Makita HR2470/2 2kg SDS Plus Drill 240V
Bought this to replace an aging bosch SDS, having been impressed with my 18v makita combi drill I though I would give this a go.
So far it seems well built and powerfull enough for all jobs I've put to it with no issues, plenty of space in the case for drill bits and chisels.
Only real critisism is that compared to other drills in the 2kg class its a little more expensive, though not by a huge amount. All in all pleased so far though time will tell regarding longevity.
21 May 2012
My old Makita finally bit the dust today and it was a no brainer, when it comes to replacing it. The old one has the date 2003 on the data plate (Have I really had it that long?). It's been used around 5 days every week, for drilling and chiselling concrete and its never missed a beat. I've really abused it too. It's got so hot it started to chuck a bit of grease out around three years ago ( only when it got exceptionally hot) and it still went on working. I cannot fault this product and pound for pound it has to be the most cost efficient tool I have owned.
7 Feb 2012
big mistake buying it
bought this on advise from a friend, big mistake..not as good as my old dewalt, just had a price on repairing it Â£185 + vat, no brainer, buying a dewalt tomorrow...
5 Feb 2012
The only thing that will stop this machine from working is Kryptonite!! It will drill any material and is awesome in hammer only mode. Chiselled a meter long trench in solid concrete until it was so hot I thought it was going to melt, but no she just kept on going. Brilliant!
14 Nov 2011