Has real good torque power. Great for electrician or plumber or engine work
tml9170 "Cigar1Retired", Amazon
7 February 2015
Summary: Extremely well made. Easy to handle and adjust the drilling speed. Makita just makes an excellent product. Firm feel in hand and will handle about any job i thro at it. Including hardened steel engine housings to doing electrical holes or plumbing holes needed in frame work. Where a rt angle drill is needed. Hold on tight, this baby has some torque!
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.
Lowest profile right angle with a standard chuck, safety concerns with switch, no clutch.
Jesse Guardiani, Amazon
26 February 2014
Summary: I just received this item in the mail from Amazon (Feb 26th, 2014). The first thing I noticed was that it didn't come in a carrying case. I was a little surprised by that on a tool this expensive and specialized, but it's not the end of the world. The Back Story: I don't need this tool very often. I'm a home owner, woodworker, and handyman. I write software for a living, but I like to get my hands dirty otherwise.
Summary: The drill seems to be very well built. It feels good in the hand, and the chuck is a quality chuck. I've had some drills where the chuck was pretty low quality. My complaint and the reason for my 2-star rating is the speed control. The speed control using the graduated trigger is too sensitive for me - its too over-rev the drill on startup, and its too easy to start to bog the drill down if you're drilling at a low speed.