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Makita DHP480 & DDF480 Tool Review

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 1st Jan 2021

This Toolstop Blog is a Makita DHP480 Review as well as a look into the scoop and features of the DDF480. These Makita Cordless Drills are popular amongst the trade, and we are about to explain why. Keep reading to find out the specification, benefits and features of the Makita DHP480 and whether these drills are the one for you!

This Toolstop Blog is a Makita DHP480 Review as well as a look into the scoop and features of the DDF480. These Makita Cordless Drills are popular amongst the trade, and we are about to explain why. Keep reading to find out the specification, benefits and features of the Makita DHP480 and whether these drills are the one for you!

Makita DHP480 & DDF480 Tool Review

All About the Makita DHP480

While scouring the ‘net for professional power tool news, we came across these 2 awesome drills from Makita - the DHP480 and DDF480. This Toolstop guide reviews both models, comparing their features and specifications.

Follow along to find out everything you need to know about these cordless combi drills. Let's start off by seeing the Makita DHP480 Cordless Brushless Combi Drill in action:

Makita DHP480 Review

The Makita DHP480 is the latest li-ion powered combi-drill, compatible with the company’s 5Ah batteries, which you can read about here.

The spec is impressive, promising 1.5x longer runtime over its predecessors thanks to the efficiency of the brushless motor. It features 16 torque settings, a pre-glow LED job light, variable speed trigger and Makita’s excellent ergonomics; lots of rubber where you need it for all-day comfort in use.

It’s going to be a robust workhorse for you thanks to the all metal construction in the 2 speed motor.

Capacities and spec for the DHP480 currently stand at:

  • 13mm into steel
  • 38mm into wood
  • 13mm into masonry
  • Impacts per minute are: Hi : 0-23,000 Lo : 0-6,000
  • Speeds are: Hi : 0-1,550 Lo : 0-400
  • Torque: Hard / Soft : 54 / 36N.m

All in all, this looks like a fantastic piece of kit for any professional power tool user. Watch this space for more info as we have it.


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Like its big cousin, the DDF480 is promising 1.5x longer run time per full battery charge due to the brushless motor. 16 torque settings are available, along with the great ergonomics, LED job light and variable speed trigger. And like above, this will run off the 5Ah li-ion batteries.

Capacities and spec for the DDF480 currently stand at:

  • 13mm into steel
  • 38mm into wood
  • Speeds are: Hi : 0-1,550 Lo : 0-400
  • Torque: Hard / Soft : 54 / 36N.m

New features on both tools include:

Another great feature on these new tools from Makita is XPT: “Extreme Protection Technology”. This is just a fancy way of saying that the tools will feature a degree of protection against water and dust ingress, ideal for anyone working in areas prone to being damp and dusty, or when you’re having to work outdoors during a rain shower.

A battery fuel guage has been a long sought-after feature on all Makita li-ion battery powered tools. It’s great to see this included on the DHP480 & DDF480. A simple press of the trigger will indicate what charge state your battery has.

So what do you think about these 2 models from Makita? Be sure to let us know if you've got any questions!


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