Makita DA3010F 4 Amp 3/8-Inch Right Angle Drill with LED Light Review

Makita DA3010F 4 Amp 3/8-Inch Right Angle Drill with LED Light Review, 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings
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Makita DA3010F Right Angle Drill with LED Light Review

(50 customer reviews) Before purchasing the Makita DA3010F 4 Amp 3/8-Inch Right Angle Drill with LED Light learn what other consumers are saying about it. The white LED light on the DA3010F angle drill never needs replacing and illuminates the work space.

The drill, actually, only weighs only 3.1 pounds with a 2-5/8th inch head height to allow work in tight spaces. With a 4.3 amps motor the speeds range from 0-2,4000 rpm allowing for drilling to be more controlled in metal or in wood.  It has a speed limiting dial on the paddle switch that prevents fasteners from being tightened too much.  The operation of it is easy and can be done with only one hand. Ball bearing construction increases the life of this tool.






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Negative Reviews:

The majority of reviews for the DA3010F right angle drill from Makita were positive making it difficult to pinpoint the negative aspects of the unit. We always begin with the negative reviews in order to paint an accurate picture for the consumer.

The fact that a slight touch increased the speed of the drill was a negative point to users, especially when it occurred after the drill stalled during use. There was clumsy operation of the drill chunk.

Loose bits were a problem. The large paddle switch was both a positive and a negative because it made it easier to accidently turn on the unit when attempting to change the drill bits. It also makes it possible for the unit to come on when it set down if the users is not careful doing so.


Positive Reviews:

The ability to drill in tight spots was a plus to the reviewers. The automatic shutdown of the drill when something was not right was considered to be a safety feature by reviewers. The light allowed users to drill in areas they would not otherwise be able to drill in. Users like the large paddle switch on the unit. While some reviewers did not like the light touch that sped up the drill it was a positive aspect to most of the users.


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Would we recommend the Makita DA3010F 4 Amp 3/8 inch right angle drill with LED light to consumers?

Yes, we would and here’s why.

Overall reviewers were pleased with the design that allowed them to work in oddly tight places and the power achieved with the drill. The features were typically pleasing with even those doing more demanding drilling finding that they were satisfied with the unit. The fact that the unit is light weight made working with it easier especially in tight quarters. Users did like the fact that the work area was lit especially since tight spaces are often hard to adequately see in to perform the job necessary.

The fact that the majority of reviews were positive with even negative reviewers found positive aspects of the unit means that we can recommend the DA3010F 4 Amp 3/8 inch right angle drill from Makita with the LED light to consumers.

Updated: March 27, 2013 — 3:43 am

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