makita Cordless Driver Drill
|Drilling capacities||Steel||20 mm (13/16″)|
|Wood||Auger bit: 50 mm (2″)
Self-feed bit: 76 mm (3”)
Hole saw: 152 mm (6”)
|Fastening capacities||Wood screw||10 mm x 90 mm (3/8″ x 3-1/2″)|
|Machine screw||M6 (1/4″)|
|No load speed (RPM)||High (2)||0 – 2,600 /min|
|Low (1)||0 – 650 /min|
|Overall length||181 mm (7-1/8″)|
|Rated voltage||D.C. 36 V – 40 V max|
|Net weight||2.7 – 3.0 kg (5.9 – 6.6 lbs)|
- Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change without notice.
- Specifications may differ from country to country.
- The weight may differ depending on the attachment(s), including the battery cartridge. The lightest and heaviest combination, according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2014, are shown in the table.
Applicable battery cartridge and charger
|Battery cartridge||BL4025 / BL4040|
Some of the battery cartridges and chargers listed above may not be available depending on your region of residence.
WARNING: Only use the battery cartridges and chargers listed above. Use of any other battery cartridges and chargers may cause injury and/or fire.
WARNING: Read all safety warnings, instructions, illustrations and specifications provided with this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
Work area safety
- Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
- Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
- Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
- Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
- Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
- Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
- Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
- When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
- If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit inter-rupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
- Power tools can produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) that are not harmful to the user. However, users of pacemakers and other similar medical devices should contact the maker of their device and/or doctor for advice before operating this power tool.
- Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or med-ication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
- Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
- Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
- Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
- Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
- Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewel-lery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
- If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
- Do not let familiarity gained from frequent use of tools allow you to become complacent and ignore tool safety principles. A careless action can cause severe injury within a fraction of a second.
- Always wear protective goggles to protect your eyes from injury when using power tools. The goggles must comply with ANSI Z87.1 in the USA. It is an employer’s responsibility to enforce the use of appropriate safety protective equipment by the tool operators and by other persons in the immediate working area.
Power tool use and care:
- Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
- Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
- Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or remove the battery pack, if detachable, from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
- Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
- Maintain power tools and accessories. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If dam-aged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
- Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
- Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
- Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry, clean and free from oil and grease. Slippery handles and grasping surfaces do not allow for safe handling and control of the tool in unexpected situations.
- When using the tool, do not wear cloth work gloves which may be entangled. The entanglement of cloth work gloves in the moving parts may result in personal injury.
Battery tool use and care:
- Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack.
- Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
- When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects, that can make a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
- Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If con-tact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
- Do not use a battery pack or tool that is dam-aged or modified. Damaged or modified batteries may exhibit unpredictable behaviour resulting in fire, explosion or risk of injury.
- Do not expose a battery pack or tool to fire or excessive temperature. Exposure to fire or temperature above 130 °C may cause explosion.
- Follow all charging instructions and do not charge the battery pack or tool outside the temperature range specified in the instructions. Charging improperly or at temperatures outside the specified range may damage the battery and increase the risk of fire.
- Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
- Never service damaged battery packs. Service of battery packs should only be performed by the manufacturer or authorized service providers.
- Follow instruction for lubricating and changing accessories.
- Do not modify or attempt to repair the appliance or the battery pack except as indicated in the instructions for use and care.
Cordless driver drill safety warnings
Safety instructions for all operations
- Use the auxiliary handle(s). Loss of control can cause personal injury.
- Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where the cutting accessory or fasteners may contact hidden wiring. Cutting accessory or fasteners contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
- Always be sure you have a firm footing. Be sure no one is below when using the tool in high locations.
- Hold the tool firmly.
- Keep hands away from rotating parts.
- Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool only when hand-held.
- Do not touch the drill bit or the workpiece immediately after operation; they may be extremely hot and could burn your skin.
- Some material contains chemicals which may be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust inhalation and skin contact. Follow material supplier safety data.
- If the drill bit cannot be loosened even you open the jaws, use pliers to pull it out. In such a case, pulling out the drill bit by hand may result in injury by its sharp edge.
Safety instructions when using long drill bits
- Never operate at higher speed than the maximum speed rating of the drill bit. At higher speeds, the bit is likely to bend if allowed to rotate freely without contacting the workpiece, resulting in personal injury.
- Always start drilling at low speed and with the bit tip in contact with the workpiece. At higher speeds, the bit is likely to bend if allowed to rotate freely without contacting the workpiece, resulting in personal injury.
- Apply pressure only in direct line with the bit and do not apply excessive pressure. Bits can bend causing breakage or loss of control, resulting in personal injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING: DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product (gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence to safety rules for the subject product. MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in this instruction manual may cause serious personal injury.
Important safety instructions for battery cartridge
- Before using battery cartridge, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using battery.
- Do not disassemble or tamper the battery cartridge. It may result in a fire, excessive heat, or explosion.
- If operating time has become excessively shorter, stop operating immediately. It may result in a risk of overheating, possible burns and even an explosion.
- If electrolyte gets into your eyes, rinse them out with clear water and seek medical attention right away. It may result in loss of your eyesight.
- Do not short the battery cartridge:
- Do not touch the terminals with any conductive material.
- Avoid storing battery cartridge in a container with other metal objects such as nails, coins, etc.
- Do not expose battery cartridge to water or rain.
A battery short can cause a large current flow, overheating, possible burns and even a breakdown.
- Do not store the tool and battery cartridge in locations where the temperature may reach or exceed 50 °C (122 °F).
- Do not incinerate the battery cartridge even if it is severely damaged or is completely worn out. The battery cartridge can explode in a fire.
- Do not nail, cut, crush, throw, drop the battery cartridge, or hit against a hard object to the battery cartridge. Such conduct may result in a fire, excessive heat, or explosion.
- Do not use a damaged battery.
- The contained lithium-ion batteries are subject to the Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements.
For commercial transports e.g. by third parties, forwarding agents, special requirement on pack-aging and labeling must be observed.
For preparation of the item being shipped, consulting an expert for hazardous material is required. Please also observe possibly more detailed national regulations.
Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the battery in such a manner that it cannot move around in the packaging.
- When disposing the battery cartridge, remove it from the tool and dispose of it in a safe place. Follow your local regulations relating to disposal of battery.
- Use the batteries only with the products specified by Makita. Installing the batteries to non-compliant products may result in a fire, excessive heat, explosion, or leak of electrolyte.
- If the tool is not used for a long period of time, the battery must be removed from the tool.
- During and after use, the battery cartridge may take on heat which can cause burns or low temperature burns. Pay attention to the handling of hot battery cartridges.
- Do not touch the terminal of the tool immediately after use as it may get hot enough to cause burns.
- Do not allow chips, dust, or soil stuck into the terminals, holes, and grooves of the battery cartridge. It may result in poor performance or breakdown of the tool or battery cartridge.
- Unless the tool supports the use near a high-voltage electrical power lines, do not use the battery cartridge near a high-voltage electrical power lines. It may result in a malfunction or breakdown of the tool or battery cartridge.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
CAUTION: Only use genuine Makita batteries. Use of non-genuine Makita batteries, or batteries that have been altered, may result in the battery bursting causing fires, personal injury and damage. It will also void the Makita warranty for the Makita tool and charger.
Tips for maintaining maximum battery life
- Charge the battery cartridge before completely discharged. Always stop tool operation and charge the battery cartridge when you notice less tool power.
- Never recharge a fully charged battery cartridge. Overcharging shortens the battery service life.
- Charge the battery cartridge with room temperature at 10 °C – 40 °C (50 °F – 104 °F). Let a hot battery cartridge cool down before charging it.
- When not using the battery cartridge, remove it from the tool or the charger.
- Charge the battery cartridge if you do not use it for a long period (more than six months).
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before adjusting or checking function on the tool.
installing or removing battery cartridge
- Always switch off the tool before installing or removing of the battery cartridge.
- Hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly when installing or removing battery cartridge. Failure to hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly may cause them to slip off your hands and result in damage to the tool and battery cartridge and a personal injury.
- Red indicator
- Battery cartridge
To remove the battery cartridge, slide it from the tool while sliding the button on the front of the cartridge.
To install the battery cartridge, align the tongue on the battery cartridge with the groove in the housing and slip it into place. Insert it all the way until it locks in place with a little click. If you can see the red indicator on the upper side of the button, it is not locked completely.
- Always install the battery cartridge fully until the red indicator cannot be seen. If not, it may accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to you or someone around you.
- Do not install the battery cartridge forcibly. If the cartridge does not slide in easily, it is not being inserted correctly.
Indicating the remaining battery capacity
Press the check button on the battery cartridge to indicate the remaining battery capacity. The indicator lamps light up for a few seconds.
- Indicator lamps
- Check button
NOTE: Depending on the conditions of use and the ambient temperature, the indication may differ slightly from the actual capacity.
Tool / battery protection system
The tool is equipped with a tool/battery protection system. This system automatically cuts off power to the motor to extend tool and battery life. The tool will automatically stop during operation if the tool or battery is placed under one of the following conditions:
When the tool is operated in a manner that causes it to draw an abnormally high current, the tool stops automatically. In this situation, turn the tool off and stop the application that caused the tool to become overloaded. Then turn the tool on to restart.
When the tool is overheated, the tool stops automatically and the lamp blinks. In this situation, let the tool/battery cool before turning the tool on again.
When the battery capacity is not enough, the tool stops automatically. In this case, remove the battery from the tool and charge the battery.
- Switch trigger
CAUTION: Before installing the battery cartridge into the tool, always check to see that the switch trigger actuates properly and returns to the “OFF” position when released.
To start the tool, simply pull the switch trigger. Tool speed is increased by increasing pressure on the switch trigger. Release the switch trigger to stop.
NOTE: The tool automatically stops if you keep pulling the switch trigger for about 6 minutes.
This tool is equipped with an electric brake. If the tool consistently fails to quickly stop after the switch trigger is released, have the tool serviced at a Makita service center.
Lighting up the front lamp
CAUTION: Do not look in the light or see the source of light directly.
Pull the switch trigger to light up the lamp. The lamp keeps on lighting while the switch trigger is being pulled. The lamp goes out approximately 10 seconds after releasing the switch trigger.
- When the tool is overheated, the tool stops automatically and the lamp starts flashing. In this case, release the switch trigger. The lamp turns off in one minute.
- Use a dry cloth to wipe the dirt off the lens of the lamp. Be careful not to scratch the lens of lamp, or it may lower the illumination.
Reversing switch action
- Reversing switch lever
- Always check the direction of rotation before operation.
- Use the reversing switch only after the tool comes to a complete stop. Changing the direction of rotation before the tool stops may dam-age the tool.
- When not operating the tool, always set the reversing switch lever to the neutral position.
This tool has a reversing switch to change the direction of rotation. Depress the reversing switch lever from the A side for clockwise rotation or from the B side for counterclockwise rotation.
When the reversing switch lever is in the neutral position, the switch trigger cannot be pulled.
- Speed change lever
- Always set the speed change lever fully to the correct position. If you operate the tool with the speed change lever positioned halfway between the “1” side and “2” side, the tool may be damaged.
- Do not use the speed change lever while the tool is running. The tool may be damaged.
|Displayed Number||Speed||Torque||Applicable operation|
|1||Low||High||Heavy loading operation|
|2||High||Low||Light loading operation|
To change the speed, switch off the tool first. Push the speed change lever to display “2” for high speed or “1” for low speed. Be sure that the speed change lever is set to the correct position before operation.
If the tool speed is coming down extremely during the operation with display “2”, push the lever to display “1” and restart the operation.
Selecting the action mode
- Always set the ring correctly to your desired mode mark. If you operate the tool with the ring positioned halfway between the mode marks, the tool may be damaged.
- Do not change the action mode while rotating.
- Action mode changing ring
- Arrow This tool has two action modes.
- Drilling mode (rotation only)
- Screw driving mode (rotation with clutch)
Select one mode suitable for your work. Turn the action mode changing ring and align the mark that you selected with the arrow on the tool body.
Adjusting the fastening torque
CAUTION: Make sure that the dial is clean. Depending on the work environment, foreign objects such as iron scraps or chips may adhere to the dial and cause the personal injury.
- Green light
The fastening torque can be adjusted in 41 levels in low speed and 21 levels in high speed.
- Align marking with the arrow on the tool body by turning the action mode changing ring.
- Pull the switch trigger and release it as soon as the indicator turns on.
- Push the button, and the green light blinks.
- Turn the dial, and adjust the torque level while the green light is blinking.
- Push the button to set the value.
- After pushing the button in step 5, the green light turns off. If you adjust the torque level again, start over from step 3.
- If you leave the green light blinking for a while, it stops blinking and the value displayed in the indicator will be set.
- You can set the fastening torque level in two patterns; high speed and low speed.
When the lever displays “1”, the torque level in low speed can be set. When the lever displays “2”, the torque level in high speed can be set.
When you change the speed with the speed change lever, the indicator blinks three times. After that, drive a trial screw to check the speed and torque level.
- If you pull the switch trigger while the green light is blinking, the green light turns off and you will not be able to adjust the torque level. To adjust the torque level again, release the switch trigger and turn the dial while the green light is blinking.
- If you turn the action mode changing ring while the green light is blinking, the green light turns off and you will not be able to adjust the torque level. To adjust the torque level again, start over from step 1.
To obtain suitable torque level, perform a test drive with a workpiece of the same material that you are going to screw.
The following shows the rough guide of the relationship between the screw size and graduation.
|Wood screw||Soft wood (e.g. pine)||ø3.5 x 22||ø4.1 x 38||–||ø5.1 x 50||–||ø6.2 x 63||–|
|Hard wood (e.g. lauan)||–||ø3.5 x 22||ø4.1 x 38||–||ø5.1 x 50||–||ø6.2 x 63||–|
|Wood screw||Soft wood (e.g. pine)||–||ø9 x 75||–||ø10 x 90||–|
|Hard wood (e.g. lauan)||–||ø9 x 75||–||ø10 x 90||–|
|Wood screw||Soft wood (e.g. pine)||ø3.5 x 22||ø4.1 x 38||–||ø5.1 x 50||–||ø6.2 x 63||–|
|Hard wood (e.g. lauan)||–||ø3.5 x 22||ø4.1 x 38||–||ø5.1 x 50||–||ø6.2 x 63||–|
The tool is equipped with the electronic functions for easy operation.
Active Feedback sensing Technology
If the tool is swung at the predetermined acceleration during operation, the motor is forcibly stopped to reduce the burden on the wrist.
- Hold the tool firmly while operating.
- If any malfunction occurred with the electronic function, the light blinks for 3 seconds, and then, turns off. In that case, contact with Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers to repair.
- This function does not work if the acceleration does not reach the predetermined one when the tool is swung.
- If the tool is forcibly stopped, release the switch trigger, and then pull the switch trigger to restart the tool.
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before carrying out any work on the tool.
Installing side grip (auxiliary handle)
- Side grip
- Groove 4. Arm
Always use the side grip to ensure operating safety. Install the side grip so that the protrusions on the arm fit in the grooves on the tool barrel. Turn the grip clockwise to secure it. The grip can be fixed at desired angle.
Installing or removing driver bit/drill bit
Turn the sleeve counterclockwise to open the chuck jaws. Place the driver bit/drill bit in the chuck as far as it will go. Turn the sleeve clockwise to tighten the chuck. To remove the driver bit/drill bit, turn the sleeve counterclockwise.
CAUTION: When installing the hook, always secure it with the screw firmly. If not, the hook may come off from the tool and result in the personal injury.
The hook is convenient for temporarily hanging the tool. This can be installed on either side of the tool. To install the hook, insert it into a groove in the tool housing on either side and then secure it with a screw. To remove, loosen the screw and then take it out.
Installing driver bit holder
- Driver bit holder
- Driver bit
Fit the driver bit holder into the protrusion at the tool foot on either right or left side and secure it with a screw. When not using the driver bit, keep it in the driver bit holders. Driver bits 45 mm-long (1-3/4″) can be kept there.
CAUTION: When the speed comes down extremely, reduce the load or stop the tool to avoid the tool damage.
Hold the tool firmly with one hand on the grip and the other hand on the handle to control the twisting action.
NOTICE: Do not cover vents, or it may cause over-heating and damage to the tool.
- Adjust the dial to the proper torque level for your work.
- Make sure that the driver bit is inserted straight in the screw head, or the screw and/or driver bit may be damaged.
First, align marking with the arrow on the tool body and adjust the torque level.
Place the point of the driver bit in the screw head and apply pressure to the tool. Start the tool slowly and then increase the speed gradually. Release the switch trigger as soon as the tool stops the rotation automatically and the green light turns on for 5 seconds.
- When driving wood screw, pre-drill a pilot hole 2/3 the diameter of the screw. It makes driving easier and prevents splitting of the workpiece.
- In a cold environment, the tool may stop at lower torque level depending on circumstances.
First, turn the action mode changing ring so that the arrow points to the marking. Then proceed as follows.
Drilling in wood
When drilling in wood, the best results are obtained with wood drills equipped with a guide screw. The guide screw makes drilling easier by pulling the drill bit into the workpiece.
Drilling in metal
To prevent the drill bit from slipping when starting a hole, make an indentation with a center-punch and hammer at the point to be drilled. Place the point of the drill bit in the indentation and start drilling.
Use a cutting lubricant when drilling metals. The exceptions are iron and brass which should be drilled dry.
- Pressing excessively on the tool will not speed up the drilling. In fact, this excessive pressure will only serve to damage the tip of your drill bit, decrease the tool performance and shorten the service life of the tool.
- Hold the tool firmly and exert care when the drill bit begins to break through the workpiece. There is a tremendous force exerted on the tool/drill bit at the time of hole break through.
- A stuck drill bit can be removed simply by setting the reversing switch to reverse rotation in order to back out. However, the tool may back out abruptly if you do not hold it firmly.
- Always secure workpieces in a vise or similar hold-down device.
- If the tool is operated continuously until the battery cartridge has discharged, allow the tool to rest for 15 minutes before proceeding with a fresh battery.
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before attempting to perform inspection or maintenance.
NOTICE: Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may result.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.
CAUTION: These accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual. The use of any other accessories or attachments might present a risk of injury to persons. Only use accessory or attachment for its stated purpose.
If you need any assistance for more details regarding these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center.
- Drill bits
- Driver bits
- Driver bit holder
- Makita genuine battery and charger
NOTE: Some items in the list may be included in the tool package as standard accessories. They may differ from country to country.
MAKITA LIMITED WARRANTY
Please refer to the annexed warranty sheet for the most current warranty terms applicable to this product. If annexed warranty sheet is not available, refer to the warranty details set forth at below website for your respective country.
United States of America: www.makitatools.com
Other countries: www.makita.com