Makita Cordless Drill

Last updated date: May 5, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

Why Trust The DWYM Score?

DWYM is your trusted product review source. Along with our in-house experts, our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then create one easy-to-understand score. Learn more.

Look for the DWYM seal for products that are the best in the category.

We looked at the top 1 Cordless Drills and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Tool And Go, Top Ten Reviews, Rating Fly, Drill & Driver, Morning Chores, Wood Working Toolkit, 10 Best Ranked, Just Cordless Drill Reviews, Cordless Drill Zone and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Cordless Drill you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 72 expert reviews, the Makita Makita Cordless Drill placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 8, 2019:
Checkout The Best Cordless Drill for a detailed review of all the top cordless drills.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
85 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Great power, superb battery, and extremely fast charging.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
It is a 1/2" chuck, with dual LED lights, all metal 2-speed transmission. It comes with 2 batteries, a rapid charger and the tool case.
- Tool And Go
It has a very good battery life and recharges in just half an hour. And the ergonomically designed soft rubber grip is comfortable in your hand. It offers 21 clutch settings so you can adjust the drill to fit your task. It’s also lightweight, durable and versatile. It’s equipped with dual LED lights so you can use the drill even when the lighting isn’t perfect.
- Top Ten Reviews
Brushless system guarantees extreme longevity. Super slim profile and lightweight construction. Rapid charging lithium-ion battery with lots of power behind it.
- Rating Fly
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Thanks to its 21 clutch settings, you can easily fine-tune the tool. It is also equipped with dual LED lights with better water and dust resistance for dark and harsh job site conditions.
- Drill & Driver
One of the highlights of this drill is the lithium-ion slide-style battery that is protected by Makita's Star Protection technology, which is designed to stop the tool and battery from overheating after longterm use. The battery power for this drill is excellent and you can recharge the battery in less than 30 minutes.
- Morning Chores
This unit comes with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) which is a way of protecting the inner parts of this device from dust and humidity. This means that it is long-lasting and can be used in weight conditions.
- Wood Working Toolkit
To begin with, the XFD10R delivers a decent amount of torque for a cordless drill. In this regard, the 4-pole motor used in this drill can produce about 480 in lbs of torque. Just like many other Makita products, the XFD10R features a transmission system, a 2-speed transmission system to be specific.
- 10 Best Ranked
February 14, 2019 | Full review
This drill is perfect for homeowners and family men like you who want to make sure that they have the best quality tools to use for their home building projects.
- Just Cordless Drill Reviews
The design is ergonomic and light in weight. It also enjoys a superior balance.
- Cordless Drill Zone
February 28, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
More expensive than its rivals, but you do get what you pay for.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
This is an expensive option with an average online price of around $170-180 depending on where you make your purchase. The reason for that price is simply down to the high quality of build, and also the fact that it is built to last.
- Tool And Go
It lacks on-tool bit storage and has a very short warranty period.
- Top Ten Reviews
Super expensive compared to the rest of the pack.
- Rating Fly
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Does not come with on-tool bit storage
- Drill & Driver
Expensive. Long drill bits tend to wobble in the drill
- Morning Chores
The price. It is a quite expensive model.
- Wood Working Toolkit
The warranty offered for the drill is comparatively short
- 10 Best Ranked
February 14, 2019 | Full review
Slightly expensive.
- Cordless Drill Zone
February 28, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Makita 18V ½” Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver-Drill Kit is the perfect fit for drilling, driving and fastening applications. Kit includes: Impact Driver, Driver Drill, two 18V compact Lithium Ion 2.0 A.h batteries and 18V Lithium-Ion rapid optimum charger and tool case. Both driver drill and impact driver feature a Makita built 4 pole motor that delivers 480 IN/LB of max torque. The tools also feature a mechanical 2-speed transmission 0-600 & 0-1,900 RPM for a wide range of drilling and driving applications. The drill and impact driver feature extreme protection technology, which is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh job site conditions. The tools come with dual LED lights with afterglow to illuminate the work area. Ergonomically designed handles with rubberized soft grip provide increased comfort. The tools have all metal gear construction for increased durability. The kit is compatible with Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries with a star symbol. Use only genuine Makita batteries and chargers.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Dewalt Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Makita Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Hitachi Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
4. BLACK+DECKER Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 10
5. MILWAUKEE M18 Fuel Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1
6. Ryobi ONE+ Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2
7. Kobalt Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Bosch Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 9
9. Ridgid Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 2
10. Greenworks Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Cordless Drills

DYWM Fun Fact

The Cordless Drill Buying Guide