- 3 Jun 2014
- Reaction score
- South Somerset UK
I did the same recently and bought a Chinse Makita clone 1/2" socket impact driver and it is superb ,strong and powerful . Crikey i couldn't buy a replacement Makita switch for that !. I certainly couldn't afford the cost of a Makita impact wrench for the occasional use it would geti recently had a horrible job to do under my car .....rear subframe needed changing.. so i thought i would diy it as garage wanted an exorbitant amount to do ... i looked at cordless impact wrenches makita, dewalt , milawalkee all to much for my pocket so i went for cheap. basic. knockoff dewalt lookalike, mightly impressed with build quality and it did and still does everything i asked of it .. i bought an adapter to give it another use as an impact driver and it does that well to. im actually suprised what you can get for £60 .... brushless motor . doubt it will last like a big named brand, time will tell
All my power tools are Makita so that I can share the 5x batteries between them . Having 2x Makita drills make light work of any project requiring pre drilling pilot holes and screwing .Such a waste of time changing bits all the time.
My advice .....don't be a power tool snob and dismiss cheap clones unless you've tried them .They are terrific value for money for the budget conscious