Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 65
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by getitdoneright Highly Recommended
I have been a long time advocate for Makida quality and this drill/impact driver set hasn't disappointed. I am an experienced home DIY'er and wanted the battery life for lengthy projects. This will be my second Makida, the last one made it 10+ years and the motor is still running strong in both the drill and impact (the batteries finally gave up after countless recharges). Highly recommended set
August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brad I can't imagine anything better
I bought this set two years ago. My old cordless (14.4 NiCad) had run it's course, so I bought my first cordless of this "lithium-ion" generation to start construction on a house and barn. From the start, I knew these tools had more to offer than my old stuff. I'd never used an impact driver, and now I can imagine ever NOT having one. Both tools have incredible power. They are lightweight. The led light on both tools is very handy for tight places or working late without electricity. The real test was my barn. I made the frame from heavy wall drill stem pipe. The self tapping screws for the roof weren't sharp enough, so I had to drill a small pilot hole before the screww could tap and thread. I put up approxmiately 1,200 screws on that roof (3,000 sf), and to keep the project going, I bought a third battery, so I'd always have one charged. We never missed a beat. The dead battery was always charged before we needed it for either tool, and the tools kept boring holes, tapping screws with power until they quit. There was hardly any fade. Basically, the last hole or screw was cut/set as robustly as the first. I wasn't accustomed to that with my old set. For the amount of power these tools offer, I'm amazed at how light and portable they are. I was constantly reminded of this, while we screwed down the roof of the barn or set the wall panels. They fell off the roof several times (from 14' eaves into soft dirt), but they never got damaged. You may find as good a tool as these, but I can't imagine one better.
May 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GuitarOnWater Bought the LXT at least 5 yrs ago and going strong
I bought the set with the circular saw and the drill and impact wrench and it is one of the hardest working tools that I own. Constantly reaching to use them for everything from drilling holes in the microlam beams I needed in the garage roof for reinforcing the structure to drilling holes in concrete for tapcon. I am a home user, but a heavy user since I have needed to do a lot of remodeling. I like DeWalt, but absolutely love how the LXT has held up with all my use through the years. And the built-in LED light comes in very handy when you couldn't get it lighted otherwise!
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gottadog makita!
First bought a dewalt 20v. Drill is garbage. It got wobbley after very little use. The impact was awesome. Returned. Then I bought makitas brushless setup. Hated everything about it. The tools are stepped high mid low. Garbage. No linear throttle. Constant too much or too little. And the hammer drill got wobbley after 3-3/8" holes drilled in concrete. Returned.
This setup is perfect. Green and black all the way. Dont waste your money on the white set. The impact is super super powerful. Same with the drill. I love the bigger batteries and the case holds it all. Got me the recip saw and that's all I really need. 18v LXT all the way!
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Papa Mark
This is our third combo kit like this. I am quite satisfied with the cost to performance ratio we have received from these tools. First one was bought 5 -6 years ago, when a battery or tool does go bad we get a combo kit to replace it, now have two drills, three impact drivers and five batteries. (cost of two replacement batteries is within $30 of a combo kit)
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1Matt982 Best Drill & Driver ever!!!
I've owned this Makita 18 volt Drill & Driver set for around 2 years now, and hands down this is the best cordless drill & driver in 1 set. I'm a licensed plumber so I use this set quite often, and this set has held up and performed much better than the DeWalt & Ridgid set I've owned in the past. The greatest features of these 2 wonderful tools are the very quick charging time, and the length of time it takes until the battery goes dead. On the other hand I've also come to really appreciate the built in LED work light, and the power of each of these great tools. I very highly recommend this Drill & Driver set!
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bwolf36 best
Best drill combo I ever bought...i would recommend it to anyone..
April 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by musicman27pa This combo kit has been a lifesaver in our extreme HGTV makeover
I started with a standard Makita cordless drill which was OK for the casual DIYer but when I decided to rip up 1000 sq ft of hardwood flooring and screw the entire tongue and groove sub floor I knew I needed something more heavy duty. Broke 1/4 of the bits that I was breaking with the non LXT version. I have used this drill to screw thousands of decking screws (2+inch) and to mix a couple dozen 5 gallon buckets of thin set in low gear to retile the rest of the house. We are 1,000 drill/screws on redoing our garage with Gladiator Gearwall and this drill and impact gun are still going like day 1. Simply amazing at the quality of these tools as I have really worked them hard in this 3100 sq ft complete remodel.
The impact gun has come in handy also and has almost as much wear and tear as the drill. Should something happen to my LXT Makita's I would replace them in a NY minute as they are worth every penny and have served me on some really tough and big jobs.
February 16, 2015