Makita 6261DWPE 9.6-Volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Makita 6261DWPE is 4 SMakita 6261DWPEtars

Review Summary: The Makita 6261DWPE 9.6-Volt Cordless Drill is a compact, fast and powerful drill for contractors and homeowners alike.


Detailed Review of the Makita 6261DWPE 9.6 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Above Average

The Makita 6261DWPE has a power rating of 200 in/lbs. The average power rating of 9.6 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.

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Speed: Above Average

The Makita 6261DWPE has a top speed of 1300 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 9.6 volt cordless drills is around 796 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Good

The battery run time is 1.3 amp hours. The average for 9.6 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 6261DWPE 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. A cordless drill with a better battery system is the Makita DF010DSE. You can read my complete review of the Makita DF010DSE 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill.

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Charger: Average

The Makita 6261DWPE 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 6261DWPE cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Heavy

The Makita 6261DWPE weighs 3.1 lbs. The average 9.6V 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. If you want a good cordless drill that weighs less, you may be interested in the Makita 6019DWE. It weighs only 2.5 lbs. You can read my complete review of the Makita 6019DWE 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill.

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Makita 6261DWPE Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Fast and Powerful for Size
  2. 16 Torque settings
  3. Hi-Low gears with Variable speed
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Makita 6261DWPE Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Heavy for its class
  2. No LED light

Some other features of the Makita 6261DWPE include:

  • 3/8" Keyless chuck
  • Tool Case
  • Rubberized pistol grip

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 1/1/12.

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