Makita Cordless Impact Driver Kit

Last updated date: April 15, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Impact Drivers and dug through the reviews from 5 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Wood Working Toolkit, Homethods, Drill & Driver, Pro Tool Zone and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Impact Driver you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the Makita Makita Cordless Impact Driver Kit placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.5
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
418 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Includes case, charger, and slide-style batter.
- BestReviews
This model even has a belt hook that can prove to be convenient when working in high and awkward positions.
- Wood Working Toolkit
The handle is well designed, coming with a rubberized grip that will keep your hand comfortable during a long day’s project.
- Homethods
The Makita XDT042 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit, comes with the impact driver, an excellent thirty minute battery charger, a 3.0 amp hour battery, and a case, all for a very feasible price.
- Drill & Driver
No need to worry about dark spaces as this beast includes a built-in LED light, so it works killer in dark spaces and tighter quarters.
- Pro Tool Zone
What experts didn't like
Unit is loud to the point of needing ear protection for prolonged use.
- BestReviews
More expensive than the XDT111 and a little bit less powerful too
- Wood Working Toolkit
The main problem here is that the outside isn’t all that tough.
- Homethods
Cheaper exterior than comparable brands
- Pro Tool Zone

From The Manufacturer

The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver (model XDT042) delivers power and speed in a compact size for a full range of driving and fastening tasks. It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.

Overall Product Rankings

1. DeWalt Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Ryobi Cordless Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Porter Cable Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
4. DeWalt Impact Driver Combo Kit
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
5. Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Hitachi Cordless Lithium Ion Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Makita Cordless Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Milwaukee Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Bosch Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 6

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