Makita 6408 4.9 Amp 3/8-Inch Drill

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Makita 6408 4.9-Amp 3/8-Inch Drill

Makita 6408 description

Variable speed (0 - 2,500 RPM). Includes reversible switch and lock on button. All ball bearing construction. Amps 4.9 (115V). Double insulated. Convenient belt clip Standard Equipment: Keyless chuck.  

Makita 6408 specifications

Pistol-Grip Drills
Keyless chuck for fast and easy bit installation and removal
Large trigger switch for easy operation
Low decibel rating (79dB) for quieter operation
Powerful 4.9-amp motor
Variable speed (0- to 2,500-rpm) for drilling in a wide variety of materials
3.1 pounds
Package Height
2.9 inches
Package Width
9.6 inches
Package Length
10.7 inches
Package Weight
3.9 pounds

Makita 6408 reviews

Well Balanced
helpful for 9 of 9 people
This drill packs alot of power for only 4.9 amps. The tool is very well balanced and very quiet. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the "unremoveable" chuck. The owners manual does not give any instructions on how to remove nor is there any discernable fiting inside the chuck. All in all a good drill with ample power. Remember Makita makes their own motors.
The chuck is removable
After breaking the keyless chuck (don't ask). I too was stumped as to how to remove it. I finally decided I had nothing to lose by taking the drill apart. After clamping the broken end of the chuck in a vise, I was able to apply enough force to the gear to unscrew the shaft from the chuck. A new replacement chuck screws back on the same way.

This is a great drill and I'm very pleased with it's performance.
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Excellent drill.
I bought this to use on an as-needed basis and ended up using it a whole lot.
It is really well built and worth the little bit more that you might spend versus a competitor.
Just get it... and hang shelves, adjust everything, install an A/C, build something from random Home Depot parts.. whatever. Very handy tool.
quiet and smooth
Very quiet and smnooth running drill. Recently used w/ wire brushes to remove rust from cental A/C compressor fan cover.Worked very well in that application. High speed w/ the brushes resulted in rapid rust removal.Drill is well balanced. Very good power for a high RPM drill!!!
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