.0 Ah 2.2 Ah
Impact 3,200 IPM 3,125 IPM

Makita BTD141 Ratings:

A-Excellent  B-Very Good  C-Good  D-Fair  F-Poor

Rating Above Average Top 5 Rank Below Average Low 5 Rank
Power B- - - 6% -
Weight B+ 6% - - -
Speed C- - - 10% Yes
Battery A+ 36% Yes - -
Impact B+ 2% - - -

Makita BTD141 User Reviews:

  • Overall User Rating - 3.9 of 5 Stars
  • Favorable Reviews - 5
  • Critical Reviews - 3
  • Wickedly powerfull!...It's a well engineered tool and fits your hand like a glove. Much better than others I have had in the past. you can't go wrong with this kit.
  • As a driver it makes easy work of driving 3-1/2" screws into 2x4's. It's lightweight but powerfull enough to get any job done. Another nice feature is that the batteries last longer than most other cordless drills and it charges quicker too.
  • Good tool - but not for this price
  • This is one of the greatest Makita power tools I have ever owned, and I've had a lot of thier good ones over the years. Makita has outdone themselves again.
  • Had this driver drove 17 6" screws. Then it quit stripped out or something, sent back for repair which took 2 weeks.
  • We just finished our testing of this driver and WOW what a great driver. This is very small and lightweight.
  • Unit failed almost immediately, was unable to drive 3" wood screws into fir 2X4's.
  • OK, guys.. you've found it. Get this one. This Makita impact driver is simply the best drill/driver that I have ever had or seen. The battery lasts FOREVER

Makita BTD141 Specifications & Features:

Impact Drive1/4" Hex Shank
Weight (lbs)3.4
Length (in)5-3/4
Torque (in-lbs)1300
No-Load Speed (RPM):0-2,300
Impact Rate (IPM)0-3,200
Speed Settings1
Motor BrushesExternal Access
No. Batteries2
Cell TypeLXT Lithium-Ion
Charge Rating3.0 Ah
Charging Time30 min
Belt HookClip
Work LightLED
Battery Fuel GaugeNo
Driver Warranty3-year
Battery Warranty1-year

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