Model#: MKTNDS4012

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Makita DS4012 8.5 Amp 1/2 in. Spade Handle Drill

  • Makita DS4012 8.5 Amp 1/2 in. Spade Handle Drill
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Product Overview


The Makita DS4012 8.5 Amp 1/2 in. Spade Handle Drill with Variable Speed delivers more features for material mixing. It has an aesthetic design with a 360-degree rotatable D-handle and a non-slip elastomer covering.
  • Delivers a variable speed of 0 - 600 RPM for mixing and drilling in a wide variety of materials
  • Forward and reverse lever adds operator convenience
  • Well-balanced design for reduced operator fatigue
  • D-handle rotates 360 degrees with 24 detent stops for multi-position operation
  • Rubberized grip for increased operator comfort
  • All ball bearing construction for durability and longer tool life
  • 8.5 Amp 1/2 in. Spade Handle Drill - DS4012
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of those chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. Refer to product manual/instructionsCancer


Length: 12.75 in.
Width: 3.75 in.
Height: 14.25 in.
Weight: 7.4 lbs.
Amperage: 8.5
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: No
Case Included: No
Chuck Size: 1/2 in
Chuck Type: Keyed
Clutch Settings: No
ETL Safety: No
Handle Type: Spade
Motor Type: Brushed
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0-600
Power Settings: 1
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Corded
UL Safety: Yes
Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
Voltage: 120V
Wifi compatibility: No



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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
1/2" Makita drill
It's used to drill holes, of course.

Why is it a good buy? Compared to the other oriental manufactured brother this Makita replaces: The other new drill was used several times. Boring through good quality steel requires "some guts". The other drill was smoking going through 3/16ths cold rolled steel, the bit was gouging and digging in, and sticking. This Makita didn't bog down under proper pressure which allows for correct use of cobalt drill bits, in this application.

The finished holes were perfect. The variable speed is gradual and smooth. This drill delivers the correct rpm for great control over the job providing for less manhandling of the tool. And the rotating handle is a very nice added feature. Topping that off, CPO's pricing was also a reason this drill was purchased.

Nothing comes to mind for what wouldn't be so good about this product. It's well thought out in design and manufactured with the quality and reliability we've come to expect from Makita.
July 24, 2015

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Does the drill rpm vary as to how hard you pull the trigger?
Poss on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, the speed is not variable.


Warranty Information

Makita Standard Warranty

The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

Each NEW Makita Lithiumā€Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

This Warranty does not apply where:
  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool
In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the one-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.