The 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Hammer Driver-Drill (model XPH03MB) delivers a full 750 in. lbs. of MAX Torque, with more work and less down time for increased efficiency and productivity. It’s powered by the Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery, which reaches a full charge in only 40 minutes and delivers 35% more run time than the 3.0Ah battery (BL1830). For added convenience, the battery features an integrated LED battery charge level indicator. For increased durability, Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) is engineered inside the tool for increased resistance to water and dust and improved operation in harsh jobsite conditions. It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18-Volt Lithium-Ion series, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18-Volt lithium-ion slide-style battery. Makita 18-Volt Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18-Volt LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
- Mechanical 2-speed transmission (0-400 and 0-2,000 RPM) for a wide range of drilling, fastening and hammer drilling applications
- Compact and ergonomic design at only 8-7/8 in. long
- Weighs only 5.1 lbs. with battery for reduced operator fatigue
- Features Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) which is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh job site conditions
- All metal gears and aluminum gear housing for maximum job site durability
- Makita-built 4-pole motor delivers 750 in. lbs. of max torque; 25% more than the previous mode (compared to BHP454)
- Shift-lock drive system quickly shifts between modes
- Dual LED lights with afterglow for enhanced illumination of work area
- Ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control
- Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
- 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion 4.0Ah battery BL1840B features an integrated LED battery charge level indicator
- 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion 4.0 Ah battery BL1840B provides up to 35% more run time per charge (compared to BL1830)
- 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion 4.0 Ah battery BL1840B reaches a full charge in 40 minutes or less
- Equipped with star protection computer controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
- Rapid optimum charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature
- Rapid optimum charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster, more efficient charging
- Makita technology delivers category-leading charge time so the battery spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger
- 18-Volt LXT 4.0 Ah battery (BL1840B) is compatible only with star protection tools, indicated by the star symbol and/or yellow battery receiver under the tool
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Got this Makita hammer drill for a mini split install, which required drilling holes for the line set and electrical disconnect. My 1950’s home wall layers are 3/4 perforated gypsum board lath (cement-like), insulation, more lath and then solid brick. The line set hole was done with a 3.5 inch masonry hole saw (with 12 inch extension), the electrical line to the disconnect was done with a Bosch 3/4 hammer drill bit. Have to say this Mak ate it all up. Haven’t tried it in concrete yet, but very happy with it. Comfortable to hold, solid, steady and really good power.
A gift for my brother. Fast delivery. Drill was as described. Thanks.
Tried drilling a hole in concrete with my regular Makita 18v drill/driver & got no where. Picked this hammer drill up and literally it was like a knife through hot butter. Highly recommended.
This is a replacement for the original Makita drill that failed. It is much heavier than expected.I am disapointed that my previous battery does not fit this Makita tool.
my #5 in 10 years
Check the insertion slot for the battery on this hammer drill. There is a small metal tab sticking up on one side preventing the insertion of the BL 1815 battery. Simply cut open the notch that is already in the battery to allow it to pass the metal tab. Very easy way to see where/what is preventing the BL 1815 battery insertion is to attempt to slide it in several times, then you can see exactly where the tab is hitting. I already have several BL 1815 batteries and did not want to buy another battery such as the BL 1830. Runs fine using the BL 1815, hope this is helpful
I have used Makita for years. This is a great all purpose drill.
Excellent buy, goes through wall like butter. Real power begin this bad boy. I had to grind bigger holes on my chassis and it was breeze. Overall I’m satisfied with this machine.
I bought this as a replacement to my LXFD01. This is a little heavier but the power is there. Already used it to put together hard maple cabinets no problem, drilled anchors in concrete no problem.My main problem is with Makita not stating that the BL1815 battery would not fit. You would think that it would as it is listed a 18 volt product. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to make them fit. With a file ground a small groove in the battery pack so it would slip in, works like a charm. I have 4 BL1815 batteries and did not want to give them up.Overall this drill has lots more power with a little more weight but still easy to use and manageable size for tight places. I recommend this drill to anyone. If it was not for the battery, I would have rated this much higher
Great heavy duty works as intended
Bought a combo kit about 4 years ago and use it almost daily. The XLT drill works great overall. It’s high torque allows for drilling studs and joists with a 7/8″ self feeding wood bit. There are some times when because of the number of holes or the hardness of wood I still need to grab my my corded hole hog drill. It’s not good for drilling out a whole house but great for smaller projects. I did melt the internal part of the plastic trigger once with very heavy drilling. It’s a pretty good one size fits all drill since its light and I do a lot if switch and plug installation. Just bought another non-XLT version of the same drill. It’s even lighter and still drills studs and joists. The batteries hold up well. I’ve charged them hundreds of times if not a thousand and they still work pretty good although one went bad recently during the 5 Degree cold spell. I’ve owned 3 of the chargers and each of them give off a heavy arc when plugging them in. Not sure why they haven’t fixed that. The head of the drill eventually got to where I have to spin it 180 degrees before it would lock in place to install a bit. I often wonder why people buy the cheaper off brand drills. It would be better to go without a drill for a while, save up for nicer one and buy a drill that’s enjoyable to use and really packs a punch for power.
I’ve used this for Tapcons, cabinet builds and pre drilling hardwood and it performs as good as my corded hammer drill.
Great drill for my use. Much power allowing me to put a large drill bit in the chuck.
It’s a Makita, which is the majority of my power tools. It drills into my foundation easily and quickly with Bosch bits. Very good run time on year old batteries.
Yes until now is a good drill powerfully
Drill is great I bought a set of six tools had a smaller drill in it I couldn’t drill concrete in the hammer mode with it but with this one I can do anything with great drill
More power than expected. I like it.
I bought this and used it for two projects now. One Project was for driving bolts with a Socket to assemble a cover for my deck. I then drilled some holes in a concrete slab to place a shed. The Drill stopped working. The lights come on, the battery drives another drill so its not that. It just stopped. I also didnt like the fact the Battery didnt come with it and I found out the low profile batteries for my other Makita drill set will not fit it. Seemed kind of deceptive. I am replacing the drill at Home Depot tonight, I will see how the next one performs.