DK1840DL Combo Kit Review
This cordless combo kit from Makita comes in an easy-to-pack hard shell case
Makita’s cordless combo kit provides average power and endurance. The hammer drill has three speed ranges. Unfortunately, both the speed and mode-selector switches got stuck easily and required an annoying amount of fiddling to set correctly. The large, clearly marked clutch was a pleasure to use. The saw bogged slightly in the power test, and its chubby grip wasn’t very comfortable. Its top-mounted lock-off button, however, is extremely convenient. The 45-minute charger offers good diagnostic capability, and the case is the best hard shell for ease of packing of those we tested. This kit also includes a reciprocating saw and a light.