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DDF484 Makita Drill Driver Review

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 1st Jan 2021

This Toolstop Review goes over the Makita Drill Driver DDF484. This Makita Drill is impressive with its features which we will explain thoroughly. If you need a drill driver, the Makita DDF484 is the one for you.

This Toolstop Review goes over the Makita Drill Driver DDF484. This Makita Drill is impressive with its features which we will explain thoroughly. If you need a drill driver, the Makita DDF484 is the one for you.

DDF484 Makita Drill Driver Review

All About the Makita DDF484 Drill Driver

This article has been updated for 2020 and now features the Makita DDF484Z brushless cordless drill driver.

Makita DDF484 Brushless Drill Driver – click here for the full spec and our best price

We don’t need to chatter too much about why you should be making the switch to brushless cordless power tools. It’s a big YES to the following:

  • Longer runtimes per charge due to no friction loss caused by brushes
  • Longer tool lifetime due to fewer moving parts
  • Maintenance-free (ie. no changing worn brushes)
  • Lighter tool
  • More robust tool

First off, is a cordless drill driver the right tool for you? Our blog guide will help you answer that question, as will our Toolstop TV report:

Which Makita Cordless Drill is best?

Ok, so now that we’ve got that out of the way, what caught our eye about this new Makita brushless impact driver?

High Performance, Low Vibration.

The DDF484 packs a punch, which when you consider it’s light weight and short head length, is fantastic. Here’s how it stacks up via its 16 torque + drill settings:

Max Fastening Torque Maximum Output No Load Speed
30/54 Nm 370 w (Hi) 0 – 2000 rpm & (Lo) 0 – 500 rpm
Capacity in Steel Capacity in Wood Chuck Capacity
13 mm 38 mm 13 mm

 

However, despite its excellent performance and capabilities, it takes care of the vibration very well.

Vibration: Drilling into metal Vibration K factor
2.5 m/sec² 1.5 m/sec²

 

DDF484 Makita Brushless Drill

A Protected Brushless Drill Driver

The DDF484 is a tough little beast of a drill driver, from the aluminium gear housing to the all-metal gear construction. It may weigh just 1.8kg (without battery) and have a head length of only 182mm, but it’s built to take a knock. Plus the brushless motor is more able to withstand jobsite abuse into the bargain.

In addition to this, the chuck is, of course, keyless and there are twin LED lights above the trigger to shed loads of light on whatever you’re working on, ideal for the back of kitchen cabinets. And finally, as we expect from Makita, the grip is ergonomic and any area of the drill where you’re likely to have your hands is rubberised which helps with comfort while reducing vibration.

The Makita DDF484 is a great upgrade to the brushless drill driver range. It’s available here, body-only, just slot in any 18v LXT batteries you already own.

Let us know what you think of the Makita DDF484 Drill Driver!

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