makita cordless drill 18v Performance
This cordless drill has a maximum turning speed of 1,900 RPM, which is the second highest among the tools we considered. But it lacks a bit in the maximum amount of torque it can produce: 480 inch-pounds. This is about the average among the drills we reviewed. It’s enough to get most jobs done, but two other drills we evaluated provide up to 650 inch-pounds of torque.
makita cordless drill set Specifications
At 3.3 pounds, this is one of the lightest drills you can buy. It also has a soft rubber grip and an ergonomic handle. This combination makes it a very comfortable tool to hold, and you won’t wear out your hand if you use it for an extended period.
The drill also has 21 clutch settings, which are perhaps the most misunderstood settings on cordless drills. The clutch is designed to disengage the drill from the drive train (in other words, to stop drilling) when it meets a certain level of resistance. This enables you to fasten two objects together without bottoming out or stripping the screw. The benefit of having 21 clutch settings gives you precise control over how deep you insert a screw.
makita cordless drill drivers Accessories
The dual LED lights on this cordless drill allows you to see what you’re doing clearly, even in darkened environments.
The Makita XFD10R comes with a hard case that holds the tool, batteries and charger, making it portable and easy to store. The case also protects the tool from damage during transport to a jobsite.
The attached belt lop allows you to quickly stow the tool so both of your hands can be free to do other things. It’s especially convenient when you move up and down ladders or from one part of the job site to another. It’s a commonly found feature, but not all drills have it.
This drill comes with a battery meter to let you know how much juice you have in real time. Running out of power half way through drilling a hole risks damaging both the tool and the bit.
It lacks on-tool bit storage; most of the other drills we reviewed at least have a spot where you can store a screwdriver bit so you can drive in a quick screw without having to search for the bit you need.