Makita DP3002 Review

Makita DP3002

Makita DP3002 Makita
DP3002

3/8" Keyed 7 Amp
Power Drill
3/8" Keyed Chuck
Discontinued
Power

7

Amps
Speed

1200

Max RPM
Weight

5.3

Pounds
Capacity

1.25

In. Wood Bit
Warranty

1

Year

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor



KEY STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
POWER The DP3002 generates about average power when compared to other corded power drills. The average power drill motor carries an electrical current load of about 7.2 amps.  
SPEED This Makita drill is 11% faster than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 110 RPM more than the average 1090 RPM corded drill.
WEIGHT It is 16% heavier than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of power drills for higher weight. It weighs 0.7 lbs more than the average 4.6 lb corded drill and may increase operator fatigue.  
CAPACITY This power drill ranks about average for wood bit capacity with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average wood bit capacity for corded drills is about 1" to 1-1/4".  
WARRANTY Makita's 1-year limited tool warranty is shorter than the drill industry standard but is typical for many manufacturers. Shorter warranties can sometimes be an indicator of lower quality and reliability.  


Makita DP3002 Cordless Drill


PERFORMANCE RATINGS
Power 7 amps - The DP3002 generates about average power when compared to other corded power drills. The average power drill motor carries an electrical current load of about 7.2 amps.  
Capacity
Wood
1.25" Hole - This power drill ranks about average for wood bit capacity with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average wood bit capacity for corded drills is about 1" to 1-1/4".  
Speed 0-1200 RPM - This Makita drill is 11% faster than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 110 RPM more than the average 1090 RPM corded drill.
Capacity
Steel
0.375" Hole - This power drill ranks about average for bit capacity in steel with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average bit capacity in steel for corded drills is 3/8".  
Power
Ratio
1.3 P/W - The Makita DP3002 power-to-weight ratio is 19% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of corded drills. The P/W ratio is 0.3 lower than the 1.6 average ratio for power drills.  
Gear
Reduction
Single - Gear systems without double or triple reduction generally provide less torque for a given amperage. They operate less efficiently at lower speeds and the gears receive more stress and wear.  


DURABILITY RATINGS
Gear
Housing
All-Metal - The Makita DP3002 is manufactured with an all-metal gear housing that protects the transmission and prevents the drill from cracking when dropped onto hard surfaces such as concrete.
Gears Non-Metal Parts - Some of the transmission components are made of non-metal materials that are more susceptible to failure. Gears spin at high RPMs and experience large rotational forces.  
Warranty 1-Year - Makita's 1-year limited tool warranty is shorter than the drill industry standard but is typical for many manufacturers. Shorter warranties can sometimes be an indicator of lower quality and reliability.  


CONVENIENCE RATINGS
Weight 5.3 lbs - It is 16% heavier than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of power drills for higher weight. It weighs 0.7 lbs more than the average 4.6 lb corded drill and may increase operator fatigue.  
Length 12 in - Power drill length is a personal preference, but shorter is generally better to help you in close quarters such as under a sink, or drilling in-between studs. Torque is harder to handle if the drill is too short though.  
Spindle
Lock
No Spindle Lock - This power drill has a keyed chuck with superior gripping ability. Spindle lock is only applicable to keyless chucks and allows the operator to change drill bits with just one hand.  
Belt
Hook
Integrated Belt Hook - Includes a belt hook or clip that allows you to temporarily hang the drill from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other job tasks. Helps prevent dropped and damaged drills.
Side
Handle
Side Handle Included - Higher torque levels can cause injury if a bit suddenly binds or the drill slips. A side handle is essential to handle more powerful drills and provides additional stability and control.
VSR VSR - Most cordless drills are equipped with variable speed capability that can be controlled with simple trigger pressure. Reverse is usually performed with the push of a side-to-side button.


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