Makita XT405 18-volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit Review
Makita, one of the pioneering and highly-regarded brands in the power tool industry, offers you the LXT405 four-piece combo kit which contains the following tools:
1. Makita LXPH01Z hammer driver-drill
2. Makita LXDT04Z impact driver
3. Makita BSS611Z circular saw
4. Makita BML185 flashlight
These are best-in-class engineered cordless tools worthy of any weekend DIY warrior or the busy professional. They come with a great carrying bag, are fitted with rubberized soft grips, and are ergonomically-designed with your ease and comfort in mind.
They are also powered by the industry’s fastest-charging 18V Lithium-Ion batteries. You will have the capability of using just one fully-charged battery even if you run through the entire 18V LXT cordless tool line up. It only takes 30 minutes to achieve full charge and it’s very easy to clip it on and off even if you have your gloves on.
The entire set will enable you to perform a range of activities such as driving, drilling, setting, cutting, and fastening. It is ideal for professionals who are always on the go from one project to another or any DIYer who wants to have a quality power toolset in his/her arsenal.
To top it all off, the tools of the Makita XT405 Combo Kit come with a great-looking bag and tool belt that are not only beautiful to look at but are also durable and multi-functional.
Impact Driver (LXDT04Z)
Weighing a very manageable 3.3 lbs even with the battery, this compact tool is very easy on the wrist yet it’s deceivingly powerful. It is equipped with a trigger-controlled variable speed (0-2,300 RPM and 0-3,200 IPM) which is very useful for speed adjustments on the fly. It is capable of delivering up to 1,420 ingles of torque.
Hammer Driver-Drill (LXPH01Z)
Since it is commonly used in masonries such as brick, cement, and other similar materials, it is critical that a hammer drill has a chuck that is very secure and tight regardless of the workload.
The Makita LXPH01Z 18-V cordless hammer driver-drills chuck consists of a metal inboard with a plastic outboard so you are assured of none or very negligible wobble when the machine is in-use. It is perfect for drilling holes and driving fasteners.
It has a variable two-speed motor that delivers 480 ingles of maximum torque and is very helpful when you are trying to adjust the power in mid-use.
BSS611Z 6½-Inch Circular Saw
The BSS611Z 6½-inch circular saw can deliver up to 3,700 RPM. It can neatly cut through twice the amount of wood than other circular saws given the same amount of time.
BML185 Rechargeable Flashlight with Xenon Bulb
This flashlight can be positioned in four ways, whichever is convenient for you. It has a 4-hour run time on a fully-charged battery, so you don’t have to worry about having to work in dark or secluded areas.
Makita XT405: Conclusion
True to its brand reputation, the tools in the Makita XT405 cordless combo kit are every bit as durable as all the other tools that this famous brand has ever produced. They are not only efficient and powerful, but they are also ergonomically-designed so that you will always be comfortable working with them even after long stretches at a time.
Since they are cordless, you also have the convenience of taking them wherever you need the work to be done instead of being tied to an electrical outlet, or be forced to work with an extraordinarily long extension cord connected to your tool.
Other power drills are unable to penetrate even just a millimeter of wood without blowing smoke. The hammer driver-drill in this kit will definitely give you the peace of mind that you will be able to efficiently do the job without worrying about tripping off the sprinkler alarm.
The good-looking tool bag is very functional as it comes with multiple pockets and a comfortable, adjustable strap. It can comfortably fit the drill, impact driver, circular saw, flashlight, charger, and three batteries with still enough room to spare for your gloves and safety glasses.
I cannot stress enough that Makita power tools are known for their durability. They’re just like those horror-movie monsters that just keep on roaring back to life just when you thought ‘there was absolutely no way they are ever coming back from that one’.
Overall, the tools in the Makita XT405 Combo Kit are powerful, efficient and durable – with the added comfort and flexibility that cordless tools provide. They are guaranteed to do the job right and should last you for a very long period of time. You will also gain extra cool points with the good-looking bag and tool belt that comes with it.