Makita cordless drill

When it comes to professional portable power tools, Makita is certainly the most common name that would hit the minds of contractors or carpenters. Known for their unsurpassed quality and impeccable reliability, Makita cordless drills are meant to provide a comfortable drilling and driving experience to its users. With several different lines of product in the genre of power tools, Makita has been delivering excellence for decades now.

While there are many competitors in the market, Makita continues to get acclaimed as the most reliable brand for making power tools that include but are not limited to cordless tools, jig saws, planers, hammers, outdoor power equipment and woodworking machines, just to name a few.

ModelMakita XPH012Makita CT226Makita XPH07Z LXT
Makita XPH012Makita CT226Makita XPH07Z
Battery TypeLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Speed Range (RPM, IPM)0-400 / 0-1,5000-2,600 / 0-2,400 0-550 / 0-2,100
Torque (In/Lbs)4802501,090
Chuck size (Inc)1/21/41/2
Voltage (Volts)181218
Item Dimensions (Inches)11.3 x 16.8 x 615 x 6 x 11
Power SourceBattery-PoweredBattery-PoweredBattery-Powered

Compare Specifications

Max SpeedWeightCharge TimeClutch Settings
Makita XPH012
1500 RPM
Makita CT226
1700 RPM
Makita XPH07Z LXT
2100 RPM
Makita XPH012
4.0 Pounds
Makita CT226
2.4 (Drill)/ 2.3 (Impact Driver) Pounds
Makita XPH07Z
5.9 Pounds
Makita XPH012
30 minutes
Makita CT226
70 Minutes
Makita XPH07Z
40 Minutes
Makita XPH012
Makita CT226
18 + 1
Makita XPH07Z

1Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Kit

Makita XPH012

The first one to make it to the list of best Makita cordless drills is the Makita XPH012. Outstanding durability, lightweight and loads of features make this hammer driver/drill the hot favorite for those who are looking for a reliable drill for light and small projects around the home. Although it has a compact size, that does not deter the Makita XPH012 from delivering  480lbs of torque .

Being lightweight, does not cause exhaustion after extended hours of usage.
Comfortable grip with ergonomic shaped handle.
Faster charging 3.0 Ah batteries.
Capable of driving, drilling and hammer drilling, thanks to variable dual speed design.
Deliver high BPM with 0 60,000 blows per minute.
Ideal for drilling into masonry or concrete.
Not vulnerable to overheating or overloading.
LED work light on the unit illuminates the surface to work in darker conditions.
The chuck tends to wobble at high speeds.
Comparatively heavier than other 18V hammer drill units.

2Makita CT226 12V Max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit

Makita CT226

The Makita CT226 12V Max is known for its pro speed and pro power that gets delivered from the compact sized tool. If you are looking for a lightweight impact driver that would just fit in those tight corners around the house, the CT226 has to be a part of your tool kit.  Weighing just 2.8 lbs, the impact driver delivers an amazing 970 in/lbs of maximum torque, and the driver-drill delivers 250 in/lbs of torque which is one of the best in its class .

Extremely lightweight.
Compact size, easy to store and carry.
Ideal for working in awkward corners and tight spaces.
Added comfort with rubberized soft grips and ergonomic handles.
Built-in LED work light illuminated the drilling surface.
3 year limited warranty on tool, charger and battery.
12 V slide battery design.
Fast charging of batteries.
Not fit for high-duty tasks.

3Makita XPH07Z LXT Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless Hammer Driver Drill with Tool, 1/2-Inch

Makita XPH07Z

With a whopping  1090 in/lbs of torque , the XPH07Z is a beast among the best 18V cordless drills line of Makita. Completing your work fast now would not be a challenge, thanks to the  550 rpm and 2100 rpm  of this monster drill at low and high gear respectively. The half-inch chuck can be used for many things in addition to drilling holes. In a nutshell, the XPH07Z is for those who are looking for some ultimate power from there cordless hammer drill machine.

Amazing power and torque.
Highly durable brushless motor.
Comes with a depth gauge and side handle for added support.
Half-inch chuck offers more versatility.
Dual LED lights offers more illumination than standard in-built LEDs.
Fast charging of 4.0 Ah Batteries.
On board battery life indicator.
Slightly heavy as compared to other 18V cordless drills. Weighs 5.9 lbs.
Long handle could be cumbersome for some users.