"As I could never find a drill when I needed one (my husband has them all tucked away in the garage), I went mad and bought this drill on impulse - all to be mine,used by me and squirrelled away in MY workroom.
However, my husband needed a drill quickly for a job upstairs so (against my better judgement) I produced this Makita drill with all its' bits and pieces ready charged in its' case. Well - the urgent job forgotten, hubby turned it over, examined all, played with the bits and pieces and then tested the work capacity by drilling a different hole.
Suffice it to say, he declared it a "wonder in one place", everything HE needed for any job without searching for drill in one area and required accessories in several other places. He sulked when I said I had bought it for me.......okay, after 2 hours I could stand no more and gave it too him.
Terrific value for money (I got the extra battery) and a purchase I would recommend to all."
"I studied what was available and this drill while dearer than others is by far the best as is the 3ah battery. Do not confuse this battery with even other Makita drills usually with only 1.3 ah batterys so you need 2.. This one charges in 22min and lasts all day. The gearbox on it is also amazing with enough torque to unscrew old screws you cant turn by hand and i am pretty strong. I have drilled into masonry with it and the separate screw and drill features really do work driving screws in until flush without driving them right through the wood."
"What can you say about this drill it is true when they say you get what you pay for, we have just moved house and the drill has never stopped it seems to go forever on one charge I have charged it once from new and that only took 20 mins. Superb drill"
"I have to be honest, this has got to be the best drill I have ever owned!! I have had plenty of run of the mill average priced drills and they always gave up on me after about a couple years, but this just something else!! Simple, lightweight and such ease to change bits!! The charger unlike others, when it says 22 mins for a charge, it actually take that amount of time!! Many times I have had to wait till the end of days to get a good charge before!! Now just enough time for a cup of tea!! :)"
"Bought as present for son whose existing drill with Ni Cad battery (Bosch) could not hold a charge. He is delighted, the Lion battery has tremendous life after charging and is very powerful. Drill is a bit on heavy side but came with a case and a toolset incorporated within it. The only downside is a replacement battery costs almost as much as the drill but it recharges very quickly so personally I would not go for the offer of an additional battery even with the screwfix offer of £50 off. I called into a screw fix shop and staff were incredibly helpful and gave me great advice on what to buy."
"great drill for the money, tools that came with it i already have but no harm in having them again. (things do wear out after all) & no need for a second battery with a 22 min recharge time just put on charge have a brew & it's ready when you are"
"Bought 3 weeks ago to replace my older Makita drill which lasted 6 years and 100's of hours work. Knowing the reliability of my last kit, i purchased this newer version with confidence. my initial thoughts are wow! - vast improvment on battery life, very fast charger and plenty of power. having the drill accessories in the box is very handy though the driver bits are brittle (both pz2's gone on first day) cannot comment on long term reliabilty but have confidence in the Makita brand."
"bought this cordless for site use,the power in this drill is as good as it gets,use it for many jobs,i fitted and drilled out six internal doors with this drill and it still had some life in the battery.would recommend this product."
"I needed a new drill after getting tired of charging the batteries on my old Hilka every time I needed to do a quick job.
The Matika is a great product, the Lithium batteries provide much better life than I've ever been used to. I've not used it on brick yet but it's made easy work of wood, metal, tile, pottery and plaster.
The quick charger makes life a whole lot less stressful, no more waiting a whole day for something to charge enough for 5 minutes use.
The additional pieces that came with it have come in handy."
"Wanted to replace my old 12v drill. Chose this drill as I had heard good things about Li-Ion batteries. More powerful than my 12v but also lighter. Does everything a 18v multi-drill should. And with 3Ah the battery lasts and lasts and is very powerful. The accessory pack has everything a DIYer could need."
"I fell in love with this drill when I visited my local store and handled a demo model, but at the time I couldn't afford it. Got this one over Christmas on sale (147 quid) and it's fantastic, excellent tool, highly recommend it. It is comfortable, plenty powerful and light.
One thing I love about this drill is that it does not make that high pitched whistling sound that a lot of cheaper drills make when being used at very low speed (internal speed controller noise), I was able to use this late at night over Christmas to put things together for the kids without making much noise, just by keeping the rpm low.
The drill is well balanced and never feels as if it will tip over when left free standing on a counter top- I've had other drills fall forwards and damage drill bits etc.
For this price it is an absolute bargain, the accessories aren't the best- but they're not bad by any stretch.
My only complaint is that I've heard people are having problems with the lithium ion batteries on Makita products- some people say they've had numerous failures with their battery packs while others say they've had no problems at all. Personally I've had nothing but good results from this drill and no problems so far.
I combined this with a drill holster for my tool belt and I'm glad I did- a tool belt really helps cordless tools come into their own as you can be up and down ladders and moving around a lot without leaving vital accessories behind.
"At the Screwfix offer price, this set represents excellent value for money. The drill is well balanced and powerful. The battery life is very good and the fast recharge time is a boon. The attachments are reasonably comprehensive and cover most common tasks. I have slight niggles with the design of the box catches and the internal plastic screen covering the attachments, but these do not detract significantly from the overall impression. A very good buy."