While a cordless combo drill might not have high power and maximum torque compared to a corded unit. But if you need one for the general DIY projects, then you are good to go with a cordless drill driver. Also, the portability of these babies makes them easy to work on different projects around the house. The Makita DHP482Z is one amazing drill driver that comes at a friendly price but with excellent delivery.
So, is it a tool worth purchasing? Will it meet your project demands appropriately? This review will answer those two questions.
Makita DHP482Z comes with a compact and lightweight design to assure you of an easy time when working with it. You won’t experience any fatigue even if you have plenty of projects to handle. The ergonomic handle design also assures you of better control and handling. Even when you are working in a low-lit area, this fella would serve you well. The motor onboard is strong enough to handle any of your drilling projects.
Features and Functions
This is a cordless drill combo that uses a battery pack. It is powered by an 18V battery that is capable of handling the drilling projects without a problem. The drill delivers incredible power but its size is very small. This fella only measures 8.5 x 24.5 x 21cm and weighs in at just 1.4kg. You won’t have a problem working with it continuously.
Best of all, the drill driver comes with an all-gear construction that offers you high transmission durability.
As compact as this drill driver might be, it still delivers some incredible speed. It comes with a top speed of 1900RPM, along with a max torque of 62Nm. Also, the 28,500 BPM is available in the high-speed setting. Even better, there is a mechanical 2-speed control, along with a variable speed control trigger that allows you to set the needed speed for the project you are handling. With this, you can be sure of enjoying multiple drilling and fastening applications.
Makita DHP482Z is powered by an 18V battery, which allows you to handle multiple projects with ease. It might take over 3 hours to juice up the battery. But one amazing feature about the battery system is that it comes with protection to prevent it from over-discharging. It also circuit and temperature protection, which in turn enhances the performance. The battery cycle life and overall battery life is also enhanced with the protection system.
This tool can help you drill in nearly any surface, but the drilling capacity varies. For example, the drilling capacity in masonry and steel is limited at 13mm. However, wood surfaces allow you to go deeper at 38mm.
The first thing to love about DHP482Z is the ergonomic handle. Besides being lightweight, the drill also comes with a soft grip at the handle. The soft rubber grip design will offer vibration absorption and allow you to have better control. Plus, you get a re-countered rear grip portion and a ribbed grip for better handling.
There is an electric brake that assures you of your safety, especially in those emergencies. Also on board are 21 clutch settings and drill mode that allows you to enjoy better fastening control.
You get two LED lights that allow you to work in low-lit environments. Furthermore, a convenient 13mm keyless chuck is there to let you change the bit easily and without the need for any special tool.
By the way, this drill comes with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) to enhance water and durst resistance. In other words, you can easily use it in tough job site conditions.
- Compact and lightweight design for better handling
- Ergonomic handle with a soft grip for enhanced control and vibration absorption
- Comes with an electric brake and battery protection system
- Variable 2-speed and reversible motor
- Twin LED lights for working in a low-lit environment
- Some users prefer having the LED light above the chuck, not below it
Makita DHP482Z is an all-rounder that can work on any drilling or fastening application. Its delivery is impeccable, and the design is compact to offer you easy handling. Your safety is also assured as you work with the drill, which is a must for any power tool. Best of all, the price tag is very friendly.