|Review by Jim||posted 02-03-2008 02:49 AM||3305 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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