Makita Xph012 Review & Why You Need this?

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  • Bob R.

Makita Xph012 is an amazing product from Makita having a four-pole motor which is capable of delivering 480 in.lbs. of max torque and surprisingly comes in a compact size. It has options for both ‘hammer drill’ and ‘driver’. This versatility allows Makita Xph012 to shift from hammer-drill mode to driver mode which makes it easy to work with. Those who are in need of a single machine that can perform both these functions and can guarantee perfection in both categories, this product can be the perfect bargain for them.

Makita XPH012

Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Kit with One Battery

Makita Xph012 has variable dual speed which covers a wide range of drilling, hammer drilling and driving applications by delivering 0-1,500 RPM in high speed and 0-400 RPM in low. With this range of speeds it can perform on concrete and masonry with 0-22,500 blows/minute in high and 0-6,000 blows/minute in low setting and is perfectly the best suited one for drilling and driving.

The compact size and versatility of this product makes it very popular among its users, and is also the reason why you need this. Moreover the 8-1/8 inches long compact design and its ergonomic shape which fits like a glove and helps the user work with this machine for a longer time without causing any strain to him.

Both the tool and the battery come with warranty on them. There is a 3-years warranty on the tool and 1 year on the battery. These batteries are the best of their kind; they are very strong and can be charged and used without any disturbance. You can never blame the batteries of Makita Xph012 sitting idle, because they get charged very quickly, as a result sits less on charge and works in the site longer. In addition to all these features Makita Xph012 includes a built in LED light which helps in illuminating the work area by its afterglow function and enables flawless work, you need not manage extra torches to check what you are doing.

Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill with its versatile performance can be used for hammer driver drill besides driver drilling. It is comparatively lightweight and compact giving both the facilities which saves the user from carrying two tools on the work site. Thus Makita Xph012 saves space of one more tool and is easy to carry and serves multiple purposes. The power source of Makita Xph012 is lithium ion battery and requires 18 volts. It is one of Makita’s expanding 18 volt lithium ion series. The powerful four-pole motor and 18V lithium ion batteries give a huge amount of strength to this tool and leave the users with optimum satisfaction in their work.

All the features of Makita Xph012 tell you exactly why you are going to use it, how you are going to use it and where you are going to use it. It is lightweight, compact serving multiple purposes, easy to handle, saves time, saves space of one more tool, cordless so you don’t have to take the hazardous wires and search connection points.

This cordless tool further helps in easy moving over places in the work site. It is of medium size which allows easy grip over the machine and definitely its four-pole motor is powerful enough to enable you to finish your work very quickly. Those who needs to move with their power tools, this Makita hammer drill and driver can come handy to their necessity.

Along with its compact design Makita Xph012 comes with a battery and weighs 4.0 lbs. only. You need not run to the store separately for the battery as it comes together with the tool itself with one year warranty on it. The battery is included for reducing operator fatigue.

Makita 18 volt Lithium-ion batteries are proud to have the fastest charge times among their categories. They get charged in a very short time and runs for longer hours giving maximum output and perfection. Last but not the least the built in LED light of Makita Xph012 provides with focused light on your target point and helps you work more accuracy.

Its versatility will enable you to work on concrete and masonry and perform all kinds of drilling of your desire. So this is definitely the perfect tool to replace the standard driver drill you have used so far and work on concrete and masonry with more efficiency. Makita Xph012 is a complete package, its all you would want to have in a cordless-drill. It dedicatedly screws, drills and hammer drills.

Product specification

Item Weight9.7 pounds
Product Dimensions17 x 5 x 10 inches
Batteries1 Lithium ion batteries required. (Included)
ColorAs the picture shown
Power SourceBattery-powered
Voltage18 volts
Item Package Quantity1
Number of Handles1
Included ComponentsBare-Tool
Battery Cell TypeLithium Ion

Pros of the product:

Pros & Cons of Makita Xph012 Cordless Hammer Drill

Why Should Use?

  • Max torque
  • Long lasting battery
  • Powerful drilling
  • Versatile
  • Light weight
  • Four-pole motor
  • Short term charge long term work
  • Lithium ion powerful battery
  • Long life
  • Phenomenal torque

Why Shouldn’t Use?

  • Not as effective as hammer drill
  • Cons of the product:
  • Might not be sufficient for concrete bathroom slab drilling

Makita Xph012 is that beast which consumes less power and works faster with its phenomenal max torque, stronger with its 18 volt Lithium-ion batteries and efficiently brighter with its built-in LED light in confined places. This monster is capable of multitasking on concrete and masonry not to mention it’s versatile in drilling, screwing and hammer drilling.

All in all, it is a perfect tool for flawless and fast works, much more useful and effective than the others available out there in the market. You need this if you are a lover of perfection and involved in light working. It is easy to carry and does multiple works alone which saves you from carrying extra things and its cordless feature keeps you free from controlling all those wires and finding connections in adverse situations.

Richard A. Koons
I am Richard A. Koons. Working in this field around 20 years. You can call me a tool freak. I don't even know how many tools used in my last 20 years. The most interesting thing about me, that is I love to write blog and travel.

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