Summary: My old Makita finally bit the dust today and it was a no brainer, when it comes to replacing it. The old one has the date 2003 on the data plate (Have I really had it that long?). It's been used around 5 days every week, for drilling and chiselling concrete and its never missed a beat. I've really abused it too. It's got so hot it started to chuck a bit of grease out around three years ago ( only when it got exceptionally hot) and it still went on working.
Summary: The only thing that will stop this machine from working is Kryptonite!! It will drill any material and is awesome in hammer only mode. Chiselled a meter long trench in solid concrete until it was so hot I thought it was going to melt, but no she just kept on going. Brilliant!
Summary: I've owned one for over three years. I've used it to core drill through cavity walls and 2ft thick granite walls for waste pipe, chiseled acres of render and pointing, stitched drilled joist pockets in granite. I've run my poor drill until the body it too hot to hold many many times, and to be fair it should have died ages ago but its still working strong. When it does finally melt I will be getting another...
Summary: I had a cheap poxy drill for the past 5 years and spent 2 hrs trying to drill through my house external wall. I got fed up, my hands and arms were hurting, not to mention the noise the poor neighbours had to put up with. I then went and bought this drill, it took me 30 seconds to drill through my whole wall!!! I would say Money Well Spent! As it is SDS, buy the "Keyed Chuck & SDS Plus Adaptor 13mm" too, so you can use standard drill bits with this drill..
Summary: After spending years swearing, fuming and raging at the incompetence and awkwardness of the usual DIY brand jobbies, I eventually got a real drill – and fell in love. To the tune of ‘Maria’, from West Side Story….. Makita, Makita, I just used a drill called Makita, I took her through the wall, With no trouble at all, Oh! Makita. Get a 13mm chuck for her whilst you’re ordering and throw your poxy drill in the landfill.
Summary: I'm working on a renovation project and needed a workhorse for heavy drilling / coring / chiselling in concrete, hard brick and de-tiling acres of bathrooms and kitchens. It's delivered on every job that I've tried it on. The features of the tool are pretty limited - it goes round and round and bashes stuff to bits. The power cord (long flexible and rubberised) is excellent. It could do with a spirit level - I'm a bit kack handed.
Summary: I have been using this drill 5/6 days a week, this drill takes a battering from me and it has not let me down once, i use it for chiseling masonry, drilling and hanging radiators and core drilling holes for flu's and waste pipes these are things i do daily and i am very pleased with this drill for the price. It also had a very long cord wich does come in handy when you dont have access to an extension cord.