The Makita LXFD01CW 18v cordless drill is an excellent compact drill that we give an 8.8 overall rating. We rank this unit as our #3 best 18v compact cordless drill. We really like using this model since it only weighs 3.3 lbs. Users on Amazon agree as well giving it a 4.1 out of 5. Despite that light weight it still has above average torque. The slim li-ion batteries are only rated for 1.5Ah, but they recharge in a class-best 15 minutes so that isn’t a big deal.
Some people have complained about a slight wobble in the chuck and had some problems with the forward/reverse switch. These problems seem to be few, but does cause us some hesitation in recommending this drill for professional use.
With a price of almost half off of the top high performance 18v models, this is a great tool for the money. For a homeowner or DIYer we highly recommend this cordless drill.
|Specs||18v Class Average|
|Style||Compact Cordless Drill|
|Weight||3.3 lbs||4.5 lbs|
|Max Torque||480 in-lbs||490 in-lbs|
|Max Speed||1500 RPM||1600 RPM|
|Chuck Type||Keyless, Ratcheting|
|Charge Rating||1.5Ah||1.8 Ah|
|Charge Time||15 min||45 min|
|Warranty||3 years tool, 1 year battery||2 years|