The Top 3 Best Makita Drill Drivers (As Of May 2019)

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

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530
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)

Based on this 's aggregated ranking of 95%, we believe that the Makita XFD12T is, as of now, Alphachooser's best Makita drill driver 2019. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 45 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."

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Second Best
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250
in-lbs
Peak torque
12
V
Battery
1700
RPM
HIGH (no-load)

Based on 4.5 stars averaged over 49 reviews, here is second best Makita drill driver. * By the way, this list is based on a full computation of hundreds of reviews from across the web.

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The six latest Makita small cordless drills (as of June, 2019)


The Makita XFD11RB

Makita XFD11RB

Avg. rating:
(88%) (61 reviews over 2 sources)

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

The Makita XPH11RB

Makita XPH11RB

Avg. rating:
(84%) (16 reviews)

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.

The Makita FD05R1

Makita FD05R1

Avg. rating:
(92%) (49 reviews)

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.

The Makita FD06R1

Makita FD06R1

Avg. rating:
(86%) (21 reviews)

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.

The Makita XDT11R

Makita XDT11R

Avg. rating:
(86%) (42 reviews)

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.

The Makita FD02W

Makita FD02W

Avg. rating:
(92%) (250 reviews over 2 sources)

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.
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The Makita XFD061

Makita XFD061

Avg. rating:
(86%) (143 reviews over 2 sources)

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.

The Makita XPH12T

Makita XPH12T

Avg. rating:
(88%) (167 reviews over 2 sources)

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

The Makita XFD12T

Makita XFD12T

Avg. rating:
(95%) (45 reviews over 2 sources)

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.

The Makita XFD07Z

Makita XFD07Z

Avg. rating:
(84%) (14 reviews)

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.

The Makita XFD03Z

Makita XFD03Z

Avg. rating:
(84%) (37 reviews over 2 sources)

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.
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The Makita XPH102

Makita XPH102

Avg. rating:
(90%) (1012 reviews)


The Makita DHP482SYE

Makita DHP482SYE

Avg. rating:
(90%) (136 reviews)

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.

The Makita XFD10R

Makita XFD10R

Avg. rating:
(73%) (1482 reviews over 3 sources)

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.
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The Makita DF012DSE

Makita DF012DSE

Avg. rating:
(80%) (28 reviews over 4 sources)

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

The Makita FD01W

Makita FD01W

Avg. rating:
(86%) (72 reviews)

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.
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And other models...


The Makita XFD01RW

Makita XFD01RW

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.

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