Pro contractors demanded more power and less weight from 18 volt tools. So in 2006, Makita created the the 18V Compact Lithium-Ion category with the industry's first 18V Compact Driver-Drill (BDF452HW) and Impact Driver (BTD142HW).
Today, Makita continues to innovate and expand the groundbreaking 18V Compact Lithium-Ion line-up with new tools and combo kits.
Same Best-in-Class Performance
The latest additions include the new 18V Compact Driver-Drill (LXFD01CW) and new 18V Compact Impact Driver (LXDT04CW). Both tools are powered by Makita's 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery, which reaches a full charge on the ENERGY STAR® qualified charger in only 15 minutes. The new 18V Compact Driver-Drill and Impact Driver are engineered for superior balance and control with improved ergonomics. Both tools deliver the performance and power-to-weight ratio required for a full range of drilling, driving and fastening applications.
"When Makita created the 18V Compact Lithium-Ion category, it sent shockwaves through the power tool industry," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita product manager, cordless tools. "No one had ever felt a tool that was so comfortable and lightweight, but with plenty of power for professional applications. It was groundbreaking technology, and the competition has been playing catch-up ever since."
Available in Kits and Combo Kits
Makita's new LXFD01CW Driver-Drill and LXDT04CW Impact Driver are each available in kit models (tool, 2 batteries, charger, case), and are now offered in 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Combo Kits:
All Makita 18V Compact tools can also be powered by the full-size 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery (model BL1830, sold separately). They are a part of Makita's expanding line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools, with over 50 solutions for drilling, fastening, cutting, grinding, and much more.
18V Compact Lithium-Ion 2-Pc. Combo Kit (LCT200W).
18V Compact Lithium-Ion 3-Pc. Combo Kit (LCT300W).
18V Compact Lithium-Ion 4-Pc. Combo Kit (LCT400W).