Makita 6019DWE 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Makita 6019DWE is 4 StarsMakita 6019DWE

Review Summary: Not flashy looking, but the Makita 6019DWE 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill is a very solid performer in its class range.


Detailed Review of the Makita 6019DWE 7.2 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Average

The Makita 6019DWE has a power rating of 104 in/lbs. The average power rating of 7.2 volt cordless drills is 104 in/lbs. The power of a cordless drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more power, check out the Makita 6261DWPE. It has a maximum torque of 200 in/lbs. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the Makita 6261DWPE 9.6-Volt Cordless Drill.

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Speed: Below Average

The Makita 6019DWE has a top speed of 600 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 7.2 volt cordless drills is around 796 rpm. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more speed for drilling clean holes, check out the DeWalt DC750KA. It has a top speed of 1100 rpm. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the DeWalt DC750KA 9.6-Volt Cordless Drill.

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Battery Run Time: Good

The battery run time is 1.3 amp hours. The average for 7.2 volt cordless drills is 1.1 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Average

The Makita 6019DWE comes with 2 Ni-Cd batteries. Most newer cordless drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.

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Charger: Average

The Makita 6019DWE comes with a 1 hour charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: $100-200

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Makita 6019DWE cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Lighter

The Makita 6019DWE weighs 2.5 lbs. The average 7.2V cordless drill weighs about 2.6 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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Makita 6019DWE Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Light weight and compact size
  2. 2 gear variable speed gear motor
  3. 3/8” Keyless Chuck
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Makita 6019DWE Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Older NiCad battery technology
  2. Below average speed

Some other features of the Makita 6019DWE include:

  • Reversible motor
  • Tool Case
  • Two bit holders on drill

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 1/5/12.

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