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

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  • Two-speed 1/2-Inch hammer driver-drill (0-400 / 0-1, 700 RPM) with 4-pole motor, 560 inch-Pounds of torque
  • Variable-speed impact driver (0-2, 300 RPM), 1,330 inch--Pounds of max torque
  • Both feature a built-in LED light to illuminate work area and rugged tool belt clip
  • Makita LXT lithium-ion battery, Energy Star rated 30-minute rapid optimum charger, 430-Percent total lifetime work, 2.5X more cycles
  • Three-year warranty on tool, one-year warranty on battery and charger
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part NumberLXT218
Item Weight8 Kg
Product Dimensions45.7 x 14.7 x 37.6 cm
Batteries:2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberLXT218
Power Sourcecordless-electric
Voltage18.00
Item Package Quantity1
Number of Pieces2
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Length45.7 centimeter
Width14.7 centimeter
Height37.6 centimeter
  
Additional Information
ASINB001EYUQPK
Best Sellers Rank #14,351 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 Kg
Date First AvailableMarch 5 2012
  
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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 LXT218 includes a 1/2-inch hammer driver-drill with high torque and high speed, 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.



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LXT218
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit Includes:
Impact Driver
Model BTD141Z

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1/2" Hammer Driver-Drill
Model BHP454Z

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  • Two 18V LXT batteries
  • 30-minute Rapid Optimum Charger
  • Tool case
  • Two Best in Class Cordless Solutions
    Makita's LXT218 includes a 1/2-inch hammer driver-drill with high torque and high speed (BHP454Z). The BHP454Z features a Makita-built four-pole maximum torque motor that delivers 560 in.lbs. of Max Torque and 360 in.lbs. of PTI Torque in a compact size. The BHP454Z has a Shift-Lock drive system sleeve that quickly shifts from "hammer drill" to "driver" mode. The two-speed all-metal transmission delivers 0-400 RPM in low speed and 0-1,700 RPM in high, covering a wide range of drilling and driving applications. The BHP454Z has 0-6,000 Blows Per Minute (BPM) in low speed and 0-22,500 BPM in high speed for hammer drilling into masonry and concrete.

    The LXT218 also includes the Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver (BTD141Z). The BTD141Z features a Makita-built four-pole maximum torque motor that delivers 1,330 in.lbs. of torque, 2,300 RPM, and 3,200 impacts per minute for a wide range of fastening tasks. Makita's proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism is manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.

    Ergonomic Design in a Compact Size
    The BHP454Z weighs just 4.9 pounds (with battery) with a more compact design at 9-9/16 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The BHP454Z is also equipped with a built in L.E.D. light that illuminates the work area for more efficient work. The BTD141Z weighs just 3.3 pounds (with battery) with a more compact design at 5-3/4 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The BTD141Z is equipped with a phosphorescent bumper ring for quick location in dark spaces, a built-in L.E.D. light to illuminate the work surface for more efficient work, and a "one-touch" chuck with one-handed quick release for simple bit insertion. The LXT218 includes two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries and a Rapid Optimum Charger for increased battery and charging power--and less downtime on the job site.

    Built for a Variety of Applications
    The LXT218 delivers a wide range of cordless solutions for drilling, hammer drilling, driving, and fastening. It's ideal for pro trades including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, remodeling, woodworking, and any pro contractor who requires a Best in Class engineered cordless combo kit. The LXT218 is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best in class engineering.

    About Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
    As one of the pioneers driving the cordless tool revolution, Makita changed the game with its breakthrough 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series. Three years after its debut, Makita's LXT Series has grown from seven to over 35 tools, providing a wide range of cordless solutions for professional tradesmen. Makita also added 18V compact lithium-ion for cordless power in a more compact size. Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries and ENERGY STAR rated Optimum Charging System provide several benefits over old battery technology. When compared to traditional 18V Ni-Cd batteries, Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have 40% less weight, longer run time, and five-times lower self-discharge to keep cells active and ready to use at any time.

    Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers 2,000 cycles--2.5X more than Ni-Cd. In addition, built-in shock absorbing features help protect the battery, and 16 firm-holding contact terminals deliver constant high power. During the charging process, a built-in memory chip in the battery communicates with the Optimum Charger for a more efficient charge, extending the battery life. Makita's Optimum Charger is also faster: it will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in just 30 minutes, and an 18V compact lithium-ion battery in only 15 minutes. Makita also offers a Rapid Automotive Charger for 18V LXT and 18V compact lithium-ion batteries that plugs into 12V DC sockets equipped in most automobiles and trucks for added mobility. Makita's growing line of LXT cordless tool solutions features a wide range of industrial-quality power tools, including driver-drills, impact drivers, impact wrenches, saws, grinders, screwguns, rotary hammers, and more. The LXT Series also offers a jobsite radio, rechargeable flashlights, and several different combo kits.

    About Makita
    Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

    Warranty
    Every Makita Lithium-Ion tool is backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty that covers repair due to defects in materials or workmanship up to three years from the date of original purchase. Makita Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers have a limited 1-year warranty. Please see makitatools.com for complete details.


    What's in the Box
    1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill, Impact Driver, two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger, and tool case.


    Other Makita Lithium-Ion Series
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    See the entire 18V Lithium-Ion Lineup
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    Product Description

    Variable 2-Speed Hammer Driver-DrillINCLUDES : 1/2 Cordless Heavy Duty Hammer Driver Drill (LXPH03Z) 1/4 Cordless Impact Driver (LXDT04Z) 2 Ea. 18 V (3.0 Ah) Li-Ion Batteries BL1830 (194205-3) Charger (DC18RA) Plastic Carrying Case (821532-2) Shipping Weight 16.1 lbs. (7.3 kg)


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    Verified Purchase
    Our home is undergoing one of those worst case scenario renovation shows. Two months ago a 70 year old guy appeared in his white van to save us. I have tools..of many different manufacturers. Gerry has only Makita. Oodles of them. Most of them battery operated. And not one has failed. The batteries are charged back up in less than 30 minutes, as a rule. The hand drills work amazingly well, especially the hammer drill. I won't just replace all my stuff, that wouldn't be silly, but the drills? Oh yeah...a must have for anyone that does stuff.
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    By Fiaz on April 6 2014
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    Pros:
    Heavy & Powerful, love the ratcheting fastener, Quick Charge battery.

    Cons:
    E-breaking makes sparks every now and again at high speed stops, though that was expected.
    its case is massive.

    Conclusion:
    if you want a beast, this is it.
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    By Sof on March 31 2014
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    We have used these sets every day for over 7 years. They are as good as any other and the size and weight is nice. Batteries last quite a while. Yes in this period of time we have had to replace some of the drills and some of the batteries but that is expected. I will continue to buy this product
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    Verified Purchase
    Hubby wanted this for Christmas as the add on features was a big part of it. Great product with excellent accessories able to purchase. Priced it locally, this is the place to buy it! Thanks
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    48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    Great Combo Set Sept. 26 2009
    By Douglas Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
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    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.
    33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    Love it, but... Sept. 27 2010
    By Peter Hewson - Published on Amazon.com
    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.
    46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    50-50 Nov. 10 2010
    By RonReviewer - Published on Amazon.com
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    I purchased this combo set because I wanted an impact driver and a hammer drill. Let's start with the batteries and charger supplied. The charger works great and fully charges the batteries in less than 30 minutes. These batteries are great. They never seem to run out of power and as other reviewers have said, once they begin to lose their power, they shut down very fast. It's great that 2 batteries are supplied so that you always can have a backup, fully charged and ready to go. Now for the impact driver. It's a Makita model BTD141. This thing is awesome. It seems to drive any type of screw in any type of job that I throw at it. I've been using this impact driver for a couple of months now and it hasn't failed me yet. And no more stripped screw heads! I'll never use a standard drill to drive screws again. This is an awesome impact driver and is very well built too! OK, so now to the other part of my "50-50". The Makita drill hammer supplied is a model BHP454. It is very well built and runs great. My first job with this hammer drill was to drill about 60 tapcon holes in a conrete slab to secure a subfloor to it. While this drill hammer has plenty of power, it has one major flaw. The chuck wobbles so hence, the drill bit also wobbles. When drilling pilot holes in concrete, it ends up drilling the pilot holes to wide (because of the wobbling) and then the tapcon screws won't grab and secure. About 2 out of every 3 holes I drilled were useless as the screw won't properly secure. Since I purchased this hammer drill to drill into concrete, it's a pretty much useless tool with this problem. I had seen this chuck wobble issue in a coupleof other reviews but assumed it was a freak thing. Apparently, it's fairly common (I got bit by this issue too). Since I was in a pinch to get the concrete drilling/screwing job conmpleted quickly, I went out and purchased a corded DeWalt hammer drill and that tool did the job without a flaw. I'll probably use the Makita hammer drill just to drive screws (it works pretty well for that, even with the wobbling chuck) but for srilling pilot holes into the concrete, this tool is useless (go DeWalt!). If your looking for a great cordless impact driver, go for the BTD141. It's super. But buy it separately because the hammer drill is flawed.
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    I am unhappy with Makite March 8 2014
    By K. Culleton - Published on Amazon.com
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    I bought this version of the Makita because it includes the more industrial version of the drill. I love the XLT batteries that charge in 30 minutes. However, the drill started smoking one day after I'd only had it for a couple of months and had not used it that much at all. When I started looking for warranty support, I got a runaround. I expected Makita to take the drill back and replace it with a new unit. Instead, I found I have to bring it to a warranty support center and have them fix it over the course of weeks. Shipping is on me and I find that insulting.
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    Makita makes the best cordless stuff. Dec 3 2012
    By Marcel P. Lemay - Published on Amazon.com
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    I'm a contractor. I've had many other brands of cordless tools. I've used most of the other makes on job sites. Makita just makes the best cordless tools...bar none. The 3.0ah batteries seem to run forever and they have a lot of power, and they charge quickly. When I'm on a job, i have no time to wait around for the batteries to charge. The Makita batteries and charger are what make these tools so awesome.

    The tools feel great in my hand, very ergonomically designed. The impact driver is a pleasure to use.

    Some people have complained about the wobble on the hammer drill, which is a function of how the hammer' drill function is designed. When the drill is put into straight drill mode or driver mode the wobble is gone. For a cordless hammer drill, this is probably one of the best in it's class. It drills into concrete almost as fast as my corded hammer drill. It's great for small holes up to about 3/8". Any hole larger and the corded drill comes out. I'm sure you can drill larger holes with the cordless, but i don't because it takes longer.

    I use my makita impact drivers and driver drills a lot, and they never let me down , they always perform well. This is my third set of impact- driver drill combo kits, and i haven't replaced any. The first one i bought was in 2007 and it still works like the day I bought it, even the batteries. Now i have 3 kits so all the guys can use the good stuff.

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