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 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: 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.
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. Why we don't have it available here in the UK I do not know, a major oversight on Makita UK's part I'd say.
Summary: The ONLY real heavy duty 1/2" drill in this price range.Tried other name brands (red) broke first day reversing stuck drill bit in 3" steel. The Makita has great designed key to shaft chuck. Others(red) are held by small bolt, breaks and chuck untreads from shaft when loaded in reverse.I researched design online before I bough, and the Makita DS4000 was the drill I needed.