Makita DTW281

Top quality from this compact Makita, which was close to taking the win here

Makita DTW281
Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Best price: £289 | Battery: 18V Li-ion

Top quality from this compact Makita, which was close to taking the win here. The tool has a good balance – it sits comfortably in the hand with a well positioned direction change slider. Punchy brushless motor easily spun off our test bolt and felt like it could have handled a far tougher test. Unlike the Makita we tested last time, this has variable torque and a battery monitor to go with the handy work light above the trigger.

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