Makita 18V Brushless Sub-Compact Driver Drill Skin


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  • Sub-Compact design only 150mm in length and only 1.6kg in weight
  • High durability aluminium gear housing
  • High powered brushless motor delivers 40Nm Max. peak torque
  • XPT technology that protects against dust & moisture
  • Twin LED job light with after-glow function

Skin only - Battery & charger sold separately
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The Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless DriverDrill (DDF487) is a drilling and driving solution with significantly less weight. The 18V Sub-Compact DriverDrill is part of a new class of compact, with the size and weight of lower voltage tools but with the performance, power and compatibility of 18V. The DDF487 has an efficient brushless motor with two speed settings and dual L.E.D. lights to illuminate the work area. At only 150mm and 1.6kg. (with battery, sold separately) it's a drilling and driving solution with superior comfort and handling.

  • Compact Design – for improved handling and control the overall length has been reduced by 12mm vs. the previous model. At only 150mm in length this is the shortest hammer drive drill in the 18V LXT lineup.
  • 2 Drilling Modes – screwdriving mode (rotation with clutch) for achieving an even consistent finish when fastening screws. Drilling mode (rotation only) achieving 40Nm max. torque.
  • LED Joblight – high brightness twin LED joblight with pre-glow and after glow functions. Illuminating the working area for greater visibility during application
  • 2 Speed Mechanical Gearing – high speed mode produces 1,700rpm for rapid drilling speed while low speed produces high levels of torque to suit high load operation.
  • Durable aluminium gear housing – highly durable aluminium diecast gear housing protects the tool from potential damage that may occur on a jobsite.
  • XPT – Extreme Protection Technology protects the tool against dust & moisture even in the harshest jobsite conditions, increasing durability.

Max. drilling capacities in steel: 13mm
Max. drilling capacities in wood:
    Self Feeding bit: 35mm
    Hole Saw 51mm
Max. lock torque: 40Nm
Max. tightening torque:
    Hard: 40Nm
    Soft: 25Nm
No Load Speed:
    High: 0-1,700rpm
    Low 0-500rpm
Overall Length: 150mm
Skin weight: 1.0kg
Voltage: 18V
Weight (with battery): 1.6kg (BL1860B)
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5 years for skins if registered within 30 days of purchase, 3 years if registered post 30 days

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Makita 18V Brushless Sub-Compact Driver Drill Skin

Makita 18V Brushless Sub-Compact Driver Drill Skin