Exceptional quality drill made in Japan (as of 2014)
Richard Howard, Amazon
11 December 2014
Summary: Who says they don't make them the way they used to? This is an awesome drill. I own/owned many Milwaukee drills including d handle, compact, hole hawg, super hawg, magnum, etc. Those are all great drills and I love them. It really hurts me that Milwaukee makes all of those drills in China now. When I wanted a new big drill, I purchased this relatively new Makita drill. For those who care, the fit and finish is beyond any drill I have seen.
Summary: I bought this Makita DS4000 after I burned out the motor in my DeWalt heavy duty drill while mixing concrete. This Makita is excellent! It is quiet -- I just finished mixing 16 bags of concrete for fence posts, working late into the night, and I didn't have to worry about the neighbors being bothered by the noise because this drill is so quiet.
Summary: I have been using this drill to mix thinset mortar for the past 4 months. I have no complaints. I burned out my 6 year old Dewalt drill one morning and this drill was the only thing available for immediate use. I'm glad it was. I had initial sticker shock when i heard the price, but this drill is far superior to my last. A metal housing? are you serious? i thought they stopped making tools this well.
Summary: I was searching for a replacement for my 25 year old all metal 1/2 inch drill (old one was stolen) when I saw the all metal makita on [...]. I have several Makita tools and I am very pleased with there quality. This drill is no exception. It has performed very well for me and I would recommed it to anyone.
Summary: We bought the first one about 5 or 6 years ago and never had a problem. We use it to drill through a lot of wood for our panels that we build in our yard. I would definatley recommend this drill to any do it yourselfer or anybody else who needs a good qualtiy drill with plenty of power to handle any job you need to get done.
Summary: This is by far the best 1/2" drill on the market. It is quiet, smooth, powerful, and sounds like a sewing machine when it runs. The chuck will not unscrew because it is directly engaged through a type of spline. The chuck does not thread onto a shaft. It is attached as though it had 100 horsepower behind it.