Makita DHP458 Combi-Drill - Top 5 Things You Need to Know
Posted by Mark Hunter - May 15, 2015
In our on-going series where we share with you the top 5 things you need to know about the best tools on the market we're looking at Makita's DHP458.
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#1 - It's Very Robust
Tools that are expected to work in rugged environments and perform tough applications like drilling into bricks should themselves be robust.
So it's a huge advantage that Makita has wrapped the DHP458 up in - not just ergonomic, rubberised grips - a housing that's rated as XPT. XPT means "Extreme Protection Technology".
What, exactly, does this offer you?
Protection against the ingress of water and dust into the DHP458's motor, two things that are almost guaranteed to wreck your power tool. Peace of mind is yours when you own a DHP458!
#2 - It's Compact
If you're forced to work in tight or confined spaces, but you don't want to compromise on the power and versatility of the tools you use, then it's great to know that the DHP458 has a headlength of just 225mm.
#3 - It's Compatible With Makita's 18v LXT Batteries
First off, you can buy this as a body-only package, but you can also get it with 4Ah batteries, and it'll work with the new 5Ah packs.
That's because it's part of the starred system that we've written about before, so basically the DHP458 can run off any of your existing Makita 18v LXT battery packs.
#4 - It's a Great All-Rounder
You expect your combi-drill to be able to do lots of things. That's why you bought a combi-drill (read more about the different types of cordless drills and their uses here) in the first place.
So with the Makita DHP458 in your hand you'll be drilling up to 16mm into concrete, bricks and masonry in hammer mode thanks to the 30,000bpm, and a whopping 65mm into wood, plus 16mm into steel.
It's a great all-rounder for plumbers, kitchen fitters and builders.
#5 - The Two-Speed Metal Gear Box
All of the power and capability of the DHP458 is delivered via the two-speed gear box which benefits from the added robustness of being metal!
In short, the quality of the gear box ensures high transmission durability; the motor will be hardy enough to handle the tough applications you'll be expecting your DHP458 to perform.
That's the Top 5 Things you need to know about the Makita DHP458, if you're ready to buy click here to see our best price.
And check out our full demo video on Toolstop TV.
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