Makita DHP482RM1J reviews

Makita DHP482RM1J Review – 18v LXT Combi Drill

Makita DHP482RM1J reviews

Makita DHP482RM1J

Few combo drills can boast of balance, precision and compactness like the Makita DHP482RM1J. Equipped with a powerful brushless motor, an all-metal gearbox and an LXT battery, the DHP482RM1J is poised to give you long and excellent service.

An LXT 18V Lithium-Ion battery powers the combo drill at 4.0Ah. Housed in the case of the DHP482RM1J is a brushed motor that, while not as power-efficient as its brushless counterparts, produces a no-load speed of 0 to 1,900 rpm at high setting and 0 to 600 rpm at low setting. The drill also has 21 torque settings that offer more fastening options. The Makita DHP482RM1J can also be used as a hammer drill with up to 28,500 beats per minute in high and 0 to 9,000 bpm in low setting. The settings are made using a 2-speed control trigger. It also has a drilling capacity of 38mm in wood and 13mm in metal and concrete. The DHP482RM1J uses a 3-jaw single sleeve keyless chunk with a chunk capacity of 13mm to house the chunk bits. The maximum torque of the drill is 36Nm in soft application mode and 62Nm in hard application mode. An electric brake stops the motor once power is cut off.

The ergonomic handle of the Makita DHP482RM1J is coated with rubber to reduce the vibrations reaching the user during operation, and a twin LED job light with pre-glow, and after-glow functions are fitted for use in dimly-lit areas. An inbuilt battery protection circuit prevents over-discharge, overload and overheating of the battery, thus prolonging battery service life. The single sleeve keyless chunk makes removing the bit easy and tool-less. An electric brake mechanism ensures precision during work by stopping the motor on time. An included belt clip and type 2 Makpak Case help in handling the combo drill. Fast charge technology of the battery helps in fast recharging of the battery.

The drill has no battery meter to monitor battery capacity during usage. The brushed motor has a shorter lifetime than brushless motors. Furthermore, there is no way to remove and replace damaged brushes easily. The brushed motors also consume power faster thus increasing the frequency of recharges.

This handy combi drill from Makita is compact so its ideal for the smaller jobs round the house as its only 198mm in length. Its got more than enough power with its 4Ah battery which is included.

Makita DHP482RM1J - Pros & Cons



  • 11 Adjustable Torque Positions
  • 1 x 18v 4.0ah Battery included
  • 2 Speed Motor



  • Brushed Motor