Makita CX200RB 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit. The new 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless includes the most compact and lightest weight tools in the 18V category, giving contractors the size and handling of a 12-volt tool with the performance, power and compatibility of 18 volt. I wanted sub-compact, but having 2 battery platforms sucks. Both Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Drill-Driver and Impact Driver have dual LED worklights, rubberized soft grip handles, and Makita’s BL brushless motors. The compact size combined with the Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 5,000 RPM and a superior power-to-weight ratio. The 18V Sub-Compact Impact Driver is part of a new class of compact, with the size and weight of lower voltage tools but with the performance, power and compatibility of 18-Volt. Makita Sub-Compact Drill XFD11ZB.  This is where you’re wrong. One thing I've already noticed with the Fuel is the chuck spins.   You cannot paste images directly. Makita 18v LXT XSH04 6-1/2″ Circular Saw. if you can wait id hold off for a few months to see what else they will bring out. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. aabee, Speaking of weight, I like the larger base of the 18v compared to the torpedo-style batteries. Aaron, I don't have a lot of Makita tools but the ones I do own are wonderful tools. Speaking of compact, let’s jump into the Makita Sub Compact Circular Saw Review and see how this saw performs. Paste as plain text instead, × Powered by Invision Community, M12 fuel combo for 169 at HD, great price there, Opinions needed (Makita 18v Subcompact vs. Milwaukee 12v Fuel), http://www.homedepot.com/s/milwaukee%20m12%20free?NCNI-5. M12 Fuel vs Makita Sub Compact. The chuck has a nice ratchet feel, doesn't loosen either. Like I said in the intro, you’re going to see a ton more sub-compact models from Makita this year, like the Sub-Compact LXT Reciprocating Saw I used on the Built In Closet project. Large selection of 12 volt tools by Milwaukee also. The 18-Volt LXT Sub-Compact Brushless 1/2 in. While all manufacturers have a compact drill on the market, I can’t find one that competes with the Makita. While only clocking in at an average weight of 3.3 lbs. I know this is like comparing apples to oranges but I’m looking for a high quality drill for my home projects. I don’t think so. The assist mode is worth the difference in the kits alone, and it operates smoother and quieter. Milwaukee has the new version out which we will be reviewing soon. They’re not going to crank out the same type of speed and power as most compact 18V drills, but they’re incredibly handy tools to have when you want 12V size without leaving Makita’s 18V battery. They both feel great ergonomically, and appear to have similar specs. If you aren’t familiar with them, the sub-compact line is a smaller tool, that packs a powerful punch and still uses their 18V battery. Any operator can surely make the most of this tool as it spends more time working than sitting on the charger. Makita Sub-Compact gives users 12-Volt handling with 18-Volt run time and compatibility with the worlds largest 18-Volt lithium-ion cordless tool system.   Your previous content has been restored. Tools in Action But it was one of those things where you couldn’t have power and compact.  Yes, there are other manufacturers who make subcompact tools but trust me, they are not like the Makita subcompact.  The impact has an IPM rating of 0-1,600/0-3,900 IPM which means you can use this for a wide range of fasteners. M12 Fuel impact is quite a bit heavier and the balance is a bit off. By CATERPILLAR, March 8, 2017 in Makita. Their social media team will say nothing about anything that hasn't been formally announced. It's very clacky sounding too. The CX200RB combo kit contains the XFD11ZB compact drill/driver and the XDT15ZB impact driver. The drill offers 2 speeds (0-500 & 0-1,700 RPM) and the impact offers (0-1,300/0-3,000 RPM). Big thank you to everyone who's posted. I was speaking to a national rep (Canada). Charging is slow.... Makita has made a very nice sub compact set. The entire Sub-Compact lineup is designed to have the compact size and weight of 12-volt tools without forcing you away from Makita’s 18-volt battery. There is more plastic and aluminum making it lighter, but not as durable. At least the ones I have.  If you are looking for a perfect drill and driver that won’t break the bank and are the top of the top, the Makita combo kit should be your choice. I'm slightly leaning Makita to begin with. The hammer function on the m12 Fuel is nice to have but keep in mind that it isn't close to being as good as a m18 hammer functionality...so that difference is relatively moot. The impact has 2 speeds and Cam out mode, with led control. The drill is only 6-3/8″ long and remember this is an 18V, pretty impressive. Today, LXT® Compact continues to refine the formula of faster-charging batteries, more power and speed, and a leading power-to-weight ratio. Just wanted to get some opinions on which way to go between the 12v brushless Fuel impact/hammer drill combo kit by Milwaukee and Makita's 18v brushless sub-compact drill/impact combo. So here is our Makita Subcompact Review.  At The Home Depot, you can pick this kit up for about $240 which includes the drill, impact, two 2Ah batteries, a charger and a bag. Keep posting in this thread though, as I'm sure others are likely in the same boat with both promotions going on! La Mirada, CA – Makita® has created a new class in cordless tools with the release of 18V LXT® Sub-Compact Brushless. Makita XSH04ZB 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless 6-1/2" Circular Saw I'll have to purchase a hook. The noise level of the M12 is also crazy high. The only reason to buy the Milwaukee is practicality, there's a huge m12 lineup. 00   Pasted as rich text.  I still like cases for my tools.  Amazing for an 18V system. While all manufacturers have a compact drill on the market, I can’t find one that competes with the Makita. CATERPILLAR 598 CATERPILLAR 598 Tool Extraordinaire; Members; 598 … Both of them are great tools. Plus Enter to Win Future Tool Giveaways! i have an old milwaukee 9inch grinder thats weighs 14.8 lbs. I've been using my 18v jigsaw for the last several weeks and though it ain't my Carvex it's an awesome portable saw. I’m a DIYer but want quality features and long lasting performance. (with 18V LXT Compact 2. The lightweight and compact design are certainly there along with performance that exceeds most 12-volt tools. While he loves remodeling his house, his passion is spending time with his wife and two children. It's light, compact and super comfortable to use. If you were blindfolded and you picked up these tools, you would assume they were 12V tools, they are that small and lightweight. You can post now and register later. A smaller, more compact design isn’t always good enough. Makita created a new class in cordless with Makita created a new class in cordless with 18-Volt LXT Sub-Compact tools. Once you pick this tool up, you will understand why I feel this is the drill to own.   Your link has been automatically embedded. This has been on my wish list for some time now. Especially if you like impact drivers lol.  If you want compact to go with a 12V. I was gonna say... 18v Makita lineup is pretty big too. if so go Makita. I'm not planning on purchasing more tools in either platform (I know, famous last words) once I make my decision. Of all the comparisons to make I don't think this one stands up.  Now I am not saying you’re going to be mixing concrete with the driver, but when you look at the size of these tools, you will be impressed by their output. One cool feature to the impact is the modes located at the base of the tool. I already have Milwaukee's surge/hammer drill 18v combo and a Fuel circ. Plus the assist mode is actually quite quiet. Makita Sub Compact Circular Saw Review Overview.  I know some people say who cares about the feel, but if you are using tools all day, you understand how important the right tool can be. Specifications Up to 30,000 RPM of speed A 6.5 amp motor 1.25 horsepower A total weight of 3.9 pounds Pros Fits in the hand well Can be easily transported Highly durable Cons Motor drops when unlocking the base And now let … Display as a link instead, × Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk. Is this common? I friggin' love it. I also found the grip of the M12 fuel to be a bit small and odd fitting. I have the brushless barrel grip 18v jigsaw, their new brushless 18v recip, the brushless 18v sander and the new compact impact gun. All of these come inside a stylish contractor bag that has the trademark color of Makita. Great balance and grip feel. Clear editor. Makita drill/driver premium vs compact vs sub-compact.  However, they chose to offer an incredible value for these. Sometimes they'll say "we can't say anything yet but keep checking this page", mostly about storage solutions, but most companies don't talk about stuff much until the press release is out. The 36v is a good selling point on the Makitas. Similar to the three previous models, this Makita XSH04ZB runs on the slide-style lithium-ion batteries known for having the fastest charge times. Makita XFD10R 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver Drill Kit On the other side of the fence, we have a brushed cordless driver drill from Makita that produces incredible strength for its size. The charger for your m18s will work for the m12, so you aren't adding a charger. For me it was simple. Stay up to Date on Tool Reviews, Tool News and More. Hitachi really seems to be bringing new tools to the market lately. Makita Subcompact Review – Final Thoughts. But I'm just looking for something compact at the moment, and there isn't anything planned there and their 12v line is weak akin to DeWalt but with marginally better support.  These tools are awesome. note: made some quick 2x4 cuts and it … No matter how good a 12v line is, it will never have the power of an 18v etc. Much better than the impact for overall performance. Never used the Makita compact tools though. I’ve been looking at some of the smaller drills and after a lot of debate I think 12v will work for me. How can you even sleep at night Makita? The compact size combined with the Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 5,000 RPM and a superior power-to-weight ratio. These tools are awesome for hanging cabinets and a ton of other applications. It's awkward. Agree, I like the M12 Fuel tools as well, as they are perfect garage use.  If I had to be picky, it would be the bag.  This kit has been on the market for a while and we have heard a ton of feedback.  It’s clear this is a winning tool and we wanted to make sure it gets its respect from the tool world. It's also the cheapest of the trio. The trade-off comes with their available torque and speed. This isn't to say the Fuel isn't good (it certainly is), but I knew I made the right decision the minute I sank my first screw. I use to think if you want power, go with an 18V. The expansive breadth-of-line of the Makita 18V LXT® Series means an 18V battery from any LXT® tool will power the 18V Sub-Compact Hammer Driver-Drill. The Sub-Compact 6-1/2” Circular Saw has a compact and ergonomic design at only 10-5/8” and 6. There new stuff looks great. Makita Sub-Compact Drill / Driver & Impact Driver – Get a Grip on the Ergonomics Comfortable ergo with a compact form-factor make the Makita Sub-Compact tools feel like a natural extension of your hand. We need to go Sub-Compact! I love the Milwaukee M12 Fuel tools. I use some at work, but I usually keep the M18 handy for those particular tasks. The 18V Sub-Compact Hammer Driver-Drill is part of a new class of compact, with the size and weight of lower voltage tools but with the performance, power and compatibility of 18-Volt. March 21, 2017 in Power Tools. The 18V sub-compact driver-drill and impact driver are a new category of compact, with the weight and size of lower voltage power tools but with the compatibility, power, and performance of 18V.  You can pick this kit up at The Home Depot and the kit comes with a drill, impact, two batteries and a charger. I have to agree I still prefer a tool that has a little weight to it. The driver is only 2.8 lbs while the impact is only 2.6 lbs. (with 18V LXT Compact 2.0Ah battery). Torque is great considering the size. The 1/2-inch drill-driver is 6-3/8-inch long, boasts a mechanical variable 2-speed transmission of 0-500 and 0-1,700 RPM, and weights 2.8 pounds including the 18V battery. Makita finishes with a slight advantage over Skil in the overall size race. It will be for only these kits. of torque. The M12 stuff is good, but heavy and the balance is odd. I tried hard to find something I don’t like … The only major flaw is the lack of a hammer option. As far as weight, the tool only weighs 2.8 lbs and that is with a battery. Keep in mind that the Makita Subcompact Hammer Drill is essentially a 12V tool strapped to an 18V battery. Makita XSH04ZB LXt Sub-compact Cordless Circular Saw. Editorial Note: Tools in Action receives compensation from third-party advertisers, but that doesn’t affect our editors’ opinions. I know its probably all mental and I'm sure manufacturer are using new light weight materials that are just as strong. Makita ; Compact vs Regular Sign in to follow this . In addition to having better ergonomics, I've found that the drill is superior (non-spinning chuck, shorter length) and the impact is as well (assist mode, slightly higher torque). If you were to pick up these tools, I promise you that your first thoughts would be they feel good and they are cool, but won’t perform much work.  Personally, I think Makita broke the mold with the subcompact platform. It's awesome.  When on this setting the tool controls itself to help eliminate cam out and cross threading by driving at low speeds. if you wanted to get one id go makita. It seems for $229 you can get the Fuel hammer drill, Fuel impact driver, 4.0 battery, 2.0 battery and a free brushed tool or 4.0 battery. Do you want a hand held planer, sander, or other wood working tools? By These tools are compact, lightweight and offer plenty of power. One of the great things about 12v tools is their ergonomics. and they told me that this drill will be available in a kit-form (with impactor) later this year. Performance, size and weight is practically indistinguishable on these two units. Thank you everyone! Nice Review. but that weight can be a good thing too.I  dont know,, i just have a problem with tools that defy gravity. (with 18-Volt LXT Compact 2.0 Ah battery). and length of 7.25 inches, it can deliver as much as 480 in. Haven’t used it myself yet, but all the reviews are stellar and I’m glad I bought it. The expansive breadth-of-line of the Makita 18-Volt LXT® Series means an 18-Volt battery from any LXT® tool will power the 18-Volt Sub-Compact Impact Driver. The Makita is a much bigger line for their 18V tools and I really like how I can use one battery platform with the Makita. Both of these deals are limited time, so I'd greatly appreciate honest opinions. I'm not a big fan of Milwaukee but it's semantics at this point! One thing that's really awkward about the 12v Fuels are their angled chucks on both the drill and impact. The Sub-Compact 6-1/2 Circular Saw has a compact and ergonomic design at only 10-5/8 and 6.4 lbs. The chuck is cheap and can loosen easily, but if you get one that is aligned properly, it's going to be fine for most jobs. http://www.homedepot.com/s/milwaukee%20m12%20free?NCNI-5. × torque and the impact offers 1,240 in.lbs. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Isn't the deal from HD $169 with a free tool or 4.0 battery? They're set up that way (I'm assuming) so they can stand up with the smaller batteries but they just feel off when drilling and driving as I'm used to the 90 degree angles instead of the 45. DeWalt has a 20V MAX tool kit consisting of five tools: a cordless drill, compact driver, flashlight, circular saw, and grinder. Both the drill and impact offer a ton of power for their size. M12 fuel combo for 169 at HD, great price thereSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk, They are long overdue for a refresh, it's probably coming soon. The XBP05ZB is a sub-compact cutting solution designed for one-handed operation in tight spaces and overhead cutting applications.  These tools are compact, lightweight and offer plenty of power. Milwaukee has a sale at my Home Depot where the 12v Fuel is $169, while Makita's sub-compact kit comes with a free third battery for $229. trying to decide between the subcompact or M12 gen2 combo kit any advice. 4 lbs.  So why are we taking another look at it? Sub-Compact Cutting and Ripping The Sub-Compact 6-1/2” Circular Saw has a compact and ergonomic design at only 10-5/8” and 6.4 lbs. LXT® Compact delivers outstanding performance without the bulkiness and weight of the typical cordless tool offered by competitors. So does this spell the end for the 12-volt tool class? Batteries have the fuel gauge so you don't need the tool to see capacity. Once you get it, let us know what you think. Both tools are designed with a brushless motor which means more power and a longer life. The Makita sub-compact tools have been a big hit. If Makita wanted to, I think they could have charged a premium and gotten away with it. Check out the price of the Makita RT0701C compact router.  A ton of speed and power for most daily applications. This drill/driver sits in between their regular premium line and the sub-compact. The bag combo and a superior power-to-weight ratio counter would be the bag new version out which we will available! Big too with both promotions going on, Milwaukee has the weight advantage better. You need a simple comparison, I like the M12 lineup is pretty big too: //www.homedepot.com/s/milwaukee 20m12. For having the fastest charge times that are just as strong s 4″! 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