[Home Depot] HD: Makita BHP452HW -18V Li-Ion Hammer Drill -120$ HOT
It is clearance items, so stock is limited to location, and most stores even not aware about that deal.
http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stor ... PartNumber
I came across that deal after getting RIDGID one for 89$.
Even so Ridgid looks like really solid drill and lifetime warranty on a battery is just amazing, but it has some downsides (as for me):
1) No hammer option - even so corded hammer drills is the proper way to go, but if you use it just occasionally for home use, portable one could be good option.
2) Using it as a driver is not best idea if you depend on torque control.
Even so it has a huge torque selection - 26 position - they do not work in reality as you expect!!!
My old drill with 25 positions is amazing in controlling torque but with Ridgid on first gear torque control does not work at all, and on second it just too insensitive - after 6-8 mark it just too strong.
So perfect drill - but bad driver for home use.
It is normal for that drill: http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29082
On other hand Makita looks and feels really good.
As some reviewers stated it is not best in each separate class but perfect as universal compact drill especially for that price.
Set comes with charger, case and 2*Li-Ion 1,5Ah batteries.
It is the same drill as BHP452 but with 1,5Ah batteries instead 3Ah - not big deal for home especially with 2 of them.
And it is the same like BDF452 but with Hummer drill option on top.
As a note, it was reported that battery had problem in early models but looks like was solved in 2009.
http://professional-power-tool-guide.co ... ew-bhp452/
http://topcordlessdrillreviews.com/maki ... nt-page-1/
http://www.onlinetoolreviews.com/review ... rdless.htm
Have a successful hunting time