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

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

Post by Antonin » Sat, 23 May 2009 21:08:48

Best deal:

Drivers are well balanced and have plenty of power. Really like the way the lithium batteries hold their charge. I upgraded from the older Makita set which I had for >7 years without a problem. Gave it to my father-in-law.
This saddens me, this model is made in CHINA. Don't waste your money, go with the BHP-451 it's made in Japan!
I compared this drill with Milwaukee 0824-20 and it is much faster and powerful than Milwaukee. Makita took 39 secs to drill a 1/2 inch hole in 4 inch concrete block (not hollow). Milwaukee did the job on 52 sec. Both Batteries drilled 5 holes and then died. Milwaukee is super heavy makita very light, but because of this the Milwaukee felt better when drilling, more compact with less vibration. Also the Jacob chuck on the makita was somewhat wobbling. (Please send comments on how to fix or improve this), the Milwaukee chuck was very stable. For the weight, speed, power I will go with Makita. For feel Milwaukee.
i bought it in december and now its february and its working well. i like it.
I have used an older version of this set and decided to upgrade my tools from an lder 14.4 volt set. The drill/rotary hammer is surprisingly easy to use. It is lightweight and powerful, not too noisy even on the hammer drill setting. The light is a nice addition. The driver works well but I can tell it will not get as much use as the drill. Batteries last a long time, certainly plenty of reserve to allow for recharging of the spent one and not interrupt work. I would recommend that, if someone were to be using both tools simultaneously, they buy another battery. There is a space in to box for a third battery.
Includes 18V LXT 1/2" Hammer Driver-Drill - BHP454, 18V LXT 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench - BTW450, (2) 18V 3.0 Ah LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries - BL1830, Rapid Optimum Battery Charger - DC18RA, Tool Case - 824812-5


Makita BL1830 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Battery:
Makita T-00153 17-Piece Impact Driver Drill Accessory Set:
Makita BL 1830-2 18 Volt 3.0 AH Battery 2-Pack:
Makita BML185N 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Flashlight:
Makita 784810-A-A 4-5/8-Inch Bit Tip Holder and 3-1/8-Inch Bit Tip Holder with #2 Phillips Bit Tip and Slotted Bit Tip: