Summary: I needed a nice right angle drill for tight quarters. This fills the bill quite nicely. The drill is beafy yet is compact. It has great torque and is comfortable to operate. I can vary the speed to my taste and the light is indespensible in those dark corners where the drill is used most. The quality is high. This machine is built with years of service in mind. After spending lots of money on cheap drills, I found this purchase most satisfying.
Summary: This tool has so much torque at low speeds and control of rpm using the rotating locking switch that it is absolutely in a class by itself. Worked with some brass screws in tight corners in hard maple, and found out that no other power tool could do what this did, and so delicatly, no stripped screw heads. Control was so consistent and torque so reliable.
Summary: I am a home builder. Anticipating some close quarter work, I picked up the Makita DA3010F. It sat in my tool box for a few months while I was putting up walls, beams and joists. As I progress into more detailed internal framing, I've been going to the Makita for what I will call light Hawg work. Like the other reviewer says, its lighter and won't break your wrist like the real thing.
Summary: I just reported on this drill based on specifications, compared to some of the forerunners in the competition. In addition to that review, I have to say, I just received the drill, and it is truly a well built machine. It addresses all of the other concerns reviewers were stating with the competition. The paddle on-off switch is conveniently located.
Summary: I looked at a lot of right angle drills before choosing this one. My needs are to be able to drill holes for wiring etc, in floor joists, and also being able to access cramped quarters in building cabinetry. Additionally, I needed to have a drill that would not be too powerful for mounting screws. Well this drill uniquely fills that bill exactly.
Summary: I looked hard at these drills before I picked this one. The head height and variable speed is what sold me on this one. None of the others had this minimum clearance. One cautionary note, the paddle switch is large, which makes it easy to run the drill, but also easy to accidentially switch it on. So when changing out drill bits UNPLUG IT! Also you need to be a little careful when you put it down, as you could put it down so that the switch kicks on.
Great product...ordered a 2nd for a friend...the DeWalt DT71517-Qz is NOT A DRILL merely an adaptor...still waiting for my refun
Phil Fricano, Amazon
12 June 2014
Summary: The Makita DA3010F Right Angle Drill is excellent, and what I expected. However, the DeWalt Right Angle Drill (that which I first ordered) is NOT a Drill, it is merely a right angle drill bit holder/adapter and the image provided is absolutely misleading as it appears that the item has a 110Volt power cord exiting the end of the tool..
Summary: This is a robust and compact tool. This replaced a Makita battery right angle drill that I had for years. I decided the corded tool would be a better choice long term for use in my shop after evaluating the cost of and the eventual obsolescence of the batteries. I have been satisfied with the quality of Makita tools and think this might be the last right angle drill I have to buy.
Summary: My earliest Makita tools were inexpensive and durable, if a bit crude. The newer ones are not cheap, but they are well made, efficient and seem dependable. This drill is compact and well designed. They went with a keyed chuck to minimize the size of the head, a decision that will be appreciated in tight spots. The paddle/handle design works for me. Caveat: it's only 4 A; I don't think you'd want to cut through rows of 3" joists with it.
Summary: After a couple of decades of abuse, I finally ruined the bevel gears of my old Milwaukee close quarter drill. Reading the reviews of the new model, certainly is not encouraging. In fact, the reviews of existing close quarter drills were not impressive. So I decided to go right angle. There is a jump in price, and the good ones will cost you. I decided on the Makita, because of the features, and the moderate price. So far, so good.