Makita HP457D Cordless Drill UK Review
This is our review of the Makita HP457D cordless drill. This high quality drill comes with a 3-year guarantee. On average it costs around £130 and along with the drill you get two batteries, a charger and a carry bag to hold the bits and pieces.
This is, as you can see from the image above, a complete drilling and driving kit. Initially i and around £130 may seem a little expensive. It is however worth pointing out, that you will own a very high quality and powerful drill/driver.
Along with that you also get two of the much better style of Lithium Ion batteries, a fast charger, an accessory kit with 101 individual pieces, and a canvas carry bag. If you were to buy these all individually, you would be paying a great deal more.
Benefits of Buying the Makita HP457D Kit
You will almost always find that buying a kit is always better value for money. In this section of my review, I want to try and explain what I think the real benefits of this one are.
A High End Brand - Makita have an excellent reputation for making great tools. It is not very often that you hear any of their products getting poor buyer reviews.
Good Quality Battery - Many cheaper options use the older NiCad style batteries. That is in fact what makes them cheaper to buy. Lithium Ion batteries hold their charge longer, and are faster to charge.
With this kit you get 2 batteries and a fast charger, which can charge a battery in one hour. That means you can keep working on one battery and charge the other one.
A Carrying Bag - Often not appreciated as much as they should be. The bag is really useful as it simply keeps everything in one place. The bag is also slight and yet tough and durable. For me a bag is always better than a hard plastic case.
What Buyers Say About the Makita HP457D?
As you can see, buyers rate this kit really well with an average 94% buyer satisfaction rating.
This is down to the high quality of Makita tools and the fact that you are getting plenty of value for your money.
Buyers have used this Makita kit for a variety of reasons, the most obvious being drilling into wood, plastic, metal and even masonry. The fact that is also acts as a cordless screwdriver makes this a useful kit to have around.
Buyers also said that this product was very well engineered, and the all metal gear construction means it is built to last.
The single sleeve keyless 13 mm chuck does make changing bits a very fast and simple process.
The only real buyer complaint was that it didn't have an LED work light, which of course would have been a very useful feature.
Buyers did say that the case was well thought out and holds the bits together in one bag.
For those of you who like to know the technical details I have listed those just below:
- 2 Speed
- Has a hammer action for drilling masonry
- The accessory pack includes drill bits, screw bits, nut drivers, hex keys, drill stops, screw holders, magnetic bit holders and a spirit level
- All metal gears
- 16 torque settings
- Weighs 1.92 Kg
- 80 minute charge time
- Maximum Torque = 42 Nm
- 13 mm keyless chuck
- Electronic brake
- heavy duty carry case
- 3 years warranty
- No Load speed 0-400/0-1300 rpm
- Impact Rate 0-6000/0-19500 bpm
- 18 Volt cordless drill
- Max. drilling capacity in masonry 13 mm, wood 36 mm, steel 13 mm
Our Verdict on the HP457D
If you decide to purchase this one, then with a Makita cordless drill/driver, you have a very high quality piece of kit in your hands. This will be able to do almost any drilling or driving job around the home or garden.
Li-Ion batteries are by far the best, and these charge really fast as well. It is great that it has a 13 mm chuck, as that really does extend the range of drill bits that you can use with this drilling kit.
If this is not the Makita for you, then you can check out our Top 10 list of all Makita Cordless drills by clicking here.
This HP457D model is very good though, very well made and you do get plenty of value for your money. It comes in a neat case, and is well covered by a 3 year warranty.