Makita WZ DHP482 Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita WZ DHP482 18V White Cordless Combi Drill.  Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.

It's rare that you will see any Makita tool coming in at this low price, so it is well worth taking a look at this starter model drill. I cant remember seeing any other Makita tool that's under £50 so I am sure this offer won't last forever. You can be assured of the quality of this product without spending a fortune.

How Buyers Rate the Makita WZ DHP482?

Buyer Satisfaction

94% buyer satisfaction based on 500+ online buyer reviews

  • 82% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 3% of all buyers gave this a poor review

Buyers really loved this drill for the price. They say its a lightweight model that is very easy to use. Also that it is a bit smaller than many other drills, so it's very handy for getting into awkward or tight spots.

What Buyers Say about the Makita WZ DHP482?


  • Buyers stated that they like the way Makita share a common battery between various tools  
  • Most buyers agreed that this drill/driver is compact and great for tighter spots where a larger unit would be a problem
  • The majority of buyers said this drill was light & easy to use
  • Overall, most buyers thought it was a great entry level drill for light work at a really good price


  • A couple of buyers said that it wasnt heavy duty enough for them
  • 1 or 2 mentioned that thay got a faulty drill 

This is an entry level drill that is very well priced and gets great feedback for all the users. 94% of overall users gave it a high rating so you can be sure its a great drill for light work.

Makita WZ DHP482 Specification

  • Max drilling capacity: masonry 13mm, wood 38mm and steel 13mm
  • Maximum torque: 62Nm
  • No load speed 0-1,900rpm
  • Impact rate: 0-28,000bpm
  • Chuckless key
  • Variable speed control by trigger
  • Body only model excludes charger, batteries and case

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

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.

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.

Our Verdict on the Makita WZ DHP482 18V White Cordless Combi Drill

This is a bargain, super special offer on a top brand product. The drill is excellent and is the best value I have seen in a very long time.

Normally the white brand Makita drills come with a 2.5 ah battery and the blue one come with a 5 ah battery. As this is body only this doesn't matter as both will work.

I cant recommend this highly enough, it is the deal of the year as far as I am concerned.

If you are still not sure then why not have a look at our article on The Best Drills Under £50 as it will let you see the best alternatives at this price point.

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