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Makita Sub-Compact Drill/Driver and Impact

Talk about reinventing the drill/driver and the impact, Makita did just that with their new Sub -Compact tools.  Now before you jump on my case and say these aren’t the most powerful 18V drill/driver and impacts on the market, that isn’t what Makita is going for with these two new tools.  Let’s face it, most of the time you don’t use a drill/driver or impact to it’s fullest extent and you don’t need all that power.  So with that said, why carry all the extra weight around with you all day?  Why fight the added power and the added weight...

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Makita FD07R1 12V MAX Brushless Cordless Driver-Drill

We have worked with Makita in the past, but this is the first time we had a chance to check out their new 12V drill driver.  The Makita FD07R1 is a 3/8″ drill/driver that has a ton to offer.  Before being introduced to this drill, my go to 12v drill was the Bosch 12V.  I think both of these 12V drills leave the competitors in the dust.  I know I will get some slack for that, but let me explain.  With a 12V drill, I don’t want the biggest, baddest drill.  I don’t want all that extra weight and...

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Makita XPH07Z Brushless 18V Hammer Drill

Are you looking for power, balance and long run times?  If so this article is for you.  Well not the article, but the Makita XPH07Z Hammer Drill.  This is one of the most powerful 18V drills on the market with 1,090 in. lbs. of torque.  Yes, I did type that correctly, that is a heck of a lot of power.  In hammer mode it delivers 0 – 31,500 BPM which will drill just about any hole through masonry.  Did I mention it has a brushless motor which can give it longer run times and a longer life. If you...

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Makita LXT Drill/Driver Review – BHP452

  This Makita Drill/Driver is built with a maximum torque motor that delivers 450 in. lbs. of efficient torque, and at the same time is very compact in size. It is only 8″ long and weighs in at a light 3.5 lbs. It has a 2-speed design (0-400/ 0-1500) and covers a wide range of drilling and driving applications. The Shift-Lock drive system sleeve quickly shifts from “hammer drill” to “driver” mode. The drill/driver also comes with a built-in LED light for illuminating the work area. This tool accepts all Makita Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries. The Makita Cordless Drill work capacity is Steel:1/2″ Wood: 1-1/2″ Masonry: 1/2″. Blows per minute: Low:0-6,000, High: 0-22,500. Watt hours for the Drill/Driver are 54 and the battery (Ah) is 3.0 This is a nice compact Drill/Driver. It is very light weight and extremely well balanced, which really takes operator fatigue out of the equation when doing a long job. The Ergonomic shape fits in your hand like a tight glove. The drill delivers even pressure and control is very easy. The only option on this drill that seems a little silly to us was the Built-In LED light. When we were using the drill, the light made no difference what-so-ever in illuminating the work area, and unless you are really working in the dark, you don’t need it. You can see from our video...

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