I have been using cordless drills for many years. I have had my favorites and had a few would never buy again. If you are looking for a new cordless drill let me recommend a Makita.
The one I have has been dropped, used all day in a manufacturing environment for the past 3 years, and it still performs like brand new. It does’t look good, but if I had to buy another I would buy another Makita.
The Makita Cordless Drill Is Top Of The Line In My Book
I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t choose this one because it was the best deal. When the last one I had used at work finally bit the dust, my company told me to order one from their supplier. Since I wasn’t paying for it I got what was best rated. In my mind Makita has always been a top of the line supplier for cordless drills, so why not get one that stood up to the constant use, and abuse, that you need for repairs in a plant.
I remember thinking $185.00 is a lot of money to spend on a cordless drill when you can usually get one for under $100 that works well. And if you shop around you may even find one for under $50. But let me tell you, this drill far out surpassed any cordless drill I have ever owned. The Batteries does’t run down after an hour or two of constant use and when you buy it in a kit form with an extra battery and charger you have something that can work all day long each and every day of the week.
I have had one for 3 years – And it is the best cordless drill – Never has disappointed me.
What Makes The Makita Cordless Drill So Special
It definitely is not because you got it at a better price than a Dewalt, Craftsman or whatever favorite name brand you use! It is a quality tool and yes you do have to pay more for quality.
This drill is capable of delivering 480 in. lbs. of torque. If you are using as a driver to install 1/4″ self-tapping screws into a metal fixture, be careful it has enough torque to snap the screw or twist your wrist beyond what is normal. It is unbelievable for a compact drill that performs similar to an impact driver.
It has LED lights at the front of the drill light up your work area and stay lite a short time so you can see where to put your next screw or hole. And its handle is ergonomically designed and rubberized so you can work with it all day without getting sore.
You can check out all the details and features at the Makita Website – This drill is made to perform and to last.
Why Would You Spend More Money To Buy A Makita
In a manufacturing situation you want something that will perform well and stand up to the punishment that comes with every day use, sometimes in a dirty environment. But how about for that person who just wants a good quality drill for around the house or garage? I know the feeling. Money doesn’t come easy, and when you buy something you want to get the best deal for your investment.
For the past 3 years I have owned a Dewalt Cordless Drill for use around my house and shop. During the same period I have used the Makita Cordless Drill around work. Believe me I like my Dewalt, it has similar features to the Mikita other than the available torque. I did have to replace the batteries on the Dewalt, but on the Makita I am still working with the same batteries that I got when I bought it.
You can buy 2 new batteries for the Dewalt on EBay for about $30. That’s not too bad. But those two new batteries are about the point where I am going to have to replace them again, that’s another $30. Think about it – That Dewalt, that is a good cordless drill cost about $100 but when you add another $60 to that to keep the tool in top shape I have spent almost as much as the Makita!
Where can you buy a Mikita?
You can find them at your local Home Depot Store or Amazon. Both have a good price for them, less than what I bought one for when I went through my companies supplier.
The Choice Is Yours – Buy Something That Will Surpass Your Expectations
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If you are like me you want to get the best deal for your money and I really believe that when it comes to purchasing a cordless drill that Makita is a product you should consider as top-notch for a fair price. It out performed my expectations and I believe it will out perform yours as well.
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