|Review by lilredweldingrod||posted 11-07-2010 01:26 AM||4053 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
- Makita BDF452 18-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Driver Drill
- Brand: Makita | Category: Drill-Drivers
For years I have used Makita cordless tools. I was using my 9.6 volt drill about two years ago when a friend came by and began to brag on his 18 volt Dewalt drill/driver. This prompted me to start looking around for an 18 volt set to replace my rather gutless 25 year old unit.
We were in Home Depot and they were having a sale on combo kits and if you bought the kit, they would throw in an extra battery free. There was the Makita combo kit with the charger and two batteries for $279.00. We checked out the prices on the replacement batteries and found Makita to be $80.00. AND if you applied for a contractors card, they gave you $100.00. I’m sold and so was Momma. So for $179.00 Momma rolls me out on cloud 9.
I’ve been using this combo set now for two years. I fully expected the batteries to need replacing by now, but they are still recharging and doing fine. I have put to old 9.6 in retirement in a shed somewhere and these are now my go to tools.
I have used the driver to screw up to 6 inch 1/4 lag bolts with ease. I even use it when I work on one of the cars or trucks. I have been very impressed by these tools and highly recommend them to all. I expect them to last just as well as the older, weaker ones.
If you want to “Git-er-dun” these are absolute necessities in my opinion. If there were another star or two, I would go there to rate these tools.