Over at Amazon, Makita’s 18V 4-tool combo kit, model LCT400W, is on sale for $199.97, today only. The kit features a compact drill driver, an impact driver, a jobsite radio, worklight, 2x compact lithium ion batteries, and a 15-minute charger.
The regular price for this kit is $320-330, so $200 is a heck of a good price.
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The deal is valid all-day 4/18/13 unless supplies run out.
- 1/2″ chuck
- variable speed 0-400/0-1500 RPM
- 480 in-lbs max torque
- LED worklight
- weighs 3.3lbs
Impact Driver (LXDT04CW)
- 1/4″ hex chuck
- variable speed 0-2300 RPM/0-3200 IPM
- 1420 in-lbs max torque
- weighs 2.8 lnbs
Jobsite Radio (BMR100W)
- up to 8hrs runtime off single 18V compact battery
- tough water resistant housing
- digital AM/FM tuner
- Backlit LCD display
- aux input for MP3 player/smartphone/iOS device
- 4 position pivoting head
- Xenon bulb
Charger, Batteries, Accessories
- rapid charger recharges compact 18V batteries in just 15 minutes
- 2x compact li-ion batteries are included in the kit
- contractor bag
Hot or Not?
Personally I think this is a very hot deal. The $200 sale price reflects savings of $120, or about 38%. The tools might not be the latest and greatest, but they’re tough, powerful, and reliable. A quick look at user reviews for the kit’s individual components shows that there are lots of fans and few critics.
$200-220 will usually get you a compact cordless drill and an impact driver. In this case you get both as well as a jobsite radio. I recently reviewed Makita’s newest jobsite radio and had great things to say about it. Its predecessor, included in this kit, earned praise for quite a few years.
You also get a Xenon worklight, which isn’t bad, but LED would have been preferred.