Tool Review: Makita 10.8v Lithium-Ion Combo – LCT203W

by luke on June 19, 2011

Makita 10.8v

It’s Father’s Day already and it’s important to focus on…how much he loves his tools! From the  “117-Tiny-Useless-Accessories Toolkit,” to the latest “thing” from Black & Decker, there are lots of ways to waste his time and your money. Not to worry though, here is a gift that will keep him happy and actually get used.


My Experience With The Makita 10.8v Li-Ion Combo:

I bought this kit almost a year ago and have used both the drill and the impact driver for every application thinkable. The impact driver makes driving long screws easy and reduces the number of stripped screws. The amazing thing about this little Makita 10.8v impact is that it delivers 800 inch-pounds of torque! That amount of torque combined with the small size makes this tool a time-saver on any job.

Anyhow, here are some pros and cons that I’ve found over the past year:


  • Small size gives better access in tight spaces.
  • Battery life is surprisingly good.
  • The case is large enough to hold lots of accessories, (once you take out the clumsy foam crap.)
  • Relatively low price
  • LED light stays on for several seconds after trigger is released letting you see your work without the drill rotating.


  • 1/4 inch hex chuck means you cannot use standard drill bits
  • Heard rumors of batteries failing after being dropped…pretty common result with Li-Ion batteries though.


Makita 10.8v Lithium-Ion Combo LCT203W

SPECIFICATIONS: Models DF030D driver drill and TD090D impact driver. Lightweight and maneuverable. Each Tool weighs two pounds or less. 1/4-inch hex chuck. Built in LED lights to illuminate work area. Drill: 18-torque-settings delivers up to 195-inch-pounds of torque. Impact Driver: generates 800-inch-pounds of Torque. 1.3 Ah Lithium Ion Battery technology for more work. Includes: driver drill, impact driver, Two (2) 10.8-volt lithium ion batteries, charger, and heavy duty aluminum case.


Makita LCT203W 10.8-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Two-Piece Combo Kit

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