Makita DF331DSMJ Battery Drill Screwdriver

Test 06/2019

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Test seal: Makita DF331DSMJ Battery Drill Screwdriver, Rating 10

last modified: 08.10.2019, 13:19

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Battery Performance 30%
Safety 20%
Workmanship 20%
Tested by: Jonas



The battery drill DF331DSMJ from Makita is made of high quality material. The drill lies well in the hand and has a very good, user-friendly handling. The drill has a lot of power and even harder resistances don't make the drill sweat. A special function is the LED light with afterglow function. Even if the cordless drill is no longer in use, the LED light continues to light up to support you visually with further precautions. The fast battery charging time is remarkable in comparison with our other tested products.


  • Fast charging time
  • Handling
  • A lot of strength
  • LED light with afterglow function


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Very good cordless drill that is fun to work with.

General information

The battery drill DF331DSMJ from Makita is delivered in a practical carrying case. The manual is available in English and 9 other languages, illustrated and clearly understandable.

Scope of delivery

  • Charging station
  • Rechargeable battery
  • PH2 attachment


The device is mainly in black and turquoise.


The device is easy to operate. When you hold the cordless drill in your hand, you feel that the device is made of high quality material and it fits very well in your hand.

Battery drill DF331DSMJ von Makita
Adjustment of torque and gear


In total there are 18 different steps for screwing and one more for drilling. The higher the step, the higher the torque. You can also choose between two different gears, which also regulate the torque.


To drill, first set the torque limit to the highest level. The battery drill has a lot of power and drills effortlessly through wood.


To screw, first set the torque limit manually to a desired level. On all levels the screws can be easily screwed in and out by using the right/left rotation.


As soon as the screw head reaches the band the set torque value is exceeded, the slipping clutch engages automatically and prevents more power from being exerted on the screw.

Battery status is indicated by LEDs


The battery is fully charged within 40 minutes. The battery level is indicated by an LED light. The battery life is approximately 150 minutes. In order to determine the battery life, we have used cable ties to fasten the switch and let the drill run continuously. The result indicates approximately how long the battery of the devices lasts. The time can vary if the device is used actively.

We have evaluated about 500 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive and 15% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Handy
  • Powerful
  • Battery performance
  • Ergonomic

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Suitcase interior
  • Drill chuck storage
  • LED shines clearly below the drilling center
Manufacturer Makita
EAN 0088381801461
Scope of delivery Charging station, rechargeable battery, PH2 attachment, carrying case
Additional warranty -
Manual language EN, FR, DE, IT, NL, ES, PT, DA, EL, TR
Width 7,1 cm
Height 22,8 cm
Depth 19 cm
Weight 1303 g
Type of battery Lithium ion
Battery Capacity 4,0 Ah
Battery life Approx. 150 minutes
Voltage 10,8 V
Material Stainless steel, plastic
Special features Light with afterglow function
Torque steps 18+1
Gears 18
LED light Battery indicator
Idling speed 0-350/ 0-1700 min-1
Maximum volume 90 dB
Right/left rotation Yes
Chuck span max. 0,8-10 mm
Battery Performance

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Is the cordless screwdriver in a carrying case and what is a "Makpac"?
Yes, the drill is delivered in a case. The case is called "Makpac" by Makita. Many manufacturers have their own designations for the case.
Which drill chuck does the cordless screwdriver have?
Quick-action drill chuck, drill chuck clamping width 0.8-10 mm.
Does the drill have an impact function?
No, it doesn't.


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