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BTD141 Cordless Impact Driver

Makita - BTD141 Cordless Impact Driver

The Makita BTD141 is a cordless impact driver with an electric brake to minimize kickback and allow for immediate stops and a built in LED light for dark work spaces

$280.00 (As of 7/1/2008)

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Editor's Review: Yes, You Need a Cordless Impact Driver

review date: July 1, 2008

The smallest drivers aren’t always the most comfortable. A driver weighing less than 3 lb. doesn’t dampen enough of the tool’s vibration or keep it nearly as stable as other drivers. The consequences can be felt in every joint from your fingertips to your elbow. Drivers weighing more than 3 1⁄2 lb. are too cumbersome. At 3 1⁄4 lb., the 18v Makita offers a nice blend of weight and performance.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good
Runout N/A
Ergonomics/Balance Good
Endurance on a Single Charge 5x lower self-discharge
Torque 1,330 in./lb.
Chuck/Transmission Quality N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site www.makita.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 3.4 lb. with battery
Dimensions 5 3/4 in. length
Chuck Type N/A
Clutch Settings N/A
Chuck Capacity N/A
Speed 0-2,300 RPM
Volts 18 v.
Recharge Time 30 min.
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (BL1830)
Accessories 2 batteries, rapid battery charger, tool case, tool belt hook. plastic battery cover