Summary: I am currently using this drill to build a deck. The battery life is impressive. I thought the light on the drill was nothing more than a gimmick but after working outside on a few late nights it really came in handy.
Possibly the best drill-driver in the universe!!!!
26 August 2014
Summary: Unfortunately, from what I can tell, this model driver-drill has been discontinued. I consider this to be one of Makita's BEST driver-drills ever!! Almost all of my power tools are Makita, and on the rare occasion I have veered from the Makita name, I have always regretted it.
Summary: I'm going back through all of my Amazon purchases beginning in 2001 and writing reviews for the notable products I've purchased over the years. By notable, I mean products that I am very happy with as well the ones that I now regret purchasing.
Summary: I pretty much agree with all the positive comments and minor caveats in the reviews, to date. I've always liked the Makita products in comparison to Milwaukee or Dewalt: better feel in the hand and outstanding balance makes it feel even lighter than it already is.