Summary: Generally a very well engineered product and a joy to use! The motor is very quiet and has no vibration at all, even at the highest speed setting. It's very powerful for the small size when used at top speed. I have used mine for drilling through many 3" oak joists with a 10mm bit and it works like a dream! The drill can also operate at ridiculously low speeds if desired, but there is not enough torque for this to be useful for drilling or screwing!
Summary: This drill feels solid and powerful in the hand, smooth running motor and plenty of power. Useful for all drilling (and screwing if used slowly) in tight spaces such as through joists and for screwing down bath feet etc. Big shame this drill does not come with a case - seems a bit tight for a £170 Makita drill when most £99 tools come with a case these days.
Summary: This drill feels well build and solid, but it wouldn't be your everyday drill. This is a specialist drill you use only for the awkward jobs, and for that it does it very well. However since it's not the drill your going to use all the time, to not supply a case to store it in is just cheap. And this drill is not cheap! The cardboard box it's supplied in isn't going to last long in your van, but I think the drill is sturdy enough to survive the knocks.
Summary: Bought this drill as was refurbishing a mansion and needed to drill all the joists for pipework. Excellent piece of kit, drilled hundreds of 25mm and 32mm holes no problem. I have a Li ion angle drill as well but if drilling lots would definitely recommend the corded one. Only negative is the chuck, I would prefer a keyless 13mm as opposed to the 10mm keyed.
Summary: Got this drill with a discount voucher which made it value for money. If using auger bits then it struggles with anything over 22mm so have to stick with using spade bits up to 25mm. Old skool chuck is a pain in the rear as chuck key is tiny. Other downside is the lead is too short, have already extended mine to 4m for overhead joist drilling. Even with the bad points, its been a life saver more than enough times to pay for itself.
Summary: dont expect the world, does the job, its nice and lightwieght. the chuck isnt very strong though and loses grip easily and really have to tighten it for it to hold, but perfect for drilling small holes ie:below 10mm.
Summary: This drill gets into places standard drills can't reach. Especially between floor joists where it is invaluable for putting in wiring and the new flexible plastic plumbing. The chuck size is on the small side so choose your auger drill bits with care.