Makita DA4000LR 7.5 Amp 1/2-Inch 350-Degree Right Angle Drill

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Makita DA4000LR 7.5 Amp 1/2-Inch 350-Degree Right Angle Drill

Makita DA4000LR description

This D-handle drill has an angle attachment that rotates 360deg for versatile drill positioning. It features a quick-switch drill head for low- or high-speed settings and a strong support handle for optimal control. Amps: 7.5, Chuck Size (in.): 1/2, Speed (RPM): 400 and 900, Side Handle: Yes, Keyless Chuck: No, Variable Speed: Yes, Case Included: Yes  

Makita DA4000LR specifications

Pistol-Grip Drills
Right-Angle Drills
Quick switch drill head for low (0 - 400 RPM) or high (0 - 900 RPM) speed
Powerful 7.5 amp motor for improved performance
Ergonomically designed rubberized grip for comfort
All ball bearing construction for long tool life and smooth operation
Angle attachment may be removed and drill used as a straight drill
9.04 pounds
Package Height
5.5 inches
Package Width
17.2 inches
Package Length
20.8 inches
Package Weight
17.95 pounds

Makita DA4000LR reviews

Great drill
So far I have to say it's an excellent drill and would recommend it to any one. Only bad thing I have to say about it is the crappy case they give you.
Powerful enough and quiet
I have owned this drill for about 3 years. I am an electrician and use the drill almost daily. I've never had it run out of power (although when I'm drilling through more than 6 inches of wood I will reduce my bit down to 3/4 inch. The plastic collar of the side handle has broken a little after getting dropped on a wood subfloor in 30 degree weather, but I think that's almost to be expected. What I like most is that it's light (which means a lot when you are carrying it up and down a ladder all day, and that it's quiet!! This is a big plus because often the drill is only a couple feet from your ears. I know I could wear hearing protection but it's easier to just buy a quiet drill. Today I'm buying a second one for another employee I've been so pleased!
Received Two that Leaked Oil
I ordered and received this item twice in a defective condition. Each time the drill arrived with a very noticeable amount of light oil in the case. The case was also deformed each time. I do not believe based on an inspection of the packaging that UPS mishandled the box in transit. In other words, it was only subject to the normal amount of abuse and not crushed up.

I called Makita and they said the oil in the case is not normal and I should return it, which I did. After the second arrived with the leak I gave up and ordered the Milwaukee 3107-6. No problems with that unit and I should have known better and just ordered the Milwaukee in the first place. I was fooled by the slightly higher rpm on the Makita which is wholly unnesseary and may be even detrimental for the large holes I purchased this machine to bore. The problem here may be that the Makita case is just so flimsy, and it is the worst case I have ever seen, that it cannot be relied upon for any type of protection in transit. Here's the problem with Amazon and other internet retailers: they do not pack well and rely on the product's original packaging for protection. The Milwaukee's case is solid, the Makita's is not and this creates a problem when you are getting almost no padding in your shipment.
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