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Makita LCT300W 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-Piece Combo Kit

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  • Variable two-speed 1/2-inch driver-drill (0-400/0-1,500 RPM) with four-pole motor delivers 480 inch-pounds of max torque
  • Variable-speed impact driver (0-2,300 RPM; 0-3,200 IPM) provides 1,420 inch-pounds of max torque
  • Four-position flashlight with Xenon bulb runs up to two hours per charge
  • Makita LXT lithium-ion battery and charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 2.5X more cycles
  • Three-year warranty on tools. One-year warranty on flashlight, batteries, and charger
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Product Description

Makita's LCT300W new combo kit offers best power-to-weight ratio for both driver-drill and impact driver. The kit includes the BDF452HW 18V Compact Li-Ion 1/2-inch driver-drill, which delivers 450 in. lbs. of efficient torque in a compact size and weighs only 3.5 pounds, the BTD142HW 18V Compact Li-Ion Impact driver, which provides 1,280 in. lbs. of maximum torque and weighs only 2.8 pounds, and the BML185W 18V Lithium-Ion rechargeable flashlight with 4-positon head pivots for greater versatility.

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The Makita 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-Piece Combo Kit is built for the pro-user who requires Best in Class cordless tools for drilling, driving and fastening in a more compact size. The LCT300W includes a compact and versatile 1/2-Inch Driver-drill, as well as a powerful impact driver that weighs just 2.8 pounds. The kit also includes a rechargeable flashlight. Each tool is powered by Makita's 18V compact lithium-ion battery and the ENERGY STAR rated Makita Rapid Optimum Charger.



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LCT300W
18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-Piece Combo Kit Includes:
1/2-Inch Driver-Drill
Model LXFD01CW

Impact Driver
Model BTD142HW

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Flashlight
Model BML185W

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  • Two 18V compact batteries
  • Rapid optimum charger
  • Contractor bag
  • Best in Class Cordless Solutions
    Makita's LCT300W includes a compact and versatile 1/2-Inch Driver-drill (LXFD01CW). The LXFD01CW features a Makita-built four-pole maximum torque motor that delivers 450 in.lbs. of Max Torque and 285 in.lbs. of PTI Torque in a compact size. The LXFD01CW has a two-speed all-metal transmission that delivers 0-450 RPM in low speed and 0-1,500 RPM in high for a wide range of drilling and driving applications.

    The LCT300W also includes a powerful impact driver that weighs just 2.8 pounds. (BTD142HW). The BTD142HW features a Makita-built four-pole maximum torque motor that delivers 1,280 in.lbs. of torque, 2,300 RPM, and 3,200 impacts per minute for a wide range of fastening tasks. Makita's proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism is manufactured using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.

    Both the driver-drill and impact driver have a compact and ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue, as well as a built-in L.E.D. light that illuminates the work area for more efficient work. The kit includes a rechargeable flashlight with Xenon bulb (BML185W). The LCT300W includes two 18V compact lithium-ion batteries and a Rapid Optimum Charger for increased battery and charging power--and less downtime on the job site.

    Built for a Variety of Applications
    The LCT300W delivers compact cordless solutions for drilling, driving, and fastening. The combination of power and performance in a compact size makes the LCT300W ideal for pro trades including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, remodeling, woodworking, and any pro contractor who requires a Best in Class engineered cordless combo kit. The LCT300W is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best in class engineering.

    About Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
    As one of the pioneers driving the cordless tool revolution, Makita changed the game with its breakthrough 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series. Three years after its debut, Makita's LXT Series has grown from seven to over 35 tools, providing a wide range of cordless solutions for professional tradesmen. Makita also added 18V compact lithium-ion for cordless power in a more compact size. Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries and ENERGY STAR rated Optimum Charging System provide several benefits over old battery technology. When compared to traditional 18V Ni-Cd batteries, Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have 40% less weight, longer run time, and five-times lower self-discharge to keep cells active and ready to use at any time.

    Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers 2,000 cycles--2.5X more than Ni-Cd. In addition, built-in shock absorbing features help protect the battery, and 16 firm-holding contact terminals deliver constant high power. During the charging process, a built-in memory chip in the battery communicates with the Optimum Charger for a more efficient charge, extending the battery life. Makita's Optimum Charger is also faster: it will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in just 30 minutes, and an 18V compact lithium-ion battery in only 15 minutes. Makita also offers a Rapid Automotive Charger for 18V LXT and 18V compact lithium-ion batteries that plugs into 12V DC sockets equipped in most automobiles and trucks for added mobility. Makita's growing line of LXT cordless tool solutions features a wide range of industrial-quality power tools, including driver-drills, impact drivers, impact wrenches, saws, grinders, screwguns, rotary hammers, and more. The LXT Series also offers a jobsite radio, rechargeable flashlights, and several different combo kits.

    About Makita
    Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

    Warranty
    Every Makita Lithium-Ion tool is backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty that covers repair due to defects in materials or workmanship up to three years from the date of original purchase. Makita Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers have a limited 1-year warranty. Please see makitatools.com for complete details.

    What's in the Box
    1/2-Inch Driver-Drill, Impact Driver, Flashlight, two 18V compact Lithium-Ion batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, and contractor bag.


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    Technical Details

    Part Number LCT300W
    Item Weight 12.6 pounds
    Product Dimensions 11.8 x 11.7 x 10.9 inches
    Item model number LCT300W
    Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
    Color White
    Power Source electric-powered
    Voltage 18 volts
    Item Package Quantity 1
    Number Of Pieces 3
    Special Features compact
    Included Components battery
    Batteries Included? Yes
    Batteries Required? Yes
    Battery Cell Type Lithium Ion

    Additional Information

    ASIN B000V2BRM2
    Customer Reviews
    4.7 out of 5 stars 385 customer reviews

    4.7 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #182,610 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
    #194 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Combo Kits
    #9,937 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
    Shipping Weight 12.6 pounds
    Date First Available September 14, 2004

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    I've been using this kit heavily to finish a basement room. I did some shopping around originally to upgrade my old 9.6 V cordless. I had narrowed it down the Dewalt DC720KA, the Milwaukee 18v compact, or the BDF142 when I came upon this kit. I never used an impact driver before this, but I discovered all the pros now do their screw driving with these. I'm glad I decided to give it a try!

    Impact Driver: I will never drive wood screws with a drill again! Significantly less pressure is required to keep the phillips bit in contact with the screw head. I've driven 3" wood screws all week and not a single stripped head. It can install a fastener in tight places where a drill or hammer/nail just can't go. Superior torque will bury the screw (head and all) as deep in the wood as you want to go. I will use this more than any other tool in the kit. It is a little beast!

    Drill: Good combination of power and speed. Enough to push a 1 1/4" self feeding bit through 3 1/2" of pressure treated lumber the high torgue setting. 5/8" self feeding bits eat through studs in a flash on the high speed setting. It is light like a cordless tool should be, and has the best power/weight ratio of any cordless by far. It comes with a quality chuck and plenty of torque. I think the drill is slightly better than the compact 18v Milwaukee and just a shade behind the Dewalt DC720KA which are both fine products.

    Light: Has four convenient head angle adjustments from 0 degrees to about 110 degrees and a strap for hanging. Not a primary reason to buy this kit, but it's come in really handy for me.

    Kit positives: Nice compact case has room for drill bits and accessories. Batteries do charge in 15 minutes. These tools have serious power.
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    First off, I'm a professional fabricator, and i've been typically really hard on my tools, especially cordless tools, but these have far exceeded my expectations. I bought this setup when i was in a jam, my heavy duty 18v Milwuakee crapped out after only 2mos of service, and only a week back from its first warranty repair (I'm no longer a milwuakee fan, sadly). Well, needing to finish a project for monday, and stuck looking for a new driver/drill on a saturday night, I picked up the combo kit at a Home Depot minutes before closing, figuring it would get me through the project, and the impact driver might come in handy for some light duty projects later on.

    Well I was amazed after working with these for 4 mos solid. So small yet so powerful, and far more rugged than i would have expected for their light weight and plastic-y feel. And wow, did i say they are small? I mean i can put the impact driver in the side pocket on my cargo shorts, or back pocket of my carhartts and comfortably climb a ladder like that. They seriously lighten my load when I'm lugging a bag of tools to a gig outside the shop, too.

    The only drawback I've found is an entirely acceptable compromise for the light weight and easy handling, which is short battery life between charges. But Makita makes up for this by including a sophisticated and fast charger.

    In short, this works really great for the sort of work that cordless tools do well for; tough intermittent tasks where access is tight. Sure it doesn't have all of the brawn of some of the full-size makita 18v line, but really when i need that sort of power, I'll want to be using something Pneumatic or AC-driven.

    Buy it if you need a lightweight tool for intermittent use. If you need something to replace a corded/pneumatic tool out in the field, you might want to bump up to the full size (lxt) line.
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    The new LiOn driver usually runs near two hundred by itself. Add the impact driver that goes for close to this price AND include the spotlight and you definitely have a winner.

    I've used the driver myself and it is a joy to use. It is very lightweight and the batteries charge in 15 minutes. So even if I'm using the drill full time, I can't run out of juice.
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    Verified Purchase
    I purchased this tool to replace a severely aged Dewalt 18v drill/driver. I build cabinets and needed a drill that weighed less than my old Dewalt boat anchor, so I purchased the lightest serious tool I could find, this Makita.

    The drill:
    - excellent ergonomics, very light weight, excellent balance, excellent run time per charge (especially given the 1.5 amp/hour battery rating), power to spare for normal usage.
    - The LED light is excellent, and the fact that it stays on for a few seconds after the trigger is released is even better.
    - I change bits a lot while working and have had no problems whatsoever with the chuck.
    - My only very minor gripe is that the trigger isn't quite as smooth as my old Dewalt...it is not as easy to finesse small screws as I would like. I imagine this will improve over time, if not then wax, lithium lube or graphite will fix it.

    Impact driver:
    - I didn't purchase the kit specifically for this tool, but it was a handy addition. Same basic comments as above, except that the trigger seems less sticky.
    - Just to see what would happen I clamped up 8 scraps of yellow pine 2x4 and drove a 4" #12 hardened steel screw (from McFeely's) into the stack. I used a 6" long square drive bit normally used for driving pocket screws. The screw broke when the head was approximately 5" BELOW THE SURFACE. Pretty cool.

    Light:
    - the unit is significantly brighter than my 6-cell Maglight with fresh batteries, and will run seemingly forever on a charge.
    - As I've read in other review it is lightweight to the point of feeling cheap, but in the end it performs very well. Also includes an extra bulb.

    Charger:
    - intuitively easy to use, provides lots of information about the batteries and charging progress.
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