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Makita DC18RD 18V Lithium-Ion Dual Port Rapid Charger

As you know Makita introduced a bad a** drill (XPH07Z) a while back and we had a chance to take a look at the drill.  Now we haven’t posted the video or article yet, but it did win the tool fight.  Along with the drill, we also had a chance to check out their new 18V charger (DC18RD).  Now this isn’t your normal charger.  At first glance you can see it charges two batteries.  OK what’s the big deal.  Well it doesn’t charge the batteries the traditional way, in series.  The DC18RD charges both batteries at the same time,...

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Makita LXT Battery and Charger Review

  Included in Makita’s LXT702 tool kit is the LXT Rapid Optimum Battery Charger and two LXT Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah batteries. The charger comes with a good cooling fan to allow for quicker recharge when the batteries are low. The one other nice feature on the charger is the display guide. This guide on the face of the charger makes it easy for the user to keep the batteries charged and in good shape. When you buy the package, you will see for yourself what we mean! Makita has a nice lip on their batteries, so when you slide them into the tool, it will stay in place. We have seen some manufacturers use a small lip which doesn’t offer much surface to meet the battery and the tool. The Makita battery has a lip that is almost the whole width of the battery, so if the tool drops or you hit the tools on something, chances are the battery will stay in place....

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