The BTD144Z features a Makita-built high torque motor that delivers 1,420 in.lbs. of Max Torque. Makita's Brushless Motor Technology delivers increased motor efficiency to provide up to 20% longer battery life per charge than competitive 18V impact drivers. The variable three-speed power selection switch has soft, medium and hard settings that deliver 0-1,300/0-2,000/0-2,600 RPM and 0-1,300/0-2,800/0-3,400 IPM for a wide range of fastening tasks. Makita's proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism are 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 BTD144Z weighs just 3.3 pounds (with battery, sold separately) with a more compact design at 5-1/2 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. Additional features include an electric brake for increased efficiency, a phosphorescent bumper ring for quick location in dark spaces, a built-in L.E.D. light to illuminate the work surface for more efficient work, and a convenient "one-touch" chuck for simple bit insertion. In addition, the BTD144Z's battery warning light and built-in L.E.D. light both flash when it is time to recharge the battery (sold separately).
Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
Due to their versatility, impact drivers are gaining broader acceptance on jobsites for a wide range of driving and fastening tasks, and the BTD144Z has the added flexibility of variable three-speed power selection. The BTD144Z is engineered for fastening deck screws, TEK screws, tightening down lag bolts, and more. It is ideal for HVAC, electricians, plumbers, automotive mechanics, woodworkers, remodelers, and any pro contractor who requires a best-in-class engineered cordless impact driver. The BTD144Z is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.
About Makita's 18V LXT 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 sixteen 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.
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 makitatools.com. 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 makitatools.com for complete details.
What's in the Box
Makita BTD144 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-Speed Brushless Motor Impact Driver (tool only).