Makita LXFD01CW 18V Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Makita LXFD01CW is 3.75 StarsMakita LXFD01CW 18 volt cordless drill

Review Summary: Another good drill from Makita. Light weight, compact with a super fast battery charger.


Detailed Review of the Makita LXFD01CW 18 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Good

The Makita LXFD01CW has a power rating of 480 in/lbs. The average power rating of 18 volt cordless drills is 450 in/lbs. The power of a cordless drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started.

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Speed: Average

The Makita LXFD01CW has a top speed of 1500 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 18 volt cordless drills is around 1525 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Below Average

The battery run time is 1.3 amp hours. The average for 18 volt cordless drills is 1.6 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Average

The Makita LXFD01CW comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.

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Charger: Very Good

The Makita LXFD01CW comes with a 15 Minute charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: $100-200

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Makita LXFD01CW cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Very Light

The Makita LXFD01CW weighs 3.4 lbs. The average 18V cordless drill weighs about 4.0 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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Makita LXFD01CW Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Compact size allows users to fit into tight spaces
  2. Good power and speed for its weight
  3. 15-minute rapid optimum charger
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Makita LXFD01CW Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Poor tool case design
  2. Slightly low battery run time

Some other features of the Makita LXFD01CW include:

  • LED work light
  • Belt hook
  • Storage case

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 11/22/2011.

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