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.
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...
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.
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.
Summary: This will be the sixth drill we have bought in the last ten years and I have not the slightest doubt that it will be the best, the strongest and the most long lasting, it is simply awesome in build quality and power.