Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 261
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boston Makita Combo set
Makita drills have been my favorite since I bought my first one 30 years ago. This new set does not disappoint, light weight, torque to spare, comfortable grip, battery run time is outstanding. Was a little leery about it being compact size but size does not matter in this case. The smaller size has let it do jobs that may have been to tight for a traditional full size drill. In the start process of a whole house rehab, used it everyday, literally, has not failed to do anything I ask of it. By the way, this was a fathers day gift from my adult daughter, Michelle, thanks again.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by drillzilla Makita 16 volt drill
Light weight and strong. Love the headlight that stays on for 10 seconds after drilling so you can see your work. Also love the side clip so you can hang it off your pocket if you need two hands. Very handy feature. No more dropping drill motors if your on a ladder. Only dislikes is using short bits your work is just inside the shadow of the headlight and there is no storage clip for extra driver bits. Still very happy with this tool.
June 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PapaG Great Drill
The very first battery operated drill I bought was a makers a good 20 years ago at least Ithink it was,anyway I just retired it,it was tired. This new drill and driver is great I can only hope it last half as long as the last one. It seem to hold a charge just fine.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boondock Just a heads up keep an eye out for the new model
The picture of the impact drill shows the new version (LXDT04CW), while the specifications states that it includes the old, now discontinued version (BTD142HW). I was confused by this and called Makita and they told me that the impact drill in the kit depends on if the store you buy it from sold out of all the discontinued impact combo kits because they don't ship the new ones to stores until they sell out of the discontinued model (without lowering its price or changing the model number of the combo kit). The box does not state that model number of the impact drill inside it, but you can tell which is inside it by looking at the max torque. The new version is 1420 in/lbs while the discontinued model was 1280 in/lbs. So if you care whether or not you get the new impact vs the older discontinued model, make sure to check the box.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JNola Makita fan
I work a few festivals and there were many types of drills out on the field and we all faught over having this set because its the best. Quick charge, powerful light wieght
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Love this combo
I bought this set my myself last year and have bought two more since for my boys. It stays charged a really long time and it rechargers within minutes. I've had a couple other brand sets in the past but this is by far the best yet.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tiger76 My second set of these
I've had one of these for about 6 years. I love it so much I bought these for my son. Should work great for years to come!
June 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman My last Makita
I received this drill and impact in a kit which included the light and radio as a gift about 16 months ago. It used it while finishing my basement. At about 13 months the first battery failed and would not take a charge. About two months later the second battery failed and would not take a charge. I called Makita and told them about the situation. His response was sorry pal, only one year warranty on the batteries. I talked to the people at Home Depot and they were not much help either. Now I am faced with either buying one or two new batteries at a cost of around $80 each or buying a new drill/impact for a little more. I will not buy the batteries due to my first experience, so I plan on going to another brand. My Milwaukee drill set has lasted for about 8 years or I may consider the Ridgid, with lifetime warranty on the tool and battery.
I had a Makita drill many years ago, and it lasted at least ten years until the batteries died. Thats why I was so disappointed in Makita this time.
May 3, 2015