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Makita DHP482 or DHP480

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Managed to accidentally get myself sent the DHP480 instead of the DHP482. Ive given them both a go and the 480 seems wildly more powerful... Yet it's a lower model number? It's also got a hand…
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1m, 2w agoPosted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Managed to accidentally get myself sent the DHP480 instead of the DHP482.

Ive given them both a go and the 480 seems wildly more powerful... Yet it's a lower model number?

It's also got a handy battery level thing on the bottom too. Shows you how much juice you have.

Ive looked online and the 480 is apparantly brushless and twin motored with an electronic brake... But can't tell if this is better than the 482.

There's loads of comparison articles but none for these two it would seem.
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1m, 2w agoPosted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Just looked at both and i think you may have the better. Ignore all the torque and hammer ratings as youll never hit the boundaries with these as they are high enough. What you have with brushless is basically your motor will never need a service or replacing the bushes that keep the motor central and working effective.
So being brushless makes the motor last longer. Also gives you upto 20% more power through less magnetic drag and your batteries will last longer.
Brushless is more expensive for this reason so i would be very happy with what youve got. Time to go hammer the hammer drill

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Just looked at both and i think you may have the better. Ignore all the torque and hammer ratings as youll never hit the boundaries with these as they are high enough. What you have with brushless is basically your motor will never need a service or replacing the bushes that keep the motor central and working effective.
So being brushless makes the motor last longer. Also gives you upto 20% more power through less magnetic drag and your batteries will last longer.
Brushless is more expensive for this reason so i would be very happy with what youve got. Time to go hammer the hammer drill
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So boils down to that... Nice. It states a 4ah battery but "will still work with the 3ah batteries".

I'm not going to blow through them or anything would I? Shame it's not white like the one I ordered, but I've looked around and I can barely find the body only for what I paid for Drill, charger, batteries and box!!

Well, I can officially sit back and be a happy chappy for a bit.
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White makita is supposed to be trade rated but ive experienced over the last 8 years since the downturn and makita and dewalt entering the retail world the quality of their products has dropped but remained equal between the trade and retail products. Still great piece of kit when you look after them as i has a makita ni-cad drill for 7 years strong until i sold it last year to get me a new toy.
Difference with the batteries is how much charge they hold. Think of it like car fuel tanks. The more juice they hold the longer you will go. So a 3.0ah battery may last 1 hour but a 4.0ah may last 1 hr 20mins. If you have a second battery this then becomes irrelevant as you will have one on charge all the time.
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But the bigger naughtier brushless drill isn't going to smash through a 3ah battery quicker than the DHP482 would? I.e. You should be using 4ah with it...
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But the bigger naughtier brushless drill isn't going to smash through a 3ah battery quicker than the DHP482 would? I.e. You should be using 4ah with it...
No, as you get the more power out of it due to less drag, you will also benefit from longer battery life as this drag isnt causing a strain on the battery. So in this case i would say that a 4.0ah battery on a brush drill will be the same life on a brushless drill with a 3.0ah battery (give or take a few minutes)

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