MAKITA BTD141, BTD140 & BTD142 DIFFERENCES FAQS

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WONDERING WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN THE OLDER UK / AUSSIE MODEL OF A MAKITA IMPACT DRIVER BTD140 AND A NEWER U.S. VERSION OF THIS TOOL THE BTD141 OR 142 ?

LET`S SEE IF I CAN EXPLAIN BRIEFLY WITH THE HELP OF A FEW PICTURES AS WELL.


HERE`S THE COMPARISON IN POWER FOR THE IMPACT DRIVERS IN THE 18VOLT MAKITA RANGE.

    MODEL                                                                  MAX TORQUE

BTP140   -        1/4" HEX CHUCK HYBRID DRILL/DRIVER  140NM  -  (1240 In. Lbs)
BTD140   -       1/4" HEX  CHECK IMPACT DRIVER              145NM  -  (1280 In. Lbs) AUST MODEL
BTD142HW -  1/4" HEX  CHUCK IMPACT DRIVER              145NM  -  (1280 In. Lbs) (SOME ARE BLACK AND WHITE, NOT ALL)

BTD141   -       1/4" HEX CHECK IMPACT DRIVER               150NM  -  (1330 In. Lbs)
BTD144   -      1/4" HEX  BRUSHLESS IMPACT DRIVER     160NM  -  (1420 In. Lbs)

YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE CLEARLY NOT THE SAME AND THE TOOLS MUST BE DIFFERENT. 

THE FACTS ARE THAT THEY ARE DIFFERENT AND NUMBERS DON`T LIE  BTD141 IS SLIGHTLY MORE POWERFUL THAN BTD140 AND BTD142.  AS FAR AS I KNOW MAKITA WILL STOP MAKING BTD140 AT SOME STAGE AND AUSTRALIA WILL FINALLY SEE BTD141`S BEING SOLD HERE IN SHOPS OR THEY WILL JUST SKIP IT AND SELL BTD142.  WHICH WILL BE SAD SINCE BTD141 IS CLEARLY A BETTER TOOL. 

LET`S LOOK AT WHY.  THE EXPLANATION IS RATHER SIMPLE AND YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE FOR YOURSELF.


 

THESE TOOLS ARE ALL THE EXACT SAME SIZE AND SHAPE.



 

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE PLASTIC ANVIL COVER EVERY PART IS INTERCHANGEABLE.


 

WANT TO SEE INSIDE ?  OF COURSE YOU DO OTHERWISE HOW ARE YOU GOING TO KNOW THE ANSWER ?

LET`S HAVE A LOOK.



ALL THE PARTS ARE ALMOST THE SAME... ALMOST BEING THE KEY WORD.  SAME TRIGGER, WIRING, HAMMER & ANVIL, BODY HOUSING, BRUSH HOLDER ETC, ETC. 

SO WHAT`S THE DIFFERENCE  I HEAR YOU SAY?

CHECK THE PICTURE BELOW AND THERE`S YOUR ANSWER.



 

THE DIFFERENCE IS RIGHT THERE ABOVE ^^ IT`S NOT MUCH BUT IT EQUATES TO 50 POUNDS MORE TORQUE FOR THE BTD141 OVER THE OTHERS, IT`S THAT SIMPLE. 

BTD141 HAS A DIFFERENT ARMATURE AND A BIGGER MAGNET AND THAT GIVES IT MORE POWER THAN THE OTHER TWO DRIVERS.

SO THERE YOU GO MYSTERY SOLVED. 

THE U.S. BTD141 IS THE TOOL TO HAVE AND ANYONE WHO TRIES TO TELL YOU A BTD140 IS BETTER THAN A 141 IS A FOOL.  SAME GOES WITH BTD142, IT`S NOT AS GOOD AS A 141 EVEN THOUGH IT APPEARS TO ONLY BE A DIFFERENT COLOUR.  NOTE THERE`S BTD142 (TEAL COLOURED) AND BTD142HW (BLACK AND WHITE) THEY ARE BOTH EXACTLY THE SAME EXCEPT THE COLOUR.

I REALLY HOPE THAT HELPS SHOW TO PEOPLE THAT IN AUSTRALIA WE DON`T GET BETTER TOOLS THAN WHAT THE U.S. DOES AND COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE A SPECIAL EFFORT TO GIVE US BETTER TOOLS THAN THE U.S. GETS THEY SIMPLY CHARGE MORE $$$$.  MAKITA AUS DOES THE OPPOSITE AND GIVES YOU A LIMITED CHOICE OF WHAT`S ACTUALLY AVAILABLE FROM MAKITA.  THEY GENERALLY ONLY IMPORT THE U.K./ EURO LINE UP OF TOOLS AND THEY DON`T GIVE US THE OPTION OF BUYING ANY OF THE MORE SENSIBLY PRICED AND OFTEN MORE PRACTICAL U.S.A. MODELS.  

HENCE WE DON`T GET THE OPTION HERE TO BUY A BJR182 RECIP SAW FOR EXAMPLE OR A BSS611 CIRCULAR SAW.  INSTEAD YOU GET FORCED TO BUY BJR181 WHICH IS WAY MORE EXPENSIVE AND ONLY HAS LED`S AND A RAFTER HOOK AS THE DIFFERENCE, BUT YOU`LL PAY ALMOST TWICE THE PRICE FOR IT, IF NOT MORE.  I`VE SEEN BJR181 RETAIL FOR ALMOST $400 AS A BARE TOOL IN SOME STORES, VERSUS THE BJR182 GOES FOR $110-130 IN MOST PLACES. 

SAME GOES WITH BSS610 VERSUS BSS611 CIRCULAR SAWS.  BSS610 HAS AN L.E.D. IN IT BSS611 DOES NOT AND THE PRICE DIFFERENCE IS OVER $100.00. 

WOULD YOU PAY $100 JUST TO HAVE AN L.E.D. IN YOUR CIRCULAR SAW OR $150+ EXTRA TO HAVE L.E.D.S AND A HOOK IN YOUR RECIP SAW? 

I THINK MOST OF US WOULDN`T GIVEN THE CHOICE.  ME BEING A FORMER CARPENTER FOR OVER 20 YEARS I KNOW I DEFINITELY WOULDN`T PAY THAT MUCH EXTRA FOR THE 610 AND I DIDN`T.   SINCE I OWN THE BSS611, BJR182 AND BTD141 MYSELF AND I`M VERY HAPPY THEM ALL.  MOST PEOPLE I THINK WOULD PREFER THE OPTION TO BUY THE CHEAPER MORE PRACTICAL MODELS IF YOU ACTUALLY HAD BOTH OF THEM IN FRONT OF YOU AND GOT TOLD THE PRICES OF BOTH TOOLS AND HAD A CHOICE.

SO AS YOU CAN PLAINLY SEE THINGS ARN`T ALWAYS AS THEY SEEM AND IT PAYS TO DO A LITTLE RESEARCH SOMETIMES TO FIND OUT THE REAL FACTS. 

THE U.S. HAS HAD BTD141 FOR QUITE SOME TIME , WELL OVER 2 YEARS NOW AND IT`S STILL NOT AVAILABLE IN AUS YET.  BSS611 HAS BEEN OUT FOR OVER 2 YEARS AND IS STILL NOT SOLD HERE, BJR182 HAS BEEN AROUND FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND IS STILL NOT SOLD HERE.  SAME GOES WITH BHR241 SDS HAMMER AND QUITE A FEW OTHER BITS AND PIECES. 

SO DON`T BE MISLEAD BY MIS INFORMATION ABOUT THESE THINGS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT`S FROM THE MOUTH OF A LOCAL OVER PRICED DEALER TRYING TO SELL YOU A PRODUCT.  EVERYTHING YOU HEAR WHEN IT COMES TO RUMOURS IS USUALLY RUBBISH AND THE WHOLE THING ABOUT AUSSIE TOOLS BEING BETTER THAN AMERICAN OR UK TOOLS IS A TOTAL LOAD OF RUBBISH THAT`S FOR SURE. 

THE PROOF IS RIGHT THERE FOR YOU AND THAT`S THE FACTS OF IT ALL.

SO YOU CAN ACCEPT WHAT YOU`VE SEEN OR NOT I GUESS IT`S UP TO YOU..... BUT PICTURES DON`T LIE AND NOW YOU`VE SEEN INSIDE THE TOOLS AND SEEN THE PARTS FOR YOURSELF YOU CAN DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSION.

 
I HOPE THAT HELPS SOMEONE OUT THERE MAKE A MORE INFORMED DECISION ABOUT WHAT TO BUY.
 
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CLICK YES TO VOTE IF ONLY TAKES A SECOND AND LETS ME KNOW THAT SOMEONE ACTUALLY READ THIS AND IT WAS WORTH THE TIME IT TOOK TO WRITE.  THANKS FOR READING I HOPE IT HELPED YOU AND WASN`T TOO BORING.  :)

TAKE CARE AND ALL THE BEST, UNTIL NEXT TIME.
SCHMIDTTOOLS.   :) 
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