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The Top 3 Best Makita Drill Drivers (As Of October 2021)

Here are the top 3 Makita drill drivers followed by a list of their latest models:


The Six Latest Makita Small Cordless Drills (as Of October, 2021)

Makita XFD11RB

350
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
1700
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
The Makita XFD11RB is a 2-speed cordless drill driver that features an electronically-controlled brushless motor. The drill comes with a tool case, an extra battery, and a Rapid Optimum charger. Other specs include a peak torque of 350 pounds and a high no-load RPM of 1700
9.2Out Of 10

Makita XPH11RB

350
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
1700
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
While presumably not the most powerful drill driver around (it scores rather-average specs like a peak torque of 350 in-lbs), the Makita XPH11RB sports a 18V brushless motor, a rubberized handled described as ergonomic,and two 2000mAh batteries.
9.4Out Of 10

Makita FD05R1

250
in-lbs
Peak torque
12
V
Battery
1700
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Its 38.4-ounce weight gives it a somewhat-compact vibe, and the Makita FD05R1 drill driver deals with drilling chores using a 3/8-inch keyless chuck, a 2000mAh battery, an LED light, and a 2-speed brushless motor, which reaches 1700 RPM, but however, only reaches 250 inch-pounds of maximum torque.
9.2Out Of 10

Makita FD06R1

250
in-lbs
Peak torque
1700
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Tackling drilling tasks using a 1/4-inch hex chuck, an LED light, a 2000mAh battery, a hard carrying case, and a 2-speed brushless motor that, quite-sadly, only reaches a maximum torque of 250 inch-pounds (yet revs at 1700 RPM), the Makita FD06R1 drill driver also shows off a rather-lightweight figure with its 33.6-ounce weight.
9.3Out Of 10

Makita XDT11R

1460
in-lbs
Peak torque
2900
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
The Makita XDT11R cordless impact driver(')s 2000mAh lithium-ion battery has a rather-quick 25-minute charge time, and it also shows off an all-metal gear casing, a hard carrying case, and a 4-pole motor that yields a peak torque of 1460 inch-pounds.
9Out Of 10

Makita FD02W

200
in-lbs
Peak torque
12
V
Battery
1300
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Weighing 35.2 ounces and measuring 7.43 inches long, the Makita FD02W drill driver joins other compact drill drivers while taking on drilling chores with its 3/8-inch chuck, a 2-speed motor that yields 200-inch pounds of torque, a holster, and a carrying case.
--Out Of 10
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Three Recent Cordless Makita Drill Driver Models

Makita DF012DSE

71
in-lbs
Peak torque
7.2
V
Battery
650
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
The Makita DF012DSE is a 7.2v cordless drill driver that can switch between pistol and in-line grip courtesy of its dual position handle. The drill comes with a spare battery, a charger, and a tool case. Other specs include a peak torque of 71 in-lbs. and a high no-load RPM of 650
9.2Out Of 10

Makita FD01W

200
in-lbs
Peak torque
12
V
Battery
1300
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
The Makita FD01W drill driver sits tight in the compact category with its 32-ounce weight, while featuring a 1/4-inch hex charger, a 2-speed motor, a built-in LED light, and a Rapid Optimum charger that has an integrated fan.
--Out Of 10
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Two Makita Cordless Hammer Drills

Makita XPH12T

530
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
The Makita XPH12T is a 2-speed cordless drill powered by a 5.0AH LXT battery packs and features two LED worklights designed to provide illumination in low-light conditions. Other specs include a peak torque of 530 in-lbs. and 2000 max RPM
9.3Out Of 10
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And Five Of Their High-torque Cordless Drills

Makita XFD061

530
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
1550
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
The Makita XFD061 features all-metal gears, metal gear housing, and Dual LED lights, which are designed for working under low-light conditions. Other specs of this 2-speed drill driver include a high no-load RPM of 1550 and a peak torque of 530 in-lbs.
9.6Out Of 10

Makita XFD12T

530
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
The Makita XFD12T is an 18v cordless drill driver featuring a brushless motor and powered by a 5.0Ah LXT lithium-ion battery, two of which are available in this particular variant. It also features two variable speed settings, a maximum torque of 530 in-lbs., and is equipped with Makita(')s Star Protection Computer Controls, which is designed to prevent damage caused by overheating.
9.4Out Of 10

Makita XFD07Z

1090
in-lbs
Peak torque
2100
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Weighing in at a rather-hefty 92.8 ounces, the 21-clutch-setting Makita XFD07Z drill driver tackles drilling tasks with a 1/2-inch keyless chuck, dual LED work lights, and a 2-speed motor that kicks up dust with a high-end 1090 inch-pounds of torque.
9.2Out Of 10

Makita XFD03Z

750
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
While its battery and charger need to be purchased separately, the 21-clutch-setting Makita XFD03Z drill driver continues to brag about its dust- and water-resistant build, dual LED lights, and a 4-pole motor that reaches 750 inch-pounds of torque.
9.1Out Of 10
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Three 18V Versions

Makita DHP482SYE

480
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
1900
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Given its two LED lights, a keyless drill chuck, and an 82-dBA noise rating, the 21-clutch-setting Makita DHP482SYE cordless drill driver relies on eXtreme Protection Technology to protect itself from dust, debris, and liquids.
9.2Out Of 10

Makita XFD10R

480
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
1900
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
With two LED lights and given an increased resistance against water and dust, the Makita XFD10R cordless drill driver boasts of 480 inch-pounds of torque coming from its 4-pole 2-speed motor, plus an 18V LXT battery (not included upon purchase) that fully charges in 25 minutes or less.
9.3Out Of 10
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Other models...

Makita XFD01RW

480
in-lbs
Peak torque
1500
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Holding on to an LED light, a hard case, and a 2500mAh battery that has a 25-minute-or-less charging time, the Makita XFD01RW cordless drill driver bets on a 4-pole motor that reaches a top-of-the-line peak torque of 480 inch-pounds.
9Out Of 10

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