Tool Test: Makita Offers Lithium-ion Tools in a Smart Size

By David Thiel
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From the  February 2006 issue #153
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News of Makita’s new 18-volt Lithium-ion drill was well received in the Popular Woodworking shop. While we’re always happy to hear about improved performance in a tool, we’re not so excited about it coming at the expense of increased weight and size. An 18v that is sized like a 12v is just right.

The LXT BDF451 drill/driver is one of the tools in a new line of cordless tools from Makita that are powered by the new Sony-made Li-ion battery. The drill offers all the best features available, including a 1/2″-keyless locking chuck with a 16-position clutch, three-speed transmission and a clever and handy shift-lock to quickly move between drilling and driving functions.

From the  February 2006 issue #153
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