Makita has come out with a new 12V Max CXT cordless inflator, MP100DZ, that’s designed for common tire and recreational inflation needs.
It can top off car and light truck tires, inflate bicycle tires, sports balls, and other such things.
The inflator can deliver up to 120 PSI and has a backlit digital pressure gauge for setting the pressure. It has an auto-stop function that automatically stops inflation once the preset pressure is reached.
Additional features include a built-in LED light, 25-1/2″ hose length, on-board storage for included accessories (Presta valve adapter, sports ball needle, tapered adapter), and a clip to help the attached air hose stay close and neat during storage or transport.
Price: $70 for the bare tool (MP100DZ), $149 for the kit (MP100DWRX1)
While the runtime and capacity of 12V-class inflators can be limited, they are incredibly convenient for seasonal tire pressure adjustments, sports balls, or bike tire inflation. They can also be used for things like inflatable pool toys.
A 12V-class cordless inflator can be good to have around, even if it might only see occasional use. A few years ago, on two separate occasions, a 12V cordless inflator bought me time until I could get a slow tire leak patched.
So, about Makita’s 12V Max cordless inflator – yes, please. This is one of those tools that every compact cordless power tool platform should have.