Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 (Gen 4) Vs Makita 40V XGT GDT01Z

Milwaukee 2953-20 Angle 5

Milwaukee 2953-20

Quick take

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 and Makita 40V XGT GDT01Z are flagship impact drivers designed for prosumers and on the jobsite. However, the Milwaukee 2953-20 is the better option for most people. It is faster under load, pushes out more torque, is shorter tip to tail, and costs considerably less. One reason to choose the Makita GDT01Z is its wealth of speed and specialty driving modes, which the Milwaukee 2953-20 can’t compete with in terms of versatility.

Brand Milwaukee
Platform M18 Fuel
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 1,236.0
IPM 4,400.0
Drive modes 4
Collet 1/4-inch hex
Same as M18 gen 4
Brand Makita
Platform 40V XGT
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 758.4
IPM 4,400.0
Drive modes 10
Collet 1/4-inch hex
Same as GDT01

Editorial opinion

Rating

4.72 / 5 ⭐️’s

Methodology used: Heavy duty

Pros

  • Best-in-class driving performance
  • Versatile drive modes improve accuracy
  • Compact footprint fits into tight spaces
  • Brushless motor improves efficiency and durability
  • Long tool and battery warranty

Cons

  • Poor battery run time

Rating

4.51 / 5 ⭐️’s

Methodology used: Heavy duty

Pros

  • Long battery run time
  • Brushless motor
  • Drive modes
  • Long tool and battery warranty
  • Versatile light

Cons

  • Large and heavy working footprint
  • Poor noise performance
  • Requires two hands to remove bits

Global rankings

21 models tested

TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)11.21
Torque (in-lbs)1,236.01
Battery run time (min.)26.018
RPM3,788.01
Bare weight (lbs)2.2017
Impacting noise (dBA)95.25
TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)16.210
Torque (in-lbs)758.45
Battery run time (min.)83.01
RPM3,113.09
Bare weight (lbs)2.1515
Impacting noise (dBA)98.619

Kit and bare tool options

2953-22

Includes (2) M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery

Lab results

Design & ergonomics

Stands upright w/o battery: Yes
Stands upright w/ battery: Yes
Grip material: Rubber overgrip
Magnetic holder: No
Bit holder: No
Belt hook: Yes
Handle angle (deg.): 75.0
Head angle (deg.): 90.0

The 2953-20 stands upright with and without a battery and has a moderately aggressive forward lean, providing ample reach in certain driving situations. The entire grip is also covered in a soft rubber overmold for shock absorption. The quality of the overmold feels noticeably more premium than most impact drivers, including within Milwaukee’s M12 and M18 lineup.

The included belt hook is mountable on either side, but no bit holder is included and there’s no onboard magnetic fastener storage. Several Ryobi impact drivers have these built-in features, which would enhance the 2953-20’s versatility.

Design & ergonomics

Stands upright w/o battery: Yes
Stands upright w/ battery: Yes
Grip material: Rubber overgrip
Magnetic holder: No
Bit holder: No
Belt hook: Yes
Handle angle (deg.): 83.0
Head angle (deg.): 93.0

The GDT01Z closely mirrors the design of Makita’s popular 18V LXT impact driver lineup, all of which have surprisingly compact footprints. But we don’t recommend buying the GDT01Z if a nimble impact driver is essential to you (more on that below).

The grip has good ergonomics for solid gripping power, and a large amount of the grip is covered in a rubber overgrip, improving shock absorption.

Otherwise, the GDT01Z includes a standard belt hook but not a bit holder or magnetic holder for fasteners, common features with several Ryobi impact drivers.

Weight

Milwaukee 2953-20 On Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 2.20
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs): 3.15
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs): 3.81

The 2853-20 is designed for brute performance, not reducing weight. In its bare tool form and with a battery, it’s a reasonably heavy impact driver.

The working weight can differ significantly depending on the battery run in your setup, which is why we tested the weight in different configurations. To keep it lightweight, we recommend combining the 2953-20 with Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah battery for a good balance of performance and weight.

If weight is less of a concern, pair the 2953-20 with Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery for a longer run time and improved driving performance.

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Weight

Makita GDT01Z On Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 2.15
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs): 3.67
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs): Not tested

The GDT01Z is heavy as a bare tool and with a battery. We don’t recommend this impact driver in any battery configuration if you’re seeking a lightweight tool. The bare tool footprint is relatively compact, but Makita’s 40V XGT batteries are incredibly bulky.

The 40V XGT 2.5Ah battery tips the scales at 1.52 lbs, compared to around 1.0 lb for most other brands’ comparable battery sizes.

To keep it as lightweight as possible, combine the GDT01Z with Makita’s 40V XGT 2.5Ah battery for a good balance of performance and weight.

If weight is less of a concern, pair the GDT01Z with Makita’s 40V XGT 5Ah battery for a longer run time and improved driving performance.

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Footprint

Milwaukee 2953-20 Footprint1
Milwaukee 2953-20 Footprint2

Max height (bare tool, in.): 7.875
Max width (bare tool, in.): 2.625
Collet to back length (in.): 4.375
Base length (bare tool, in.): 3.250
Base width (bare tool, in.): 2.625
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.500
Handle circumference (in.): 5.125

The 2953-20 has an incredibly compact stubby-like head, rivaling the collet-to-back length of many sub-compacts. However, it’s a bulky tool viewed from certain angles. The max width and height are somewhat extended.

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Footprint

Makita GDT01Z Footprint1

Max height (bare tool, in.): 7.500
Max width (bare tool, in.): 3.375
Collet to back length (in.): 4.625
Base length (bare tool, in.): 3.750
Base width (bare tool, in.): 3.375
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.250
Handle circumference (in.): 5.125

The GDT01Z’s footprint is noticeably bigger than most impact drivers we’ve tested, except for the collet-to-back length. Notably, the max base and head width dimensions are wider than average. Add on a 40V XGT battery, and the working height is massive.

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Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 4,400.0

The 2953-20 includes Milwaukee’s Powerstate brushless motor, which improves driving efficiency, battery performance, and durability over comparable brushed motors.

The high advertised impacts per minute, combined with its torque and RPM profile, explain why the 2953-20 so capably breezes through heavy-duty tasks, as demonstrated in our driving tests.

Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 4,400.0

Brushless motors are table stakes nowadays due to their improved driving performance, battery efficiency, and longevity over brushed motors. The GDT01Z’s brushless motor should have excellent longevity (though we’ve not tested the shelf life). It is also one reason the battery run time is so long.

We anticipated the high advertised impacts per minute would crush our driving speed tests, but that didn’t play out in practice, with the GDT01Z finishing in the middle of the pack.

Drive modes

Milwaukee 2953-20 Drive Modes

Drive modes: 4
Drive mode 1:  High speed 
Drive mode 2:  Medium speed 
Drive mode 3:  Low speed 
Drive mode 4:  Self-tapping 
Variable speed trigger: Yes

Four driving modes on the 2953-20 improve driving versatility over single-mode models. Drive modes we label as 1, 2, 3, and 4 correspond to high speed, medium speed, low speed, and self-tapping screw modes. The advertised impacts per minute for the speed modes are 4300.0, 3400.0, and 1200.0, respectively.

Drive mode 1 is ideal for heavy-duty tasks, such as driving lag bolts, decking screws, and structural screws. This mode doesn’t offer a clean and accurate screw finish with such high torque and speed.

However, drive mode 2 offers better accuracy while retaining solid torque. This driving mode has sufficient power to drive screws into dimensional lumber, treated lumber, plywood, and hard and softwood.

Drive mode 3 is ideal for the most accurate and consistent screw finish in most materials, including harder woods and dimensional lumber.

The 2953-20 is more powerful across each drive mode than competing models set to equivalent high, medium, and low-speed modes. This powerful performance profile explains why we suggest using the low-speed mode to finish screws. In contrast, we typically prefer using the medium-speed mode to accurately recess screws with other, less powerful impact drivers.

In the self-tapping mode, the collet spins until impacting and stops shortly after. Milwaukee has optimized this setting for driving #8, #10, and #12 self-tapping screws between 1/2-inch to 1-inch in 18-22 gauge sheet metal.

Drive modes

Makita GDT01Z Drive Modes

Drive modes: 10
Drive mode 1:  Max impact 
Drive mode 2:  Hard impact 
Drive mode 3:  Medium impact 
Drive mode 4:  Soft impact 
Variable speed trigger: Yes

One of the standout features of the GDT01Z is its wide array of drive mode settings that give you unmatched driving versatility.

You can select from four impact-frequency settings, and there are also six assist modes for driving screws into different materials and loosening bolts. The ten driving modes can also be programmed to the quick mode-switching button near the trigger for toggling to a saved favorite drive mode.

Drive modes we label as 1, 2, 3, and 4 advertise max impacts per minute of 4400.0, 3600.0, 2600.0, and 1100.0, respectively.

When pressing the assist button, you can select from the following drive modes:

  • Wood: Prevents a screw from stripping and helps set the screw into your work material at the beginning of driving by starting with a slow RPM and then increasing the RPM once the hammer begins impacting.
  • Self-tapping 1: Prevents screws from over-tightening by stopping the tool soon after impacts start.
  • Self-tapping 2: Prevents cam-out and stripping of screws by slowing the RPM when impacts begin.
  • Bolt 1: When in forward, the tool stops automatically once impacting. When in reverse, the impact force is setting 2.
  • Bolt 2: When in forward, the tool stops automatically once impacting for 0.3 seconds. When in reverse, the impact force is setting 4.
  • Bolt 3: When in forward, the tool stops automatically once impacting for 1.0 seconds.

The assist modes are more than a marketing gimmick and work well in practice. The wood assist mode finishes screws nicely and consistently into your work material, and the jolt of turbo is welcome for longer screws. Consider that you lose some precision driving the screw to a desired depth as the RPM ramps.

The Self-Tapping modes precisely drive screws into thin or thicker metal and lower-density materials without over-tightening.

The various bolt modes loosen bolts quickly and precisely, partly because the trigger is more sensitive and ramps to the highest RPM faster to bust bolts loose.

Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 11.2
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 2.2
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 8.7
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 1.7

Milwaukee generated impressive driving speed performance in our heavy-duty tests. The 2953-20 powerfully drives big screws and lag bolts, resulting in one of the fastest results driving GRK screws in our speed test. The 2953-20 is among the few impact drivers to buy if brute force driving power is essential.

Also consider the Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z and Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF845 for impressive driving performance.

While the 2953-20 offers solid accuracy and driving versatility in its class, we don’t recommend it as an all-around impact driver around the home. It is overpowered for many DIY tasks.

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Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 16.2
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 3.2
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 12.3
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 2.5

With the GDT01Z’s size and advertised specs, we anticipated it blowing away the competition in our driving speed tests. The GDT01Z drives big screws and lag bolts powerfully, but the driving speed performance was one of the most glaring letdowns in our testing. Frankly, the bar is high with the price tag, so anything below flagship performance is a letdown.

Kitting it out with a higher Ah battery will improve driving speed, but the gains are minimal and especially underwhelming considering the size, voltage, and premium price tag.

The Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z, Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20, Ryobi 18V One+ PBLID02, and Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF845 are alternatives for faster driving performance.

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Torque

Milwaukee 2953-20 Torquemeter
Milwaukee 2953-20 Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 1,236.0
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): 857.4
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): 390.6
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): N/A

The 2953-20 is a torque beast, generating the highest torque output we measured among the best impact drivers in our test fleet. It did so by a long shot as well, which is impressive in such a compact and agile footprint.

The torque output isn’t surprising since this is Milwaukee’s flagship gen-4 impact driver that’s designed for brute force over all else. The performance is even more impressive knowing the robust torque profile doesn’t come at the expense of slow driving performance. The 2953-20 shines at both, partly explaining its high price tag and why many pros carry it in their tool belt.

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Torque

Makita GDT01Z Torquemeter
Makita GDT01Z Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 758.4
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): 718.8
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): 455.4
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): 263.4

One critical letdown of the GDT01Z is the torque output. While we were able to generate high levels of torque output with the GDT01Z, the bar is set much higher when considering the power potential inherent to a 40V platform and the sky-high price tag.

Consider the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 and Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF887 for models with better torque output.

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Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 26.0
Battery tested: 18V Red Lithium CP 2Ah (48-11-1820)
Voltage: 18

The 2953-20 had underwhelming no-load run time performance in our test, the primary letdown we came across.We tested battery run time with the 2Ah battery version. With a Milwaukee M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery, expect the battery run time to continue underperforming competing models running the same Ah setup. However, run time is significantly improved over the 2Ah battery.

At the same time, we recognize the limitations of our run-time tests that don’t currently test battery performance under load. Once testing the battery performance under load, we’ll update this review.

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Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 83.0
Battery tested: 40V XGT 2.5Ah (BL4025)
Voltage: 40

The GDT01Z shines regarding battery run time performance, topping the ranks in our Summer 2023 test batch. We tested the GDT01Z with a 2.5Ah battery, whereas other models tested used a 2Ah version. So, battery run time is understandably better since the test isn’t 100% apples to apples.

But consider that the GDT01Z has outstanding efficiency with a higher run time per Ah than other models tested. Accordingly, if Makita offered a 40V 2Ah XGT battery, we’d anticipate it outperforming setups running the same Ah battery.

We expect the battery run time to perform similarly well when running the GDT01Z with a 40V XGT 5Ah battery compared to other setups running the same Ah battery.

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Battery lineup

Milwaukee M18 Battery Lineup

Milwaukee offers 1.5Ah, 2Ah, 3Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah, 6Ah, 8Ah, and 12Ah batteries in its M18 lineup. Upgrading to the higher Ah options increases battery run time and improves driving performance, though we’ve not tested all of these batteries to understand the cost tradeoffs.

Having at least two batteries in your setup is best so you don’t miss a beat when draining one battery. We recommend buying a Milwaukee M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah and a Milwaukee M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery for most M18 impact driver setups for a good performance, price, and size balance.

Many Milwaukee impact drivers come in kits with chargers that charge multiple voltage batteries in one, conveniently saving space in your shop if you have several M12 and M18 ecosystem tools.

Battery lineup

Makita 40V XGT 2.5Ah Battery

Makita offers 2.5Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah, and 8Ah batteries in its 40V XGT lineup. Upgrading to the higher Ah options increase battery run time and improves driving performance, though we’ve not tested all of these batteries to understand the cost tradeoffs. The higher Ah batteries are also excessively bulky and heavy, fit mostly for construction tasks and trades workers.

Having at least two batteries in your setup is best so you don’t miss a beat when draining one battery. We recommend buying two Makita 40V XGT 2.5Ah batteries for most 40V XGT impact driver setups for a good balance of performance, price, and size.

Makita’s standard chargers only charge a single battery voltage. You’ll need a dedicated charger for your 12V, 18V, and 40V Makita tools. Many Milwaukee impact drivers come in kits with a hybrid 12V and 18V charger in one, which conveniently saves space in your shop if you have multiple tools in the ecosystem.

Charging time

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Gauge

Charger tested: Milwaukee M12 & M18 Multi-Volt (48-59-1812)
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): 41.0
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): 98.0
Charging time per Ah (min.): 20.1
Fuel gauge: On battery

The Milwaukee M12 and M18 multi-volt charger (model 48-59-1812) included in most kits is reasonably fast at charging batteries, including to beat out team red’s most frequent adversary, Dewalt. It takes 41 minutes to charge an M18 2Ah battery and 98 minutes for a 5Ah battery, or approximately 20 minutes per amp-hour.

Milwaukee’s 48-59-1812 charger charges multiple battery voltages in one, conveniently saving space in your shop if you have several M12 and M18 ecosystem tools.

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Charging time

Makita 40V XGT Fuel Gauge

Charger tested:
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Coming Soon
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time per Ah (min.):
Fuel gauge: On battery

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RPM

Milwaukee 2953-20 RPM Charts

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 3,788.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): 2,874.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): 1,427.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): 3,334.0
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 3,735.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.): 2,905.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.): 1,560.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.): 3,177.0

The 2953-20’s impressive driving performance is also a result of its RPM profile. The max RPM confidently drives screws and lag bolts quickly, albeit risking cam-out in the highest speed setting.

There is no meaningful RPM difference in forward or reverse. Some impact drivers increase RPM in the reverse direction for specialty drive modes to power through loosening stubborn nuts and deeply embedded screws.

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RPM

Makita GDT01Z RPM Charts

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 3,113.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): 2,854.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): 1,733.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): 856.0
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 3,299.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.): 2,818.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.): 1,840.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.): 922.0

The GDT01Z’s RPM readings were moderately high, but we don’t consider this a knock on the versatility and driving performance. The wide array of drive mode settings, torque, impacts per minute, and RPM provide more than enough driving power than most people will need, and it’s highly versatile.

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 7.375
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.250
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 5.750

The 2953-20 performed well in our clearance tests, especially for such a powerful impact driver. It impressed most in our interior 45-degree and width tests, finishing near the top of the pack, making it a solid all-around choice to squeeze into tight spaces.

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 7.750
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.125
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 5.875

We don’t recommend the GDT01Z if you consistently drive fasteners in spaces requiring a lot of height clearance. A sub-compact or compact footprint can squeeze into these tighter spaces, especially if they have a shorter height.

However, it has solid clearances in our 45-degree driving test, thanks to its short collet-to-back length, surprising for such a bulky setup with the battery.

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Noise

2953-20 Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 86.4
Max impacting noise (dBA): 95.2

No impact driver peacefully says hello when impacting. But the 2953-20 is quieter than many other models when impacting.

Jump to Milwaukee’s Fuel Surge lineup for best-in-class noise performance, albeit lower torque. The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 and Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20 are hydraulic impact drivers with quieter impacts.

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Noise

GDT01Z Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 85.1
Max impacting noise (dBA): 98.6

While no impact driver is quiet, the GDT01Z is among the louder models we’ve tested when impacting.

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 and Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20 are hydraulic impact drivers with quieter impacts, albeit much lower torque.

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Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 26.4
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 1.9

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Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 17.9
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 2.0

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Light

Milwaukee 2953-20 Light
Milwaukee 29530-20 Light Closeup

Light: Yes
Light on/off: No
Number of lights: 3
Light time delay (sec.): 9.0

The work light illuminates a moderately large work area. The work light can’t be disabled and doesn’t act as a dedicated flashlight. Several Makita impact drivers include a dedicated flashlight functionally with the forward/reverse switch set to neutral.

Light

Makita GDT01Z Light
Makita GDT01Z Light Closeup

Light: Yes
Light on/off: Yes
Number of lights: 2
Light time delay (sec.): 10.0

The GDT01Z’s light illuminates work surfaces well with a large coverage area. You can also turn off the light when holding the drive mode settings button. Turning off the light is good for versatility and saves battery life. Otherwise, there is a 10-second delay for the light to turn off after releasing the trigger.

Another unique feature of the GDT01Z is that the impact driver acts as a dedicated flashlight. Set the forward/reverse switch to the neutral position, then squeeze the trigger to turn on the light and squeeze it again to turn off the light, all without the motor ramping up.

Collet

Milwaukee 2953-20 Collet Closeup

Collet size: 1/4-inch hex
Quick-change collet: Yes
Bit-eject collet: No
Easy-insert collet: Yes

Milwaukee rarely includes a bit-eject feature on its impact drivers, but some models have an incredibly smooth easy-insert design, both of which are true with the 2953-20.

Many Dewalt impact drivers include easy-insert and bit-eject collets that are smooth with the best collet design we’ve come across.

Collet

Makita GDT01Z Collet Closeup

Collet size: 1/4-inch hex
Quick-change collet: Yes
Bit-eject collet: No
Easy-insert collet: Yes

It takes two hands to remove bits on the GDT01Z, one hand to slide the collet and the other to remove the bit. The collet does include an easy-insert feature, which helps with one-handed bit insertion.

Most Dewalt impact drivers are ideal for one-handed bit changes since these impact drivers include a well-designed easy-insert and bit-eject collet.

App integration

App integration: None

There is no bluetooth app integration to review impact driver diagnostics or to customize driving profiles on your phone. Some high-end Milwaukee impact drivers come in a One-Key version which includes an app integration to track impact driver usage, displays tool diagnostics, and allows you to set custom driving profiles, such as adjusting the RPM for each drive mode.

App integration

App integration: None

There is no bluetooth app integration to review impact driver diagnostics or to customize driving profiles on your phone. Dewalt’s ToolConnect and Milwaukee’s One Key models offer app integrations that track impact driver usage, display tool diagnostics, and allow you to set custom driving profiles, such as adjusting the RPM for each drive mode.

Warranty

Tool warranty (years): 5
Battery warranty (years): 2-3 (depends on model)

Milwaukee stands behind the durability of its impact drivers with exceptionally-long warranties. The 2953-20 has a five-year warranty, which is among the longest offered by any manufacturer. Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah batteries include a two-year warranty and the M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah batteries include a three-year warranty.

Warranty

Tool warranty (years): 3
Battery warranty (years): 3

Makita stands behind the durability of its impact drivers with exceptionally-long warranties. The GDT01Z has a three-year warranty. Makita 40V XGT batteries include a three-year warranty.

Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton is the founder of DIY Gear Reviews and a recognized expert in the home and DIY space. He has over 200 bylines covering topics such as power tools, hand tools, and woodworking. Nathan is the strategic director for DIY Gear Reviews, deciding everything from the content covered to designing the testing methodologies for lab-tested reviews. He can be emailed at nhamilton@diygearreviews.com.

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