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Driver-Drill’s BL Brushless motor delivers 530 in.lbs. of max torque in a compact design; Electronically-controlled BL Brushless motor efficiently uses energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application
Driver Drill features a mechanical 2-speed transmission (0-400 & 0-1,550 RPM) for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications; BL Brushless motor is electornically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh job site conditions
Ultra-Magnetic Torsion Insert Bit Holder’s rare earth Neodymium magnet is 2x stronger than magnets in standard insert bit holders
Ultra-Magnetic Torsion Insert Bit Holder features Xtreme Torsion Technology to allow the torsion section of the bit holder to flex under load, taking pressure off the bit tip for increased durability in high torque applications
Contractor-Grade Bit Set is a perfect companion to driver-drills or impact drivers, and is compatible with 1/4″ impact drivers and 3/8″ or 1/2″ driver/drills
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Style:Brushless kit w/ Holder & Bit Set
|Style||Brushless kit w/ Holder & Bit Set|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
63 customer reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
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|Date First Available||July 27, 2018|
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May 15, 2018
Let me start off by explaining what you donât get which will be a lot easier than what you do. The kit doesnât come with Makitaâs fast charger; itâs a slow charger in line with the same offer you will get from Milwaukee or dewalt. It takes an hour to charge the included 3 ah battery which is still decent if youâre performing light duty and since itâs brushless you will be more than ok.
You do not get a high capacity battery, you get a standard 3ah which Makita has been selling for years but this one does at least come with a battery gauge.
You donât get a metal chuck but more on that later
This drill is based on an older modal Makita drill so you donât get their slim handle like you do on the newer tools (I have the brushless kit that sells for 280 and those tools are incredible)
Now that thatâs out of the way let me go into what you DO get with this kit.
You get an extremely high quality drill with 530in pounds of torque ( this is excellent for a kit of this price thatâs also brushless)
You get a brushless tool, the difference between this and another brushless offering from a competing brand is that Makita make all their own tools, all their own brushless motors, and all their own peripherals that go with the tools. In this regard Makita excels in every category as they always seem to have a slightly better/more powerful brushless motor and a slightly better chuck since YES they do make their chucks in house and YES they are great chucks regardless of metal or plastic exterior.
You get an energy star protested battery with an energy star protected tool, this means that the tools and battery have built in safety to prevent over voltage and over discharge (this practically means the tool is close to immortal)
You get a bagâ¦ moving on
You get an excellent chuckâ¦ omg I cannot stress this part enough, the chuck on a drill is like a set of tires on a car, you can have the best car in the world but with awful tires the car will be awful no matter what and the same goes for tools, a chuck is easily one of the most important parts of a tool and people donât seem to realize that. This chuck, while plastic, has an excellent feel when ratcheting down on a bit, its strong and feels firm so no possibility of slipping. I had the SAME CHUCK on an old, I mean old, white Makita drill and that thing is still going strong after nearly 9 years of abuse and dozens of large scale projects. So I have confidence in this drill and chuck for longevity
The most important thing you get in this kit, easily is the expandability. You are buying into the largest 18v power tool line that exists on earth and while not all their tools are this cheap, they do typically have an answer for everyone when it comes to cordless. So this battery and charger will work with any existing Makita tool and thatâs valuable part of this kit.
One last thing I wanted to add to this review is the deflection on this drills chuck, unfortunately I donât have the tools to give you exact numbers on the deflection (the amount of space in thousands of an inch that the center of the drill chuck is off, this can range anywhere from 0.006(decent) to 0.014(bad)) but I can say that eyeballing it a long drill bit is nearly perfectly centered so im thinking the deflection is within reason. I say this because the deflection can cause you to be off when drilling or driving and while you might not be able to see it yourself it can greatly impact the use of the tool making you feel like the tool is just not working well or make you question your angling of the drill to drill or drive. This is important to contractors but might not be as important to residential who just want a drill to drive stuff.
This concludes my review
Would I buy again?
Is the kit worth the money?
Are there compromises that Makita made to make this kit cheap?
Yes, the bag (not a blow molded hard case), the chuck isnât metal but thatâs honestly more of a preference, the slow charger 60 minutes vs Makita standard 25 (60 minutes charges as fast as the competitors standard chargers)
These are compromises that donât affect the tools quality, lookin at your ryobi
Comment if you have questions and ill update my review accordingly
March 20, 2018
I did receive the set including the bag, cordless drill, one battery and one charger. The drill has a brushless motor as advertised, although I do not expect this to make much of a difference to me as I am not a professional. The set also includes a hook that you can optionally attach to the side of the drill. It does unfortunately NOT include the optional two-bit holder that you can attach to the drill. I find that feature very convenient and was expecting to find it built in or have the add-on included. Other brands I have used in the past are better at providing this type of convenience.
I wanted to add a word about the battery. The one included is an 18V Li-ion 3Ah battery. However the range of Makita Li-ion batteries goes up to 6Ah, so if you have other Makita products which might need a more powerful output, the battery included in this set might not be the best choice.
I purchased this drill as part of a set with the Makita 70-piece drill bit set. The drill bit set is a good value too, I would recommend it.
The drill arrived a little dusty with a couple of wood scrapings on it. Those may be from testing, but may also be from a returned product. Not something I am expecting to find on a new product.
About my star rating: I am very satisfied with the performance of the tool for now. However, I docked a star for the lack of a bit holder and for the wood clippings I found on the drill when I unwrapped it.
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