That’s what Popular Woodworking Magazine
had to say in their April issue
about the Makita 18V Compact ½” Driver Drill (BDF452HW)
. In PW’s recent test of cordless drills powered by 18V Lithium-Ion batteries, the Makita BDF452HW came out on-top against the likes of Hitachi, Milwaukee, Ridgid, Ryobi, Skil, and DeWalt.
The staff at PW clearly liked Makita’s superior power-to-weight ratio and ergonomic fit. And in a rare mention, the editors pointed out that they preferred Makita’s single-latch for a smooth and easy battery change. This often-overlooked feature is yet another benefit to Makita’s breakthrough Lithium-Ion battery technology
Makita’s BDF452HW Driver Drill is unique in both design and performance. The 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery reaches full charge in just 15 minutes, four times faster than the competition. The Makita-built motor delivers 450 in.lbs. of torque in a compact design weighing only 3.5 lbs, the best power-to-weight ratio of any compact driver-drill on the market. And the Driver-Drill features a new black and white exterior design, distinguishing this compact model from Makita’s top-of-the-line product in the LXT Series. It’s ideal for professional trade users doing finish work, cabinetry, woodworking, HVAC, installation, and general contractors who require a best-in-class engineered compact cordless drill.
Other Makita compact products include the 18V Compact Impact Driver (BTD142HW
) and the 7.2V Impact Screw Driver (TD020DSEW