Editor's Review: A Look into Cordless Combo Kits
review date: December 1, 2005
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.
Editor Test Results:
|Manufacturer's Web Site
|Manufacturer's Phone Number
||24 x 24 x 9 in.
||Hammer driver/drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, light
|Additional Tools Available
||Metal-cutting circular saw, jigsaw, fluorescent automotive light, rebar cutter, blower