Summary: Purchased for small projects around the house and have been very satisfied. My dad had a Makita previously that he loved, and eventually gave to my brother-in-law when he got a Ryobi heavy duty cordless drill. He wishes he would have gifted the Ryobi and not the Makita... This Makita is perfect for light duty jobs. Not too heavy or bulky to where you can easily maneuver and won't wear out your arms holding up a heavier drill.
Summary: It is easy to change the bit and is powerful enough for around the house jobs. I am not going to build a house with it. The flashlight is good and my experience over the years is that Makita makes a good product. This replaced a 20-year old Makita that still worked that I gave to a friend. I like the new keyless chuck.
Amazon specified NiMh batteries, but it has NiCd batteries
30 December 2012
Summary: I looked specifically for a drill with NiMh batteries since they last longer and can be charged from half discharged, unlike NiCd. The product specs on Amazon's website said NiMh batteries. However the drill came with NiCd, and when I looked at the Makita website, they spec NiCd. This was very disappointing. SInce this is a gift and was time critical, I was no able to return it.
Summary: I spent extensive time reading reviews of cordless drill/drivers, and this one appeared to be the best balance of money and rating. It was replacing a 15+ year-old Makita 12V drill/driver that had been stolen. When the new one arrived, I was frankly dubious... it was so SMALL. It looked and felt toy-like compared to my old one. However, I've found it's power to be actually slightly better than my old one, and the battery life is also better.
Summary: I've used Makita products for years, and have always liked their performance and quality. However I was disappointed with the flashlight. The head pivots, but doesn't feel sturdy. Each time you move the head to the next position, you worry if it is going to break-off. Also, the button is difficult to press, but this may be due to the fact they have it under a rubber bonnet. I would also suggest to Makita that they begin using LED light bulbs.
Excerpt: Купил весной и проблем не знаю,всю крышу покрыл одним аккумулятором.Недостатков не нашел. Место для биты желательно,но не обяхательно,просто не надо ее вытаскивать из гнезда.Аккумулятор заряжается в течение 20-30 минут,а держит очень долго.говорят что стопор плохо фиксирует,но задумайтесь:вы будете им пользоваться?И зачем покупать профессиональный тяжелый шуруповерт,когда можно взять аналогичный и намного дешевле!
Excerpt: очень хороший шуруповерт , фонарик и на природе пригодиться , брал чтоб в машине устанавливать музыку там без него ни как фонарь реально выручал а шуруповерт вообще песня ,теперь и по дому и везде дрель с проводом убрал после этого не нужен , берите не пожалеете денег своих стоит да и не дорого совсем не жалею о покупке