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With rotary and rotary percussion action and 22,500bpm impact rate. Torque limiter and long side handle protect the operator. Supplied with carry case.

With rotary and rotary percussion action and 22,500bpm impact rate. Torque limiter and long side handle protect the operator. Supplied with carry case.
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2 of 5(40%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Makita 8406/2 850W 240V Diamond Core Drill
Review 1 for Makita 8406/2 850W 240V Diamond Core Drill
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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drill keeps going
21 Sep 2010
By patpending
, Harrow
"Had my drill for over ten years.
Its been repaired once
Best drill i have bought to date.
Drills 125mm holes and 40mm on a regular basis
It would be great if it had reverse on it.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Makita 8406/2 850W 240V Diamond Core Drill
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Great value core drill
6 Mar 2008
By AJWBF
, Halifax
"Great value core drill, used daily by most of our workforce, powerful and reliable."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Makita 8406/2 850W 240V Diamond Core Drill
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Would you recommend this product? No
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OK for light to medium duty
19 Mar 2014
By Steve1957
, Egham
"I've just used one of these to drill a 400mm deep hole through a solid brick wall with a 107mm core drill (I'm installing a duct for a tumble dryer) and found this drill a bit disappointing.
There is no reverse and the gap between the handle and trigger is quite small and I found it difficult to hold as I had rigger gloves on and could hardly get my finger in the gap.
The most annoying fault though is that the clutch constantly slipped at what seemed liked quite low torques. You can get quite a lot of friction from the side of a core drill once it's deep inside the hole if you move the drill slightly and the bit touches the sides but the clutch on this drill would disengage before you could right it. Really annoying and greatly extended the time it took to drill the hole. The drill is well made but perhaps a 107 mm hole is beyond its capacity. Could be ok for lighter use."
Review 4 for Makita 8406/2 850W 240V Diamond Core Drill
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dont bother
2 May 2014
By gassafeengineer
, portsmouth
"I purchased this drill after my last one died, it was the only one they had available at the time. Purchased 11 months ago and the clutch has gone, Makita refuse to repair it! say its not covered by warranty! my £99 rothenberger one lasted 2 years and only died as it got wet! Don't bother with Makita, worst power tools I have ever bought. this cost me £299 at the time so not cheap and now worthless! not happy."
Review 5 for Makita 8406/2 850W 240V Diamond Core Drill
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Core drill
13 Mar 2011
By Pmunson123
, Banbury
"Only used it once so far to drill a 50mm core, clutch slipped nearly all the time
thought I would spend a bit more to get a quality tool , VERY dissapointed will be taking it back for a refund I think
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