Makita drill review – 18V- Li-ion- LXT – Cordless hammer drill/driver, real world use

With the type of work we do, cordless is really the only answer. For many years we’d used electric drills to do the bulk of our heavy duty drill work as the Ni-Cd cordless drills we’ve owned in the past didn’t have the power to do more than drive in a few small screws and the larger heavy duty units were both bulky and the batteries wouldn’t last long in terms of charge and overall life cycle.

In the last few years dragging a generator to remote sites has become cumbersome. Also with modern safety requirements for tagged electrical equipment, it meant electric leads, drills and the generator all had to be tested and tagged every 3 months. Using cordless tools eliminated all of those issues immediately and made the whole job much easier, the question was: “Which one to buy?”

There are many cordless power tool manufacturers in the market these days and some are not as good as others. We have chosen the Makita 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion 1/2-in Hammer Driver-Drill Kit Why?

Read the full review here…