|Review by phtools||posted 02-27-2011 01:51 AM||4457 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This has to be the best hammer/drill/driver that i’ve ever used.
It’s power/weight combo is perfect. I could use this drill all day without being fatigued and the battery would keep on going.
Drilling 1 1/4” holes with speedbore max bits does not pose a problem for this drill. It eats through lumber with ease.
This drill easily drills in 3/16” holes in concrete (just as fast as our corded hammer drill) to drive in anchors and it doesn’t take much to drill up to an 1” holes in masonry (not quite as fast as the corded but very convenient to not have a cord)
The added handle is NEEDED in most cases, with all the power it could easily rip the drill out of your hand.
As others have noted, i’ve experienced the “chuck wobble” but I’ve also noticed this on all of the other drills that my co-workers have, from dewalt to milwaukee, they all seem to have a little bit of wobble, maybe it’s somewhat normal in a hammer/drill/driver?
This drill has convinced me to purchase alot of other 18v lxt makita stuff and all of it has proven to be great stuff. From the recip. saw to the new btd144 impact drill, plus the LED lights on these tools comes in handy quite often!
Also own and love the Makita lxfd01cw 18V
Makita > all others.