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Impact Driver Makita 18V, 10.8V, or Milwaukee 12V


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I have the option to get a drill/ combo set right now for work. I work on machines and a big use for the impact driver will be removing bolts that may need a little extra mmmph. My boss owns the Makita 18V 1.5 ah Impact Driver and it works wonders, performs great. I wanted something smaller but I don't know if it will cut it and wanted your opinions. I was looking that the 10.8V which is 800 in/lbs torque vs the 18V 1280 in/lbs.

I know Milwaukee is a good brand but when I looked at their 12V impact driver I saw that it is only 150 in/lbs torque is that right?

How do these stack up to each other? Any advice would be great. BTW, I was hoping to have the drill attached to my belt or fit in a smaller tool bag, which is why I wanted the smaller one.

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Good question. Actually the Milwaukee M12 has 850 in/lbs. But what I have been reading, they are having some problems with their batteries, so i would stay away from them. In regards to the Makita, it is hard to tell. What size nuts and bolts are you removing? Your boss owns the 18V, has he ever had any problems getting bolts off? If so, you might not want to go below the 18V size. The small size is great, but you are giving up some power. Without known what you really need, its hard to say what you need.

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Thanks for the reply. I actually purchased the 10.8V. It was a reconditioned kit that was half the price of the 18V. There has never been an issue with removing bolts or drilling with the 18V. Mostly removing up to 6mm Allen head and up to 14mm hex head. I work on a lot of machines from Europe. The sizes I deal with in standard usually are around the same size as their metric counterparts. If the drill isn't enough there are plenty of areas we can use it at work. I wasn't planning on buying it today but the deal was too good to pass up and my boss just wanted me to decide. I will update you on how it handles.

Why does the M12 state 150 in/lbs on sites like amazon? Weird. Maybe it's referring to the drill and not the impact driver. Either way Makita hasn't disappointed me yet.

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I have no idea why it says guest. I do know they changed this forum about a week ago. There other service they added was in beta testing, so i thinkt hey are just trying to get all the bugs out of this system.

I am also not sure why Amazon and othe places have the toque set at 150. you might be right that it is the drill.

Now that i look at it, I am not sure of anything and probley didn't help you out. lol

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