It just keeps going when I release the trigger. Sign up for eletters today and get the latest how-to from Fine Homebuilding, plus special offers. We called Makita to complain about a burned out LED on a 2 year old tool just to see how they handle the call and found a helpful agent who offered to take the tools to a service center where it would be fixed for no charge. Compact, yet powerful — and super light weight. See All 5 Pool and Spa Brands. Cordless Tools View All.

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Makita BTD142HW 18 Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Compact Impact Driver

The black and white colors of the BTD, identify it as part of the compact Makita impact drivers family that uses the smaller lithium-ion LiOn in order to gain lighter weight. Is this the brushes, or something more serious?

Heat the wire and post with the soldering iron and then touch the new solder to the post. The counter torque kickback was hardly felt thanks to the great cushioning on the handle.

Become a member and get instant access to thousands of makira, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features. Hi Mike, The forward and reverse is controlled by the small lever on the top of the switch.


Your impact driver should be good as new again! Verifying high-performance house metrics under California’s Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company. It is significantly shorter than other tools but it is not the 15 minutes that Makita promises! Is my switch bad or should I replace another part. However, as you might expect, the batteries have a shorter life as well. Continue this procedure on all of the connections until the old switch is free. This impact driver is perfect for a wide range of jobs, including do-it-yourself projects and professional installations.

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How can I remedy this problem? Makita provides a 3 year warranty on all of their handheld tools including the BTD!

Buying just the bare tool is a great option if you already have a 18V Makita kit. I recommend it to anyone and with free shipping I have free shipping with btd142wh prime this product was well worth it Attach all of the wires to the correct posts on the new switch.

Outdoor Recreation Parts Brands. Brushes look to have a lot of meat on them. But if you want one complete housing just order one of a part number Housing Set, and you will receive one complete housing Both Halves. See All 8 Exercise Equipment Brands.

I found the 15 minutes charge to be very useful when managing the job To make the repair, open up the tool and position the switch so that the wire connections are easily accessible.


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Makita 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver | BTD |

That being said, 1. I never would have made it through this project without this Makita cordless impact driver. While running our power tests we monitored Good luck with your repair!

Most all trigger-activated lights impaxt useful, but the light on this Makita, which can be found on other Makita drivers as well, really shines.


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The tool balance with the small battery packs is excellent and its light weight allows you to work hours without fatigue. I took it apart and cleaned out all the dust inside the housing.