Makita XT260 18-volt LXT Cordless Combo Kit, 2-Piece

Editor rating

4.5/5 on May 22, 2015

User's rating

14 reviews

PROS

  • 1/2’’ driver-drill with 2 speeds delivers maximum torque of 480lbs.
  • Impact driver with variable speed delivers maximum torque of 1,420 lbs.
  • 2 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery with 3.0 Ah chargeable in 30 minutes
  • Patented Computerized Star Protection against over-heating and overloading
  • Rapid Optimum Charger cools the battery for longer life.

CONS

Kit bag is too small to carry all tools

VERDICT

The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit features innovative elements such as a high torque hammer driver-drill and a powerful, long-lasting battery that bring an element of productivity to your projects.

Powerful drilling solution

The Makita LXT218 comes with a ½’’ hammer driver-drill that delivers high speed and torque, powered by a four-pole motor. The powerful motor produces up to 560 lbs of torque and up to 360 lbs of PTI torque.

The kit is built using a unique shift-lock system that easily transforms from ‘hammer drill’ to ‘driver’ depending on your uses.

The drilling transmission system makes it possible to undertake both light and heavy applications; it delivers up to 0-1,700 RPM for high-speed applications and 0-400 RPM for low speed applications.

The tool further delivers a blow per minute capacity of up to 0-6,000 and up to 0-22,500 BPM for heavier applications, such as when you are drilling into stone.

The Makita LXT218 driver is as powerful and versatile as its partner drilling-hammer. The driver features a four-pole motor that produces as much as 1,330 lbs of maximum torque and up to 2,300 blows per minute for different fastening projects.

The hammer and anvil system is innovatively built using high quality steel and is put through a proprietary hardening procedure to provide powerful driving and fastening solutions.

Ergonomic construction

Power tools need to be easy to handle and carry around and that’s exactly what you get with the Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit. The weight of the tool plus the battery is just 4.9lbs and its length is just 9’’ long, making this one super light so you will not become fatigued too soon into your project.

Powerful Battery For Diverse Applications

The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit comes with two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries that are quickly rechargeable, preventing long project downtimes.

The battery works much better than Ni-Cd as it delivers up to 2,000 cycles. You do not have to worry about damaging the battery as the kit is built with a shock-absorbing system that keeps the battery safe.
The kit comes with a high efficiency charger, which communicates with a memory chip within the battery to deliver superior charge and longer battery life.

The Optimum Charger has a faster charging time and can charge one 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in just half an hour and in just 15 minutes for a standard 18V lithium-ion battery.

In addition to the Optimum Charger, the kit also features a Rapid Automotive Charger that is compatible with 12V DC sockets in most vehicles. This means that you can charge your tools on the road, on your way to the job site.

Warranty

This Makita Combo Kit attracts a 3-year warranty. The warranty extends repairs due to manufacturing defects and offers one-year cover for battery and charger repairs and replacements.

Overall, the Makita Combo Kit is built with aggressiveness, durability and efficiency for those professional fastening, drilling and driving projects.