The Makita BDF452HW 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill: A Closer Look

The Makita 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill is quite a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Not only does it have the coveted 18v of power, it also is a fairly compact drill that makes it easy to use in many situations.

Makita BDF452HW Driver-Drill

Just how powerful is this drill? 450 in.lbs. of max torque, that’s plenty of power for most applications out there.

This Makita 18v Cordless Drill only weights about 3.5 pounds and the body of the drill is about 8 inches long. How’s that for compact? I think most other drills I’ve used (older drills, however) easily weighed more than that.

Makita BDF452HW Driver-Drill

If you are into woodworking, this could be an ideal drill for you. If you’re not into woodworking, this also would come in plenty handy for:

  • HVAC
  • electrical work
  • plumbing projects
  • remodeling your home

Let’s take a look at some more of the features of this cordless driver drill.

Lithium-Ion batteries

This drill is part of the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series, which contain several other tools as well.

Makita Lithium Ion BatteryWhat’s so great about the lithium ion batteries in this series? Makita is able to make them weight less, run longer, and have less self-discharge. Basically this battery is going to be one of the more efficient and long lasting batteries you’ll on a drill.

Makita makes good stuff

Why Makita? They are committed to making tools that are of a professional grade but also lighter and more energy efficient than comparable models. These tools work great for contractors and home users alike. Just try one out, you’ll probably be pretty happy with it.

User reactions

People who buy this drill are generally very happy with it, and tout it as noticeably lighter and more maneuverable than they are used to.

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Also, the battery seems to run on full power and then it dies quickly once it’s out of juice, rather than slowly losing power until the battery is dead. Battery charge times are also reported to be very quick, somewhere between 15-30 minutes, which is great for people like me who always forget to charge before use!

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