Makita LCT209W Review

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Makita have decided that smaller is better with their latest combo kit, the Makita LCT209W. Featuring a 12v drill/driver and a separate impact driver in a small package. Impact drivers are becoming more common in today’s tool kits and understandable so. With their high torque ratings and compact size they make light work of driving long screws into place.

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Just released in July 2012 the Makita LCT209W 12 volt cordless drill kit is available from Amazon.com for under $150. This is a good price considering you are getting two power tools, batteries, charger and a hard storage case.

Perfect for professional cabinet makers who need to operate in tight spaces but still have a tool with high torque capacity and light weight precision.

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Pros:

  • High Torque Drill & Impact Driver
  • Compact & Lightweight

Cons:

  • Low capacity 12 v Li-Ion Battery
  • Plastic Chuck on Drill

First up you’re getting a Makita drill driver that has the standard variable two speed control (up to 1300 rpm) with a max. torque of 200 in.lbs all in a body that weighs just over 2 lbs. Next up is an even smaller piece of kit. The Makita impact driver packing a whopping 800 in.lbs or torque at a max 3000 rpm. Again with variable speed control. The Makita LCT209W 2-Piece Combo Kit uses the latest Lithium Ion battery packs which are interchangeable between the two units. The included charger complies with strict energy efficiency guidelines and has earned the ENERGY STAR® label

The compact design is great when you are working in small corners. Even compared to other 12 volt drills and impact drivers these units are very small. This kit also comes with a Makita 3-year warranty on the tools and a 1 year on the batteries and charger.

Makita is well known in the power tool market for delivering quality well built products.

Lets face it, for most jobs you don’t need a bulky and heavy 18v drill when something a little more refined will do. Both the drill and impact drive that comprise the Makita LCT209W combo kit are small, light and pack a punch all for a reasonable low price.

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