Makita DA4031 10 Amp 1/2-Inch Joist and Stud Drill

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Makita DA4031 10 Amp 1/2-Inch Angle Drill

Makita DA4031 description

The sidewinder handle on this angle drill rotates 90deg left or right for versatile drill positioning. The 10 Amp motor provides powerful performance and the toque limiter disengages the motor if the bit ever binds (low speed only). The tools heavy-duty side handle means extra support, and you can store the hex wrench in the adjustable top handle. An ergonomically designed grip provides even more comfort and less operator fatigue. this two-speed drill has a no-load speed of 300 RPM on low and 1200 RPM on high. Amps: 10, Chuck Size (in.): 1/2, Speed (RPM): 300 and 1,200, Side Handle: Yes, Keyless Chuck: No, Variable Speed: Yes, Case Included: Yes  

Makita DA4031 specifications

Right-Angle Drills
Adjustable top handle with hex wrench storage
Powerful 10 amp motor
Heavy duty side handle
No load speed of 300 on low and 1,200 on high
Includes plastic tool case, check key, key holder, drill chuck, hex wrench, and side handle grip
22 pounds
Package Height
6.1 inches
Package Width
17.2 inches
Package Length
23.5 inches
Package Weight
22.8 pounds

Makita DA4031 reviews

Well made, with power to spare!
helpful for 9 of 9 people
I'd made due with my 3/8" drill in the past and borrowed whenever I needed larger, but I knew that wouldn't cut it for this summer's project. The time had come to bite the bullet and invest in a substantial heavy-duty drill. I'm happy to report that the project is nearly complete and the DA4031 has delivered in spades. I chose the Makita over the DeWalt Timberwolf and Milwaukee HoleHawg because of the added power (10 amps) and features. The Makita's spade handle adjusts 90 degrees to any position with an Allen wrench that is stored cleverly in the handle. The auxiliary rubber-grip pipe handle screws into either side. Best of all, the switch handle rotates a full 90 degrees in either direction at the press of a button. These combined features make the drill comfortable to hold in any position. That's good, because at 12 pounds, this is a serious piece of equipment...

Now back to the project. In building my deck, I affixed the ledger board to the house with twelve ½" x 10" galvanized lag screws (3.5" of ledger board, 2.5" of wallboard, 10" of sill beam). I pre-drilled each hole to depth with the DA4031, then (using a ½" drive socket adapter) turned each lag screw in flush (final tighten by hand). These were done one after another, on a hot day, with no sign at all of fade from the drill. The final tighten required a ½" x 18" breaker bar, so I know turning the lags in was no cakewalk! I then used a ½" x 12" self-feed auger bit to drill sixteen holes through 9" of lumber for the lag bolts on the cantilever support. The DA4031 has also drilled all the holes for my railing support posts. Final verdict? Nothing on this project came close to stressing this drill. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of construction, ergonomics, or power. I will probably never come close to using this drill to its full potential, but I like having a quality tool with more than enough power to get any job done. The DA4031 has both these bases well covered.

Joist & Stud Drill Best Buy
based on price ...performance....features...this tool is a best buy in the category of commercial quality plumbing-electrical specialty drills
Last stud drill I'll ever buy...
I've been using this drill for a few weeks and my only regret is that I waited so long to buy one. This was purchased to replace another angle drill I had been using (yellow and black) that didn't perform to my expectations, when it finally died I went with the Makita. It's not the least expensive, but I've always had good experiences with Makita products in the past, so the choice was easy.
I've been boring holes in treated lumber, studs, joists, glue lam beams, ect.. with a self feeding bits, and this drill powers through with no problems. Only downfall is the Allen key holder that is built into the grab handle, the wrench tends to fall out sometimes, this didn't keep me from giving it 5 stars, I just leave the key in the case.
great right angle drill
amazon was great,great price and quick shipping...the drill is wonderful.having owned and used the hole hawg in the past,this ones a plumbtrician so i need to drill holes from a half inch to five and a half inch diameter on a daily basis.i use my inch and an eight 18" naileater and even in southern yellow pine it hardly bogs the drill down.use sharp bits and be sure to read the directions for bracing the will hurt you quickly.....
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