Makita XT269M 18V LXT Review Summary
Finding a good cordless drill can be very difficult in today’s market. Hardly you’ll find any tool that ticks all the necessary criteria of a decent cordless drill like versatility, efficiency, power, and a robust body. Fortunately, there is one drill that provides all the features of a decent cordless drill. It is the Makita XT269M cordless drill. Our team has provided a thorough Makita XT269M review in this article which will give you an overall idea of this tool.
One, who is looking for buying a cordless drill has to compare among many criteria. He has to check out if the cordless drill has the proper quality including specifications like ample power, energy efficiency, a strong and sturdy build, versatility and user-friendliness.
So looking out for these specifications among a number of cordless drills is way difficult and also can be confusing for most of the buyers. As there are plenty of cordless drills and equivalent toolkits available on the market, it can be challenging enough to find out the one that is reliable and definitely worth the money.
In this Makita XT269M review article, we are going to introduce you with this amazing drill (along with the rest of the accessories) and share our thoughts if you should invest in it.
Here, we will provide a crystal clear view of Makita XT269M 18V combo kit specifications. This cordless drill comes with these specifications:
- The dimension is 5.2 x 19.3 x 13 inches
- Lithium-ion batteries
- The drill weighs about 14.7 lbs.
- Operating voltage is 18V
- Torque range is 1500 in-lb
With the toolkit, you’ll get the following items:
- 18V LXT Impact Driver (Brushless)
- 18V LXT Hammer Drill (Brushless)
- Two 18V LXT Li-ion 4.0Ah battery
- A tool case
- The fast optimum charger 18V Li-ion (DC18RC)
Makita XT269M- The Basics
This Makita XT269M 18V LXT is currently leading the drill market. It can be taken as the best of its type as it contains and fulfills all the criteria of a decent cordless driver such as energy efficiency, versatility, ample power, user-friendliness, and a strong, sturdy body!
The tools that the manufacturer of this drill provided in its box are way more versatile, long lasting and more powerful than the others of its types. We can say it precisely that this brushless drill provides the best user-experience that a user can expect from a manufacturer. The manufacturers of this cordless drill have great a reputation in the market. This tool is perfectly fit for any kind of household chores or industrial applications.
The tools that are provided with Makita XT269M cordless drill pack by the manufacturer has a combination of both black and blue color. It weighs approximately 14.7lbs. as a shipping package. The dimension that the product has is 5.2 inches x 19.3 inches x 13 inches. The manufacturer used brushless high-speed motors in the driver drill as well as in the impact driver. These motors are more energy efficient and have the ability to operate in a cooler, quieter, smoother way as because of the fact that the motors don’t contain carbon brushes.
The brushless motors that are provided in the impact driver and the driver drill are controlled by electricity to cope up with the changing torque and rotations per minutes to the consequently changing requirements of applications in the real time. This product has a hammer drive drill which weighs 4.2 pounds with the battery and also it has an impact driver which weighs 3.3lbs along with the battery that is installed.
Makes Work Easy
The drill comes with built-in two LED lights to help the user while working by illuminating the workplace or work surface of the user. Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) feature is implemented by the manufacturer to the hammer driver-drill. This Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) provides enhanced water resistance as well as dust resistance to the targeted area or the workplace where the drill finds any dust or water.
As this is a cordless drill it is also enriched with a charger. The charger is featured with a 3 stage LED system which indicates the remaining charge level for the user’s convenience. So, working with this cordless drill is extremely easy and convenient.
As in the whole, this Makita XT269M cordless drill package comes with a three-year warranty which is limited. This three-year warranty is applicable to the battery, the charger, and the tool individually for the best user experience. So, there is no need to worry about the quality of the drill.
The features of Makita XT269M brushless drill includes discussions about its power, design, battery life etc. In this part of the article, we will provide you with a clear idea about its fabulous features.
As we said before both the Makita 18V LXT impact driver and the hammer drill 18V come with brushless motors which are fast enough and provides them with enough efficiency. These brushless motors are electrically controlled. It is already proved by the experts that generally the brushless motors are way more efficient like up to 5% to 10% more efficient than the brush having motors. While the brush having motors provide with 75% – 80% efficiency, the hammer drill and the impact driver provide 85% – 90% efficiency. This is because the brushless motors do not face the frictions and voltage drops just as like the brush having motors do.
Signature Start Protection Computer Control
The manufacturers introduced the Signature Star Protection Computer Controls feature in this tool which allows the hammer drill and the impact driver to have communication directly in real time which is to happen with the batteries. This electric control system which is named as Star Protection computer control takes up the cordless drill package to a step further on the context of using energy efficiently. Thanks to this feature, it can prevent the tool from overloading and over-discharging.
This is important because overloading and over-discharging can lead the motors to overheat which can cause serious damage. Thus by having a proper optimization of the proper energy from the battery supply, a user can control the precise and right usage of energy by the tool. Thus this cordless drill can reduce energy wastage without compromising with the efficiency of the package. The technology that is provided allows the tools to run 50% longer than other tools.
The design is made in such a way according to the user’s satisfaction; it avoids all unnecessary weights that a normal cordless drill tool could possibly have. The weight of the kit is such that it makes the way of working with this tool exceptionally easy than the others of its type, as the driver that comes up with the kit only of approximately more than 3 pounds.
Having such a less weight than the other rivals of its type on the market, this Makita XT269M brushless drill is capable of drilling 1500 in-lbs. of torque and 2000 Rotations per Minutes (RPM). On the contrary, the two hammer drive drills which are only ½ “has a weight of 4.2lbs together with the battery.
Nowadays most of the kits and tools in the market equivalent to Makita XT269M cordless drill possess longer battery life. However, the battery life of this drill is exponentially longer comparing to most other tools. The manufacturer made the batteries amazingly durable where most other typical manufacturers couldn’t reach as it was far beyond them. So, with this cordless drill, there is no need to worry about the battery life.
Manufacturers used Star Protection Computer Control feature in this drill which work extremely well in preventing the battery from excess discharging and thus prevent the tools from overheating. So, in this way, this Star Protection Computer Control contributes well to extend the tool’s durability as well as the life of the Li-ion batteries. As a result, the drill will last way longer than most other drills in the market.
This cordless drill also has a hammer drill which is provided with a metal gear system. As a result, we can ensure you that the tool has exceptional versatility which is due to its construction. It makes the tool usable in every aspect like metal, woods, masonry without facing any kind of problems.
Moreover, this tool comes with an Extreme Protection Technology. It allows the tool to withstand any kind of dust and also makes the tool water resistant. Thus it improves the total durability.
The manufacturers tried their best to make this tool engineered is a way that it provides you with maximum productivity possible. The battery and the motors are designed in such a way which can increase the overall operating time of the drill.
To increase the productivity and efficiency further, the batteries are actually designed keeping the fact that they can recharge much more swiftly than most other drills in the market. For more convenience, the manufacturers added a cooling fan inside the battery charger so that it can absorb the generated heat during the process of charging. As a result, by keeping the charger cool the overall charging speed increases in a great margin.
Comparing to most other cordless drills in the market, this one has the fastest recharging time amongst all as it has 18v Li-ion batteries which take up only less than or equal to 40 minutes to become fully charged. It further increases your working time with the drill as there is no need to recharge the drill after every couple of hours.
Accurate Torque and Speed adjustment:
As this drill has brushless and electrically controlled motors, the users can easily control and match the RPMs and the torque as per their requirements. This feature helps a lot in protecting the working items form unexpected loss of overloading of power.
The Makita XT269M cordless drill’s Makita 18v hammer drill and Makita 18v impact driver is designed in such a way that is efficient enough to handle. The handle that is provided with this brushless drill has a strong grip and also fits into the hands nicely. Thus without making your hand fatigued you can work with this tool longer than ever as it has a combination of ergonomic design and a low weight construction.
- Makita XT269M is a well enriched and a well-rounded package.
- It has a lightweight construction.
- Provides 85% to 90% energy efficiency
- Comes with a powerful drill and a smooth driver.
- Has an ergonomic design.
- Users can easily control the speed as well as the torque
- Faster battery charge
- Included cooling fan keeps the drill cool while operating
- 18v Li-ion batteries take only 40 minutes to charge completely
- Included hammer drill with a metal gear system
- Star Protection Computer Control system prevents excess discharging and overheating
- Two built-in LEDs which are very helpful in darker workplace.
- Some users may face problems related to the plastic chuck.
- Some users found the charger faulty.
Things We Liked
Although this drill is not free from faults, it is one of the most reliable as well as efficient cordless drills right now in the market. The drills, as well as the driver, both are perfectly capable of performing any type of project no matter how complex it is. Also, we like the ergonomic design, which will not make you tired even after using it for hours. And lastly, the drill comes in a robust toolbox which makes it perfect for any homeowner.
Things We Didn’t Like
The hammer drill comes with a plastic chuck which makes it unstable after a few uses. It may prevent you from precise work which can be very frustrating. We also saw some users complaining about the charger as it stopped working only after a couple of months of use.
After hours of research, we have found that the customers are overall happy with this cordless drill. Apart from a couple of issues, this drill works absolutely fine and perfect for any small or large project.
The one thing that customers loved most about this drill is its portability and easy-to-use features. All you need is the battery, the charger and the tools that come with the drill to work anywhere anytime.
We hope after going through this Makita XT269M review article, you have a clear idea on how this drill works and what to expect from it. Despite having some cons, the pros of this cordless drive suppress the number of cons in a great margin. The manufacturers designed the Makita 18v impact driver plus the hammer driver for long-lasting usage and ownership. The machines are engineered in such a way that it can increase productivity on a larger scale.
Most of the cordless drill tools spend a lot of time in charging whereas this one has a fast charging feature which helps to increase the efficiency of the tool to a great extent. Finally, if you look at the pricing of the tool then you can see that having an 18v driver and an 18v hammer drill along with a fast charging battery, the price is considerably lower than most other similar tools in the market.
So, if you ask us, we’ll definitely recommend this cordless drill to anyone whether he is a professional or amateur.