Summary: Upgraded from Rigid to Makita last year. I love the tools the are strong and precise. The batteries are another story. After 1.5 years of use 3 of the 4 batteries we have are dead. No support from makita. The told us that the angle grinder probably kills the batteries prematurely.
Summary: These batteries have a design defect that will kill them prematurely and a 'feature' that will force you to buy another. There is internal circuit to control charge and count how many times it has charged or failed charging.
Summary: Great for replacement or if you just want to add additional batteries to your tool collection as I did since I had several battery powered Makita tools. Work great and I do not have wait to charge up a battery in the middle of a project.A++
Summary: This Makita Li-ion BL1815 has a definite design flaw. At some point you will plug it into the charger and it will not charge. The charger refuses to charge it. This battery has an extremely premature death! Printed circuit board in the battery pack seems to be the culprit.
Summary: I have a few Makita LTX tools and needed another battery. Just as expected this batter preforms well. I have not tried to use an after market battery but to me it is not even worth the time to look for one.
Summary: This is my first Amazon review. I feel compelled to express my frustration and disappointment. I have owned two of these batteries for over a year. One battery ceased to function not long after first use.
Summary: I've owned this drill Makita BL 1815 for about two years and I have gone through 6 batteries. The original ones were under warranty but the others not. You can not leave the batteries on the charger after a full charge per authorized service center of Makita or they will be damaged but, the...