Lets face it, in the power tool business there is a surplus of power drills to choose from and just as many different manufacturers vying for craftsmen attention. It’s also true though that no two drills are exactly alike and determining which is your soul-mate can put anyone into a pretty fat pickle. Now, in a climate where craftsmen expect everything from their power drills, Makita’s BDF452 18V LXT Lithium-Ion cordless 1/2″ driver-drill kit seems to offer the best of pretty much that, everything.
Combining industrial power with an impressive compact and lightweight design, Makita’s BDF452 cracks a whip (and drills and drives) like nobodies business. Producing intense power with a Makita-built 4-pole motor the tool delivers 450 in/lbs of Max Torque and 285 in/lbs of PTI torque, and with a 2-speed design (ranging from 0-400 & 0-1,500 RPM) the drill is designed to excel over a huge array of drilling and driving applications. Despite its big power though, the drill still weighs just a meager 4 lbs. Yes, 4 lbs, making it one of the most compact and comfortable drills in the business while still boasting serious industrial strength. The drill is only 8″ long and with an ergonomic, balanced design and cushy comfort grip, the tool is simple to operate and maneuver during virtually every circumstance. The tool additionally has an integrated L.E.D. light to illuminate your workspace while in the dark or in tight or awkward spaces keeping you in control of your work despite your working environment.
If you were wondering, the BDF452’s intense cordless power comes in the form of LXT Lithium-Ion battery technology and a rapid optimum charging system. Together this battery and charging system produce vastly more lifetime work, significantly more charging cycles, and noticeably better power tool performance for longer periods of time. Because the battery produces constant high-power and discharges far more slowly the result is a longer run-time and completely enhanced working productivity. Additionally, the battery charger (also equip with an ENERGY STAR® label) has an integrated cooling system to increase battery life and performance, and a line of communication with the battery (via computer chip) to monitor the battery’s current, voltage, and temperature for a constantly optimal performance.
The kit additionally features a three-year warranty on the driver-drill and a one-year warranty on the battery and charger, and, as Makita’s BDF452 is a tool-kit, it also includes two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, a 30-Minute rapid optimum charger, a tool case, a Phillips/slotted bit, a tool belt clip, and, of course, the driver-drill herself. As always though, if you don’t require all of these extras, you may purchase the driver-drill on her own (without the battery, charger, or trimmings) for a little less scratch (model number: BDF452Z).