Discounted: Makita LXT218 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit

Makita LXT218 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit

Makita LXT218 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit
This 2-pc. Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion cordless combo kit includes hammer driver-drill and an impact driver. 2-speed 1/2in. Hammer Driver-Drill (0-400 / 0-1700 RPM) with Makita-built 4-pole motor delivers 560 in.-lbs. of Max Torque and weighs 4.9 lbs. Impact Driver (0-2300 RPM) provides 1330 in.-lbs. of Max Torque in a compact design and weighs only 3.4 lbs. Makita’s LXT Lithium-Ion battery and optimum charging system produces 430% total lifetime work with 2.5X more cycles. Lithium-Ion battery provides longer run time, 5X lower self-discharge (for use any time) and 16 firm-holding contact terminals (for constant high power) 30-minute rapid optimum charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature. Charger also has a built-in fan to cool the battery which helps produce more lifetime work. Battery Type: Lithium-ion, Charger Included: Yes, Storage

  • 18V LXT 1/2″ Hammer Driver-Drill (BHP454) & 18V LXT Impact Driver (BTD141)
  • Makita-built, 4-pole motor delivers 560 in.-lbs. of maximum torque
  • 2-speed all-metal transmission (0 to 400 RPM and 0 to 1,700 RPM) covers a wide range of drilling, driving and hammer
  • Compact design at only 9-9/16″ long
  • Built-in LED lights illuminate the work area

List Price: $ 714.00

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    • Douglas Thomas
    • May 27, 2013
    33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Combo Set, September 26, 2009
    Douglas Thomas

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    This review is from: Makita LXT218 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I have used this tool for 2 months. I feel this is a great combo tool set and I am completely satisfied.
    After reading some of the reviews, I was hesitant to order the set but being a very satisfied owner of several Makita tools including earlier generation Makita cordless drills, I decided to give the Combo set a try (even knowing it is Made in China; read on.)
    Makita does a great job with ergonomics. The drill is a good manageable weight, has plenty of power, battery life, is well balanced, and does not have any skin pinch points. The trigger and reversing switch are positioned for easy fingertip control (I checked out the competitors and the Makita BHP454 in the combo set had the best fit in my hand.)
    The hammer drill is very effective. I was surprised how efficient the hammer drill is at drilling 3/8 inch holes in concrete. I drilled 6 holes in the same time it used to take me to drill one with my older, non impact, cordless drill.
    I checked the chuck run out by mounting a 1/2″ diameter precision dowel pin in the chuck and measured run out with a 0.0005″ increment dial indicator. Run out was less than 0.005″ which I figure is very acceptable for a hand held drill.
    Regarding being “Made in China”. I am generally very ANTI when it comes to Chinese made products. My experience has been that most Chinese products are made with poor quality control, poor heat treatment, inferior components, etc. I have experienced the inferior junk that often comes from China and, after many bad experiences, I have made it a habit to, whenever possible, completely avoid purchasing Chinese Made products. However, knowing Makita’s reputation and quality, and working as a Manufacturing Engineer for many years, I have had the experience of working directly with Japanese companies and evaluating their workforce transition to China. What I experienced and I believe this is the case with Makita, if properly done, the product quality does not suffer because components initially come from Japan until such time the China operation can prove they can competently and consistently manufacture quality components. When making this transition, the Japanese are experts at exercising Complete Quality Control so the product is comparable to those coming from Japan.
    Amazon is excellent at taking back any product that a customer is not satisfied with so I figure there is no risk to the customer if a product does not perform as advertised.
    In summary, this is a fine set and I would not hesitate to recommend purchasing the Combo Set.

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    • Peter Hewson "7thson Construction"
    • May 27, 2013
    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Love it, but…, September 27, 2010

    This review is from: Makita LXT218 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I purchased this kit instead of the LXT211 because it has the more powerful hammer drill that you won’t find in any other combo kit. I noticed right away the first time I used the drill that the chuck wobbled, as have others who own this kit and have reviewed here on Amazon. This is a problem if you need to drill holes in concrete or masonry for screws, lag shields or the like. I took it back to the store where I bought it and asked the tool technician to either fix it or replace it. He replaced the chuck, it still wobbled and he said that all hammer drill chucks wobble. Not true, case in point: Milwaukee’s M18 2611-24. Wish I still had it, one of the best I ever used. Or the Maktia BHP451, their original lxt hammer drill. That was a great drill that some tweaker decided he needed more than me. I digress, but I hate it when I feel like I know more than the guys who are fixing or selling me my tools. All said, this is still a good kit. Nothing but praises for the impact driver and the hammer drill is still quite good, it’s just that at the prices Makita charges I expect darn near perfection.
    Updated 2/1/11: I have found that I can get around the wobbling chuck problem that resulted in holes in concrete or masonry ending up oversized. Just use a 1/16 size smaller bit than what’s called for. I still feel disappointed with the drill, but now I can at least expect it to do what it’ supposed to do. Man I hope Makita reads this. Bring back the BHP451! I would gladly put up with it’s minor quirks for a straight chuck and 3 speeds.

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