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Makita LXT601 18-Volt LXT 6-Piece Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit

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  • LXT lithium-ion battery and optimum charging system produces 430-percent total lifetime work with 2.5X more cycles
  • BHP452 1/2 hammer driver-drill has a new 4-pole motor for 450-inch/pound of torque, weights 3.9 pounds; BGA452 4-1/2-inch cordless cut/off/angle grinder produces 10,000 RPM
  • BSS611 6-1/2-inch circular saw has a D35 high torque motor that delivers maximum power for cutting 2X material, weighs 6.9 pounds
  • BJR182 reciprocating saw with tool-less blade change and shoe adjustment, weighs 8.1 pounds
  • BML185 4-position flashlight with xenon bulbs runs 4.3 hours, LXT lithium-ion battery provides long run time, 5X lower self-discharge, 16 firm holding terminals
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Product Description

Product Description

This kit includes the BHP452 LXT 1/2-inch 18V hammer drill/driver, BTSD141 LXT 1/4-inch shank 18V impact driver, BJR182 18V reciprocating saw, BSS611 6-1/2-inch 18V circular saw, BGA452 4-1/2-inch 18V grinder, BML185 18V rechargeable flashlight, side handle, edge uide, wrench, 2 guards, 1 circular saw blade, 1 reciprocating saw blade, 2 18V Lithium Ion 3.0 Ah batteries, and the DC18RA charger and tool bag.


The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-Piece Combo Kit is built for the pro-user who demands a wide range of Best in Class cordless solutions. The LXT601 delivers 6 Lithium-Ion cordless tools for drilling, driving, fastening, cutting, grinding, demolition, and more. Each tool is powered by Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery and the ENERGY STAR rated Makita Rapid Optimum Charger.

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18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-Piece Combo Kit Includes:
1/2" Hammer Driver-Drill
Model BHP452Z

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6-1/2" Circular Saw
Model BSS611Z

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Reciprocating Saw
Model BJR182Z

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Impact Driver
Model BTD141Z

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4-1/2" Cut-Off/Angle Grinder
Model BGA452Z

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Model BML185

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  • Two 18V LXT batteries
  • Rapid optimum charger
  • Contractor bag
  • A Wide Range of Best in Class Cordless Solutions
    Makita's LXT601 includes a 1/2-inch hammer driver-drill with 450 in.lbs. of Max Torque (BHP452Z), a powerful impact driver that weighs only 3.3 pounds (BTD141Z), a 6-1/2-inch circular saw that will cut 2X material at 45 degrees (BSS611Z), a recipro saw with 2,900 SPM (BJR182Z), a 4-1/2-inch angle grinder with 10,000 RPM (BGA452Z), and a rechargeable flashlight with Xenon bulb (BML185). The LXT601 includes two 18V LXT 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 LXT601 delivers a wide range of cordless solutions for drilling, driving, fastening, cutting, grinding, demolition, and more. It's ideal for pro trades including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, remodeling, concrete, and any pro contractor who requires a Best in Class engineered cordless combo kit. The LXT601 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.

    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 Hammer Driver-Drill, Impact Driver, Reciprocating Saw, 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw, 4-1/2-Inch Cut-Off Angle Grinder, Flashlight, two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger, Contractor Bag with wheels and telescoping handle.

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    Product Information

    Technical Details

    Part Number LXT601
    Item Weight 9 pounds
    Product Dimensions 28.4 x 14.2 x 14.7 inches
    Item model number LXT601
    Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
    Color Teal
    Power Source electric-powered
    Voltage 18 volts
    Wattage 600 watts
    Item Package Quantity 1
    Number Of Pieces 6
    Included Components circular-saw
    Batteries Included? Yes
    Batteries Required? Yes
    Battery Cell Type Lithium Ion

    Technical Specification

    Warranty [pdf ]

    Additional Information

    ASIN B00168AFA0
    Customer Reviews
    4.6 out of 5 stars 149 customer reviews

    4.6 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #168,395 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
    #171 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Combo Kits
    #9,338 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
    Shipping Weight 39.7 pounds
    Date First Available September 14, 2004

    Warranty & Support

    Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF ]


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    By Jeffrey A. Kochis on April 25, 2009
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    The purpose of this review is to help contractors make an informed decision about this Makita cordless kit. I spent hours researching before I decided on this one (LXT601) and I hope to make your search easier.

    I am a remodeling contractor and I use these tools HARD five days a week. I bought this kit in July of 2008. After getting over the euphoria of brand new cordless tools and using them for several months, I have a list of pros and cons.

    One random note. I thought that all lithium-ion tools stop dead when the battery gets too low. This is certainly not the case. All of these tools wind down just as my old NiCad kit did.

    The impact driver is by far the best and most useful tool in the kit. The belt clip is wonderful and the LED light at the front of the tool, which I admit that I thought was silly at first, has a surprising number of uses. The fact that it stays on when you release the trigger is great - most other lights will flash on with every slight squeeze. I can drive 3" screws constantly for over an hour on a single battery.

    The hammerdrill/driver is on the weak side. When drilling 5/32" holes for tapcons, the tool seemed to buzz and vibrate more than actually hammer. It works great for light and even some medium-duty jobs, but not much beyond that. It works well for driving, but with the impact driver, I don't even use the drill for driving anymore. All in all, the drill is not impressive.

    The circular saw cut like a hot knife through butter with the supplied blade. However, as with any thin kerf blade, the cut deteriorated significantly as the blade became more used. The motor and power are fine, and the grip feels very natural. However, I have two major gripes.
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    I absolutely love the impact in this set, I'm in the HVAC industry and work with a lot of metal so it is always in use. The drill is good but doesn't have as good of torque as a DeWalt. This drill is not the same as the one that comes with the 2pc., its smaller and less powerful. The grinder and circular saw are too under powered to do any real work. The reciprocating saw is good, but drains the battery in about 5 min. of good use. The flashlight is great, runs about 6 hours on a fully charged battery, is very durable. The Batteries are amazing! extremely light and have a fast, long lasting charge. I can run my impact for 2 days of heavy use per charge. the light on the impact and drill are indispensable, they make my life so much easier. all the tools are very light and extremely durable. my impact survived an 18 ft. fall to a concrete floor and only had a small scratch on the battery, nothing else. the bag is just impractical, its way to big to be carrying anything around in.
    I would just recommend getting the 2 or 3pc. instead, and use corded saws and grinder.
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    I bought this set for about 2 weeks.

    A new version to replace LXT600 / LXT700 (both were retired). Look at the spec and here's the difference:
    1. BHP452 maybe less powerful than BHP451 (just by spec; I don't own BHP451 to compare);
    2. BSS611 is 0.2 lb lighter than BSS610; (Dewalt circular saw blade (18 tooth) made finish smoother in this set.)
    3. BJR182 is 1.875" shorter than BJR181 and w/o the LED front light;
    4. BTD141 has 50 in-lbs Torque more than BTD140 (I don't like the cheap silver plastic at the body, but not enough to make me deduct a star from this set);
    5. DC18RA 30 minutes rapid charger vs old DC18SC 45 minutes charger.

    Forget the LXT700, you don't want to pay $100 more for a on-site radio. You can have it free through rebate if you bought this set on/before 5/31/08.
    I rather Makita offered an extra battery (even it's cheaper), but there is no choice. As another reviewer pointed out MP3 is a better choice.

    You can still go to LXT600 to see all the users' reviews.

    Best price/quality/size/weight/completion comapre with other brands like Dewalt, Milwaukee, Ridgid (no cordless grinder), Bosch, etc.
    Prefect if Maikta replace the flashlight by a Jig Saw. Every brands practice to make money/looks better by placing a flashlight in their combos. What can I said...

    I used to own Dewalt DC4PAKA combo kit but found the Ni-cad battery didn't last long so returned it and decided to go Lithium-ion.
    IMO Dewalt quality is excellcent but the weight (me not a big guy) and price is too heavy; Milwaukee just too heavy and I don't like its hand-feel. Ridgid has lifetime service guarantee (including battery) but I'm not sure the quality of both tools and service.
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    2009 Update... Still going after all these years.

    It's been almost three years since I got the 6 piece kit and so far, no problems. I have added two naked tools to it - a jigsaw, as noted below, and, this year, a blower.

    Makita makes and Amazon sells an 18v blower that is really productive. That has been a tool that now gets used on almost every job for cleanup. I certainly recommend it. Great for cleanup. It's a very compact battery-powered leaf blower. Got a pile of sawdust? Blow it off. Need to get stuff out of the corners? Blow it.

    Batteries... The original ones are beginning to fail. I expect two years use from LiOn batteries, so it's expected. The best buy so far has been the two pack from Amazon. However, now and again you find discount deals on the smaller tool kits. Keep the charger, keep the batteries and sell the tool on ebay.

    @@@ Original Review...

    I bought the six piece Makita 18v LiOn kit in December of 2006. I have been using it at work just about five days a week since then. I like it. Would I buy it again? Yes.

    Buying this kit reduces the price per tool a whole bunch. Compare to the other options and see.

    The ergonomics of the tools make my Bosch 18v stuff seem clunky. Bosch is now in the attic tool library.

    The drill driver, impact driver and recip saw work just fine. Nice professional tools. No issues. They do the job.

    The flashlight lights up. What can I say. You get one in most kits so they can call it a tool.

    The grinder is a bit tender. You cannot lean on it like you would a 120v tool. However, it can grind things where there is no job power and getting job power would be a real pain.

    The cordless saw is great.
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