Makita cordless drill driver - which to chose?

2 Jan 2009
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Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
I am upgrading from a black and decker cordless drill whose battery died and is not worth replacing.

Im after a cordless drill for light work in wood and for screws - any heavy stuff for masonry I'll leave to my corded SDS.

I've seen this

but don't know if its going to be too feeble. Also is the small battery going to hold out?
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Makita generally have a good reputation. Whether this particular drill driver is fit for what you need to do is a question of looking at the specification: it claims to drill 10mm in steel and 18mm in wood.

As to whether the batteries will 'hold out', look at the rating. Those 2.6Ah batteries will do very well.
For driving in screws and light drilling that will be fine. I have a 9.6V makita drill not that one but the 6260. Its very light and perfect for when you don't need that extra torque, even though it packs a good 30Nm or so of torque.
I usually have it with a pilot/countersinker bit permanently in the chuck. Saves a lot of time swapping bits and what not.
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I have 2 12v makita drill drivers and I cannot rate them high enough. They are light enough to use for long periods of time and although only 1.3 ni-cad batteries they last a good long time between charges, i always ensure that they are fully discharged before recharging.

Check this deal out here.

4 batteries and a 30 min charger plus a drill/bit set

Or this

Happy shopping :D

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