More about Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Kit with One Battery

Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Kit with One Battery- DIscontinued by Manufacturer

The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill (model XPH012) delivers versatility and performance to the jobsite. The XPH012 can be run as a driver-drill or a hammer driver-drill, allowing the user to carry just one tool on the job instead of two, replacing the standard driver-drill. It's part of Makita's expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world's largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
  • Powerful Drilling and Driving, Weighs only 4.0 lbs.
  • Makita-built 4-pole motor delivers 480 in.lbs. of Max Torque
  • Variable 2-speed design (0-400 & 0-1,500 RPM) for a wide range of drilling, driving and hammer drilling applications
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 8-1/8" long
  • Weighs only 4.0 lbs. with battery for reduced operator fatigue
  • 3-year warranty on tool and 1-year warranty on battery

List Price: $ 154.99 Price: $ 129.00

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  1. M. P. Smith "one_hoop"
    41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    More than you paid for, more than you bargained for?, December 18, 2014
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    M. P. Smith “one_hoop” (Denver, CO, USA) –
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    This review is from: Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Kit with One Battery (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I believe this is a special holiday item and pricing, at $100 it is about the same price as the included battery. It must be meant to get a larger customer base into Makita’s extensive line of 18v tools. The battery is high capacity, and charges extremely quickly (closer to 20min than 30min at room temperature). While there is no memory effect with Lithium Ion batteries, the charge also dies off without warning and there is no charge indicator on the tool or battery. On the initial partial charge, I had to remove a drill bit in the rafter so my new drill wasn’t hanging there as I took the battery to the charger. The second session (full charge) was much longer so I may not buy a spare or just get the half sized spare (1.5Ah, Makita BL1815 Battery). There have been many complaints from weekend warriors of the batteries going prematurely caput whereas people who use them daily have no issues. The best explanation I have seen is that the charging chip slowly draws off the first cell only so that if left long enough to deplete it, it throws an error on charging. If that happens repeatedly it won’t allow it to charge. For that reason, I plan to supplement it with a tool I will use more regularly: the Makita XLC02ZW Vacuum. The Makita DML801X1 Work Light comes with a full sized battery but I would get more use out of the vacuum.

    The tool itself is quite remarkable: half-inch keyless chuck, drill/drive/hammer-driver. It has most modern features: variable speed twin transmission, LED work light with delayed turn off. The case is large enough to accommodate the charger and a couple of spare batteries. I leave the charger out and keep a set of drill bits and a set of driver bits in there. The belt clip can be switched to the other side. There is an optional (not included) bit holder to go in the hole opposite the belt clip. Although this same combo is available from the orange home store, they don’t have the bit holder in stock so they would need to order parts 452947-8(2?) and 251314-2. The LED is located above the trigger so the actual drill spot is in the shadow of the chuck but you can still see well enough. All in all, there are several shortcomings but it is difficult to see where they cut costs to be able to offer this combo at $100.

    If you already own Makita tools it is a great deal but not aimed at you. If you don’t own Makita tools then ask yourself what cordless products you would like to own eventually and then do the comparison. This is a great deal but the speedy battery charge is offset by no charge indicator and a seeming design flaw in the battery charging chip. If you can work with or around those flaws then it is still a great deal. If you’re only planning on using the battery twice a year, you may want to keep searching.

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  2. B. Clevenger
    28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent value, December 7, 2014
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    B. Clevenger (DFW) –
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    This review is from: Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Kit with One Battery (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Makita LXT drills and drivers a hard to beat. I contracted for years and use to use mostly DeWalt and Bosch. Four years ago it was time to replace my Bosch 18v NiCd drill and impact. I was pretty set on just getting another Bosch kit, but found a good deal on the Makita LXT combo. With moderately hard use, it has held up without issue every since. When I found this driver on sale for $99, I just couldn’t pass.

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