|Item Weight||6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10 x 6 x 6 inches|
|Item model number||BTW450Z|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Battery Cell Type||Lithium Ion|
Makita BTW450Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench, Tool Only
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- Makita-built motor delivers 325 ft.lbs. of Max Torque, with 1,600 RPM and 2,200 IPM for superior fastening power
- Shock absorbent handle protects battery housing for extra durability
- Rocker switch for forward/reverse operation
- Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
- This tool is not equipped with Star Protection, and is only compatible with the Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah battery (BL1830, sold separately).
- Makita-built motor delivers 325 ft.lbs. of max torque, with 1,600 RPM and 2,200 IPM
- Compact, ergonomic design, 10-1/2-inches long, 7.5-pounds for reduced operator fatigue
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Makita-built motor delivers 325 ft.lbs. of Max Torque, with 1,600 RPM and 2,200 IPM for superior fastening power
Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench delivers high-torque impact power with a 1/2-Inch square drive that will fit impact-rated socket sets. The versatile BTW450Z packs plenty of torque for a wide range of fastening and loosening tasks, and is a powerful and convenient substitute for air powered and AC wrenches.
The BTW450Z features a Makita-built high torque motor that delivers 325 ft.lbs. of Max Torque, 1,600 RPMs, and 2,200 impacts per minute for a wide range of fastening tasks, including removing transmission bolts and lug nuts. 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. The unique rubber joint shock absorbent handle helps protect the battery housing from vibration.
Ergonomic Design in a Compact Size
The BTW450Z weighs just 7.5 pounds (with battery, sold separately) and is 10-1/2 inches long with an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The BTW450Z is equipped with a large rocker switch for easier tool use -- even with gloves -- and a 1/2-inch square drive with detent pin is designed for quick release. A built-in L.E.D. light illuminates the work surface for more efficient work.
Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The BTW450Z is a cordless option to air powered and AC impact wrenches. It is engineered for a range of fastening and loosening tasks and is perfect for steel beam construction, I-beam construction, utility pole, telephone and cell phone pole installation, overhead door installation, mudsills, automotive work, conveyor systems, HVAC, fire sprinklers, oil fields and refineries, anchors, tilt-up construction, and more. It is ideal for steel contractors, commercial contractors, automotive line assemblymen, automobile mechanics, residential contractors, HVAC contractors, and any pro tradesman requiring a best in class engineered impact wrench. The BTW450Z 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 is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to produce tools that are stronger, lighter, more powerful and easier to use. Makita USA, 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 the website at 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.
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Makita BTW450Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench (tool only).
Top customer reviews
I have a bunch of the Makita 18v LXT tools so had the batteries and the possibility of using a portable battery tool to remove lug nuts without having to fire up the compressor and unreel the air hose was intriguing. I didn't think it was possible until I read some of the reviews here and took a chance and ordered the bare 450z.
I opened the box from amazon and loaded up a freshly charged 3.0 ah battery and headed for the garage. Popped on the 3/4" impact socket and had at it. This thing pretty much blew the nuts (torqued down to 100) off almost as well as the IR air tool and waaayyyy better than the cheapo air tool. I was expecting it to have to hammer on them for awhile but no, they came right off. So this tool is a keeper for me. I have not given it a duration test to see how many lugs can be pulled with one battery but others here have addressed that. I have a couple of batteries and the fast charger so plenty of power for my typical rotation or brake job.
This thing will have no problem driving monster wood lag screws if that is what you need to do. In fact you might need to be careful not to strip them out.
My only nits and hence the 4 star rating have also been reported by others:
1. The toggle trigger configuration: pull the top to remove a nut/bolt and the bottom to drive them on is a little awkward, especially if holding the tool with one hand. Harder to pull in the top/remove direction. I will mainly be using this to remove lug nuts (will reinstall them with a torque wrench) and operating the trigger in the remove direction is not as easy as in the other direction that I will almost never use. But since this is a 2 hand tool it isn't all that much of an issue as holding the tool body with the left hand to keep it on the lug makes it easier to get at the top part of the trigger with the right.
2. The light switch is separate unlike other Makita tools whose lights come on with the main trigger.
3. The socket retention ball holds the sockets so tight that you need something (pin, nail, small screwdriver, etc.) to press it down to release sockets that have the corresponding hole.
4. Belt clip? Please... I can't imagine hanging this 5 pound monster from one's pants. Just toss it.
But overall, this is a great tool and gives me another convenient option for dealing with lug nuts in the garage and a great way to handle them away from home like track days or whatever. Maybe even take it along on road trips just in case.
I am a lifelong Makita tool owner. In fact, my first cordless drill as a teenager was a 7.2 volt Makita. I am now 45 years old and only about 2 years ago did both original batteries quit on me. While I wasn't an everyday user, I did enough home repair over those decades, and that's a LONG time for any battery to last and take that many charges. So when looking to replace it, I did so with a Makita combo kit with a cordless 18 volt drill and cordless 18 volt impact driver (not this impact wrench). As an aside, if you're looking to get the impact driver so that you can spend less, forget it--it's only 27.5 ft. lbs of torque, not nearly enough to rip a lug nut off, never mind a rusted one. I know this because I tried to do this on our mid sized sedan and our SUV. No luck. This impact wrench is over 300 ft. lbs of torque. Plenty for what you'll need it for.
On to my review...
First, for those complaining about the detent pin being too tight, STOP! The directions clearly discern between a "light fit detent pin" (based on the socket, of course) and a "tight fit detent pin" on page 6 of the instruction manual. The latter of which, as the directions clearly state, will be necessary to "...depress the detent pin through the hole [presumably with a tool of some kind] in the socket and pull the socket off..." Not a big deal, people.
Second, for those complaining about there being a separate switch for the light, STOP! I realize other Makita tools have a light that comes on automatically upon engaging the tool, as does my combo Makita kit, but this is hardly a hardship to have to move a switch to turn it on for this tool.
Third, for those complaining about its weight, STOP! It's 6 or 7 pounds. So what!?!? It's not as if you have to hold it above your head for 12 straight hours. The weight gives it something that makes it feel as if it's made from something that will last and, more importantly, last for all of us who are likely to bang it around, drop it, or accidentally knock it off where you're keeping it. It's nice that something feels like heavy duty quality rather than the cheap, plastic world we live in with many of the products today.
Finally, upon receiving the tool I attached a battery and proceeded to try it out on some lug nuts. I quickly ripped two lug nuts from a mid sized sedan and then quickly ripped two lug nuts from a half ton pickup. Absolutely zero problem! It sounded as if some people were having trouble ripping lug nuts off, but I'm not sure why. I realize that one attached to an air compressor might have more torque, but if 300+ pounds of ft. lbs. can't get a lug nut off, either King Kong put that lug nut on or someone used the aforementioned air compressor to zip those things back on, which shouldn't be done anyway.
Buy the tool. It will quickly become one of your go-to, favorite tools and you will love it!
I was surprised when I received this tool, because it's one of those Made in Japan. Also you get a lot of tool for the money; the wrench has to be made large and heavy to get a large enough armature in the tool to provide 325 ft-lbs torque. Despite the size and weight, the tool is well balanced and will even sit upright when you place the tool down with the battery as the base.
The Makita 18 volt tools also have nicely placed rubber bumpers on the side to protect the tools from getting scratched if you place them on a flat surface. Boy, this tool spins so smoothly, it puts many cordless drills to shame. I don't know why I waited so long to get a decent cordless 1/2" impact wrench. Sure beats having to plug in the air compressor, hook up the hoses, and drag them around.
I used this tool to remove lugnuts after I bought new tires from Sears. The shop gorillas there probably torqued the lug nuts to 200 ft-lbs using their pneumatic wrenches. This wrench broke off the nuts is around 2-3 seconds, so I can believe the torque rating and it's as fast as using a pneumatic wrench.