Makita Cordless Drill Pros And Cons
√PROS: The Makita BHP452HW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-inch Driver-Drill Kit with Hammer Mode is one of the best portable power tools on the market. The drill is powered by lithium-ion batteries which charge-up rapidly and holds the charge. Unlike chargers from other brands, the charger has a fan for active cooling which results in much faster charging. It recharges easily in 15 minutes or less.
The drill has an amazing amount of power and is lighter than the older 9-volt version. It has a rubberized grip, an LED light, is nicely balanced, has a flat clip that slips over a belt, and has a sturdy casing with a place for screw driver and drill heads.
The Makita functions well while performing many jobs. The drill has enough power to drive cement screws into well seasoned brick or concrete and is strong enough to cut holes for recessed light cans and in-ceiling speakers, such as 8″ holes in 5/8” tongue and groove, 14” holes in sheetrock, and can bore 4-5/8” holes in stucco backed by OSB board.
√CONS: The Makita BHP452 might not be the best choice for heavy duty commercial jobs due to the two speed gearbox and lack of torque that can be found with three speed versions. The drill has been dropped off eight foot ladders without loosening the sturdy casing but it tends to get hot after drilling for a few minutes in extremely hard wood. The choice of any drill should be matched to the kind of job that is to be undertaken.
However, according to most of the customers who have purchased the Makita BHP452HW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-inch Driver-Drill Kit, it has been awarded a five star rating due to it’s power, light-weight, and long-lasting batteries that are easily and rapidly recharged.