Makita XPH01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Review

Unique Variable 2-Speed Design

Product Name: Makita XPH01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill

Product Description: Makita Hammer Drill

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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    Ease of Use - 8.8/10
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8.2/10

Summary

The Makita XPH01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill does not come with batteries or charger; they are to be purchased separately. Since it does not have a provision of an LED light, the user should have a cordless source of light when working with this drill in confined spaces.

With the advancements in construction, maintenance and repair tasks, the advancements are also required in the tools. Makita electric tool producers are now producing tools with new and innovative features, to meet the needs of modern times. The Makita XPH01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill is designed to suit the needs of various heavy duty tasks.

The drill is battery powered and drives its working power from lithium ion batteries. These last longer than NiCad batteries and hold charge for longer.

Variable dual speed design

The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Drill has a variable dual speed setting. These provide 0 to 400 RPM on lower speeds and 0 to 1500 RPM on higher speeds. This enables the drill to work on a wide variety of applications such as drilling, driving, and hammer drilling. A built in 4-pole motor can provide a maximum of 480 in/lbs. of torque.

The dual-purpose tool allows the user to carry only one tool on the job instead of two. It replaces the standard drill driver and save the space in tool box.  The tool is sure to work on heavy and dense materials, such as wood, metal, concrete and masonry.

Light weight, easy to handle tool

The Makita XPH01Z is extremely light in weight. It weighs a total of 4 pounds when the battery is inserted. This feature eliminates the user’s fatigue when working on heavier duty jobs or longer tasks. The overall design is ergonomic and easy to grip.

The drill works on lithium ion batteries which can hold the charge for longer times. It also recharges quickly so that the worker can spend more time on the actual job rather than waiting for the battery to be recharged.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 4 x 9 inches
  • Origin: Thailand
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Power Source: battery-powered
  • Voltage: 18 volts
  • Number of Handles: 1
  • Included Components: Bare-Tool
  • Battery Cell Type: Lithium Ion

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Pros

  • Full metal gear construction for added protection
  • 4-pole motor can deliver up to 480 in/lbs. maximum torque
  • Dual speed settings for varied tasks
  • Light weight tool to reduce the operator fatigue
  • Compact design for better control

Cons

  • The chuck appears to be loose
  • Does not come with batteries or charger
  • No provision of LED light

Verdict

The Makita XPH01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill does not come with batteries or charger; they are to be purchased separately. Since it does not have a provision of an LED light, the user should have a cordless source of light when working with this drill in confined spaces. Other than that, the performance of this tool is optimum, and one can swiftly shift from the drill to driver mode.

It has an all metal gear construction which assures durability and longer life of the tool. It has been designed to suit both personal and professional uses. With dual functionality, this one tool can do most of the jobs, and is recommended by professionals.

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