The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless 2-Piece Combo Kit (model XT281S) gives you two efficient brushless tools for drilling, driving, and fastening. Bought another but decided to send broken one in to Makita Factory Service Center in Houston. Hi there! It is a strong cordless drill but with the missing hammer drill function, it will be hard for you to drill holes into concrete walls.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'toolsowner_com-leader-1','ezslot_7',109,'0','0'])); Using a normal drill driver on concrete will ruin your drilling bits as they are designed to drill through concrete with a series of impacts. The chuck size is 1/2″ and it is keyless like most of the modern drills nowadays. Product Makita XFD13Z 18V Brushless Only Tool Description: Makita 18V LXT _" Driver-Drill (XFD13) an ideal drilling and driving solution for user a drill power-to-weight ratio. It is in the wrong place. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Drill holes into wood. On paper, the XDT13Z impact driver is a bare tool unit that looks solid. Top subscription boxes – right to your door. With the charger included the battery can be charged in 30 minutes. The only reason I'm not giving a 5 star rating is the location of the fwd/rev switch. Makita XFD131 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2 In.... Makita XFD131 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2 In. With a compact design, you can use it to drill holes or to drive screws in tight areas. Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019. As a result of this, it will have improved speed, power, and increased longevity. 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. Revs up quickly, difficult to drill at very slow speed. It's located in a very convenient place for access but it is easily bumped as you're using the drill and it pops out of gear at times. The Makita 18V LXT™ Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2" Driver-Drill Kit (XFD131) is an ideal drilling and driving solution for the user who wants a drill with superior power-to-weight ratio. I have inadvertently bumped the switch causing the drill to stop every time I use it. The BL™ Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL™ Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life. The motor is not just powerful but it can also optimize energy usage. As several other reviews have mentioned, that forward / reverse switch is a nuisance. list of batteries that you can use on Makita XFD131, Makita D-37144 Metric Bit and Hand Tool Set (71 Piece), Makita D-37150 Metric Bit and Hand Tool Set (104 Piece), A complete guide on power drills settings. GOT REPAIRED DRILL BACK IN TWO DAYS. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. OK. This drill from Makita has a brushless motor that is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy. You can purchase batteries separately. Its great for light duty stuff. This drill comes with one 3.0Ah Li-Ion battery (BL1830B) and a DC18SD charger. It is lightweight but with a good performance brushless motor that will offer you the power to complete a wide range of applications. If you were using the drill on a project all day this drawback would be very frustrating. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I bought this as a backup to my other Makita 18v drill that's starting to burn up but has been a workhorse for years. You’ll have to buy them separately. RPM on this unit is pretty much high in the rankings and gives you faster screw driving. $15 flat rate USPS. This model amalgamates 440 inches per pounds of max torque with an efficient brushless motor that gives up to 50 percent more work per charge, improved speed and power, and excellent longevity. The Makita XFD131 has a transmission with 2 speeds, allowing you more control and variability for each unique task you approach. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. What accessories and attachments can you use with it? This product weighs 3.3 pounds as well, making it ideal for long tasks. Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2020. You can also get any kind of standard drill or driver bit set as long as they can fit in a 1/2″ chuck. You get on this drill a 3 Year warranty for the tool and battery. A nice option is that the battery has a charge status display where you can check the power before starting a project.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'toolsowner_com-banner-1','ezslot_5',107,'0','0'])); Check the section on this article for a list of batteries that you can use on Makita XFD131. See the screenshot I added. This one is the better of them and another 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah Battery (BL1830B), 18V LXT both of which got from amazon). Unless you study the entire line of drills and analyze the specs, you may not realize that this kit is a better value than most. This drill/impact driver kit includes the XDT13Z brushless impact driver and XFD13Z brushless drill driver along with a pair of 3.0Ah batteries and charger. The brush less motor is very responsive. It is just a very compact and powerful driver drill. of Max Torque. ), check out this Makita 6-tool combo kit. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2019. This page works best with JavaScript. The batteries were constantly dying. I have a passion for everything related to tools and DIY projects around the house. I’ve made a list of some compatible batteries here. If you’re looking for a high quality drill machine which is very efficient and at the same time provides you with maximum comfort, then you should check the Makita XFD03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver Drill.Drilling holes isn’t the only job this machine can do, it can also drive screws very tightly. This includes the tool, battery, charger, and carry case. This sucker can to everything that the power drill did and in 1/4 of the time. It also includes a flashlight, two 18V LXT 4.0Ah batteries, and a tool bag. Tackling those hard to reach areas and awkward angles are easy with this drill. The Makita XDT13Z requires an 18-volt battery as well, and does not come with one. Immediately started weighing options. of max torque, a brushless 6-1/2″ circular saw, multi-tool, LED flashlight, and a radio.It’s a one-stop solution for a wide range of applications. Bellow, there are some accessories suggestions that will work well with Makita XFD131: You can use Makita XFD131 on many basic house projects like: Although you can use it to drill holes in concrete it might not be the best tool to use for this task. Hooking up the power drill and putting it away takes about 15 minutes. You should expect up to 3,400 Revolutions per Minute, 3,600 Impacts per Minute, and 1,500-inch pounds of torque. The XDT13 from Makita is a simple impact that gets the job done and costs around $100. I wont waste words with this one. All in all, this kit is a great choice for users who need professional-level cordless tools with brushless motors for drilling, driving, fastening, cutting, and grinding. Its weight of just 3.6 po… See all details for Makita XFD131 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2 In.... © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Overall Score 4.3 Final Thoughts If you have yet to buy an impact driver, this is a great time to do so. There's a problem loading this menu right now. my only drawback is always the battery i have two (one BL1840B 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Battery. Not sure if this is a design flaw or just me getting used to the tool, Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2019, Makita is a great company and this drill is no different. For this see the accessories section in this article. The Makita XFD131 is great entry-level Brushless drill kit with the high-quality and durability of the Makita brand. You have to buy them separately. I like three features: you can check the status of the battery charge (very helpful when starting a project, I like the light which comes on when you use the tool, and I like the various settings for screwing in fasteners. Found this out when I started redoing a deck. Extreme Protection Technology is included with this product, making it dust, debris, and water-resistant. One year: Every Makita product is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for one year. Buyers beware, read the other reviews - The location of that forward / reverse switch is a real nuisance. There is no hard case in the package but you will get a tool bag that will be more than enough for most home users. This brushless motor is electronically controlled. While it was useful for hanging a picture or two, it didn’t have any ability to do any project work. This drillcan deliver 300 UWO (unit watts out) of power for a wide array of applications and uses on different materials. This thing eats battery power but its bad as when its fully charged. Write Reivew for Makita XT281S 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 2 Pc. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. In this review article, you will learn some things, that I hope to be useful, about Makita XFD131. Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019. Only downside so far is I tend to bump the forward-reverse button which disengages the tool when using it. The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless 2-Piece Combo Kit (model XT281S) gives you two efficient brushless tools for drilling, driving and fastening. Reverse/Forward Switch a nuisance - poor location / design. I am wondering if mine was used/stripped. Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2020. This drill comes with a charger and also a battery so you don’t need to buy them separately.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'toolsowner_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_8',110,'0','0'])); The XFD131 drill comes with a built-in LED light that will be helpful in some situations. eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'toolsowner_com-box-3','ezslot_10',103,'0','0'])); The XFD131 is one of the cordless drills that Makita created for home users. It is lightweight but with a good performance brushless motor that will offer you the power to … Great power, light weight perfect size for those hard to reach locations. It has a two-speed gear setting that ranges to 450 RPM for low speed and 1,500 RPM for high speed. Otherwise I would have given it five stars, but I am reluctant to even give it three stars. My name is Jack and I write for ToolsOwner. Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool category in 2005, and today it is the world’s largest 18V cordless tool line-up. Makita is a leader in cordless technology, and the XT613X1 Combo Kit provides 6 tools showcasing the unique 18V LXT technology. Makita XFD131 weighs only 3.7  lbs. Haven’t decided yet if I will return it. For example, if you need to drill some holes in your crawl space. Warranty only required tool. Combo Kit, XFD13Z, XDT13Z, bag (3.0Ah) Write a Review It will deliver a 0 – 500 RPM or 0 – 1.900 RPM, and that is good enough for most of the tasks around the house.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'toolsowner_com-box-4','ezslot_4',106,'0','0'])); You can drill holes with ease in wood or aluminum or you can use it for some more hardcore tasks like drilling into concrete or steel. Makita is a leader in cordless technology, and the XT613X1 Combo Kit provides 6 tools showcasing the unique 18V LXT technology. The result is an extensive line of more efficient, higher-powered cordless tools. Combo Kit, XFD13Z, XDT13Z, bag (3.0Ah) Write Reivew for Makita XT281S 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 2 Pc. Bought this drill in 3Q18 and used extensively. Makita makes drill bits that are 17 times more magnetic than regular bits. If you want to do better go Milwaukee but this won’t break the bank and is much MUCH better than a Riyobi, Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2019. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. of Max Torque with an efficient brushless motor. This drill with a fresh 5 amp hour battery wont put a 1/4" self tapping screw into metal on speed 2 without stalling out. 440 in.lbs. I’ve made a small table below where you can see the charging time for other battery sizes that this charger can manage:eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'toolsowner_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_6',108,'0','0'])); If you want you can buy separately one more battery of the same size or you can go even with 6.0Ah ones. The specifications of this unit are perfect for quick screw driving. The 18V sub-compact driver-drill is part of a new class of compact, with the size and weight of lower voltage tools but with the performance, power and compatibility of 18-volt. The XFD131 combines 440 in.lbs. Five star reviews are not in short supply and users commented on how this drill offered plenty of power but in a compact size. I have to repair a privacy fence frequently because of one of my dogs, and I was having to string an extension cord or two where the damage was so I could make repairs. It is so nice to grab the bag and go. Look for this deal at Acme Tools! This is the first compact drill/driver that I purchased. This 6-Tool Combo Kit is built for the pro-user who requires a wide range of best-in-class cordless solutions for drilling, driving, fastening, cutting, and lighting. Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2019. with the battery included. The torque rating gives you sufficient power for handling small lag screws, so you will have to decide just how far into the realm of the impact wrench world you expect the impact … My drill, tip of it, when 3 pieces are closed to touch each other, where the bits go in, there remains a small hole. Makita has added three forms of protection – the proprietary Star Protection system – that prevent the XFD12R’s 18V battery from exploding and premature expiration. with the battery included. Battery charged quickly. Some users said this is ‘the perfect drill for any home project’ but others also added that they use this drill in a commercial setting too. Nice drill, plenty powerful. It will on speed 1, but that takes longer and when the screw sets it about breaks your wrist. 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Compact Brushless Driver-Drill - XFD13Z; Mechanical 2-speed transmission (0-500 & 0-1,900 RPM) for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications; BL Brushless motor delivers 440 in.lbs. Here is a summary of the topics that I will cover in this review article:eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'toolsowner_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_0',104,'0','0'])); (*Amazon Affiliate Link)eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'toolsowner_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_2',105,'0','0'])); In the box, you will find the Makita XFD13Z drill body, a 3.0Ah battery, the charger, and a tool bag that can be useful for some people. The six-piece Makita XT612M kit includes a drill/driver, an impact driver, a 6-1/2-inch circular saw, a reciprocating saw, and an angle grinder. It comes with only one 3.0Ah Li-Ion battery. INCLUDES:Makita XFD13Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver-Drill, Tool Only. The XFD13 has an efficient brushless motor with two speed settings (0-500 / 0-1,900 rpm) … It is always good to have a second battery so you won’t stop from your work when the battery is depleted. Driver-Drill Kit (3.0Ah). Side by side, old drill can put 1/4" self tapping screws into steel all day long on speed 2. These are protection from overload, over-discharge, and overheating – the three things that carelessness or … Kept battery and charger. I am so impressed, but also disappointed that I didn't buy it sooner. Makita’s leading technology gives tool users unmatched performance and breadth of line, with innovation in motor and battery technology that is obliterating industry standards – and leaving old thinking behind. I’ve compiled a list below with other Makita batteries that work on this drill: There are no drill bits or drivers that do come with this drill. Would highly recommend! item 5 Makita XFD13Z 18-Volt 1/2 2-Speed Li-Ion Brushless Drill Driver 2.0 Ah Batteries 5 - Makita XFD13Z 18-Volt 1/2 2-Speed Li-Ion Brushless Drill Driver 2.0 Ah Batteries $145.99 Free shipping Makita customer service is first rate. The Makita XDT13Z impact driver is very similar to the previous product, as this product is also compact at 5 inches long. Poor design. It is a great tool. This 6-Tool Combo Kit is built for the pro-user who requires a wide range of best-in-class cordless solutions for drilling, driving, fastening, cutting, and lighting. In it, you can fit the drill and maybe some extra drill and driver bits. Makita needs to relocate that switch - It’s too close to the trigger switch. You will get up to 50% longer run time/charge. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It has 2-speed options. Features 18-Volt 1/4-Inch Brushless Impact Driver - XDT13Z BL Brushless Motor delivers 1,500 in.lbs. Can you switch the batteries on different cordless drills? The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless ½â€ Driver-Drill Kit (XFD131) is an ideal drilling and driving solution for the user who wants a drill with superior power-to-weight ratio. Read honest and unbiased product reviews … Every time. I had an older Makita CXT 12 volt. Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2020. 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