Summary: the drill is fine overall, but the lead is only 2m. lots of my work involves being around 3m off ground. i also purchased a 50m double socket extention lead, but due to the drill lead being too short it isnt practical to use. the 2 part keyless chuck is hard to get tight enough to hold the drill bit when drilling steel. the 1 part chucks used on most cordless drills are far better than this.
Summary: " Bought this drill a month ago after my Dewalt packed in after many years of great service, got to say this is the worst drill I have ever used emailed Makita customer service no reply, great, not sure it can go back to BQ after being used. The chuck is absolute rubbish does not matter how tight you do it up comes loose after a few seconds forever re-tightening. Small drill bits disappears in the chuck. Advice do not waste your money.
Summary: I Have one of these over a year now and chuck has failed. It became harder and harder to open and close by hand to the point where I started using a pair of grips instead of by hand. Now even grips wont make it open or close.
Summary: The drill is smooth, powerfull and well balanced with an excellent chuck. The tool box is very well thought out with secure storafe for everything you might want. Only wishes would be slightly longer flex (though adaquete) and fixed settings for variable speed - though the variable speed triger works reasonably well. Once again Makita proves the right choice.