Makita BDF451 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill Kit ~ Makita


Makita BDF451 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill Kit

Brand Makita
Category Home Improvement
Sales Rank 1207378

  • Makita-built 4-pole motor delivers 560 in.lbs. of Max Torque
  • Variable 3-speed design (0-300, 0-600 & 0-1,700 RPM) covers a wide range of drilling and driving applications
  • Compact design at only 9-3/8"" long and weighs only 5.3 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • All metal gears and aluminum gear housing for maximum jobsite durability
  • Shift-Lock drive system quickly shifts between modes
  • 2 built-in L.E.D. lights with afterglow illuminate the work area
  • 4-pole motor delivers 560 in.lbs. of max torque, with a variable 3-speed all metal transmission (0-300 / 0-600 / 0-1, 700 RPM)
  • Compact, ergonomic design, 9-3/8 inches long and weighs just 4.6 pounds
  • Shift-Lock drive system quickly shifts between modes, 2 built-in LED lights, rugged tool belt clip
  • Makita LXT lithium-ion battery and charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 2.5X more cycles
  • 3-year warranty on tool, 1-year warranty on battery and charger
We've come a long way from sweat and a screwdriver. A hundred years ago, builders would never have envisioned a tool as powerful and efficient as this one. Heck, even 20 years ago. Science has ushered battery technology along, and the LXT lithium-ion system that powers this impact driver has a ton of advantages over standard NiMH or NiCad batteries. The lithium-ion technology means 1,400 battery life cycles, longer run time, lighter weight, a great reduction in the self-discharge rate and built-in shock-absorbing features to protect your battery.

But perhaps the coolest innovation is what Makita calls its 45-minute optimum charger. It actually talks to the batteries it charges throughout the cycle, using a built-in memory chip in the battery and, believe it or not, a CPU chip in the charger itself, which analyzes the data stored in the battery chip to decide on the best charging method at that time.

The drill/driver itself is fairly compact and lightweight, weighing in at less than 5 pounds, yet it's packing a powerful 560 in./lbs. of torque. It's got a super speed range of 0 to 300 rpm in low gear, 0 to 600 in mid-range and 0 to 1,700 rpm in top gear. Sometimes, you may encounter a little resistance if you're switching directly from low gear to high; if that happens, running the tool in mid-gear for a couple seconds completely alleviates any snag.

Makita's always made ergonomically positive tools that feel good in your hand and take the strain off your body, and this one's no exception. The slightly curved grip is so comfortable, and the auxiliary handle gives you supreme control. And because it's super compact and lightweight, this driver's an absolute pleasure to work with, even overhead. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste

What's in the Box
Drill/driver, two LXT lithium-ion 3.0Ah batteries, 45-minute optimum charger, screwdriver bits, carrying case

The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill delivers more torque, more efficient speed and more work to the jobsite. The BDF451 has a three-speed all-metal transmission for a range of drilling and driving applications, with plenty of torque for heavy duty tasks.

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BDF451 Features
POWER - Makita-built 4-pole motor delivers 450 in.lbs. of Max Torque, and handles concrete, wood and metal
CONTROL - 2-speed all metal transmission, easy mode shift and built-in L.E.D. light
COMFORT - Only 3.6 lbs. with ergonomic grip
PERFORMANCE - 18V compact li-ion batteries charge in 15 minutes, run longer and have 2.5X more cycles
INCLUDES - Two 18V compact lithium-ion batteries, rapid charger and case

Tool Specifications
CapacitiesSteel (1/2"), Wood (2-9/16")
No-load speed0-300, 0-600, 0-1,700 RPM
Maximum torque560 in.lbs.
Battery18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall length9-3/8"
Net weight4.6 lbs. (w/battery)
Makita-Built Motor Engineered for Versatile Power
The BDF451 features a Makita-built four-pole maximum torque motor that delivers 560 in.lbs. of Max Torque in a compact size. The BDF451 has a three-speed all-metal transmission that delivers 0-300 RPM in low speed, 0-600 RPM in mid-speed and 0-1,700 RPM in high, covering a wide range of drilling and driving applications.

Ergonomic Design in a Compact Size
The BDF451 weighs just 4.6 pounds with a more compact design at 9-3/8 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The BDF451 is also equipped with a built in L.E.D. light that illuminates the work area for more efficient work.

Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The BDF451 is perfect for a range of driving and drilling into wood and steel, and can be utilized in many different areas such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, electrical, remodeling, woodworking, and more. The combination of high-speed and high-torque makes the BDF451 ideal for any pro contractor who requires a best-in-class engineered cordless driver-drill. The BDF451 is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best in class engineering.

About Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
As one of the pioneers driving the cordless tool revolution, Makita changed the game with its breakthrough 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series. Three years after its debut, Makita's LXT Series has grown from seven to over 35 tools, providing a wide range of cordless solutions for professional tradesmen. Makita also added 18V compact lithium-ion for cordless power in a more compact size. Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries and ENERGY STAR rated Optimum Charging System provide several benefits over old battery technology. When compared to traditional 18V Ni-Cd batteries, Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have 40% less weight, longer run time, and five-times lower self-discharge to keep cells active and ready to use at any time.

Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers 2,000 cycles--2.5X more than Ni-Cd. In addition, built-in shock absorbing features help protect the battery, and 16 firm-holding contact terminals deliver constant high power. During the charging process, a built-in memory chip in the battery communicates with the Optimum Charger for a more efficient charge, extending the battery life. Makita's Optimum Charger is also faster: it will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in just 30 minutes, and an 18V compact lithium-ion battery in only 15 minutes. Makita also offers a Rapid Automotive Charger for 18V LXT and 18V compact lithium-ion batteries that plugs into 12V DC sockets equipped in most automobiles and trucks for added mobility. Makita's growing line of LXT cordless tool solutions features a wide range of industrial-quality power tools, including driver-drills, impact drivers, impact wrenches, saws, grinders, screwguns, rotary hammers, and more. The LXT Series also offers a jobsite radio, rechargeable flashlights, and several different combo kits.

About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

Every Makita Lithium-Ion tool is backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty that covers repair due to defects in materials or workmanship up to three years from the date of original purchase. Makita Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers have a limited 1-year warranty. Please see for complete details.

What's in the Box
Makita BDF451 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill, two 18V LXT lithium-ion batteries, 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger, tool belt clip, side handle, bit holder, screwdriver bits, and tool case.

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