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MAKITA LCT209W 12V MAX LITHIUM ION CORDLESS 2 PIECE COMBO KIT
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Amazon Price: $366.00 (as of September 25, 2018 2:59 am –
12V max Lithium Ion Combo kit contains; 1/4" hex shank impact driver with 800 in lbs of torque, 3/8" driver drill with keyless chuck produces 200 in-lbs of torque, BL1014 12V max lithium ion batteries, fast charger and case. Tools have 3 year warranty.
Buying these Makita’s are still worth it for the performance, but they are a great deal on sale.
This is a really good drill set for small jobs around the house, and even at work. I assume not for the heavy duty jobs, but these drills are really light and easy to use; I don’t get tired holding these around while working on my projects. It is a powerhouse for such a small battery (12 v Lithium Ion) which lasts a decent time on a full charge. I also don’t need to worry about a memory effect, which is great since I don’t use it that much; and since it holds a charge for a long time with low self discharging, it is always ready when I need it. The battery has a 3 year warranty, but since Amazon is around it is not much of a concern. It may be worthy to note that these do not come with drill/ driver bits, which I feel is odd for a “set” to be so incomplete, but these drills perform well enough for me to give it the five star rating anyway.
Excellent small tools comparable to Milwaukee and Bosch
This kit is a real bargain at the currently advertised price (as of this writing).
Fills a very needed gap
I’ll start by saying, I’m not a professional, nor do I use these tools in that capacity. I do hobby work in my garage. With that out of the way;
Our fantastic age of cordless tool technology!
This fantastic age of cordless technology is upon us, and these are the original mighty mights that helped lead the way!
4.5 stars. Great value, but one compaint
I was going to buy the impact driver by itself but then I saw I could get the combo for just $2 more so picking this up was pretty much a no-brainer. The impact driver is great…lightweight, compact, great ergonomics, and lots of power. For what I need, the ID is perfect and I really have no complaints. The drill is overall good but it has one design flaw that, IMO, is REALLY stupid. Whatever you set the clutch to affects both forward AND reverse. So if you set this to, say, 4; anytime you unscrew something tighter than 4 you will have to adjust the clutch. Every drill I have ever owned has full-power on reverse (how it should be) regardless of what the clutch is set to, and the fact that this drill doesn’t is kinda pathetic. Overall a great value, but if they would add full-power reverse this would be perfect.
This is a great set. You get 2 tools for the price of one with a charger. I read some reviews where people said the battery didn’t last very long, but I think, for its size, it lasts very well. I showed a rookie how to take apart a average sized furnace, and we used the impact on the screws. It lasted all the way taking it down to the bare cabinet, and we put it back together with the same battery. There was still juice left afterward. It fits very comfortably in your hand, and is easy to drive harder screws with the grip. It has good torque for its size, and the drill works well too. I would not expect it to drive big lag screws in thresholds all day, but who would? For me, I need to keep my tool bag as light as possible when I am dragging them around the job site, and one of these won’t weigh you down. The case looks cool, but I probably won’t use it because it is too bulky for my needs. The batteries charge quickly. The only con for me, is the charger doesn’t have rubber feet, and slides around. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. I just purchased a second one for the house.
UPDATE AFTER 4 MONTHS
WOW…. I had the old 18 volt dewalt kit. This item is far better. I priced the dewalt batteries that I needed and was not worth the money. I got a drill, impact driver and 2 batteries for the price of just 2 dewalt batteries. Honestly this Makita does circles around the dewalt stuff.
Compared to Others of This Type Of 12v Battery
This is a very good deal, wrapped up in a fine, what almost looks like a stainless steel, very well padded inside, box. But I returned it because the batteries, I felt, did not have the power, after being full charged, that my other 12v drills of the same type have. We moved into a new home and have been having our new garage delayed because of soil problems, so all my drills are unavailable, locked up in one of 3 Storage lockups. I need a drill so I purchased this on a great Amazon deal, but I got a better deal on the same but in Porter-Cable. The only difference is the Porter-Cable drills, 2 batteries, and charger came in a heavy duty fabric carrying bag. My suspicions were correct about the power difference. I could hold the Makita drill from spinning, but not the Porter-Cable, so the Makita goes back. I would have kept the Makita if I didn’t find the much better deal on eBay. The only reason I searched on eBay for the Porter-Cable was Lowes had a close out on the same set for just under $70, and they were sold out of corse. For a homeowner use, this is probably worth owning, but I have other 12v drills of the same type, [I also have Milwaukee in this same 12v], to compare it to, it would be a 5 star.
Leading the market in cordless AND corded tools…..PERIOD
Awesome power, strength and stamina in a small 12v package. I use to sell industrial tools and Makita is at the top when you look at the big picture (power, weight, price and customer service). I own several 12v tools and Makita 18v cordless tools. Simply cant be beat.
Best drills ever
Best drills ever. Amazon is also the best retailer. So about 4 years ago I purchased this item. I used it everyday, and loved the drills very small with more than enough power. I moved out of state for about a year, and my drills wouldn’t charge. It was very discouraging, so I didn’t even try to replace them. Almost 6 months had gone by and I saw the Makita drills advertisement. I noticed that on the box it had said 3 year warranty. I knew I was around 2.5 years of ownership. So I looked it up on Amazon, found it easily. Then started the return process, which was painless. And sure enough Amazon didn’t screw me around, they sent me a gift card, which I didn’t want. I ended up paying $10 to have brand new drills sent to me.