Makita Cordless Hammer Driver Drill Instruction Manual

June 7, 2024

Makita Cordless Hammer Driver Drill Instruction Manual
Makita Cordless Hammer Driver Drill


Model: XPH11
Drilling capacities Masonry
Steel 13 mm (1/2″)
Wood 36 mm (1/7/16″)
Fastening capacities Wood screw
Machine screw M6 (1/4″)
No load speed (RPM) High (2)
Low (1) 0 – 500 /min
Blows per minute High (2)
Low (1) 0 – 7,500 /min
Overall length 176 mm (6-15/16″)
Rated voltage D.C. 18 V
Standard battery cartridge BL1815N, BL1820B

BL1850B, BL1860B
Net weight| 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs)| 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs)

  • Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change without notice.
  • Specifications and battery cartridge may differ from country to country.
  • Weight, with battery cartridge, according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2003


General power tool safety warnings

WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.

Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.

Work area safety

  1. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents
  2. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or  fumes.
  3. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control

Electrical Safety

  1. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
  2. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and There is an increased risk of elec- tric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
  3. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet con- Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
  4. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
  5. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric
  6. If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit inter- rupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.

Personal Safety

  1. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or med- A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
  2. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal
  3. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energizing power tools that have the switch on invites
  4. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
  5. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
  6. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewel- lery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
  7. If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.

Power tool use and care

  1. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
  2. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
  3. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such pre- ventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool
  4. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained
  5. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
  6. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
  7. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.

Battery tool use and care

  1. Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack.
  2. Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fir.
  3. When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects, that can make a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire
  4. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If con- tact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek medical Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.


  1. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
  2. Follow instruction for lubricating and changing maintained.
  3. Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease.

Cordless hammer driver drill safety warnings

  1. Wear ear protectors when impact Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
  2. Use auxiliary handle(s), if supplied with the Loss of control can cause personal injury.
  3. Hold power tool by insulated gripping sur- faces, when performing an operation where the cutting accessory may contact hidden Cutting accessory contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
  4. Hold power tool by insulated gripping sur- faces, when performing an operation where the fastener may contact hidden wiring. Fasteners contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
  5. Always be sure you have a firm footing. Be sure no one is below when using the tool in high locations.
  6. Hold the tool firmly
  7. Keep hands away from rotating parts
  8. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool only when hand-held.
  9. Do not touch the bit or the workpiece immediately after operation; they may be extremely hot and could burn your skin
  10. Some material contains chemicals which may be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust inhalation and skin contact. Follow material supplier safety data.


DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product (gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence to safety rules for the subject product. MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in this instruction manual may cause serious personal injury.


The followings show the symbols used for tool

V volts
direct current
no load speed
revolutions or reciprocation per minute
number of blow

Important safety instructions for battery cartridge

  1. Before using battery cartridge, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using
  2. Do not disassemble battery cartridge.
  3. If operating time has become excessively shorter, stop operating immediately. It may result in a risk of overheating, possible burns and even an explosion.
  4. If electrolyte gets into your eyes, rinse them out with clear water and seek medical attention right It may result in loss of your eyesight.
  5. Do not short the battery cartridge:
    • Do not touch the terminals with any con- ductive
    • Avoid storing battery cartridge in a con- tainer with other metal objects such as nails, coins,
    • Do not expose battery cartridge to water or rain.****
  6. Do not store the tool and battery cartridge in locations where the temperature may reach or exceed 50 °C (122 °F).
  7. Do not incinerate the battery cartridge even if it is severely damaged or is completely worn out. The battery cartridge can explode in a fire.
  8. Be careful not to drop or strike battery.
  9. Do not use a damaged battery.
  10. The contained lithium-ion batteries are subject to the Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements. For commercial transports e.g. by third parties, forwarding agents, special requirement on packaging and labeling must be observed. For preparation of the item being shipped, consulting an expert for hazardous material is required. Please also observe possibly more detailed national regulations. Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the battery in such a manner that it cannot move around in the packaging.
  11. Follow your local regulations relating to disposal of battery.

Only use genuine Makita batteries.
Use of non-genuine Makita batteries, or batteries thathave been altered, may result in the battery bursting causing fires, personal injury and damage. It will also void the Makita warranty for the Makita tool and charger.

Tips for maintaining maximum battery life

  1. Charge the battery cartridge before completely Always stop tool operation and charge the battery cartridge when you notice less tool power.
  2. Never recharge a fully charged battery car- Overcharging shortens the battery service life.
  3. Charge the battery cartridge with room tem- perature at 10 °C – 40 °C (50 °F – 104 °F). Let a hot battery cartridge cool down before charging
  4. Charge the battery cartridge if you do not use it for a long period (more than six months).


CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before adjusting or checking function on the tool.

Installing or removing battery cartridge

CAUTION: Always switch off the tool before installing or removing of the battery cartridge.

CAUTION: Hold the tool and the battery car- tridge firmly when installing or removing battery cartridge. Failure to hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly may cause them to slip off your hands and result in damage to the tool and battery cartridge and a personal injury.

1.Red indicator
2. Button
3. Battery cartridge

To remove the battery cartridge, slide it from the tool while sliding the button on the front of the cartridge. To install the battery cartridge, align the tongue on the battery cartridge with the groove in the housing and slip it into place. Insert it all the way until it locks in place with a little click. If you can see the red indicator on the upper side of the button, it is not locked completely.

CAUTION: Always install the battery cartridge fully until the red indicator cannot be seen. If not, it may accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to you or someone around you.
CAUTION: Do not install the battery cartridge forcibly. If the cartridge does not slide in easily, it is not being inserted correctly.

Indicating the remaining battery capacity Only for battery cartridges with “B” at the end of the model number

Indicator lamps
Check button
Press the check button on the battery cartridge to indi- cate the remaining battery capacity. The indicator lamps light up for few seconds.

Indicator lamps Remaining capacity
Lighted **Off

 | 75% to 100%
| 50% to 75%
| 25% to 50%
| 0% to 25%

NOTE: Depending on the conditions of use and the ambient temperature, the indication may differ slightly from the actual capacity.

Tool / battery protection system

The tool is equipped with a tool/battery protection system. This system automatically cuts off power to the motor to extend tool and battery life. The tool will automatically stop during operation if the tool or battery is placed under one of the following conditions:

Overload protection

When the tool/battery is operated in a manner that causes it to draw an abnormally high current, the tool automatically stops without any indication. In this situation, turn the tool off and stop the application that caused the tool to become overloaded. Then turn the tool on to restart.

Overheat protection

When the tool/battery is overheated, the tool stops automatically. In this situation, let the tool/battery cool before turning the tool on again.

Over discharge protection

When the battery capacity is not enough, the tool stops automatically. In this case, remove the battery from the tool and charge the battery.
NOTE: Overheat protection (for battery) will work only with batteries with star marking.

Star marking

Switch action

Switch trigger

CAUTION: Before installing the battery cartridge into the tool, always check to see that the switch trigger actuates properly and returns to the “OFF” position when released. To start the tool, simply pull the switch trigger. Tool speed is increased by increasing pressure on the switch trigger. Release the switch trigger to stop.

NOTE: The tool automatically stops if you keep pulling the switch trigger for about 6 minutes

Electric brake

This tool is equipped with an electric brake. If the tool consistently fails to quickly stop after the switch trigger is released, have the tool serviced at a Makita service center.

Lighting up the front lamp

CAUTION: Do not look in the light or see the source of light directly.

Pull the switch trigger to light up the lamp. The lamp keeps on lighting while the switch trigger is being pulled. The lamp goes out approximately 10 seconds after releasing the switch trigger.

NOTE: When the tool is overheated, the tool stops automatically and the lamp starts flashing. In this case, release the switch trigger. The lamp turns off in one minute.
NOTE: Use a dry cloth to wipe the dirt off the lens of the lamp. Be careful not to scratch the lens of lamp, or it may lower the illumination.

Reversing switch action

Reversing switch lever

CAUTION: Always check the direction of rotation before operation.
CAUTION: Use the reversing switch only after the tool comes to a complete stop. Changing the direction of rotation before the tool stops may damage the tool.
CAUTION: When not operating the tool, always set the reversing switch lever to the neutral position.

This tool has a reversing switch to change the direction of rotation. Depress the reversing switch lever from the
A side for clockwise rotation or from the B side for counterclockwise rotation. When the reversing switch lever is in the ne

Speed change

Speed change lever

CAUTION: Always set the speed change lever fully to the correct position. If you operate the tool with the speed change lever positioned halfway between the “1” side and “2” side, the tool may be damaged.
CAUTION: Do not use the speed change lever while the tool is running. The tool may be damaged.

Displayed Number| Speed| Torque| Applicable operation
1| Low| High| Heavy load- ing operation
2| High| Low| Light loading operation

To change the speed, switch off the tool first. Push the speed change lever to display “2” for high speed or “1” for low speed but high torque. Be sure that the speed change lever is set to the correct position before operation. If the tool speed is coming down extremely during the operation with display “2”, push the lever to display “1”  and restart the operation.

Selecting the action mode

CAUTION: Always set the ring correctly to your desired mode mark. If you operate the tool with the ring positioned halfway between the mode marks, the tool may be damaged.
CAUTION: When you change the position from “ ” to other modes, it may be a little difficulty to slide the action mode changing ring. In this case, switch on and run the tool for a second at the “ ” position, then stop the tool and slide the ring to your desired position.

  1. Action mode changing ring
  2. Adjusting ring
  3. Graduation 4. Arrow

This tool has three action modes.

  •  Drilling mode (rotation only)
  • Hammer drilling mode (rotation with hammering)
  • Screwdriving mode (rotation with clutch) Select one mode suitable for your work. Turn the action mode changing ring and align the mark that you selected with the arrow on the tool body.

Adjusting the fastening torque

  1. Action mode changing ring
  2. Adjusting ring
  3. Graduation 4. Arrow

The fastening torque can be adjusted in 20 levels by turning the adjusting ring. Align the graduations with the arrow on the tool body. You can get the minimum fastening torque at 1 and maximum torque at 20. Before actual operation, drive a trial screw into your material or a piece of duplicate material to determine which torque level is required for a particular application. The following shows the rough guide of the relationship between the screw size and graduation.

Graduation| 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 10| 11| 12| 13| 14| 15| 16| 17| 18| 19| 20
Machine screw| M4| M5| M6
Wood screw| Soft wood (e.g. pine)| –| ɸ 3.5 x 22| ɸ 4.1x 38| –
Hard wood (e.g. lauan)| –| ɸ 3.5 x 22| ɸ 4.1x 38| –


CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before carrying out any work on the tool.

Installing or removing driver bit/ drill bit

Optional accessory

  1. Sleeve
  2. Close
  3. Open
Installing hook

  1. Groove
  2. Hook
  3. Screw

The hook is convenient for temporarily hanging the tool. This can be installed on either side of the tool. To install the hook, insert it into a groove in the tool housing on either side and then secure it with a screw. To remove, loosen the screw and then take it out.

Installing driver bit holder

Optional accessory

  1. Driver bit holder
  2. Driver bit

Fit the driver bit holder into the protrusion at the tool foot on either right or left side and secure it with a screw. When not using the driver bit, keep it in the driver bit holders. Driver bits 45 mm-long (1-3/4″) can be kept there.


CAUTION: Always insert the battery cartridge all the way until it locks in place. If you can see the red indicator on the upper side of the button, it is not locked completely. Insert it fully until the red indicator cannot be seen. If not, it may accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to you or someone around you.
CAUTION: When the speed comes down extremely, reduce the load or stop the tool to avoid the tool damage. Hold the tool firmly with one hand on the grip and the other hand on the bottom of the battery cartridge to control the twisting action.

Screwdriving operation

CAUTION: Adjust the adjusting ring to the proper torque level for your work.
CAUTION: Make sure that the driver bit is inserted straight in the screw head, or the screw and/or driver bit may be damaged.

First, turn the action mode changing ring so that the arrow on the tool body points to the marking. Place the point of the driver bit in the screw head and apply pressure to the tool. Start the tool slowly and then increase the speed gradually. Release the switch trigger as soon as the clutch cuts in.

NOTE: When driving wood screw, pre-drill a pilot hole 2/3 the diameter of the screw. It makes driving easier and prevents splitting of the workpiece.

Hammer drilling operation

CAUTION: There is a tremendous and sudden twisting force exerted on the tool/drill bit at the time of hole breakthrough, when the hole becomes clogged with chips and particles, or when striking reinforcing rods embedded in the concrete. First, turn the action mode changing ring so that the arrow on the tool body points to the marking. The adjusting ring can be aligned in any torque levels for this operation. Be sure to use a tungsten-carbide tipped drill bit. Position the drill bit at the desired location for the hole, then pull the switch trigger. Do not force the tool. Light pressure gives best results. Keep the tool in position and prevent it from slipping away from the hole. Do not apply more pressure when the hole becomes clogged with chips or particles. Instead, run the tool at an idle, then remove the drill bit partially from the hole. By repeating this several times, the hole will be cleaned out and normal drilling may be resumed.

Blow-out bulb

Optional accessory

  1. Blow-out bulb

After drilling the hole, use the blow-out bulb to clean the dust out of the hole.

Drilling operation

First, turn the action mode changing ring so that the arrow points to the marking. Then proceed as follows.

Drilling in wood
When drilling in wood, the best results are obtained with wood drills equipped with a guide screw. The guide screw makes drilling easier by pulling the drill bit into the workpiece.

Drilling in metal
To prevent the drill bit from slipping when starting a hole, make an indentation with a center-punch and hammer at the point to be drilled. Place the point of the drill bit in the indentation and start drilling.
Use a cutting lubricant when drilling metals. The exceptions are iron and brass which should be drilled dry.

CAUTION: Pressing excessively on the tool will not speed up the drilling. In fact, this excessive pressure will only serve to damage the tip of your drill bit, decrease the tool performance and shorten the service life of the tool.
CAUTION: Hold the tool firmly and exert care when the drill bit begins to break through the workpiece. There is a tremendous force exerted on the tool/drill bit at the time of hole break through.
CAUTION: A stuck drill bit can be removed simply by setting the reversing switch to reverse rotation in order to back out. However, the tool may back out abruptly if you do not hold it firmly.
CAUTION: Always secure workpieces in a vise or similar hold-down device.
CAUTION: If the tool is operated continuously until the battery cartridge has discharged, allow the tool to rest for 15 minutes before proceeding with a fresh battery.

Using the tool as a hand screwdriver

Switch off the tool.
Move the reversing switch lever to the neutral position. Turn the action mode changing ring so that the arrow points to the marking.
Turn the tool.

NOTE: This use is convenient for checking the
NOTE: Do not use the tool for work requiring excessive force, such as tightening bolt or removing rusted screws.


CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before attempting to perform inspection or maintenance.

NOTICE: Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may result.

To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.


CAUTION: These accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual. The use of any other accessories or attachments might present a risk of injury to persons. Only use accessory or attachment for its stated purpose.

If you need any assistance for more details regarding these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center.

  • Drill bits
  • Driver bits
  • Socket bits
  • Tungsten-carbide tipped drill bit
  • Blow-out bulb
  • Driver bit holder
  • Hook
  • Makita genuine battery and charger

NOTE: Some items in the list may be included in the tool package as standard accessories. They may differ from country to country


Warranty Policy
Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It is warranted to be free of  defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita’s Factory or Authorized Service Centers. If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace) without charge. This Warranty does not apply where:

  • repairs have been made or attempted by others:
  • repairs are required because of normal wear and tear:
  • the tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained:
  • alterations have been made to the tool.

IN NO EVENT SHALL MAKITA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE TERM OF THIS WARRANTY.  MAKITA DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY IMPLIEDWARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES  OF “MERCHANTABILITY” AND “FITNESS FOR ASPECIFIC PURPOSE,” AFTER THE ONE YEAR TERM OF THIS WARRANTY. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.


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