The 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Combo Kit (XT440) provides three cordless solutions for drilling, driving and demolition. The XT440 includes a versatile Hammer Driver-Drill that delivers 480 in.lbs. of torque, an impact driver with 1,460 in.lbs. of Max Torque, and a recipro saw with a refined crank mechanism that delivers faster blade speed and longer stroke length for more efficient cutting. The kit also includes an 18V LXT® 4-position Flashlight with Xenon bulb, as well as two fast-charging 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, and tool bag. It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion system, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V 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 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
- Variable 2-speed 1/2 in. hammer driver-drill (0-600 and 0-1,900 RPM) with Makita-built 4-pole motor delivers 480 in. lbs. of max torque; weighs only 4.0 lbs. with battery
- Variable speed impact driver (0-2,900 RPM and 0-3,500 IPM) provides 1,460 in. lbs. of max torque for a wide range of fastening applications
- Recipro saw provides 0-2,800 SPM and features “tool less” blade change; weighs only 8.1 lbs. with battery
- 4-position flashlight with xenon bulb runs up to 4 hours per charge
- Equipped with star protection computer controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
- 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion 3.0Ah battery BL1830 reaches full charge in 30 minutes or less
- Rapid optimum charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster, more efficient charging
- 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
- 3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger
- Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers
- Includes: 18V LXT Reciprocating Saw (XRJ04Z); 18V LXT 1/2 in. Hammer Driver-Drill (XPH10Z); 18V 1/4 in. Impact Driver (XDT11Z); 18V LXT Xenon Flashlight (DML185); 18V LXT Rapid Optimum Battery Charger (DC18RC); 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah Battery (BL1830B)
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
I bought the equipment because I needed a set of these and many people have recommended this brand to me.
Purchased for work on my son’s Boy Scout Eagle project build. With the two charged 18V batteries, tools used for a 5 hour build event on a single charge (drill and driver).
The tools are well built and got to my house in verh good time. Thaks
This is a really nice set of cordless tools. The instruction sheets that come with each piece are very clear to understand with illustrations. The battery charger puts a full charge in the battery packs in a very short time. I will admit, I was a little skeptical on just how good the impact driver would work on heaver jobs. But it had no problem driving three inch lag bolts for me. These tools are very light weight but very sturdy. I love the idea of being able to drill holes and then install lag bolts while on a ladder without having to lug heavy drills and impact drivers up the ladder to do my carpenter work.
Don’t care for the flashlight, not really ideal in the field having to use a battery. Drill and impact feels good, LOVE the bag. Jigsaw does the job.. battery and charger very good
During my “do it yourself” period I have owned and used Craftsman, DeWalt, Ryobi, Makita and Ridgid battery powered tools and all have performed satisfactorily. I have generally avoided the high price, high end tools that professionals might tend to favor. I have observed that battery powered tools, whether brushed or brushless motors, have gotten better over time regardless of pricing. Battery interchangeability with different tools is becoming an important consideration. Makita is now promoting its expanded line of LXT 18V interchangeable battery line. The brushed motor Makita tools in the XT440 combo kit are very good based on price, quality, functionality and durability. Kit XT440 provides three good tools and a flashlight. The drill driver and impact driver fit nicely in the hand and are comfortable to use. The reciprocal saw weighs a little over 8 pounds and will generally require two hands. It does get heavy after several minutes of continuous use. All three are powerful with the supplied 18V 3.0Ah batteries. The kit includes two 3.0Ah batteries and a battery charger, which will accommodate one battery at a time. A battery will charge in about 30 minutes. The charger is fan cooled. Makita says that the charger and battery have built in protection features. My one gripe about the battery charger is that you cannot hang it on a wall – but that’s it. I’m not a fan of the flashlights that come with a combo kit. I would rather see Makita upgrade the supplied batteries and include two 4.0Ah batteries in the kit rather than the flashlight. Bottom line: good quality intermediate tools for the DIY workshop.
18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit (4-Piece) (Hammer Drill/ Impact Driver/ Recipro Saw/ Flashlight) (3.0 Ah) review: When I ordered this set of Makita tools I was under the impression that they were brushless tool; they are not; they use carbon brushes. That surprised me as all the top power tool manufacturers are touting the durability of brushless motors. All that aside, I decided to test each tool for evaluation and objective analysis. The only thing that concerned me is that the batteries do not have rubber overmoulding to protect them when you drop your tool – and you will drop them eventually (especially in this blistering Texas heat). I have dropped tools and that rubber molding really does protect batteries from cracking open. Ok, onto each tool that I tested. First the flashlight – I really like it! You can adjust the angle of the head multiple elevations – good. The light does not have a way to adjust the lumens output – surprised me. Also, the light is a warm light; I do prefer 5000 degree Kelvin bright white light. I am also surprised that the light bulb is not an LED. Huh? Having said that; it is VERY handy outside and inside. I like it! Next, the impact driver – man this thing is built to take a beating! You just push a bit holder directly into the collet – no need to use two hands. You remove the bit holder by pulling with one hand and remove with the other – pretty standard and not an issue. The collet holds bits EXTREMELY well – I like that. Note that this does NOT have multiple speed control – you only have the trigger to adjust speed. Well, I used it to drive in some long ACQ screws into a 4X4 piece of redwood and it performed flawlessly! The grip is just so natural and fits my hand perfectly; you can use this impact drive for hours without fatigue. Now, to the hammer drill. First it has no side handle to get a better grip; however that did not prove to be an issue: I gave this drill the acid test: load up a 1.25 inch spade bit into the drill chuck and power through a 4X4 piece of redwood. I have had other drills chucks slip and be unable to complete drilling through the 4X4 – NOT THIS DRILL – IT POWERED THROUGH WITHOUT FLAW – and I used speed 1 and speed 2 – no issues, just success. Man, I was impressed. What a great drill. Now to the reciprocating saw: my first one I have ever had: it blew me away! First it only weighed 8 pounds. Loading the included blade was super easy and locks in solidly; yeah! I then used it to do some serious pruning to some trees on our property. My wife was with me when I did this. Her comment was: Wow that was fast! I really just love this reciprocating saw – it is so useful, powerful, and easy to change blades. Wow! The charger included is great and charges the batteries in about 30 minutes. The bag included is hefty and designed to protect the tools inside. I strongly recommend this combo set of tools. It should last you many years. Now, it Makita would just put some rubber molding around the battery edges to protect them in drops. Elegantly designed tools: love them and I do recommend them. I would give the set a 5 star rating but those batteries concern me. There ya go!
Great products! Long lasting and just what we need to knock out some home projects easily!
This Makita four-tool set of battery powered tools is really high quality and well-designed. I already had a Makita leaf blower with the same 18 volt 3 Ah battery pack, so it made sense for me to get a compatible set of battery-powered tools. This set comes with two battery packs and a charger (see picture), as well as a very solid carrying case that has a hard bottom and end sides so it will take on any environment and protect the tools very well. The carrying case has a substantial strap with a shoulder pad as well as a carrying handle (see picture). The strap clips onto the D rings on the case. The bag also has a hook and loop strap closure on an internal pocket for the spare battery – good design feature – no battery shorts from bumping into things in the bag! Each of the three power tools (impact driver, hammer drill, and reciprocating saw) have brushless motors. The reciprocating saw does come with a blade so you can use it right out of the box – nothing else to buy. The fourth tool in the set is an 18-Volt flashlight with Xenon bulb and a four-position tilting head so you can adjust the light beam easily, even straight up. The flashlight runs about four hours on one charged battery, so it should last long enough to get you through most any project. The charger provided with the tool set charges up each 18 volt 3 Ah battery in less than 30 minutes, so you can always have a fully charged battery available to slide into place. Makita has included separate manuals for each tool in this set as well as the battery charger, so even new DIY’ers will be able to refer to the manual if they have any questions. Very comprehensive! Makita included belt clips for both the driver and the drill, and a handy strap for the flashlight. They really have thought of everything, so I highly recommend this tools set!
Used makita 9.6v system for decades. Served me very well. Time for an upgrade and it’s everything I would expect from makita. Great price on this kit.
I have always appreciated the tough and durable Makita products. They are always competitively priced.This combo kit comes with a reciprocating saw and short blade, an impact screwdriver, a hammer drill, and a flashlight. Each is powered by one of the two 18 Volt 3 Ah batteries that come with the combo. The batteries can be supplemented with 4Ah or 5Ah batteries which I have seen at HD. These will however add to the weight of the tool. These tools have more than adequate power for their size and considering the DC power source. The charging unit has a multi-light indicator which monitors the status of the battery (Low power, Charging, Fully charged, Dead, etc)Also included is a spacious tool bag and shoulder strap with many pockets to hold batteries, charge station, and drills. There is plenty of room to add other Makita tools. All of the components in this kit appear very durable and solid. I performed various drilling, screwing, and cutting tasks with each of these tool. All of them met or exceed my expectations. All three of the tools have easy bit and blade mechanisms (no tools required to remove and change).The flashlight is old technology but does cast a strong, high lumen light. It can be configured in four positions; perpendicular to the grip, parallel to the grip, at a 45 degree angle to the grip and -15 degrees to the perpendicular. So if you stand it on a base like the floor you can point it 15 degrees downward from forward to straight up. Nice feature.The hammer drill, with variable speed, has the standard two speed settings as well as positions to engage the hammer technology. It is also equipped with the torque adjustment for different types of screws. Advertised as a brushless motor. I don’t believe that is the case. Buyer to confirm.This unit also comes with two clips to hang the drill from a belt.
Excellent set at a great price
Drill burnt up on first hole. Will be returning the whole kit. The rest of the tools are of high quality, must’ve just gotten a bad drill.
Excellent set at a great price