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Powerful 4.9 AMP motor. Variable speed (0 to 2,500 RPM) for drilling in a wide variety of materials. Keyless chuck for fast and easy bit installation and removal. Large trigger switch for comfortable operation. Low decibel rating (79 dB) for quieter operation.

Customer Reviews

Well Balanced

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Jim G.
This drill packs alot of power for only 4.9 amps. The tool is very well balanced and very quiet. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the “unremoveable” chuck. The owners manual does not give any instructions on how to remove nor is there any discernable fiting inside the chuck. All in all a good drill with ample power. Remember Makita makes their own motors.

The chuck is removable

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Bruce333
After breaking the keyless chuck (don’t ask). I too was stumped as to how to remove it. I finally decided I had nothing to lose by taking the drill apart. After clamping the broken end of the chuck in a vise, I was able to apply enough force to the gear to unscrew the shaft from the chuck. A new replacement chuck screws back on the same way.

I thought Makita made quality tools at one time

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Scurvy duck
I had this make and model for about 5 years. The drill developed some problems soon after I bought it, most notably a trigger defect that made running it a hassle. The chuck was another problem because it got worn out so that it could not be tightened although my use was not extensive. A new chuck cost almost as much as new drill so I opted to buy a new one of a different brand.

Nice Drill but Plastic Internal Part Broke

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Mr Podman
My Makita 6408 drill has been used for household projects for several years. It has a very nice feel to it and has functioned very well.

Torque and Balance

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By RICHARD BLACKFORD
I have been using this or the earlier versions of this drill in my cabinet shop for more than 20 years. I has very good balance, fits my hand well, transferring the driving weight directly down the shaft enabling me to drive 3 inch screws to pull very heavy cabinets up against the wall. When you need to hold the weight of the cabinet and drive the screw at the same time, you appreciate a balanced powerful driver that is up to the task. I wouldn’t buy anything else.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By natto
Excellent drill.

good rig

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Johnny Dee
A good, solid drill. As with most Makita products, it is well designed, rugged, an reasonably priced. Feels a bit less ergonomic that the older model, but still a good drill.

Great Drill

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Stephen J. King
If you use this for what it’s designed for. 5 stars all day. This is a drill, not a Driver.

Perfectly adequate drill for homeowner/hobbyist

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Michael Gainer
I’ve owned a copy of this drill for a few years now, and it’s held up pretty well. I have not really asked it to do heavy-duty remodeling or contractor-level work, but in comparison to a Craftsman, it is holding up *much* better. Bearing and gear noise are about the same as when new. (whereas the Craftsman is obviously galling its bearings). When driving many screws (10s, but not 100s) the exhaust air gets noticeably hot, enough so that I explicitly let it cool off. That said, though, it’s been good enough that I got a pair for my father for Christmas, and he uses tools _hard_.

quiet and smooth

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By tool collector
Very quiet and smnooth running drill. Recently used w/ wire brushes to remove rust from cental A/C compressor fan cover.Worked very well in that application. High speed w/ the brushes resulted in rapid rust removal.Drill is well balanced. Very good power for a high RPM drill!!!
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