Ready, Set, Buy!
Whether your a professional, or occasional DIY’er and your looking to either beef up or start your tool collection, take a page from our book, research the top brands, pick one you like and stick with it. Doing so has many advantages, including allowing you to use interchangeable batteries and systems with for your tools, saving you lots of time and money. One of the premium manufacturers of cordless power tools on the market today, Makita has one of the best and most robust lines available and is known for putting together many of the best kits, at the best prices, all while offering one of the more competitive warranties out there.
Makita “Black” Magic
The Makita LXT239 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit Case LXPH05 LXDT08 has a Variable 2-speed 1/2″ hammer drill driver, which at 3.9 pounds, drives an amazing 400 inches per pound of torque. Also, the variable speed impact driver offers 1,420 inches per pounds of max torque and only weighs 3.4 pounds. Also Included with your purchase are two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries, a 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger, and finally a tool case. The efficient BL Brushless motor is flawless as it is electronically controlled to optimize the batteries energy use, for up to 50% longer per charge. Additionally, the BL Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for a longer life. Furthermore, the electronically-controlled BL Brushless Motor efficiently distributes the energy it produces, matching the amount of torque generated to the RPMs that are produced. This allows the tool to adjust quickly to changing applications.
The LXT Lithium-Ion battery and Rapid Optimum Charger are amazing, as they produce a 430% more total lifetime workload with three times the cycles as compared to other cordless tools. Additionally, the LXT Lithium-Ion battery also offers a longer run time, with a 5x lower self-discharge, and 16 firm holding contact terminals that offer consistently high power. The 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip throughout the charging process, and by doing so is able to actively control the current, voltage and temperatures. The 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger has a smart built-in fan to cool the battery, which in turn produces a longer lifetime for your power tool.
Finally, the charger has earned some notoriety, achieving the “ENERGY STAR” label, meeting or exceeding all of the top rated energy-efficient guidelines. Also worth mentioning is the fact that both tools carry a 3-year warranty, with a 1-year warranty for the battery and charger.