Makita is the innovation leader in brushless motor technology, and the LXT239 Combo Kit gives you two BL Brushless Motor solutions that deliver up to 50% longer run time, increased power and speed and longer tool life. The LXT239 includes a BL Brushless Motor Impact Driver and 1/2 in. Hammer Driver-Drill. This kit includes nearly everything you’ll need for most drilling, driving and fastening applications. Both tools are powered by Makita's fast-charging 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion battery.
Efficient BL Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
BL Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
The electronically-controlled BL Brushless Motor efficiently uses energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application
Variable 2-speed 1/2 in. Hammer Driver-Drill (0-400 & 0-1,500 RPM) with Brushless Motor delivers 400 in.lbs. of Max Torque and weighs only 3.9 lbs.
Variable speed Impact Driver (0-2,500 RPM & 0-3,200 IPM) provides 1,420 in.lbs. of Max Torque and weighs only 3.4 lbs.
LXT Lithium-ion battery and Rapid Optimum Charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 3x more cycles
LXT Lithium-ion battery provides longer run time, 5x lower self-discharge (for use any time) and 16 firm holding contact terminals (for constant high power)
30-minute rapid optimum charger communicates with the battery's built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature
30-minute rapid optimum charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery to produce more lifetime work
Charger earned the ENERGY STAR label for meeting the strict energy-efficient guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Energy (DOE)
3-year warranty on tool and 1-year warranty on battery and charger
Includes: (2) 18-Volt LXT Lithium-ion Battery (BL1830), 18-Volt Lithium-ion Rapid Optimum Charger (DC18RC) and Tool case
makita brushless combo 4 or 5 kit are they coming out with all brushless cordless tools or just this two kit
Asked by rexybuzon April 15, 2013
Makita will be adding more brushless tools. Their strategy seems to be on bringing their brushless technology to higher performance tools next, and there are rumors of circular and reciprocating saws coming soon, as well as a grinder. The good thing to keep in mind it's that Makita had the first brushless tools and has been doing them longer than anyone else. They won't rush substandard tools to market just to beat the other guys. When they get here, they'll be top notch!
the price of this brushless combo went down last week to $279
Asked by rexybuzon April 6, 2013
The brushless kit never dropped, must have just been a misprint or mis tagged. The lowest it's gone officially is $299 around Christmas.
What does it mean when the description for the Makita 18v LXT brushless combo set says select free battery in store?
Asked by Ronnie May 5, 2012
The phony incentive is over. Buy a Milwaukee
out of 15 reviews
87% recommend this product
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May 29, 2013
great overall drill & impact driver you can't go without
This is the 3rd Makita drill and impact combo I've had since my first 18V lithium & 18V LXT lithium. Both my previous combos served me well doing contractor work and I have since passed them on to handy-capable family members.My Makita brushless power is unparalleled. I use it primarily for renov jobs from mixing mud & paint, boring,drilling,fastening and it keeps going without overheating or lag in torque. Its also best in class in ergonomic and lightweight design and it is by far the longest running lith-ion batts per short charge time.Power and looks are great too and if its a car,it should be a BMW M3 !
I'm an electrical sign installer and I rely on my tools. I just fired black and yellow 20v line garbage! This is my first set of brushless,but not first teal gun. Can't say brand names. Very strong yet quiet on the impact and nice and smooth on the drill, driver/ hammer drill if you are not happy with the hammer it's not a corded stationary smart guy! It's just to make it convenient to switch it over from drill to hammer break the stucko and pop in an anchor once in a while. If that's that's how you use tools you, I wouldn't lend you mine. Great job Makita for making a quality product at an affordable price. I'm looking forward to expanding my cordless tool collection with s circular saw and reciprocating saw in the near future. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quality set of tools.
Several of these combos were sold to our shop mechanics with no problems reported.Highly recommended by our shop personnel.I haven't used mine as much as others but I wouldn't be without the combo....Only grip I have is cordless circular saw I bought along with it has blade on it's left side of saw.
Lightweight, powerful (impact twisted off a 5/16" lag bolt!). My son has this set, showed it to me, I replaced the one (Makita) I'd had a number of years. His recomendation (professional custom home builder) has not proven to be wrong about this. Would recommend it to anyone.
Both battieries have gone about 45 minutes so far right out of the box. Impact driver has worked easily at driving 2" deck screws. Taking a little time to learn how to feather in power rather than have it go full power immediately. Both tools are nice and light, compact designs. Wish tools came with an on-board holder. A handle attachment for the hammer drill would be a nice addition.
I use this set to drill tapcons into fern strips for flooring prior to installing wood over concrete, to anchor transition molding tracks, and to put in thresholds. Battery life on these is superior to many other combo sets out there, the brush-less motor is quiet, cool and smart.
Yes there is another brush-less hammer drill on the market by a different company that is heavier and slightly out performs this hammer drill, but it doesn't come with an impact driver for the same price and it is bulky and the battery life is no where near as good as this set. I tested both before making this choice, and I am glad I did. For my trade, I don't need a heavy drill with a handle that I can't clip on my belt, I needed something ergonomic and durable yet very light weight. Heavy drills cause early fatigue on the job, and especially on the wrists. A flooring installer simply cannot have that.
I love the rapid charger, you can set different musical charging tones to differentiate your charger from other people's on the job site who are also using the same brand and voltage when the charge is complete. I love the fan on the charger, keeps the battery cool while charging, and the electronics on this set are tremendous. You may not even need to charge the batteries all day depending on what kind of work you're doing. The DIY'er or home owner won't need to charge these for months at a time, even.
Yes this set DOES INDEED have overload protection, a true store bought set will have stars on both the battery and the tool to determine this feature. Look for the star engraved into the tool not just printed on it. There have been many claims to the contrary, simply not true.
The best part about this kit is the expandable tools. You can power more than 50 tools with these batteries, many other companies don't make nearly as many compatible bare tools available for their line ups.
The impact driver is powerful, quiet and strong. The grip is good, weight balance is great and it is just plain ergonomically correct. Over 1400+ IN LBS of torque is more than enough for any construction project, and it will drive plenty of screws on one charge.
The best part about both tools is the LED lights on these sets which illuminate the work a lot brighter than many other cordless tools with the light in the exact same spot. One reason for this is the size of the anvil on the impact, and the distance from the light to the hex chuck. (very close). The anvil on this driver is shorter than any other one I have used, including 12V models of impacts. It fits into numerous tight spaces.
To be fair I saw this in the store when it first came in and bought it without reading the specs first. That said this thing is a big step back from their older 454 in power and speed. It's half way between a 12v and my older 454 18v in that regard. The good news is that it is small, light, and comfortable to use for long periods. The bad is that it is only maginally more usefull than some 12v's. The M12 hammerdrill for example has the same RPM, and almost as much torque in a much smaller package. It does run forever and the batterys charge quickly. You'd be hard pressed to run it down before you could fully charge a new one. However that is the only real advantage this drill has. It's a bit of an odd drill and I'm not quite sure what Makita was thinking. If you are doing a very repetative light duty task the ergonomics and runtime would are great, but as a general purpose hammerdrill it's power prevents it from being competative in the market. It also lacks the dual led and metal chuck of the 454 and has a cheaper feel to it.
The impact that comes with the kit is fine, but it's a shame they included this cheaper version instead of the 3 speed brushless they sell as a standalone model.
These really fall more within their white/black homeowner grade line, they are not truly the pro grade stuff I and other contractors have come to love. Its a shame becasue I would have loved to see what Makita could do with brushless if they put their best foot forward with it like Milwaukee and DeWalt instead of building a mass market product to a price point.