The new Makita DTD148 18v brushless impact driver is even more compact than its predecessor, the DTD147, whilst generating a massive 175 Nm of impact torque. The 10mm reduction in overall motor body length aids confined space access whilst the 5Nm increase in driving torque makes this the most powerful 18v impact driver on the market.

This versatile Makita DTD148 has an electronic switch system that enables the operator to select the rotation speed and corresponding impacts per minute performance. The maximum power selection will see the DTD148 run up to 3600rpm and deliver up to 3800 impact blows per minute. The medium setting gives up to 2100rpm and 2600ipm whilst in soft setting the rpm maximum is 1100 with parallel 1100 impacts per minute (IPM).

The 290 watt brushless motor will drive an M14 high tensile bolt and, in addition to the three-stage impact settings, there is a T-mode selection for tightening self-drilling screws. Speed control is by the variable position trigger with the forward, locked and reverse selector conveniently positioned at the top of the grip handle.

An electric motor brake stops the shaft rotation immediately the trigger is released. The battery fuel gauge is clearly and concisely displayed on the tool’s battery mount and an LED job light illuminates the ¼” hex drive bits and the fixing in operation.

This new DTD148 brushless impact driver features the Makita Extreme Protection Technology – XPT – which provides weather and dust ingress protection for long life and rugged reliability.

Weighing just 1.5kg, and with ergonomically designed soft grip handle, the new Makita DTD148 impact driver is available with two 4.0Ah 18volt Lithium-Ion batteries, complete with a DC18RC charger and MakPac case. For operators with an adequate inventory of 18v batteries a body only alternative is also available.