Makita LCT209W Review 2017 Power Combo Kit

makita lct209w review

makita lct209w reviewThis is my review of the Makita LCT209W Combo kit. Like many of these two piece kits, you get a drill and an impact driver. The thing about this combo kit that jumped off the page at me was the extremely high ratings this kit received over at Amazon.

Remember these ratings and reviews are left by real buyers and almost 100 people have rated the Makita LCT209W a huge 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Now by any measurement, that is a pretty amazing rating, so that made me look into this one, in a lot more detail.

Main Features of the Makita LCT209W

Let’s look at each tool in turn and see what they have to offer.

The Drill

This is a variable 2-speed drill, with a keyless chuck that delivers 200 lbs of torque. This drill weighs 2.2 lbs has a good grip and is easy to set up and adjust.

The Impact Diver

This is a variable speed impact driver that delivers 800 lbs in torque. The driver weighs 2 pounds yet still delivers real power.

The Batteries

You get two batteries which are Lithium-Ion 12 volt batteries. That means you can be charging one and using one which is always handy. If you have these Li-ion batteries then you have the best batteries available in the market today.

The Charger

This Combo Kit comes with a fast charge DC10WB battery, that can have the battery fully charged in just 30 minutes. This charger also earned the ENERGY STAR label for its efficiency. As far as battery charging goes, this is right at the top of the range for speed and also lasts a decent amount of time.

Warranty Details

There is a limited 3-year warranty on both tools and a 1-year warranty on the batteries, the charger and the flash light.

All of these parts come in a nice aluminium presentation case. This types of case rather than a bag offers better protection for your tools.

My Verdict

These are two great tools that can be used for most jobs around the home. They are light and easy to handle, yet you have plenty of power when you need it. These actually make a great gift for someone in my opinion. Many reviewers talk about the power this can deliver, and as it is compact and light in weight, it helps them get into small and confined working spaces.

When reading the reviews I noticed that quite a number of mechanics were really impressed with the impact driver in particular. The fact that it was small and compact meant they could use it in places, that larger drivers simply would not fit. Some small businesses gave this kit to their staff as they found it to be long lasting and durable. Many reviewers stated that they had been using this set for around 2 years and they were still going strong.

It seems pretty ideal for home use and also for small business use. It was interesting to see the different tasks this Combo kit was used for. I notice guys in bicycle shops, joiners, mechanics, wood workers and construction people all using this and leaving good reviews.

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Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun