Makita 6217DWDEX 12-Volt 3/8-Inch MFORCE Cordless Drill Kit with Free Pair of Mechanix Wear Gloves was listed on Amazon for $304.00, selling for USD brand new. Manufactured by Makita.
Some great features of this product include:
- 2-piece D-31 motor delivers power in a more compact size
- All-metal gear transmission creates smooth, efficient power transfer
- Shift Lock Drive System locks out clutch, instantly shifting from driver to drill mode
- 2.6 Ah Ni-MH batteries offer greater capacity and longer run time
- Package includes 2 12-volt Ni-MH batteries, multi-voltage charger, and case
Makita 6217DWDE Battery. This is a 12 Volt, 2000 mAh, NiMH Battery . Dimensions: 3.31 x 3.68 x 4.06. 100% OEM compatible.
Think of amps as the battery’s gas tank: the greater the amps, the longer the tool’s run time. With the new MForce line of cordless tools, Makita has bumped their ultracompact NiMH batteries up to 2.6 amps, delivering a markedly longer run time per charge. The tool is compact and well balanced, too, thanks in part to Makita’s newly designed two-piece motor that allows for a smaller 12-volt unit that still cranks out an impressive 310 inch-pounds of torque. The unit’s all-metal gear transmission, featuring a planetary gear system, also takes up a minimum of space, and does a good job delivering smooth power. The MForce line also features a new Shift Lock drive system that locks out the clutch, shifting from driver to drill mode in a way that will never slip. Another plus is the addition of a ratcheting chuck that you twist to tighten, a satisfying mechanism that really locks a bit in place. Best of all, the drill feels great in the hand: the balance is right and the handle has a rubberized grip, a new feature to Makita drills and one an all-day user will surely appreciate. This kit includes two 12-volt, 2.6 amp NiMH batteries, a multivoltage charger, and a carrying case. –Jon Groebner