Makita 6281DWPE 14.4v Cordless DrillThe Makita 6281DWPE 14.4v cordless drill gets a 7.0 overall rating. This Makita is a compact 14.4 volt version with NiCd batteries. Users generally rate this drill very well and there are few negative reviews. The price is also better than most other 14.4v drills at under $140.  Another positive is that it is over a pound lighter than average for its class.

As for negatives, well the obvious one is the lack of power. It has just 260 in-lbs of torque with is well below average and is not really suitable for heavy duty drilling / driving tasks. Buyers should also note the 3/8″ chuck size compared to most that are 1/2″.

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Specs14.4v Class Average
Overall Rating7.0
StyleCompact Cordless Drill
Weight3.5 lbs4.6 lbs
Max Torque260 in-lbs400 in-lbs
Max Speed1300 RPM1500 RPM
Variable Speed2-SPEED
Chuck Size3/8″
Chuck TypeKeyless, Ratcheting
Battery TypeNiCD
Charge Rating1.3Ah2.2 Ah
Charge Time60 min60 min
Batteries Included2
Work LightNo
Extra HandleNo
Fuel GuageNo
Warranty1 year2 years
PriceCheck Price$194.10

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