Review: Makita LXT211 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit


Makita LXT211 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit

Makita LXT211 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit
The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit is built for the pro-user who requires Best in Class cordless tools for drilling, hammer drilling, driving and fastening. The LXT211 includes a versatile 1/2-inch hammer driver-drill, as well as a powerful impact driver that weighs just 3.3 pounds. Each tool is powered by Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery and the ENERGY STAR rated Makita Rapid Optimum Charger. .c26-caption { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; } .c26-matrix2a { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 9px; font-weight: bold; background-color: #bcbec0; } .c26-matrix2b { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 9px; font-weight: bold; background-color: #a7a9ac; } .c26-matrix1h { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: bold; color: #ffffff; background-color: #008b97; text-align: center; } img.c26-border {b

  • 2-speed 1/2-inch hammer driver-drill (0-400/0-1, 500 RPM) with 4-pole motor delivers 450 inch-pounds of max torque
  • Variable-speed impact driver (0-2, 300 RPM) provides 1, 330 inch-pounds of max torque
  • Tools feature built-in LED light to illuminate the work area and a rugged tool belt clip
  • LXT lithium-ion battery and Energy Star-rated 30-minute charger produce 430 percent total lifetime work with 2.5 times more cycles
  • Three-year warranty on tools and one-year warranty on batteries and charger

List Price: $ 674.00

Price: $ 249.99

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5 Responses to “Review: Makita LXT211 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit”

  1. N. Nguyen
    156 of 160 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost Perfect!, August 10, 2009
    By
    N. Nguyen (SoCal) –
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    This review is from: Makita LXT211 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)

    The drill is powerful and the hammer action is good for cement and brick fastner drilling. My only gripe is the chuck doesn’t bite as hard as my Dewalt. The impact fastner is a beast! Light compact and battery last a really long time. I’m a general contractor and have Dewalt and Milwaukee lithium tools to compare. Makita and Dewalt win this round of lithium tools. Tool quality is excellent. The LED light and belt clip are handy.

    This tool has gotten fantastic reviews. Ignore the few bad ones. This tool is heavy duty and can handle my punishment as a contractor. We use it every day. It is not made for computer nerds that can build computers yet complain about the reverse switch.

    It’s amazing how ignorant some customers can be.
    “The tool is too powerful and strips screws”…..really?? It is a heavy duty tool with over 1330 in.lbs of torque.
    “It is less powerful than my Milwaukee 28Volt”…….really? Wanna compare apples to oranges?
    “It takes two hands to change the hammer to drill action”……again really??? What is your other hand doing and how hard, how often do you change from hammer to drill??

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  2. Psyclaws "Byron"
    69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Spend the extra money for this LXT kit, the 3.0ah batteries are worth it., May 31, 2011
    By
    Psyclaws “Byron” (Lake Charles, LA) –

    This review is from: Makita LXT211 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)

    Don’t buy the other little compact combo kit (LCT200W) unless you rarely plan to use these tools for more than a few hours at a time and really need to save on weight. Spend a few dollars more, double your battery life, and have the option to add more tools later. Right now, the compact 1.5ah batteries that come with the other kit (LCT200W) only operate three Makita tools (drill, driver, and a light). THIS LXT line with the 3.0 batteries operate 35 tools!
    In regards to this kit (LXT211), ergo’s are important, but most of us are more concerned with torque and battery life. The driver in this combo kit runs at 450 in.lbs, and the impacter hits at 1330 or so. Plenty of torque for whatever you can throw at these tools, and right there with the competition. The impact driver laughs at 3 and 3.5 inch screws! If you need more torque, you should be using a corded rotary hammer drill or 1/2 ” pnuematic impact wrench anyway. For my first use of these tools, we built a large 50’X50′ deck around a 35′ above-ground pool. We tied the 4X4 piers to the 2X8 deck framing with 5/16th lag bolts. I used the drill to bore seventy-five, 5″ and 6.5″ deep holes through wet, treated pine with an auger bit, and then bolted the nuts with the impact driver. All done on a single charge. I used a Senco Duraspin collated screw fastening system to drive the 2.5″ deck screws (3000 of them), but kept my impact driver on my belt for misfeeds and tight spots. It ran all day. I charged it around lunch the first day just to keep it running efficiently, but the charger took less than ten minutes to top it off. The next two days of decking were done on a single charge. I then used the impact driver to set 3″ screws for the handrails and stairs. A single lunch-time charge (or battery swap if I wasn’t using the drill) kept me going. These Lith-Ion batteries are brutes! The ergos on both tools are terrific, and the weight to power ratio is phenomenal. I will agree that the forward / reverse switch can be inadvertently bumped while in the reverse position. However, it only happened to me when I was in a very awkward angle. For instance, when I was driving the fulcrum screw on a lever board used to suck in a warped deck board. Drilling below plane forces your hand to grip higher on the tool, and can lead to bumping the switch out of the reverse gear. Not really a big deal though, I only mentioned it because others have made a fuss about it. O yea, and fan noise on the charger, really??? It’s no louder than a regular PC fan! Lightweight, powerful, and with lithium legs to keep it running all day! Highly recommended!

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  3. J. Martinez
    31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Indispensable Workhorse, October 15, 2009
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    J. Martinez (Dallas-FortWorth, TX USA) –
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    This review is from: Makita LXT211 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)

    Well built all around! Solid feel yet lightweight for an 18V system. Silently delivers torque and speed. The grip and rubberized body ergonomics are just about perfect. These Li-Ion batteries last FOREVER!!! And having a backup driver is almost SINFUL. This combo replaces a 15yr old Makita Ni-Cad system…only because of battery obolesence. Makita has never disappointed and continues to deliver.

    Be advised the charger is a GIGUNDOUS beast (apparently there’s a memory chip in the batts that the charger uses to determine optimal usage and charge rates…sucker even has a cooling fan). Consequently the hard case is a bit oversized…but do not let this deter from the performance.

    The LED lights are icing on the cake. Even the belt clips have come in handy…who knew?

    For those that do their homework – Check the specs and you’ll see this unit is superior to the competition.
    Nothing but love for Makita!

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  4. weldion

    Have Kawasaki bought Hitatchi?

  5. greenskiis

    Wow, they look just like Hitachi tools with that color scheme.

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