Tool Test: Makita 18-volt Drill-Driver is Lightweight

By Glen D. Huey
Page: 29

From the April 2007 issue #161
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At just more than 3.5 pounds the Makita 18-volt 1/2″ Compact Cordless Drill-driver (BDF452) is 25 percent lighter than its predecessor, the BDF451. The loss of weight is because Makita has made changes in the drill that made it a full inch shorter in length without sacrificing much in the way of torque (only 20 percent) and let’s face it, you don’t generally have to worry much about torque in the woodshop, but the savings in length can come in handy when you’re trying to get into those small areas. Makita also dropped back to the standard two-speed design that still delivers plenty of rpm.

From the April 2007 issue #161
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