"I Purchased this drill because my original unit (which I have had for over 2 years), and included two,3AH battery's developed a slight problem with the trigger, regarding speed control only, but is still going strong. I now use this new drill with my original battery's for the everyday use, and my old drill with the 1.3AH battery as a screwdriver/ anything else accessory. Great bit of kit."
"The build quality, feel and use of this product are excellent. Comes with a near full on charged battery out of the box. Blasts into brick walls like butter on high speed hammer setting. (makita masonary bits from makita multi bit set used, sold seperate) Drill provides excellent value for money.
It comes with a solid battery charger, case and screwdriver bit, posidrive and flatblade. Used it to install a security system, with alarm bell box on roof apex, light enough to climb ladders with, completely portable and plenty of power to cut through brick walls. Feels very positive to hold and plenty of grip with rubber handle. For a battery drill this has a lot of power, this is felt when tightening the chuck. I can highly recommend this product, it is very high quality."
"The name Makita has been with me since the 1970's - always reliable as a site tool (110v) and over the past few years Makita have produced some outstanding 240v hand tools.. This drill is a fantastic tool and is perfectly balanced (and fast on recharge) at a budget price too. I would recommend this drill to anyone without hesitation."
"I bought one by one about 3 of those drills for our workshop. Would i recommend it? yes if you are looking for light-mid duty drill. We are using it for drilling into different types of steel. I wouldn't use it for masonry jobs - seems bit weak for that. but if you want it for DIY at home then i would say yes. This is definitely not Heavy Duty Drill. AND remember to register it on Makita's website for warranty ;o)"
"Bought this in a Scewfix sale and i am very happy with its performance and value for money.Always used cheaper drills before this one but would not go back to cheaper products. This has done all asked of it with no problems."
"Good value for this, most trusted, brand. Don't know how I ever did without this tool: so easy to use and change bits. I can do jobs with ease and in a fraction of the time now. It's light, very controllable and flexible."
"I use cordless drills daily for various tasks in my work self employed and this has to be the best value combination drill driver I have bought to date (and I do go through a few) My main criteria for a drill is the battery and longevity of use and I bought the extra battery with this as it was on offer so I can use this all day long without worrying about the battery going flat - Absolutely brilliant piece of kit."
"This drill is a big improvement on my last drill (14v) you can really feel the extra power.
Fast charging so I probably won't need an extra battery.
I have used it for a few jobs in the three weeks I have had it. I have been very satisfied with the speed and power of drilling and driving. The hammer action has gone into brick well. I have not yet had to recharge the battery."
"A really good combi drill for the price, very powerful, long lasting battery and comfortable to use all day long. Dissapointed that I purchased with a spare battery deal and a few days later the same offer was on including spare battery and 101 piece bit set"
"I bought this after using several other combi- and cordless drills. The product is durable and has a good range of bits available in addition to which I purchased a second battery pack. I'd recommend this for renovation and DIY but recognise in making this rating/review that the product may not be sufficiently powerful for professionals."
"An impressive product. Tactile finish that feels well balanced. Very compact design belies excellent power and versatility. One quick charge gave me power for a weekend away caravanning (zipped jack legs down & back up again no problem) then, back home, fitted an external socket in brickwork (4 x 6mm holes x 35mm deep) plus 1 x 20mm x 200mm in double brickwork mortar for the cable. All using the hammer action. Then finished off by driving all the screws home using the supplied bit. Still plenty of charge left for another day! Great all rounder for DIY use! Early days to enthuse about reliability but it looks promising!"
"For the money you can't go wrong! I have a few of this model and must say with heavy daily use they have all been faultless! Some may say the battery pack is small but I have a few spare 3ah battery's so this is not a big problem - quick charging of 30 min but I also have the 9amp charger so this battery is fully recharged in around 10 minutes - great drills!"
""I purchased this drill/driver as an upgrade to my previous makita which was the ni/cad battery version. This drill is much lighter but packs a mighty punch, with a much longer battery life- up to 2/3 times longer. A great performer on a range of jobs (I've just completed a 12ft raised decking project). I would recommend this drill/driver for any type of user, from everyday DIY'ers to more advanced users who may require a light but powerful and reliable drill/driver. The saving in RRP of this drill makes it a real bargain and with a half price second battery availablethis really is an offer not to be missed. A+++++"