Makita XPH102 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Driver-Drill Kit Review

Variable Dual Speed Hammer Drill
Makita XPH102 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2" Hammer Driver-Drill Kit Review

Product Name: Makita XPH102 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2" Hammer Driver-Drill Kit

Product Description: Makit Hammer Drill

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 9.7/10
    Durability - 9.7/10
  • 9.7/10
    Ease of Use - 9.7/10
  • 9.0/10
    Ergonomics - 9.0/10
  • 8.7/10
    Versatility - 8.7/10
  • 8.7/10
    Weight - 8.7/10
9.2/10

Summary

To sum up the review, the Makita XPH102 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Driver-Drill Kit is an excellent option for professionals. Since the power source is batteries, one does not need to worry about a constant electric supply or a short cord. The batteries recharge quickly, hold it for longer and have an overall longer life.

Electronic screw drivers, power drills and other tools need more innovation and design proficiency. This is because with time and advancement, the fields of electrical tasks, plumbing and mechanics are becoming complicated day by day. They need powerful and quick performing, yet easy to handle tools.

The Makita XPH102 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Driver-Drill Kit has been designed keeping in mind this very point. The innovative features which make it a better option are discussed below.

Varied dual speed design

The Makita 18V LXT Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Driver has a dual speed range. It has 0 to 600 RPM for lower duty tasks, 0 to 1900 RPM for higher duty tasks. It also has a BPM of the ranges 0 to 9000 and 0 to 28,500.

This is why the drill works proficiently on hardest and dense materials, i.e. wood, masonry, concrete, metal and others. The 4-pole motor can deliver a maximum torque of about 480 in/lbs. this enables the drill to perform a variety of hammer drilling and driving tasks.

Extreme Protection Technology (XPT)

The drill has been invested with a latest Extreme Protection Technology. Keeping in mind the use of drill in the harshest job site conditions, this technology protects the drill from water and rust. Also, this increases the overall durability of the tool.

The Makita LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Drill is quite light in weight and saves the user from extra exertion or fatigue of arm and shoulders. The design is also ergonomic and the tool has a soft and comfortable grip. The batteries can keep the charge for longer duration so the tool does not require frequent recharge.

Specs and features

  • Total Weight: 10.3 pounds
  • Drill weight (with batteries): 3.9 lbs.
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 16.9 x 13 inches
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Style: Driver-drill
  • Power Source: Battery
  • Voltage: 18 volts
  • Wattage: 54 watts
  • Torque: 480 in-lbs.
  • Measurement System: Metric
  • Included Components: 18V LXT 1/2″ Hammer Driver-Drill (XPH10Z), 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah Battery (BL1830), 18V Lithium-Ion Rapid Optimum Charger (DC18RC), Tool Case
  • Battery Cell Type: Lithium Ion

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Pros

  • 4 pole motor delivers up to 480 in/lbs. maximum torque
  • Dual seed design for a wider range of drilling and hammering applications
  • XPT technology for resistance from dust and water
  • Ergonomic and sleek design
  • Light weight; weighing only 3.9 lbs.

 

Cons

  • Relatively expensive

Verdict

To sum up the review, the Makita XPH102 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Driver-Drill Kit is an excellent option for professionals. Since the power source is batteries, one does not need to worry about a constant electric supply or a short cord. The batteries recharge quickly, hold it for longer and have an overall longer life.

It is also equipped with a Star Protection Computer Control to prevent the incidents of over loading, over discharge or overheating. The professional users are quite happy with its performance. The regular home users find it easy to use. It is a good drill/ driver recommended for use by professionals.

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