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Makita HP1640 /HP1640K
8.4 out of 10

Makita HP1640 /HP1640K

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Reviews and Problems with Makita HP1640 /HP1640K

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Overall 4
4.0

Chuck broke

Craig Mortimore, Amazon
25 May 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this drill to fasten floor plates to the concrete floor in my basement. It did very well - over 100 holes drilled for the framing job. Cut through concrete very well, if using sharp drills. Goes through cinder block effortlessly.
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Overall 10
10

I love this drill. for the price, it's unbeatable.

Keith K., Amazon
31 March 2015
  • Summary: lots of power and easy on the hands. Great for drilling through cement. After 5 minutes of drilling through cement, my hands were not tired and the drill did not excessively heat up. I used a two foot long bit and there was no wobble once I evenly tightened the chock.
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Overall 2
2.0

Gutless, the gears stripped in the first minute of use

Dynode, Amazon
21 September 2014
  • Summary: When I used this for the first time, the gears partially stripped out on the third hole, and now it runs rough. I am going to try to return it. It was for a 1.5" hole in soft waferboard with a flat wood bit.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK El Cheapo Hammer Drill

39ejhsosjdovnhbd-[-=wicncdp[-w9cdjh, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought because it was on sale for something like $40. After about 10 holes in (hard) concrete, it's locked in hammer mode. No big deal, I have a non-hammer drill too. But if you are looking for something heavy duty, apparently you get what you pay for.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Balram Ramdenny, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: Excellent drill, light weight, powerful and reasonable (cost)
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Overall 10
10

Great Hammer Drill

Amazon Shopper, Amazon
15 December 2013
  • Summary: I tried drilling 2" deep and 3/16" wide holes in a 50+ year old concrete floor with a rotary drill with a concrete drill bit and I spent 10 minutes penetrating thru just 1/8 " of concrete for one hole.
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Overall 10
10

Very satisfied with the product

Erez A "Erez A", Amazon
4 December 2013
  • Summary: I did use it for drilling in Cement and also tough wood screws. Have it for a year now and did not have any issues with it. Works perfect.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality

J. Ricketts, Amazon
12 November 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this hammer drill from Home Depot and when I attempted to use it the chuck key would not fit properly into the chuck making complete tightening impossiblle. Complete tightening (tightening from all three chuck holes) is important because of the impact nature of the tool which can loosen...
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Overall 2
2.0

Almost caught fire on third use

NeverStopImproving, Amazon
15 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this drill because I have a number of other Makita tools and have had good experiences with their construction and durability. Not so with this drill. I used it on two small projects drilling a total of ten 5/32 inch holes and it worked fine.
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Overall 2
2.0

Quit after 10 holes - Buy Something Else!

427W 1994 Mustang, Amazon
23 June 2012
  • Summary: Bought drill at HD to install 3/16" tapcons in a concrete slab. After about the 9th hole it suddenly started having bright blue flames appear from the vent slits on the back of the drill. The trigger function started to work intermittently after that until the drill altogether quit.
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