Small, powerful, tough ... brilliant!
I had an old rotting boardwalk running through the front yard, in dire need of replacing. I pulled out my old 10v impact driver and removed some batten screws to inspect under the planks. After the inspection was completed, my little old driver was unable to drive the screw back in place and now I had tripping hazards because the screws were sticking out.
It was the gods telling me to get a new impact driver.
After much research I decided on the Makita DTD154Z. Honestly, I could have gone for Milwaukee or DeWalt or any other quality brand, bu...t I had confidence in Makita from other products I own. This driver is small but powerful. The moulding is pleasant and it sits comfortably in my medium-large hands. I can get into small spaces easily with the short nose. It pulls up batten screws with no effort and replaces them just as easily. In a few short hours I had dismantled the old boardwalk. Screws that caused my old impact driver to cry went in as though the hardwood was butter. Batteries last most of the day with high use and they charge quickly on the rapid charger. There is no way I could have finished the boardwalk construction without a high-end driver like this. It also has three speed settings for leadfoots that are incapable of using the variable speed trigger properly. It does run hot though. When ploughing dozens of screws in back-to-back, you could burn your hand on the motor housing...but the handle is cool. It can get noisy so wear some ear protection. This is a complaint for all hardworking drivers, though. This isn't a cheap driver but it has been worth every cent. I have been heard to say that it is my favourite tool. I can only vaguely remember my droll existence before owning this driver. Highly recommended.
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