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This is one chunky drill, and weighs more than some others that I have used. It is the stadard gun shape with the battery on the base of the handle that adds that extra weight and can be stood up on the battery.
The trigger is high on the handle, as per usual, with a sliding button just behind it that gives you the directional option, forward or reverse.
Right on the top there is the gear change, which is a sliding button, push it forward or back for hammer or normal.
Right at the front there is the chuck, which is key-less. Then, just behind that, is the 16 torque settings which give you more control when it comes to using this drill as a screwdriver.
The trigger is what they call a variable speed one, which basically means that if you press it gently the motor turns slowly, press it hard and you get full speed ahead.
I like the fact that this has an electrical brake system as this means that when I release the trigger the chuck stops spinning. There's nothing worse than a drill that carries on drilling through something for a few seconds after you've asked it to stop.??? also, the chuck locks up when you want to turn the front section in order to change the bit. This is great for one handed changing when you're stuck up a ladder somewhere.
This one runs of a Ni-Cd battery, which is a shame as a Li-Ion battery would have made this a cracking drill. But nonetheless, the power on this is pretty good, plus, you get a spare battery in the box, and, as these batteries can be charged in an hour, there's a constant power of screwing and drilling with very few breaks.
This is easy to use, simple to change the bits, even with one hand
The price of this is about £60, which is not too bad considering that you get a nice, powerful drill that can handle brickwork and concrete, plus, you get a spare battery and a one hour charging unit... so £60 is pretty good really.
Corded: no / Makita 6347DWAE 18v Drill Driver / 18 Volt Drill Driver / Makita 6347DWAE 18v Drill Driver fitted with 2.0Ah NiCD Makita 1822 batteries and Makita DC1804 charger plus a two-piece D-31 motor delivering power, efficiency and serviceability in a compact size, fitted with dual ball bearings allowing precision balancing and a refined high-grade field magnet that guarantees maximum performance / All Metal Gear Transmission (0-400rpm / 0-1300rpm) features a rugged 3-stage 13-planetary gear system providing smooth, efficient power for the most demanding applic