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March 2, 2021

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Makita XPH14 18V LXT Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill

Makita XPH14 18V LXT Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill

Makita XPH14 Increases Power, Decreases Size

There’s a new flagship hammer drill from our friends in teal. The Makita XPH14 brushless hammer drill focuses on taking the success of the XPH07 and increasing the torque while making it more compact.

Makita’s Take

“The new 18V LXT Brushless Hammer Driver-Drill is built on the foundation of the industry-leading XPH07. With its combination of power, speed, and run time, this new hammer driver-drill is the ultimate cordless solution for drilling and driving.”

— Carlos Quintana, Senior Product Manager, Cordless Products

Makita XPH07 Vs Makita XPH14 Quick Comparison

XPH07XPH14
Max Speed550/2100 RPM550/2100 RPM
Max Torque1090 in-lbs1250 in-lbs
Blow Rate8250/31500 BPM8250/31500 BPM
Length8 1/8 in7 in
Weight5.9 lbs6 lbs
Wood Capacity3 in3 in
Steel Capacity1/2 in1/2 in
Masonry Capacity5/8 in5/8 in

The Big Deal

Looking at the two hammer drills side-by-side, one big change is a jump in power. The XPH07 was impressive at 1090 in-lbs of torque, but Makita adds more than 150 in-lbs more to bring the XPH14 to 1250 in-lbs.

There’s also a significant drop in size. With this update, Makita drops more than an inch off the XPH07’s length and brings the XPH14 down to just 7 inches.


Even with the increase in power, we can see that Makita’s maximum capacity recommendations in wood, steel, and masonry remain the same.

Makita XPH14 Features

Makita XPH14 18V LXT Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill
  • Brushless motor
  • 2-speed transmission
  • All metal 1/2″ self ratcheting chuck
  • L.E.D. lights
  • Rubberized soft grip
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT)
  • Star Protection Computer Controls

Makita XPH14 Price

You can get this Makita cordless hammer drill as a bare tool or in a kit. The bare tool runs $149. The kit is $319 and includes two 5.0Ah batteries, single-port Rapid Optimum Charger, and a tool bag.

More to Come

We’re anxious to get this model and see how it compares to our work with the XPH07 along with where it fits in the overall landscape against other major brands. Check back for our full review!

Makita XPH14 Cordless Hammer Drill Specifications

  • Model: Makita XPH14
  • Power Source: Makita 18V LXT battery
  • Chuck Size: 1/2-inch
  • No-Load Speed: 0 – 550 / 0 – 2100 RPM
  • Max Torque: 1250 in-lbs
  • Blow Rate: 0 – 8250 / 0 – 31500
  • Wood Capacity: 3 inches
  • Steel Capacity: 1/2 inch
  • Masonry Capacity: 5/8 inch
  • Length: 7 inches
  • Weight with Battery: 6 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $149 bare, $319 kit

Discover more on Makita’s website.

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Gregory Mills

I have the XPH07 and it is a great drill but I don’t like the ridiculously long side handle which is 16 inches. It looks like the new version now has a smaller more managable handle, at least in the photos. If the side handles are interchangable, it would definetly be worth replacing mine handle just so I don’t have to keep taking it off so much to fit into tighter spaces.

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