Makita XPH07M 18V Brushless LXT Hammer Drill Driver – TOP DOG

XPH07M Hammer drill

Makita may not not release tools as fast as some other tool companies, but when they do release they don’t disappoint.  Their new 4.0 batteries can charge over twice as fast as some other brands.  That is going to get you back to work faster and keep you working all day.  Contractors who use Makita usually stick with the brand and have nothing but good things to say about them.  Makita has the biggest 18V tool selection on the market and now with the XPH07M they have the most powerful hammer drill on the market.

Makita PH07M

The XPH07M is not just a few inch pounds more powerful than the closest competition.  it is 365 inch pounds more powerful.  That kind of toque will rip your arm off, luckily they have included an extra long handle to keep the power under control.  The tool has an all metal variable 2-speed transmission that puts out 0-550 & 0-2,100 RPM via the variable speed trigger.  The brushless motor means longer runtime and better overall performance of the tool.

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Makita has something called XPT Exteme Protection Technology.  Makita says it improves the dust and water resistance capabilities.  This is always a good thing, we have all worked in the rain or left our tool out in the rain.  The tool has 2 LED lights right above the trigger.  This is the first I have seen like that and it will be interesting to see how shadow free it is.

The XPH07M will be available later this summer and I am sure it will shake up the 18/20V hammer drill market.


  1. Top Dog is an apt description Dan, 1,090 inch pounds of torque and 40 min charge time for a 4.0ah battery is a game changer! Like you said Makita don’t come out with new stuff often but its worth the wait when they do! Don’t own any Makita other than the gold screwdriver bits they make, but that might just change!!

  2. We’ve already got thise one in the sore here in belgium. If you want any pics or size comparisons ^^

  3. Damn that’s crazy, alot of power – But I have to say not to pleased with their battery platform. I have had alot of issues in the past.

    • Can’t really say for this one but all of my Makita’s prior to Milwaukee had overload protection, I’m sure this would too. But….it looks like Makita is waking up and joining the crowd. Maybe they’ll improve the battery quality. Crazy torque, not so sure what I’d do with it other than break my wrists but still….that’s a LOT of torque and RPM’s!

      • I agree with you Matthew Tool guide is a weird ass site bro. He is like some uber geek talking about variations of metal patterns in a saw blade. I just want someone to use the damn saw blade and show and tell me if they liked it. I used to like it over there but it is a sea of Amazon links. He says good deal on like $80 pliers. I like hands on. This is one of the last unbiased sites. But I am sure soon this site will become a commercial ans spread bullshit to its readers.

  4. Makita is my favorite brand. I am glad you guys showed this off I need to power for my business. I mix drill a lot of large diameter holes.

  5. Lol you so got ripped off! Tool guide totally copied your content! It was on my RSS, first you guys then him. ATleast you are the original

  6. Wow I have twisted the dewalt when I got it hung up, would propabably definitely tear something with that torq. That being said I can see everyone else coming out with one a little more powerfull next.

  7. My guys have been using the milwaukee and the triggers keep breaking. Do you think this tool will survive the on the job?

  8. Glad to see you guys coming around with Makita. You don’t see them anywhere online. Any info is helpful for purchasing.

  9. To the Demo man, Milwaukee is Chinese junk that you find at Home Depot. Makita is a professional tool that will last on the job. Out here Milwaukee lasts maybe a year then you have to take it to a service center which is 3 hours away. Compete waste of time. Ryobi and Milwaukee are the same. I got so burned by milwaukees junk batteries it was a joke.

    • Brad, Makita is also Chinese. These days being made in china doesn’t necessarily mean junk.

      Its one thing to be brand loyal but its completely different to spread falsehoods to others. M-series batteries are among the best in the industry and if you actually believe your story then you’re calling Makita batteries junk because Makita didn’t create their battery line, Milwaukee did. Makita stole Milwaukee’s creation and packaged it into their own bodies. Look it up, they settled with Milwaukee because without it you wouldn’t have batteries for all your beloved Makita tools.

      Furthermore, Lithium batteries should NEVER be charged at a rate less than an hour. Go to the MIT website and you’ll understand why. If you don’t believe them then you can look at half a dozen others that also have the same findings. Still don’t believe it, go to review sites and read the testimonials about premature failure.

      Makita is also sold at Home Depot and tools aren’t bias against geographic location. Milwaukee is leaps and bounds better than Ryobi.

      With that said, Makita is a good tool, better or worse than another manufacturer is (Generally speaking) subjective.

      • One, Makita is Japanese. If you don’t think there’s a quality difference there, ask any Japanese person. Bottom line is Milwaukee is owned and manufactured by TTI, a Chinese company, known for taking over companoes, cutting costs, rushing products to market, and fixing the issues once they’re on the market, as opposed to spending money on R&D to make sure product is ready for real world applications. Ask any non-sales Milwaukee employee who’s been around since before the sale to TTI (good luck, they’re hard to come by anymore after they cleaned house and cut salaries~).

        As far as Makita “copying” Milwaukee’s batteries, simply not true. Makita had Li-Ion batteries in Japan for almost 2 years before they were in America. Makita sources their cells from Sony (whom they have an exclusive contract with and a patent on the specific formula, which Dewalt was trying to get their hands on) , while Milwaukee went with several cheaper companies, before actually spending real money on Samsung cells for their Red lithium. Think about it, if Makita copied Milwaukee’s batteries, they would have had several failed Li-Ion lines (V28/V18/original M18) . Oh wait, Makita has had the same, stable battery platform for 9 years! Who copied who?

  10. I’m questioning the need for such high-torque drills these days from everyone since we have impacts that are far better suited for high-torque applications. Bits like Augers and forstner are quicker and far easier on the wrist with high-torque impacts then drills.

  11. It’s good to see a manufacturer putting out a full size brushless beast for guys like me! Wanna burn up a compact drill? Stick a mixing paddle in a bucket of drywall mud (basically a bucket of clay) and hit the trigger. I’d love to stick with Bosch, I’m a one man finishing crew with the power box radio/battery charger/center of my jobsite universe haha. Maybe the Bosch brute tough drill could handle mixing mud but… it’s not brushless, that pretty much makes it a relic nowadays. I’ll stick with our trade standard Dewalt corded drill for now, no complaints there.

  12. Joshua

    You realize it’s literally impossible for Makita to have stolen Milwaukee’s idea on cordless since Makita released the LXT line 3-4 years before Milwuakee. Makita also makes far more tools in the U.S.A than any other manufacturer, today. Makita has had a plant in Georgia for over 20 years making tools. Dewalt and Milwaukee used to make tools in the U.S. but most are imported now. Dewalt has just recently started to brand tools as made in the U.S. in the past year.


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