Amazon Price: $279.00 $279.00 (as of December 15, 2018 9:00 am –
Auto-Stop Clutch Delivers Exact Torque ControlAuto-Stop Clutch: Tool shuts off when clutch disengages for extra fastening control and prevents overdriving the fastener Makita-built motor delivers 44 in.lbs. of Max Torque in a compact design 21 clutch settings and drill mode for added fastening control (fastening torque range: 2.7 in.lbs. – 27.0 in.lbs.) 2-speed design for high (650 RPM) or low (200 RPM) torque applications Low battery indicator: the built-in L.E.D. light blinks when the battery needs to be recharged Built-in L.E.D. light illuminates the work area Convenient 1/4" hex chuck for quick bit changes Operates in straight or pistol grip positions Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job Makita 7.2V Lithium-Ion batteries provide longer run time and lower self-discharge The charger earned the ENERGY STAR(R) label for meeting the strict energy-efficient guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Energy (DOE) 3-year warranty on tool and 1-year warranty on batteries & chargerIncludes:2 ea. 7.2V Lithium-Ion Battery (BL7010) 1 Battery Charger (DC07SA) #1 Double Ended Phillips Bit #2 Double Ended Phillips Bit (784214-0A) Tool Case (824842-6)Specifications:Hex Shank 1/4"CapacitySteel 3/16"Wood 1/4"No Load SpeedLow 200 RPMHigh 650 RPMMax Torque (in.lbs.) 44Battery 7.2V Lithium-IonOverall Length In-Line 11"Pistol Grip 8-7/8"Net Weight (lbs. w/battery) 1.2Shipping Weight (lbs.) 5.0 Makita DF010DSE 7.2V Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/4" Hex Driver-Drill Kit with Auto-Stop Clutch
Close to perfection.
Had a Milwaukee before this that they discontinued, so I gave this one a try. My main reason for choosing this is like my Milwaukee, the clutch actually stops the motor and spindle rather than just spinning the clutch like the others. This is really nice for small machine screws that you can’t afford to strip. The clutch adjustment dial stays where you put it rather than gradually moving to the next position like the Milwaukees I had did after the warranty ran out. The 19 settings are similar to the Milwaukee in torque amounts so there wasn’t much of a learning curve in regards to what setting to use for each screw size. The tool is well balanced and fells good in your hand. The forward/reverse switch is in exactly the right place. The 7.2V lithium batteries last way longer than any screwdriver I’ve ever had. I do miss the LED charge indicator on the handle that the Milwaukee had, but this one has a flashlight LED that flashes when the battery gets too low to use. Now the negatives: The tool retaining collar must be pushed back to get a bit in or out. The Milwaukee’s only need to be pushed back to release the tool. You could simply pop a new bit in with one hand. Not that big of a deal once you get used to it but it does bud me sometimes. The LED flashlight is manually operated rather than automatically coming on and off with the spindle. This seemed odd at first, but I found later that this is nice when you are trying to see the hole to put the screw into before you start the spindle. It takes about a minute to automatically shut itself off if you forget. So far, I like the tool. If the clutch holds up in a year it will be almost perfect. The reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is for the fact that you have to push back the retainer collar to put a bit in. Oh well.
Great for Light Work
Purchased this unit to replace an 8-year old Milwaukee stick. The Milwaukee worked OK – but power, low RPM, and battery life were big drawbacks. It was light, though – and that’s important to me.
no speed control – really??!!
I really was excited to get this cordless screw driver, however, how did it escape the designers attention that there is no speed control on this? It is weird to try and use something that goes from 0 to 120 mph in one second flat – it is either on or it’s off with no in between. It feels great in your hand but the on switch is awkward being a thumb control – I prefer an index finger control as it is more stable when using a tool like this. The power of the thing seems great but I am returning because of the issues I mentioned kind of makes it useless for me.
Very versatile and super handy!
By far from the cheapest but by far the best. Very versatile and quite powerful. Batteries (two supplied) last well and recharge quickly. Built in flash light is nice to have when you are working in dark and close quarters. The charger BTW also charges the 12V Max Makita series batteries. The high quality case it comes in has room for lots of odds and ends. The usual high quality contruction as all Makita tools are (I have ton of the 18v tools for years and love ’em all) Well worth it.
Don’t hesitate, this is a good one…….
I have had several small driver tools like this but they were lower voltage versions. Very useful for small around the house type assemblies and or repetitive install jobs. I didn’t want the size and weight of a pistol grip hand-held drill type driver, but needed more power and a light. I love this tool! Makita is the successful pioneer into Lithium battery tools worth getting for the last 15 years. The 18V series is an testament to their perseverance and deserved leadership. Now all other tool companies are pouring on their models and going to 20V. Makita is far ahead with all the different tools they offer, i.e. drill, blower, vacuum, LED shop light, job fan not to mention all the power hammer drills etc. So for me to stray from the 18V was a departure from my mantra to stick with it to take advantage of the battery synergy. I do not regret it in the least. It comes with 2 batteries and they charge so quickly you will never be without power unless you forgot to plug the charger in, it happens, haha. The speed control is good as well as the light weight and LED light in the right spot. The tork is more than enough for the tasks I have. This is a welcome addition to my tool arsenal.
Great piece to have in your toolbox.
Alright. So I’ve had a couple of electric screwdrivers. This one is by far my favorite because of one thing. The Auto-Stop Clutch. I repair printers. The one I’m repairing now is a Plastic frame and case printer with metal screws. I have a Hitachi screwdriver also. It’s light-weight and fast. But it broke through the frames even at it’s lowest setting. Now this Makita is great, I use it at it lowest torque setting and it applies the right amount of torque to the screws and doesn’t strip the threads or break the covers. It has a low and high speed setting and Clutch works at both speeds. It is heavier than my Hitachi but still comfortable and now I’m used to it. It has a nice sturdy feel, good grip. comfortable holding position.
… manufacturers and this one has got to be the best. The feel
I have owned several of these from different manufacturers and this one has got to be the best. The feel, the ergonomics, the battery life, are all top notch. You can tell when you pick it up that it isn’t cheaply made. Only thing I would prefer is that it had a little bit brighter LED on the front of it. I would recommend this product to anyone.
First I can see from the numbers and percentages that many of these are being purchased but no one has done a review yet so here we go.
I have never had a driver like this before
I have never had a driver like this before. But I have owned a lot of power tools over the years and this one is vary well made.