Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 27
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 808 Do Not Buy
drilling 3/8 bit into concrete burned this drill out in less than a week.
May 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Garbage
After 6 holes in new concrete, grease everywhere, over heated so fast and so bad it could not be touched. Started stalling almost instantly. Took it back and got a replacement. within 2 holes, same problems. The chuck is so soft, it stripped immediately. Rubbish. Do not by this Drill.
March 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by David Makita HP2050 Unreliable
I can honestly say that I got less useful life out of this drill than any other drill I've owned. I did own it for several years, but only used it rarely. Now it has failed completely. It became erratic and quickly quick powering on at all. Worse even than an el-cheapo from Walmart.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by F150MSGT Great Drill & Great Price
While I have only owned this drill for a week, it seems to be of great quality. The casing is made of solid plastic in the handle area, and solid steel in the gear area. The chuck system seems very solid and durable. I bought it of of several needs in the past and not having a hammer drill. What prompted me to buy it was the installation of my family's above ground tornado shelter. I used a carbide tipped blade to drill 12 holes into my 6" garage slab and it went through it like butter.The only complaint is that the carry case is cheaply made. However, given the quality of the drill and low price (my personal opinion), they tried to save money to keep the price low. No bigs.
May 17, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo10 OK for a couple of months
This drill was bought on the basis of customer reviews. I used it to drill into concrete with a 5/16" bit to a depth of 1 3/4". Managed to complete the project fairly easily. Today, moved to the second room for a similar project and after one hole, the drill literally fell apart. Of course I'm over the 90 days and I need to complete a project. I guess if it's made in China I should expect it to fail within 4 months.
June 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bo Feels like a great drill, but will drill large holes in wood w/o burning up
This Makita drill feels great, but when I tried to drill through a wood stud for piping, the motor burned up & struggled to drill prior to that.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ForesterDriver Best drill I've owned thus far!!
Bought this today at the local HD, to finish installing a dryer vent before my new dryer arrived today. Along with new masonry bits, this Makita 6.6 amp drill made short work of drilling through the tough red brick exterior of the house for the vent. I only wish I had bought this 20 years ago; I'm ready to tackle more drilling around the house now!
As an aside, I've seen contractors using the Makita brand drills; having previously owned a B&D drill that oozed oil the entire time I've had it, I wasn't too interested in paying $99 today for a questionable hammer drill by the Yellow-brand B&D -owned company.
January 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bt60 Worked well the the job purchased for
The drill was powerful and worked well for the job it was purchased for.
February 25, 2015