Makita - DK1840DL Combo Kit - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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DK1840DL Combo Kit

Makita - DK1840DL Combo Kit

This cordless combo kit from Makita comes in an easy-to-pack hard shell case

$530.00 (As of 12/1/2005)

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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.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Power B-
Endurance B-
Controls/Adjustments C
Batteries/Charger B+

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 31.2 lb.
Dimensions 24 x 24 x 9 in.
Battery Type NiMH
Tools Included Hammer driver/drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, light
Additional Tools Available Metal-cutting circular saw, jigsaw, fluorescent automotive light, rebar cutter, blower

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