Review: Makita BHP452HW Compact Cordless Percussion Driver Drill
It happens because the drill’s too heavy, even for a strong guy like you.But what can you do if you need an 18 volt model to handle a heavy duty job?Many of them are heavy tools with big batteries.They’re a clear invitation to muscle fatigue.
It combines a drill/driver for making holes and driving screws with a hammer drill for drilling into masonry and stone.You need just one drill on the job, not two.By the way,it’s only 8-3/4” long.And it’s well balanced and easy to hold with its soft-grip handle.I’ve found this Makita drill has power to spare,and plenty of versatility to handle all kinds of jobs.
First,look at the Makita 18 volt motor
- It delivers 450 in./lb maximum torque, which is a lot.(Torque is the force that rotates an object around an axis or pivot in other words, twisting power.)
- The motor is 4 pole,which means it has 4 electromagnets,not the 2 that a 2 pole motor has.
- The Makita 18 volt 4 pole motor produces twice the torque of a 2-pole.While it’s also true that a 2-pole produces twice the speed of a 4 pole,this tool has all the speed it needs, and then some.It’s the torque that’s important here.
Lithium-ion batteries charge fast, deliver longer life.The motor has 16 firm contact terminals,so you get constant high power.
Makita could make its reputation on its batteries alone.As pioneers in lithium-ion technology,Makita set a standard in cordless tools that the industry is still trying to match.Lithium-ion batteries clearly outperform nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries, which you’ll find on other cordless brands.Makita’s 18 volt lithium-ion batteries have a useful life of approximately 2,000 cycles,2-1/2 times the cycles of NiCd. batteries,and weigh 40 percent less.Produce 430 percent more total work time over their life.
More quality features for reliability on the job.- 1/2” bits for 1/2” holes in metal, 1-1/2” in wood, and 1/2” in masonry
- Makita’s shift-lock drive system shifts fast and smoothly.You go from drill/driver to hammer drill in seconds.
- Hammer piston can deliver 0-6,000 blows per minute or 0-22,500.Choose the right speed for your job.
- Built-in LED light to light up your work area.This sounds like a small detail, but it’s a feature users love.You’ll wonder why every drill doesn’t have one.
- An electric brake,for instant stop.An important safety feature.
- This kit includes the drill,two batteries,Rapid Charger,and case.Get the bits you want, and you’re ready to go.
What the users are saying.
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Some users complained about the case: too small for a quantity of extra bits,and didn’t hold contents snugly.One user said his palm would accidentally hit the forward/reverse button Some users mentioned the lack of a holder for extra bits on the drill