Makita DHP484Z Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita DHP484Z 18V Li-ion Brushless Combi Drill.  Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.

Combi drills are becoming very popular as they will drill and have a hammer action for masonry. Maikta are well know for this type of tool and this model is one of their best sellers.

Our Verdict on the Makita DHP484Z

I would say this combi drill is at the very high end of the mid ranged models or just creeping into the highest price bracket.

It's really everything you are likely to need in this type of drill and maybe a bit more. All the features are there and the brushless motor is a dream.

I would definitely have this drill myself and think it is a really good investmet for anybody. There is no real reason that you would need to spend any more than this.

If you are still not sure then have a look at the comparisons on our Best Cordless Makita Drill section.

How Buyers Rate the Makita DHP484Z?

Buyer Satisfaction

94% buyer satisfaction based on 900+ online buyer reviews

  • 82% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers gave this a poor review

Excellent reviews indeed on this mid range model. You can tell straight away that there have been many buyers for this drill and it is superb quality.

What Buyers Say about the Makita DHP484Z?


  • Buyers thought it was well worth the extra money for this brushless model 
  • Most buyers agreed that this drill was small but extremely powerful
  • The majority of buyers said the battery lasted really well
  • Overall, most buyers just loved the quality and functionality of this drill


  • A couple of buyers said it was ,more noisy than their old brushed motor model
  • 1 or 2 mentioned that the drill was too powerful for them 

All the buyers thought that this drill was really useful and convenient. It is light, feels well balanced and is well made with quality materials. You would obviously expect this with a Makita product but it seems this drill well outperforms it's mid-range price point.

Makita DHP484Z Specification

  • Brushless motor combi drill
  • 23 x 9 x 22.5 cm; 1.18 Kilograms
  • 18V Lithium ion batteries required
  • 900W and 54Nm of torque
  • 0-30000 impacts per minute (Hi) 0-7500 impacts per minute (Lo)
  • 21 plus drill torque settings
  • Electric brake, two mechanical gears
  • Variable speed control by trigger, forward/reverse rotation
  • Compact overall length of 182 mm
  • 13mm Keyless chuck
  • Aluminium gear housing, all metal gear construction
  • Has a handy LED job light 

Makita DHP484Z - Key Features

Brushless Motor

The brushless motor efficiently uses energy to match torque and rpm to the changing demand of the application, and eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the motor to run cooler and efficiently for longer life. 

Most tradesmen will agree that the tools with this type of brushless motors are well worth spending that bit extra on.

Drilling Capacity

Maximum in wood 38 mm, steel 13 mm, concrete 13 mm

These are the sort of depths you would expect with a drill of this quality. You should be able to use this model for virtually any job and its unlikely you would ever need to have any greater capacity.

That being said, these figures are only a guideline and I have personally used this drill to go through a block wall to fit a vent for a tumble drier.

A very quick video review

We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on this Makita power tool. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.

I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features of the drill and he is well known for demonstrating Makita tools.

Best Makita Battery

  • 18 Volts Lithium-Ion battery
  • 6.0 Ah
  • 55 minute charge time
  • Weighs 660 grams
  • Includes a battery capacity indicator LED so you know how much charge is left.
  • Works with all power tools that feature a yellow connector plate or has a star on the connector plate
  • Suitable for tools like saws, blowers and trimmers

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Makita BL1860B 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 6.0 Ah Battery

90% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ reviews

If you are not sure which battery is best for you then have a read at Best Makita Battery for some more helpful information. Although this type of drill is not too hard on the battery, if you have a big job to do then I would advise you to go for this top of the range, 6Ah battery.

Makita DC18RC Battery Charger

  • This will charge one 18V or 14.4V Makita LXT slide battery
  • It is classed as a is a compact sized fast charger
  • Takes 15 minutes to fully charge an 18V 1.5Ah Makita battery
  • Takes 22 minutes to fully charge an 18V 3.0Ah Makita battery
  • Takes 36 minutes to fully charge an 18V 4.0Ah Makita battery
  • Takes 45 minutes to fully charge an 18V 5.0Ah Makita battery
  • Takes 55 minutes to fully charge an 18V 6.0Ah Makita battery
  • This is a 240 Volt charger and comes with a UK 3-pin plug
Makita DC18RC Battery Charger

96% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ reviews

The MAKITA DC18RC has a cooling fan that blows cool air into the battery. A digital power display identifies the condition of the battery and charging condition.

It measures 23.6 x 16.4 x 30.8 cm and weighs 820 grams.

The Makita Brand

The Makita brand sell a wide range of cordless tools and tools for the construction and demolition industries. They also sell some garden machinery. They sell their tools through various stores in the UK including B&Q, Screwfix, Cromwell, Jewson, Buildbase, Bradfords, Wickes and more.

Their HQ is in Japan. Their Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991.

Makita believe that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure their motors are of the best quality. They use premium grade steel to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used.

They also complete quality control tests on each and every, machine that leaves their manufacturing plants.

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