Makita XT269T Hammer Drill Review

Looking for a good hammer drill that will last long with consistently high performance?

It can be overwhelming, given the wide plethora of hammer drills from many different brand names.

One way to find your ideal hammer drill is to look at the brand.

Find the brand with long-standing prominence and high-performing product lines.

Makita

One of the oldest and most prominent power tool brands is Makita. Makita Corporation began in 1915 as an electric motor sales and repair company. Since then, they have established themselves as a global brand in over 40 countries. They are industry leaders in technological innovations for the power tool industry, producing top quality products at 10 plants operating in 8 countries.

The high quality of Makita products comes from the brilliant minds of the company’s strong R&D team. This team constantly delivers powerful, high-performing and durable products for workers worldwide.

Makita’s industry-leading innovations include:

Brushless Tool

Makita first developed brushless motor fastening tools in 2004 for the defense and aerospace industries. Engineered for extended run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life, the Makita brushless motor was ideal for precision assembly applications. This technology was put into contractor tools in 2009 with the industry’s first 18V brushless motor impact driver.

First Power Tools

1958 marked the release of Makita’s first power tool, a portable electric planer. Also that year, Makita introduced the portable groove cutter. In four years, they followed with introducing their electric circular saw and electric drill.

First Cordless Power Tool

Makita’s first 7.2V Cordless Drill came in 1978. It offers increased power and run time, shortened charging time and longer tool life. Soon these attributes became hallmarks of Makita cordless tools.

LXT®

Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005, and currently they have the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V slide-style battery. This 18V lineup provides workers with more power, longer run time and superior ergonomics.

Star Protection Computer Controls™

Makita cordless tools are engineered for industrial applications, and for added protection during the most demanding jobs Makita created STAR Protection Computer Controls™. STAR is communications technology that monitors conditions during use, allowing the tool and battery to exchange data to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. If STAR detects conditions that threaten to overload, overdischarge or overheat the tool or battery, the tool will automatically stop. This helps the worker stop and inspect their tool to see which issues need fixing.

About the Makita XT269T Hammer Drill

Makita XT269T Combo Kit

The Makita XT29T, formally known as Makita 18V LXT® Brushless 2-Piece Combo Kit, is one of Makita’s best hammer drills to date. It has been innovatively designed to work as two efficient brushless tools for drilling, driving, and fastening. Simply put, the XT269T is a hammer drill and impact driver in one flawless design.

The first is a a variable speed ½” hammer driver-drill with two speed settings and an efficient brushless motor that delivers a full 530 ft.lbs. of Max Torque. Its variable speed impact driver runs with a full 1,500 inch-pounds of Max Torque.

This high-performing tool is supported by 18V batteries that are the fastest-charging and longest-lasting of its kind.

These and all its other features make the Makita XT269T a highly-sought after product by DIYers and construction professionals alike.

Features of the Makita XT269T  Hammer Drill

Ergonomic Design: Weighing at only 3-4 pounds, battery included, you can effortlessly work on drilling, driving, and fastening tasks. It also includes helpful features such as the hammer drill chuck that is nice and tight yet easy to adjust.

Built tough and durable: All Makita tools are designed to withstand heavy damage from the workplace. It is designed with patented Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) that provides increased dust and water resistance in harsh work environments.

Outstanding battery life: Makita’s signature Lithium-Ion batteries last hours compared to other tool’s. Complementing this are the battery level indicator lights – bars that show the user how much battery power remains so you’ll know when you need to charge them.

Makita’s rechargeable batteries charge fast – less than forty-five minutes. This is the fastest charge times in hammer drills. Its Rapid Optimum Charger also has a fan that blows during charging to keep the battery cooler during the process. It also communicates with the battery’s built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature.

Strong Brushless Motor with more than enough torque for any job

A brushless motor has fewer moving parts, runs cooler, is more efficient, and adjusts torque to the work load for greater durability. Makita XT269T runs with an efficient BL™ Brushless motor that is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge. It eliminates carbon brushes and uses energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application.

This also has variable speed of up to 2,000 RPM and 3,600 IPM with 530 in.lbs. of Max Torque (for hammer-drill) and 1,500 in.lbs. of Max Torque (for Impact Driver).

Aside from its hammer drill, its impact driver works incredibly. With it, a socket set and the socket adapters, any worker can assemble/disassemble many things and drive longer screws and lag bolts.

Roomy but sturdy storage bag: The Makita XT269T Combo Kit comes with a tool bag imade of heavy duty fabric with a solid zipper closure. It provides more than enough space in the bag for the tools, batteries, and charger along with any drill and driver bits you might need in your work routine.

It also boasts the following specs:

  • INCLUDES : (1)-cordless hammer driver drill and (1)-cordless impact driver, XPH12Z, XDT13Z (2) 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger and tool bag
  • 3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger

Note: Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers

What we liked about the Makita XT269T 

  • Great battery life
  • Multi-purpose
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • bright intuitive LED light
  • good torque, drives screws better 

What we disliked about the Makita XT269T 

  • pricey for beginners
  • no drivers, bits or attachments included

Conclusion

Most reviewers say that cordless hammer drills work less efficiently than corded models. But that is simply not true. You can get an efficient cordless hammer drill that outperforms corded counterparts from the right brand.

Makita has always been an industry leader in the power tool industry. And their cordless power tools work efficiently, developed from many years of technological innovations. Their high-performing tools are trusted and used by workers worldwide.

The Makita XT269T exemplifies the Makita standard of high-performing consistent tool quality. This Combo Kit which is two tools in one design are bolstered with strong brushless motors. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about power – its batteries are long-lasting and fast-charging.

However, given that Makita is a premium tool brand, its high price might discourage newbies and DIYers. But if you can invest in a power tool for your work, then the Makita XT269T Combo Kit will be a sound addition to your toolkit.

The Makita XT269T is excellent for everyone from beginners, DIYers to builders and construction professionals.

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