Proper tools nice case: quality.
Just brilliantthis was a big upgrade from my old cheapo light diy model and being an amateur diy hobbyst, i had no idea what a proper drill like this can do until i tried it. I find it easy to use, powerful but precise and the impact driver is perfect for drilling into bricks (which i almost couldn’t do at all with the old one). Also, battery charges quickly and lasts long. It also seems to be user-serviceable with parts available to purchase separately. The only small complaint is that i would’ve appreciated one more led light at the bottom of the grip (close to where the battery detach button goes), pointing up towards the drilling point – that would complement the existing led light that points towards the drillbit but is always obscured by the drill chuck.
Top quality gear, whether you are diying or in the trade. The case isn’t as good as the blue plastic makita ones, but it’s ok. Here are the specifications for the Makita BHP456RFWX 2-Speed 18V Li-ion Combi Drill:
- 4 pole motor
- Conveniently located push button for forward and reverse
- High comfort grips, ergonomically designed
- 2 speed metal gearbox
- Forward/reverse rotation
Very pleased with the drill stacks of torque – much better than the worx drill it replaced (heavy diy use) the battery and charger are excellent, the battery lasts hours in normal use and recharges in about 1-1. I did buy a second oem battery not makita that failed after a few months of very light use, i wont make the same mistake again i will get a makita battery.
Slight second but didn’t bother me as it only was slight damage to the case. The delivery service was excellent too.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Worth it. Great product.
- Once you’ve bought this, you can throw all your other toy drills away!
- Excellent quality for a long-lasting tool
Based on the quality of this item, i’ve decided to go with the makita line of tools for future items. I think a high-quality item in an essential too like a drill is a sensible decision – something that is built to last and will provide accurate use over many years. The mechanism is easy to use; the direction can be reversed with the push of a button. The speed can be adjusted with a turn and the modes as well (hammer / drill / screw). The battery lasts for ages before needing a re-charge. I got the model with the hard case and i must say it’s nice to have it well protected. My only (minor) gripe with the drill is the placement of the led light – it sits just under the chuck and thus it throws a shadow right onto the drillbit and area that you’re drilling into. This is not a major issue (where else could the light possibly go?), but it’s worth noting anyway.
This drill is way too good for me, i have trouble finding reasons to drill holes. It looks the dogs nuts, especially with its flash metal briefcase. It is very light and much smaller than the drills i remember as a child. I often get nostalgic when thinking of drills of days gone by.
Bought this to complete my tool set tht i use for mechaning. The drill works perfectly and charges so fast that if it does half way through a job you don’t have to wait long to start again.
Just a good tool to work with it was a pleasant suprises my old drill was on on its last legs.
I am a joiner to trade and have had many dewalt battery drills. On a comparison with a top of the range dewalt i would give it 9/10 all round but it costs half is much so imo is a really good buy.
This is a superb bit of kit, the battery goes on and on, and when it does run out just have a coffee break (22. 5 minutes) while it recharges. Absolutely no need to get a second battery – unless of course you don’t intend stopping for a break. Totally recommend this product.
It has fulfilled its first job perfectly. It is true that the case seems to be the weak point and of course, don’t forget that drill and screw driver bits aren’t included.
This drill/driver is a superb piece of equipment. It is well balanced, robust, recharges very quickly and comes in a very professional case. Its not cheap but you are getting what you are paying for.
Quick charge, battery lasts all day. Would recommend to any trade or diyerled light is obstructed by the chuck a little but no biggie. Just a shame i dropped mine into the humber estuary ten minutes into some anode and cathode work on grimsby docks;-).
I’ve bought other makes before and now wish i’d bought makita in the first place judging by this model. Very fast charging and a powerful drill for it’s size.
Quality item powerful and with the case it’s a superb bit of kit.
My husband has had the forerunner bhp452 for several years and has been fully tried and testedthis is for my son who has been jealous for so long and will stop borrowing ours.
This is a great drill – very well built and a very comfortable size, making it a joy to use. Battery charges very quickly and lasts for ages. The amount of torque this produces is scary – no way could you get that much power into a screw by handthe case looks very smart, but is perhaps a bit cheap. Fine for keeping in my cupboards in the house, but probably not sturdy enough for use on site. The internal foam fittings are great and hold the drill and charger very snugly. (edit – dec2013 – now i’ve used this drill for a few months the case has proven to be much more sturdy than i first thought. )£140 might seem a bit steep for a drill, but believe me this is worth every penny.
Bought this to do all those little jobs needed on a new home and it is far far more. Excellent tool for everyone from a diy to a builder.
Great drill, lasts ages, strong and powerful. The chargers are massive but it takes only an hour to charge fully. As someone has said before the light doesn’t shine where it is useful, but hey its a good drill.