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Old 02-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Makita FD02W 12V Max


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I bought this on clearance at HD for $99 & was instantly impressed by it's torque, but the battery life is a real downer. My 12V tools are only used for light duty work & my Craftsman & Bosch drills out last this Makita. I was using it on #6 x 1/2" screws in Poplar (pre-drilled) the other day & it started heating up?
Has anyone here had any issues with this drill? I can't exchange it for another one because I got the last one & the service dealer will probably tell me it is just a whimpy tool?
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Re: Makita FD02W 12V Max


I really thought that you Makita fans would be on this post. Someone told me that my 12V is just a 10.4V with a bigger battery. I don't know my Makita products, but it would be nice to know if my problem is the rule or the exception.
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Re: Makita FD02W 12V Max


I have that drill but i don't use it much, the previous model (with the 1/4" quick disconnect) was a lot better than the chucked model and the one I prefer to use. I really like them for small stuff of course they don't compare with the 18v drills but they do good for what they are.
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