Makita has come out with a new 12V Max cordless right angle drill, model AD02W. The new drill delivers up to 100 in-lbs of torque and features a 0-800 RPM gearbox. With a compact 3-1/2″ head length, it helps you drill holes in tighter spots.
Street price: $135 for the Li-ion 1-battery kit.
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Recommended Alternatives: Bosch PS11 RA drill, Milwaukee M12 RA drill
To be honest, Makita’s new right angle drill doesn’t seem too competitive to me. Bosch’s PS11 right angle cordless drill is more powerful, has an adjustable pivoting head, and higher speed gearbox (1300 vs. 800 RPM max), while Milwaukee’s M12 right angle drill is almost as compact (3-3/4″ vs 3-1/2″ head length) but is more versatile thanks to its adjustable clutch settings.
Bosch and Milwaukee’s right angle drill kits are also less expensive.