Makita DT01W Review

Makita DT01W Cordless Drill

Makita DT01W Cordless DrillMakita
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Makita DT01W Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Balance Acceptable - While this driver has one or more design features that received a C rating, it can still be a good choice if that area is not critical to your particular needs.
Power Below Average Power - Delivers up to 800 in-lbs of torque, about 18% less than the class average. Power can sometimes be traded for weight or cost.
Speed Below Average Speed - Generates up to 2400 RPM, about 3% slower than the average impact driver. The Makita DT01W ranks in the bottom 21% of its class for speed.
WeightLight-Weight - Weighs only 2 lbs, about 31% lighter than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 7% of its class for being light-weight.
Battery Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 26% less than the class average. Uses Li-ion batteries with a charge rating of 1.3 Ah.
ImpactHigh Impact Rate - Delivers up to 3000 IPM of blows, about 2% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 50% of its class for impact rate.
User ReviewsHighly Satisfied Users - Rated 5 of 5 stars by 1 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.
Power RatioHigh Power-to-Weight - Ranks in the top 17% of its class for power-to-weight ratio, about 14% higher than average. Higher power-to-weight indicates an efficient design.
Gearbox Nylon Gears - Transmission includes at least some nylon gears that may need replacing after years of extended use. A nylon gearbox helps reduce driver weight.
Motor Brushes No External Access - The motor brushes can only be accessed internally by taking the driver apart. While not a common problem, external access makes the replacement job much easier.
WarrantyLonger Warranty - Backed by Makita's limited 3-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.
ChargerQuick Charge - The Makita DT01W includes a battery charger that will recharge a battery in only 30 minutes. Long charge times are a common complaint with some drivers.
Belt HookBelt Hook - Handy feature that allows you to temporarily hang the driver from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other tasks.
Work LightWork Light - Contains an integrated LED work light that illuminates your work area and allows you to clearly see your driving position and progress.
Fuel Gauge No Fuel Gauge - Does not come equipped with a handy battery charge indicator that allows you to glance at your driver and check the battery life while you're working.

Makita DT01W Cordless Drill

Makita DT01W User Reviews Highlights

  • I am very happy I got this! if you are driving 1/2 or smaller nuts and driving screws all day this is all you need, it has plenty of power and never bogs down.

Makita DT01W Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:2 lbs
Length:6-1/8 in
Max Torque:800 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-3000 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2400 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:12V Max volts
Speed Capability:1-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:No
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:N/A
External Motor Brush Access:No
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2 x 12V Max
Cell Type:Li-ion
Charge Rating:1.3 Ah
Charging Time:30 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:Yes
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:3 Year Limited

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