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The Makita BDF451 is a mid-grade power drill designed to provide an enhanced durability and longer lifetime.

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works fast with a good amount of power behind it

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comfortable to work with, well balanced and ergonomic

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runs very long on one charge

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Cons

speed switch gets stuck frequently

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no hammer mode is available, despite some descriptions to the contrary

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light doesn't point right at the place you're working on

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too easy to over-drive screws, even at the lowest setting

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The Makita BDF451 is a mid-grade power drill designed to provide an enhanced durability and longer lifetime. In fact, Makita claims the BDF451 drill will produce a 280% total lifetime with the included Lithium-Ion battery and 2x more cycles with one charge. The BDF451 features a 4 pole torque motor that Makita claims will deliver 560 pounds of torque in a "compact size". The Makita BDF451 power drill includes additional features such as two built in LED lights for working in the dark, a 45 minute charger with a built-in fan to cool the battery, a special LXT lithium battery designed for longer run times, 3 individual speeds, a 3 year warranty on the device, and a 1 year warranty on the battery.

Features
  • Mid-grade power drill
  • Longer lasting LXT Lithium Ion battery
  • 2x more cycles with one charge
  • 45 minute charger with battery cooling fan
  • 4 pole torque motor; delivers 560 pounds of torque
  • 2 built-in LED lights for increased visibility
  • 3 individual speeds
  • 3 year device warranty; 1 year battery warranty
Specs
  • Included
    • 2 LXT Lithium Ion Batteries
    • 45 minute charger
    • Screwdriver bits
    • Carrying case
  • Chuck: 1/2"
  • Capacity
    • Steel: 1/2"
    • Wood: 2 9/16"
  • RPM: 0-1,700
  • Torque: 560 pounds
  • Battery: 3.0 Ah
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 9 3/8"
    • Weight: 4.6 pounds
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