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Best darn driver I've ever used

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Review by Jim posted 2392 days ago 2526 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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How many tools evoke real pleasure each time you use them? This Makita will do that. I was replacing a patio cover while doing a “Paint the Town” project a couple of years ago. The cover was composed of dozens of 16’ long 2×4’s that needed to be screwed into the crossmembers. A guy that fixed my garage door recommended I buy this Makita for the job. Boy, was he right. Now I typically reach for the Makita before I consider any other drill/driver. The impact takes some getting used to, but the torque vs weight ratio is worth the learning curve. This model is 12v and unless you’re planning on removing frozen lugnuts, I can’t see any reason to get anything more powerful.

The chuck takes 1/4” bits and the perfect match are those DeckMate ACR screws available at the box stores.
I carry an assorment in a tackle box, along with some pilot drills for finer work. Start using one, and your other drill/drivers will begin collecting dust.

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything




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#1 posted 2392 days ago

The guy who installed my show garage door said the same about his Makita. All I can do right now is just dream about buying one.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#2 posted 2392 days ago

Hey .. Dreams are free.

Thanks for the review.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#3 posted 2392 days ago

Looks like it’s well used. So I guess it was a great buy also.

I’ve bought a Ridgid 90 deg driver and it’s great. The first battery operated driver tool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 2391 days ago

Thanks for writing the review.

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#5 posted 2391 days ago

I’ll have to agree, my Makita screw guns/drills (all of them over the years) have never let me down.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 2187 days ago

Me too, i used a makita back when i worked in a cabinet shop and got hooked, so finally last year i bucked up and bought one for myself. well worth the $$

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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