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Kobalt 24V XTR Tools and Batteries

Kobalt XTR 24V Tools

Kobalt 24V Max XTR cordless power tools make up the company’s most powerful line of Kobalt tools yet. They boast up to 50% better performance and add more DIY/Pro-focused features. They also present a great value and stay backward-compatible with all 24V Max batteries.


These 24V Max XTR tools include a drill/driver, a hammer drill, a 1/4-in. impact driver, a reciprocating saw, a 7-1/4-in. circular saw, a 1/2-in. impact wrench, and a couple of combo kits. You’ll find the new additions to the platform at your local Lowe’s hardware store or online.

Kobalt KXDD 1424A-03 24V Max Drill Driver Kit

The brushless motor on this XTR Drill Driver delivers up to 1,200 in-lbs of torque to the job at hand. It features a compact design to let you work in tighter spaces. It has a two-speed gearbox to let you select between low (0-550 rpm) and high (0-2,000 rpm) settings.


Because of the impressive amount of torque, Kobalt added anti-kickback technology to the XTR drill/driver. This shuts down the tool when it senses sudden bind-ups, keeping your arms safe from what could likely be a terrible wrenching. We first saw this in flagship Bosch drills some years ago. This technology has yet to make its way into several Pro brands. Kobalt really seems to be aggressively targeting tradesmen with these new tools.

Kobalt KXDD 1424A-03 Specs

  • Brushless motor produces 1,200 in-lbs peak torque
  • 2-speed gearbox: 0-550 rpm; 0-2,000 rpm
  • Anti-kickback tech shuts the motor down on bind-up
  • 1/2″ metal keyless chuck
  • Compact design
  • LED worklight
  • 24 position chuck
  • Kit includes 4.0Ah Ultimate Output battery and charger
  • Warranty: 5-year on tool; 3-year on battery
  • Price: $169

KXHD 1424A-03 24V Max Brushless Hammer Drill Kit

The Kobalt XTR Hammer Drill features a brushless motor that produces up to 1,200 in-lbs of torque and 3,200 bpm. A two-speed gearbox lets you select your speed. At low speed, this hammer drill can run between 0-550 rpm, while in high speed, you can push that up to 2,000 rpm.

It also features anti-kickback technology to keep you safe during bind-ups. A locking 1/2″ metal chuck makes bit changes quick and easy. An LED work light on the base of the handle lights up your workspace.

Kobalt KXHD 1424A-03 Specs

  • Brushless motor produces 1,200 in-lbs peak torque and 3,200 BPM
  • 2-speed gearbox: 0-550 rpm; 0-2,000 rpm
  • Anti-kickback tech shuts motor down on bind-up
  • Quick select modes: screwdriver, drill, and hammer
  • 1/2″ metal keyless chuck
  • Compact design
  • LED worklight
  • 24 position chuck
  • Kit includes 4.0Ah Ultimate Output battery and charger
  • Warranty: 5-year on tool; 3-year on battery
  • Price: $199

Kobalt KXID 1424A-03 Brushless 1/4″ Impact Driver Kit

The Kobalt XTR Impact Driver has 3 speed settings, with the high speed topping out at 3,400 rpm. An assist mode helps you avoid cam out and cross-threading. The brushless motor produces up to 2,400 in-lbs of torque and up to 4,000 impacts per minute.

This driver is compact for better access to tighter spots, and the 1/4 quick-release collet allows for fast bit changes. By the numbers, this impact driver is a force to be reckoned with!

Kobalt KXID 1424A-03 Specs

  • Brushless motor produces 2,400 in-lbs torque and 4,000 IPM
  • 3 speed settings: 0-1,950 rpm; 0-2,600 rpm; 0-3,400 rpm
  • Assist mode reduces cam out and cross-threading
  • 1/4″ hex quick-release collet
  • Compact design
  • Integrated LED work light
  • Kit includes 4.0Ah Ultimate Output battery and charger
  • Warranty: 5-year on tool; 3-year on battery
  • Price: $179

KXRS 124B-03 24V Max Brushless XTR Reciprocating Saw

Kobalt’s XTR Recip saw can generate up to 3,100 strokes per minute at 1-1/4″ stroke lengths. It features a brushless motor and an orbital action mode for removing material quickly. Anti-vibration tech lets you work longer without fatigue.

For convenience, this saw also features a tool-less blade change system. Finally, a push-button adjustable shoe lets you get the most out of your blades.

Kobalt KXRS 124B-03 Specs

  • Brushless motor produces 0-3,100 SPM
  • Orbital action
  • Anti-vibration technology
  • 1-1/4″ stroke length
  • Tool-less blade change
  • Push-button adjustable shoe
  • LED worklight
  • Warranty: 5-year limited
  • Price: $149

Kobalt KXCS 124B-03 24V Brushless XTR 7-1/4″ Circular Saw

The Kobalt XTR 7-1/4″ Circular Saw produces up to 5,500 RPM, and an electronic brake stops the blade quickly when releasing the trigger. At 90°, you get a cut depth of 2-1/2″, and the saw allows for 0-56° bevel cuts.

For convenience, Kobalt has added a rafter hook, while an LED work light helps you see the line you’re cutting. This saw comes with a 24T framing blade. A dust port lets you connect to a Kobalt 24V 3-gallon shop vac or third-party dust extractor.

Kobalt KXCS 124B-03 Specs

  • Brushless motor produces 5,500 rpm
  • 7-1/4″ blade with 2-1/2″ cut depth at 90°
  • Electronic brake
  • 0-53° bevel
  • Rafter hook
  • LED work light
  • Includes 24T blade
  • Warranty: 5-year limited
  • Price: $149

Kobalt Brushless 1/2″ High Torque Impact Wrench Kit

Variety is the spice of life, and the Kobalt XTR 1/2″ High Torque Impact Wrench has all sorts of spice. You can choose between 3 speed settings, 3 torque settings, and 3 impact rates. The brushless motor can crank out up to 1,200 ft-lbs of nut busting torque.

Anti-vibration technology lets you work longer with less fatigue, while an LED work light at the base of the handle helps you see what you’re fastening.

Kobalt KXIW 1424A-03 Specs

  • Brushless motor produces 1,200 ft-lbs nut busting torque
  • 3 speed settings: 0-900 rpm; 0-1,350 rpm; 0-1,900 rpm
  • 3 torque settings: 300 ft-lbs; 500 ft-lbs; 750 ft-lbs
  • 3 impact rates: 1.050 IPM; 1,600 IPM; 1,900 IPM
  • Anti-vibration technology
  • LED worklight
  • Kit includes 4.0Ah Ultimate Output battery and charger
  • Warranty: 5-year on tool; 3-year on battery
  • Price: $269

24V Max Brushless XTR 3-Tool Combo Kit

Rather than forcing you to go the a la carte route, Kobalt offers a 3-Tool Combo kit. It includes the XTR Hammer Drill and the XTR 1/4″ Impact Driver. Additionally, you get a 700-lumen LED worklight to improve your visibility on the job.

This combo kit comes with a 4.0Ah Ultimate Output battery, a standard 2.0Ah battery, and a charger to keep you up and running all day.

Kobalt KXLC 3024A-03 Specs

  • Includes XTR Hammer Drill, XTR 1/4″ Impact Wrench, 700-Lumen LED Worklight
  • Kit includes 4.0Ah Ultimate Output battery, 2.0Ah battery, and charger
  • Warranty: 5-year on tool; 3-year on battery
  • Price: $299

24V Max Brushless XTR 5-Tool Combo Kit

The 24V Max XTR 5-Piece Combo Kit comes with the XTR Hammer Drill, Impact Driver, Recip Saw, Circular Saw, and 700-Lumen Work light. But, as an added bonus, you can throw all of these tools into the included water and dust resistant rolling case.

This kit also comes with a 4.0Ah Ultimate Output battery, standard 2.0Ah battery, and charger. Kobalt has not yet released the price for this kit yet, but keep your eyes peeled at Lowe’s because it’s bound to pop up soon.

Kobalt XTR 5-Tool Combo Kit Specs

  • Includes: XTR Hammer Drill, XTR 1/4″ Impact Driver, XTR Recip Saw, XTR 7-1/4″ Circular Saw, 700-Lumen LED Worklight
  • Also includes water and dust resistant rolling case
  • Kit includes 4.0Ah Ultimate Output battery and charger
  • Warranty: 5-year on tool; 3-year on battery
  • Price: $399

The Kobalt 24V Max XTR tools are available now at Lowe’s or online.

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Dale Hardaway

Will the Kobalt 24V battery fit in any other brand drill? I bought the Kobalt 24V cordless drill & driver. Later I bought the 24V cordless leaf blower. Only used them for household projects for about 1 yr. when the clutch on the 3/8 drill stripped-out. I could not tighten the chuck around any drill bit, because the clutch would spin. I shipped it back to Lowes and never heard back. I would like to find another brand that uses the same battery format.

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