When you have hard jobs ahead, you need the best tools available to get them done quickly and efficiently.
This is particularly the case when it comes to drills, which bear the brunt of many construction projects, and often have the longest work days of all the other tools. You can’t afford to have your drill run out of charge too quickly or burn out from being too easily over taxed.
But there are hundreds to thousands of drills out on the market now, not to mention that there are even more “categories” of drills than before, such as the newer kid on the block, the “impact driver.” Figuring out what type of drill, which brand, and which model to get for your work or project can be extremely confusing and frustrating.
So, we are here to help you out. In this Makita XDT111 3.0 Ah impact cordless drill review, we will discuss the Makita XDT111 3.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver, reviewing a bit about the brand, this model’s features and specs, the jobs it’s best at, and drawing a verdict so that you can know whether this is the tool for you.
The Makita XDT111 3.0 Ah 18V Lithium-Ion cordless impact driver is one of the lightest, most compact, yet versatile of the impact driver class of drills.
Makita, who has been creating an exclusive line of fast-charging, cordless 18V Lithium-Ion powered tools, has managed to combine compact, fast and easy to use with power, durability, and longevity – a rather rare combination.
The XDT111 is no different, with many heavy hitting features that make this an incredibly versatile impact driver that can get the heaviest jobs done with incredible ease of use. Whether you are a contractor putting your tools hard to work every day all day, or a home owner who likes DIY projects, the XDT can work for you. Add to that its advanced battery technology as well as its high-tech safe guards; it will last you a long time through the most intense workloads.
Here are just some of its great features:
Though light weight and rather small, the Makita XDT111 is a powerhouse, making it strong enough for the contractor, but convenient and easy fairly for the homeowner, which its specs make abundantly clear:
Impact drivers, in general, are designed specifically to provide greater speed and power for “driving” screws in. Thus, they are built with extra power and speed, two to three times as much as the conventional drill, so that they can get even the fattest, toughest screws into the densest of materials quickly and without burning out, as a traditional drill might.
The Makita XDT111 is no different, built with incredible power and speed, with Makita’s proprietary hammer and anvil impact technology, to drive significant and long screws and fasteners, such as fat lag screws, without stalling or burning out.
If you are going to be working on projects that require driving a significant number of screws, or driving large, long screws into thick, dense materials, such as building decks, screwing down subfloors, or putting in tile backer board, and you want something lightweight and easy to handle, then the Makita XDT111 is the tool for you.
Overall, the Makita XDT111 3.0 Ah seems to be one of the best little impact drivers on the market, especially when you consider the quality you get for its rather reasonable price.
User testimonies repeatedly report that this Makita not only gets the job done well but that it lasts for years, even after some heavy use and even abuse on the job. Its battery and charging technology ensure great battery life with relatively short charging time, and the safeguards such as the Star Protection Computer Controls and the XPT are excellent features that protect your investment and keep on the job frustrations to a minimum.
All in all, this is a superb impact driver whether for heavy duty daily construction work or the average DIYer.