I’ve been frequenting the Tool Guy’d site for years and I just discovered this forum. Very happy about that. I’d be thankful if you guys can help me. I bought a Makita combo deal about 15 years ago. I think that was the early days of Lithium Ion. The combo included a hammer drill (BHP451) circular saw (BSS610) impact driver (BTD140). I added a compact drill/driver combo over the years and a couple flash lights. Everything has been great and I’ve been happy with the Makita’s. As far as usage, I’m a homeowner/heavy DIY guy. I have replaced the chuck on the BHP451 a couple times. Now that drill is really on it’s last legs. It’s a 3-speed. First I lost 3rd gear, now 2nd. And now one of my batteries died so I think it’s time.
I was looking at Makita’s website and was going to pull the trigger on an XPH07 hammer drill to replace mine. Then I thought: maybe I should just look for a regular drill since the hammer function doesn’t get used much. That’s where I ran into problems. I can not figure out which 18V brushless, li-ion, drill is considered Makita’s top model. Can you guys shed some light on that? And I’m also starting to wonder if now would be a good time to jump ship and try a new family (but that may open a can of worms here). Anyway, if someone can tell me which 18V brushless drill is Makita’s current (2018) top of the line, I would very much appreciate it. Thank you very much.