The Makita 18V Cordless Driver-Drill delivers versatility and longer run time to the jobsite. The BHP452Z can be run as a driver-drill or a hammer driver-drill, allowing the user to carry just one tool on the job instead of two, replacing the standard driver-drill. The BHP452Z features a Makita-built four-pole motor that delivers 450 in.lbs. of Max Torque in a compact size. It weighs just 4.2 pounds with a more compact design, while also equipped with a built in L.E.D. light that illuminates the work area for more efficient work. Every Makita Lithium-Ion tool is backed by Makita’s 3-Year Warranty.
The BHP452Z can be used for a variety of applications where hammer-drilling is needed, such as fastening anchors, drilling into masonry, and setting anchors into concrete. It can be used for wood drilling and driving, and applied in other areas such as plumbing, woodworking, HVAC, and electrical.
- Fast Charging
As you can see, there are many benefits that come with the Makita BHP452Z. It’s light, compact, and is powerful for it’s size. The batteries charge very quickly, and it’s a tool that is built to last as most Makita tools are. The price is incredibly low ().
One of the biggest strengths of the Makita BHP452Z is it’s ergonomic design. It has a very comfortable grip and balance, as you can work for hours at a time without feeling fatigue. The belt hook is a nice feature to have as well. The 1/2 chuck is useful for larger bits, as opposed to the 3/8 chuck that other cordless drills have.
Being able to drill, screw, or using the impact drill is a great feature. You can quickly switch from drilling to driving, and the torque automatically adjusts.
- Two Gears
Some users like to have three gears, and the older version of this model did have three. Makita cut it down to two, which does make the drill a bit lighter and more compact. But a 3-speed gearbox is better for performance overall. Some people also have experienced a short life with their lithium-ion batteries. Part of this is because users probably aren’t allowing the battery to cool down for an hour after the charge is complete, as stated in the Makita manual.
I have used it for less than a week. It is a nice companion (smaller and lighter) to my BDF-451 driver. It drove 40 3″ ceramic screws in 2x lumber one morning and never bogged once. Hole saws, spade bits, drywall screws in metal or wood….were not a problem. This size and weight put it into the “compact” class, so don’t expect it to do everything a larger 18v drill will do. But i would put it up against my larger Makita for 80% of my daily needs. – JG (Olney, MD)
The original chuck started to slip and grind away almost immediately. The new one feel much more secure and durable. – Gregory A. Barnicoat