One of the questions that may be lingering in most people heads is: does a 12V tool have a place in a professional toolbox? Well, I would say that some models are worth purchasing. Although most people would write off the 12V cordless tools like DIY versions, some models can offer you with the same performance as the 18V class. One of these models is the Makita CT226 12V CXT Combo Kit. Unlike the other 12V models on the market, the Makita CT226 is lightweight, compact, and high performing unit.
Who is it for?
The Makita CT226 12VCombo Kit is an excellent choice for builders, contractors, DIYers, electricians and other professionals involved in the repair, maintenance and installation works. This versatile tool allows you to work on multiple applications.
The Makita CT226 12V CXT Combo Kit is one of the latest tools in the Makita 12V cordless power category. This tool will provide the user with more power, comfort and a longer lasting battery. This model is powered by a high-quality lithium ion slide style battery, Which is not only powerful but also compact.
The main feature that set this unit from the rest is that the battery size does not dictate its ergonomics. On the contrary, this tool is engineered with users comfort in mind with its ergonomic design that offers you with best grip and comfort.
- Variable speed Impact Driver with 970-inch lbs. Max Torque
- Ergonomic design featuring soft rubberized grips for increased comfort
- 12V slide lithium ion battery
- Two speed 3/8 inch Driver and Max Torque 250inch Lbs.
Features & Benefits of Makita CT226 12V CXT Combo Kit
- Speed and Power
The Makita CT226 features a compact 2-speed driver drill and impact driver that is very light. The driver drills weigh just 2.8lbs and have the capacity of up to 250-inch lb torque.
Additionally, the impact driver weighs just 2.3lbs and delivers mat torque of 970inch.lb for fastening. Both these tools have a variable speed trigger enabling you to handle different application at the same time.
- Compact Design
This cordless driver kit delivers pro speed and pro power in an ultra size. It is an excellent choice for everyone looking for cordless solutions for driving, drilling, and fastening. We love the compact design with is light in weight.
This gives the user the convenience they need when using the tool for long. Additionally, the lightweight design makes it easy to transport from one place to the other.
- Powerful Lithium-ion Battery
The Makita CT226 is powered by 12V max CTX Li-on batteries. Despite having the 12V Li-on battery, you will be surprised by the power that you will get from this tool. The battery will provide you with sufficient power to finish most of the typical applications with ease. It also has a long runtime, so you don’t need to worry about having to recharge frequently.
Although there are many products on the market, not many will give you the support that you get from the Makita CT226. This tool is ergonomically designed with handles that have soft rubberized grips that provide you with increased comfort. Besides, the overall design is compact, allowing you to work in compact spaces such as inside a cabinet with ease.
- Both Driver Drill and Impact Driver
Unlike in situations where you will have to purchase these tools separately, you will get them in one kit. This will not only save you a lot of money but gives you the convenience of using a high-quality product from a reputable brand. These are both 3/8inch drivers and are very light in weight for reduced operator’s fatigue.
- Free Tool Bag
For your convenience, you are provided with a high-quality free tool bag. This is very useful when transporting the tools from one place to the other.
Additionally, you will find the helpful bag when it comes to storage. It keeps all the tools together preventing misplacing one tool. Moreover, the bag gives the tools protection from abrasion, dust and other elements when transporting or in storage.
What we liked
- Impressive performance
- High-quality construction
- Lightweight for reduced user fatigue
- Easy to use on various applications
What we didn’t
- High price bit worth it considering its performance
Last Few Words
The Makita CT226 12V CXT Combo Kit is the best combination of performance, ergonomics, and size in its class. Despite the fact that you can get higher-end models, you won’t be able to find a tool that combines the three aspects as Makita has done in this tool.
We would recommend it to anyone looking for a versatile tool to use at home for repair and remodeling projects.