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Model#: MKTNBL1815

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Makita BL1815 LXT 18V 1.5 Ah Compact Lithium-Ion Battery

  • Makita BL1815 LXT 18V 1.5 Ah Compact Lithium-Ion Battery
This item is no longer available.
It has been replaced by the MKTNBL1820.
  • Due to federal regulations, this product can only be shipped within the continental US. Express delivery not available.


Makita: Best in Class Engineering!
LXT Lithium-Ion battery and Optimum Charging System produces 280ore lifetime work with 2x more cycles.
  • 1.5 amp-hour capacity
  • 5x lower self-discharge keeps battery cells active and ready for use, even after long periods of storage
  • Charging at any time will have no effect on the battery
  • Built-in shock absorbing features protect the battery
  • Sixteen firm holding contact terminals reduce the risk of power loss/fluctuation in high vibration work environments
  • Battery's built-in memory chip communicates with the charger to maximize battery life using 3 Active Controls (Current, Voltage & Thermal)
  • For models BTD142HW and BDF452HW
  • Can be used with chargers: DC18RA and DC18SC
  • Makita’s Lithium-Ion battery takes only 15 minutes to charge so you won’t be without power
  • LXT 18V 1.5 Ah Compact Lithium-Ion Battery - BL1815


Series: LXT
Battery Amp Hours: 1.5 Ah
Battery Style: Slide
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Voltage: 18V



3.6 / 5.0
7 Reviews
5 Stars
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1 Star
Would you recommend?
Yes (5)
No (2)
Powerful (5)
Easy To Use (2)
Best Uses
Home Repair (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
excellent product, but!
this battery setup is the real deal. this products only shortcoming is that the battery "dies" about 6 months in. this is based on full time 40 hour work weeks. but it still is the best i have used to date.
May 18, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Makita Battery (just as advertized)
Makita Drill
September 16, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Buy all around
All the power the average homeowner needs,and reliable
November 12, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
2 years and counting
We have four batteries that run two drills, two impact drivers, two flashlights, and a radio. The batteries have been stored for days in a pick-up with 100*F plus tempatures and left outside in 20*F nights. They even had 2 weeks of swimming pool duty with 80%+ humity. Just like the watch takes a lik'n keeps on tick'n.
The batteries are quick to charge +/- 15 minutes and give us any where from three to four hours of work time. One thing we have found, is to remove the batteries from the charges as soon as possible after the battery is fully charged.
I have recommended the Makita 18V family to friend and family and all have given me great feedback.
January 1, 2014
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Mega power but short life span
The 18V Makita Impact is worth its weight in gold but the batteries have a short life span. It is used for home projects only and both original batteries have died (will not take a charge)in less than two years. I have other guns that are 10+ years old and batteries still take a good charge.
December 1, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
They seem to die too quickly...
The Makita 1/4" hex impact driver is incredible tool...I use it for everything as with a fresh battery it will drive (using adapter) 1/2" sockets in tight spaces and save my old hands. The batteries are compact a charge fast until they die...~1 year and will not charge due to a bad cell I assume (probably senses individual cells).
September 1, 2012
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Drill great, batteries bad
This drill is great, but I can't afford to keep it in batteries. Bought the drill with 2 batteries. Very occasional use. Replaced an old Black & Decker 12V, its batteries still work, a little. About a year after purchase, one of the batteries wouldn't take a charge. The electronic charger just flashed the "bad battery" signal. I replaced the battery. A few months later, another one conked out. Same problem. Interesingly, I know the battery is NOT bad, as I could charge one battery, and jumper the charged one to the "bad" one and the two would equalize. Repeating process gave me a semi-usable battery.
Now the third one has conked out. Same problem.
At $80 a pop, it's cheaper to buy a new drill..which make no sense.
December 27, 2009

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will the bl1815 battery work in the LXT model guns
Skippy on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is specifically for models BTD142HW and BDF452HW.
Hello, I have this battery with a 18 volt hammer drill/ driver. iam looking for a jig saw that would be compatible with this battery
Retired on May 31, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Here is the model for the jig saw that uses this battery, MKTNBJV180Z. Here is the link to our website:,default,pd.html?start=5&q=makita%20jig%20saws