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Old 08-25-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Makita 451 Vs 452


Does anyone have any bad experiences with the makita cordless drills?

I have the white lithium drill and love it so i am looking at converting from my dewalt stuff to the makita lxt stuff.

i notice most of the kits come with the 452 hammer drill. But i looks to be the exact same as my white drill with some hammering capable internals.

The 451 seems to be far beefier looking and feeling. Any advice?

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And apparently theres another 2 speed with metal gears...the 454


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I used to own the 451 which is an older drill that makita no longer makes.I now own the 452 and the 454. The 452 is a medium duty drill which has a 2 speed tranny with hammer drill function. The 454 is a heavy duty drill with a lot more torque and also has hammer drill mode. Both have a metal gear tranny and I use my drills I do a lot of construction and they haven't let me down yet. They are also very light compared to other 18 volt lithium ion drills. Trust me you wont be disappointed.
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My 451 has blown 3rd gear four times now. It's a design defect--everybody's does the same thing.

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My 451 has blown 3rd gear four times now. It's a design defect--everybody's does the same thing.

Get the 454.
Mines done it twice now but i do abuse it. I try and do silly things like drill oak timbers with a 2" auger bit. The 3rd one they have put in seems to be holding up and when i have a problem my dealer just changes the front end while i wait. About 5 mins work. They are an exremly good drill and worth every $.
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Mines done it twice now but i do abuse it. I try and do silly things like drill oak timbers with a 2" auger bit. The 3rd one they have put in seems to be holding up and when i have a problem my dealer just changes the front end while i wait. About 5 mins work. They are an exremly good drill and worth every $.
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452 is fine for me, but if you are going to abuse it you may get the 454

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