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Makita BTD142HW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit

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105 customer reviews

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  • Makita-built 4-pole motor delivers 1,280 in.lbs. of Max Torque
  • Variable speed design (0-2,300 RPM & 0-3,200 IPM) covers a wide range of fastening applications
  • Compact design at only 5-3/4"" long and weighs only 2.9 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Convenient 1/4"" hex chuck for quick bit changes
  • Built-in L.E.D. light with afterglow illuminates the work area
  • Ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control
  • Makita-built 4-pole variable speed motor delivers 1, 280 in.lbs. of max torque, with 2,300 RPM and 3,200 IPM
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Product Description

Makita's 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver delivers more torque with less weight to the jobsite. The versatile BTD142HW packs plenty of torque for a wide range of fastening and drilling tasks, yet it weighs just under three pounds with an ergonomic design and a "one-touch" chuck for comfort and ease-of-use, all day long.

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BTD142HW Features
POWER - Makita-built motor delivers 1,280 in.lbs. of Max. Torque; (0-3,200 IPM and 0-2,300 RPM)
COMFORT - Only 2.8 lbs. with ergonomic grip
CONVENIENCE - Built-in L.E.D. light and easy one-touch bit insertion
PERFORMANCE - 18V Compact Li-Ion batteries charge in 15 minutes, run longer and deliver 2.5X more cycles
INCLUDES - Two 18V compact lithium-ion batteries, rapid charger and case

Tool Specifications
Hex shank1/4"
No-load speed0-2,300 RPM
Impacts per minute0-3,200 IPM
Maximum torque1,280 in.lbs.
Battery18V compact lithium-ion
Overall length5-3/4"
Net weight2.8 lbs. (w/battery)
Makita-Built Motor Engineered for Versatile Power
The BTD142HW features a Makita-built four-pole maximum torque motor that delivers 1,280 in.lbs. of torque, 2,300 RPM, and 3,200 impacts per minute for a wide range of fastening tasks. Makita's proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism is manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.

Ergonomic Design in a Compact Size
The BTD142HW weighs just 2.8 pounds with a more compact design at 5-3/4 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The BTD142HW is also equipped with a phosphorescent bumper ring for quick location in dark spaces, as well as a built-in L.E.D. light to illuminate the work surface for more efficient work.

Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
Due to their versatility, impact drivers are gaining broader acceptance on jobsites for a wide range of drilling and fastening tasks. The BTD142HW impact driver is perfect for fastening screws, tightening down lag bolts, drilling holes, and more. It is ideal for HVAC, electricians, plumbers, automotive mechanics, woodworkers, remodelers, and any pro contractor who requires a best-in-class engineered compact cordless impact driver. The BTD142HW is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best in class engineering.

About Makita's 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
As one of the pioneers driving the cordless tool revolution, Makita changed the game with its breakthrough 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series. Three years after its debut, Makita's LXT Series has grown from seven to over 35 tools, providing a wide range of cordless solutions for professional tradesmen. Makita also added 18V compact lithium-ion for cordless power in a more compact size. Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries and ENERGY STAR rated Optimum Charging System provide several benefits over old battery technology. When compared to traditional 18V Ni-Cd batteries, Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have 40% less weight, longer run time, and five-times lower self-discharge to keep cells active and ready to use at any time.

Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers 2,000 cycles--2.5X more than Ni-Cd. In addition, built-in shock absorbing features help protect the battery, and 16 firm-holding contact terminals deliver constant high power. During the charging process, a built-in memory chip in the battery communicates with the Optimum Charger for a more efficient charge, extending the battery life. Makita's Optimum Charger is also faster: it will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in just 30 minutes, and an 18V compact lithium-ion battery in only 15 minutes. Makita also offers a Rapid Automotive Charger for 18V LXT and 18V compact lithium-ion batteries that plugs into 12V DC sockets equipped in most automobiles and trucks for added mobility. Makita's growing line of LXT cordless tool solutions features a wide range of industrial-quality power tools, including driver-drills, impact drivers, impact wrenches, saws, grinders, screwguns, rotary hammers, and more. The LXT Series also offers a jobsite radio, rechargeable flashlights, and several different combo kits.

About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

Every Makita Lithium-Ion tool is backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty that covers repair due to defects in materials or workmanship up to three years from the date of original purchase. Makita Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers have a limited 1-year warranty. Please see for complete details.

What's in the Box
Makita BTD142HW 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver, two 18V compact lithium-ion batteries, 15-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger, and tool case.

From the Manufacturer

Makita BTD142HW 18-volt lithium-ion compact impact driver has the best power-to-weight ratio at 1,280 inch-pounds of torque. It weights only 2.8-pounds and has an ergonomic shape for even pressure and easy control. It accepts all lithium-ion slide-style batteries, and comes with two compact lithium-ion batteries, a 15-minute rapid charger, and a tool case.

Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number BTD142HW
Item Weight2 pounds
Product Dimensions16.4 x 12.4 x 4.9 inches
Item model numberBTD142HW
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Power Sourcecordless-electric
Item Package Quantity1
Special Featurescompact
Included Componentscase
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Battery Cell TypeLithium Ion
Warranty Description3 years on tool and 1 year on battery
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #228,629 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableApril 3, 2007
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Shawn M. Cassidy on July 17, 2007
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I'm a lead carpenter for a residential remodeler. I've owned 11 cordless drills over the years (currently I have 4) and this Makita is not only the best of the bunch, by far, it may be the best power tool I own. I've had it for about a month now and I've used it everyday. I have a complete compliment of "quick disconnect" bits so I also use this driver as a drill. I've drilled holes in concrete and block using masonry bits and it will easily countersink Tap-cons. I thought the little work light was a gimmicky thing but I have to admit, its a big help in tight dark places, I've even used it as a flashlight. For the size, weight, price, quality, power, etc, etc, you can't beat this drill/driver. The batteries charge in about 15 minutes but they last for days so with 2 batteries, you'll never be without a charged battery. The tool came with a soft square carrying case, kind of looks like a cooler. Since I hate wearing a tool belt rig, this case is great, if you remove the charger, this case will hold a bunch of standard handtools as well as the drill.
This is a great product, I highly recommend it.

*Update>> Its been just over a year and I have to say this drill is as good as the day I got it. In the last few months I purchased the combo kit, the drill and impact driver. I was curious to see if the first one I bought was still as strong as the brand new one. I see no difference. I am still more impressed with these drills/drivers than any tool I own....and its about time Makita sends me some free stuff for the gushing reviews. Seriously tho, you won't be disappointed.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By B. Dawson on September 3, 2007
This thing is an absolute monster! I have been remodeling an older home for the past year. Before I went to Home Depot the other day and noticed this little wonder bundled with the 18v Makita drill, I was using a cheapo cordless and a corded skil to do all my drilling. The corded drill is about 15-20 years old, but was doing a good job still, but I got sick of dragging a cord around, so I pulled the trigger on this Makita set, and I must say I'm glad I did. I would have never considered getting just an Impact Driver, and to be honest, I have never really looked at one before the other day. This thing will drive screws into anything you can find, and if you need to bury screw heads so the surface is flush, you can do it with ease, WITHOUT striping the threads! This driver will also pull those buried screws right out of the wood without breaking a sweat. The design fits in the hand perfect, and the tool is well balanced. The lithium-Ion battery cuts down on the weight of the tool, so you can work all day and your wrist won't even mind.

As I said before, I picked up this tool and the 18v lithium Ion drill at Home Depot for $270 dollars, which I thought was a heck of a deal considering each of those tools run at about 200 a piece.

My only minor minor complaint was that they didn't give me any bits for the drill or the driver like I thought they would have, but that can be overlooked considering how well this tool works.

A+, Thanks Makita
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By S. MacRitchie on June 8, 2008
I do a number of projects through our house and some woodworking. By far the most frequently used tool is a cordless drill/driver. I own an 18V with a traditional battery; a good performer but heavy and slightly unbalanced in the hand. A 14.4 volt with traditional battery which became much less used after the purchase of the 18 volt but still saw some use on short duration projects simply because it is lighter than the 18V, and DeWalt 7.2V "stick-style" used for smaller and/or more delicate projects. Over the past year, on DIY programs and in tool reviews, I had been noticing more attention given to impact drivers for everyday use in a broad variety of applications and projects. Especially in driving screws. Since this is a lot of what I use my drill/drivers for, my interest was piqued by the general consensus that the impact drivers were more efficient and less prone to the bit skipping out of the screw heads. This prompted my quest for yet another new tool for the arsenal. I hit the shelves of the local stores and checked out the current crop.

From the very first time I picked up this one I was in love. You see, I have been cursed with wide palms and short fingers and not a single power tool I have ever held or used truly felt comfortable in my hand. Mind you, I could still get a firm grip and it was never a safety problem, but especially with a heavier tool like my 18V, on longer projects I inevitably ended up with fatigue and a lingering ache in my wrist. When I wrapped my hand around this baby I had to have it. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have never had a tool feel so natural and balanced in my hand!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jay Riemenschneider on May 2, 2008
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I work for long periods screwing self-tapping wood screws above my head installing blinds. What this model provides that others don't is the lightweight. Li-ion batteries at only 1.5 ah fit that bill well. You sacrifice a bit of run time between charges, but I have found that a charge lasts all day and if I need a charge, the 1.5 ah charges in only 15 minutes plus I have an extra battery always charged, so this isn't much of a problem for me.
The impact action works great for self-tapping screws, almost like it was designed for them. It requires much less pressure from me, which is better for my back. I find that the clutch, which is NOT adjustable, is set at a good, all-around level. I find that I can control the penetration very easily between the clutch torque level and trigger speed control.
Next, speed is critical and the faster the better for me and this thing is quick. I tried other lightweight cordless tools and found the speed sorely lacking. I bought this from Amazon refurbished and it looked new to me. I have nothing negative to say about this tool!
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