"I read that Makita's Brushless DC motor gives double the runtime from a single charge because there is no friction caused by brushes. This BL system reduces heat and increases output. I was impressed by this drill - it is compact, light but deceptively powerful, is well-balanced, has a smooth and precise response, is quieter than other drills and does remain cooler in use. It is a joy to use. I have had it a month now and used the hammer, drill and screw functions in many tasks including securing heavy wooden posts into masonry. The doubled runtime from a fast 22 minute charge lived up to the claims and I feel confident that a 2nd battery is not required. The LED job light is a very useful feature although a brighter one would be welcome. Overall am really pleased with this drill and unreservedly recommend it."
If you are thinking about buying any Makita drill buy this well worth the extra money. I have a Makita 18v li-ion a few years older and its great but this is in its own league its lighter, better looking, more powerful, BL motor & what the trade wants
"best drill iv ever had, battery last me 2/3 days average use, I was going to get a second battery but its not needed, unless you want to drill for England, when battery runs down half way though a job pop it back on charge for 5 min, compact body, so it fits in really tight spaces, light and powerful enough to drill a lot of 10 mm holes in steel overhead, LED light could be better, body of drill casts a shadow on drill bit, if i could switch it on independently and use it as a work light."
"Not the cheapest drill and only comes with 1 battery. Its true in this case that you get what you pay for though. fantastic drill and long life 3ah battery life. Super fast battery charge. Just need to save up for a second battery now!"
"Want a fantastic, reliable, hardworking and mature drill? Don't click anything else until you have had a real good look at this.
Bought this drill in November. This ticks all the boxes and more!! The only minor down side is only one battery comes with the drill, but bought another, no problem. Awesome 22 minute charger, even better when got 2 batteries, never had to wait for one to charge up. I use this drill every week, at least.
Lovely brake on the drill. Chuck has come a bit loose I think twice, thankfully not while drilling, just with a screw driver bit in