Makita BTD144 Review


Cordless Drill

Driver Model Best Score Pwr Wgt Spd Bat Imp Price
Makita
BTD144
Best 94 A B A B A A Price


Bottom-Line:

IMPACT DRIVER STRENGTHS
  • Design - Well-balanced impact driver design that receives excellent or very good grades in all areas. Makita's brushless motor is a plus.
  • Batteries - Class leader for run-time. LXT Lithium-Ion batteries provide 36% longer than average time between charges.
  • Impact - Class leader for impact rate. Delivers up to 3,400 IPM, about 10% higher than average.
  • Weight - One of the top-5 light-weight drivers in its class. Weighs 3.3 lbs, about 10% lighter than average.
  • Power - Slightly above average power. Generates up to 1,420 in-lbs of torque.
  • Speed - Slightly above average speed. Runs up to 2,600 RPM.
  • Satisfaction - Rated 4.5 of 5 stars by satisfied users.

IMPACT DRIVER WEAKNESSES
  • Price - Higher than average price.



Impact Driver Performance Comparison:

  BTD144 Average 18V Driver
Power 1420 in-lbs torque 1410 in-lbs torque
Speed 2,600 RPM 2,545 RPM
Weight 3.3 lbs 3.6 lbs
Battery 3.0 Ah 2.2 Ah
Impact 3,400 IPM 3,125 IPM


Makita BTD144 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+ 1% - - -
Weight A 9% Yes - -
Speed B+ 2% - - -
Battery A+ 36% Yes - -
Impact A+ 9% Yes - -


Makita BTD144 User Reviews:

  • Overall User Rating - 4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Favorable Reviews - 2
  • Critical Reviews - 0
  • Excellent Battery Life and Versatility
  • Great driver... I can't imagine anyone being dissatisfied with this driver's performance in any way. It's my new favorite toy.

Makita BTD144 Specs & Features:

Manufacturer Makita
Model BTD144
Voltage 18V
Impact Drive 1/4" Hex Shank
Weight (lbs) 3.3
Length (in) 5-1/2
Torque (in-lbs) 1420
No-Load Speed: 0-1,300 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,600 RPM
Impact Rate (IPM) 0-1,300 / 0-2,800 / 0-3,400
Speed Settings 3-speed
Motor Brushes Brushless
No. Batteries 2
Cell Type LXT Lithium-Ion
Charge Rating 3.0 Ah
Charging Time 30 min
Belt Hook Clip
Work Light LED
Fuel Gauge Yes
Driver Warranty 3-year
Battery Warranty 1-year

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