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Makita DHP483RMJ Combi Drill, 18 V, Blue - £166.34 at Amazon
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Makita DHP483RMJ Combi Drill, 18 V, Blue - £166.34 at Amazon

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Posted 26th JulEdited by:"Dakillah"
Great mid range Makita kith, which includes with 2 x 4.0 Ah Li-ion batteries and charger in a Makpac case.

Price drop is rather big, at least as per CamelCamel price history.

Specs:
Compact overall length 176mm
Lightweight
Forward/reverse rotation
Electronic brake for increased operator safety

Maximum in steel 13mm
Maximum in masonry 13mm
Maximum in wood 36mm
Chuck capacity 1.5 to 13mm

Makita quality is unbeatable, especially at this price. People who own their tools know what I am talking about.

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I'd get a better Mak Combi W/O batt
Thats a good saving for a good bundle.
FYI: Brushless but still only 40 Nm....
from another site
Maximum fastening torque soft 23Nm, hard 40 Nm


seems low, would expect at least 60Nm
It's the light duty brushless, that's why.

Get the DHP484 - that's the proper brushless combi

Covered in other threads.

E.g:
fastfix.co.uk/mak…tml

Or get the bare tool - easily had for £90 (but make sure it's from a Makita authorised seller), and e.g. 2 x 5ah batteries with a twin charger.

Obviously costs more, but much better.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 26th Jul
Shinoke26/07/2019 12:41

It's the light duty brushless, that's why.Get the DHP484 - that's the …It's the light duty brushless, that's why.Get the DHP484 - that's the proper brushless combiCovered in other threads.E.g:https://www.fastfix.co.uk/makita-dhp484rtj1-18v-brushless-combi-drill.htmlOr get the bare tool - easily had for £90 (but make sure it's from a Makita authorised seller), and e.g. 2 x 5ah batteries with a twin charger.Obviously costs more, but much better.


Coming from an old Bosch hammer drill, what's the best brand to buy into for future heavy DIY use? Is it worth getting an impact driver as well?
LazyDonkey26/07/2019 13:00

Coming from an old Bosch hammer drill, what's the best brand to buy into …Coming from an old Bosch hammer drill, what's the best brand to buy into for future heavy DIY use? Is it worth getting an impact driver as well?


I've always ranked brands as follows

Festool/Hilti
Milwaukee
Makita/Dewalt
Metabo/Hitachi
Bosch
Black&Decker/ONE+

Abviously this is just my opinion so expect others to disagree
LazyDonkey26/07/2019 13:00

Coming from an old Bosch hammer drill, what's the best brand to buy into …Coming from an old Bosch hammer drill, what's the best brand to buy into for future heavy DIY use? Is it worth getting an impact driver as well?


Definitely get an impact driver. I couldn’t do without mine.
twix4126/07/2019 13:22

I've always ranked brands as …I've always ranked brands as followsFestool/HiltiMilwaukeeMakita/DewaltMetabo/HitachiBoschBlack&Decker/ONE+Abviously this is just my opinion so expect others to disagree



From what I've seen, I wouldn't rank Milwaukee above Makita.

I'd go:

Festool/Hilti - expensive, high end
Panasonic - they make awesome drills (but have a limited tool range), waterproof ones, great brushless drills etc.

The big three (In Europe at least I believe. Likely has Milwaukee in place of Bosh in the US):
Makita - Reliable, very extensive tool range
Bosh blue - best battery tech (wireless charging etc.), reliable, good multi tool etc.

Dewalt - powerful, at the expense of reliability. Their radios can charge batteries unlike Makita. Extensive tool range like Makita.
I'm not a fan but they're quite similar to Makita really.

Metabo - interesting tools - interchangeable chucks etc.

Milwaukee - not sure where to place these. Big in the US. Chinese owned now? Used to be very trusty, powerful etc. I believe. Not sure that's the case anymore?
Edit: Hong Kong based Technotronic Industries owned - en.wikipedia.org/wik…ies
Also own AEG and Ryobi
Hence reading about them being cheaply made now

Hitachi - now HiKoki - not as good as Makita. Smaller range and availability, so not much point.

Ryobi, Bosh blue

Everything else

If I just wanted a drill, and not an extensive tool ecosystem, I'd probably get a Panasonic one. They look awesome.

I have the Makita DHP484 combi drill, and DTD154 impact driver, along with loads of ancillary tools - vacuum, bluetooth speaker, USB charger, torch, multi tool, sander etc. They have the biggest 18V tool range in the world apparently.
You can even get a coffee machine heh.

Was going to get a fan but it's sold out.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 26th Jul
LazyDonkey26/07/2019 13:00

Coming from an old Bosch hammer drill, what's the best brand to buy into …Coming from an old Bosch hammer drill, what's the best brand to buy into for future heavy DIY use? Is it worth getting an impact driver as well?


Yeah, as other's said you can get a combi and an impact.

Makita do the DHP481 which is their heavy duty combi drill. Kind of wished I'd bought the anniversary edition (metallic finish, black Makpac, made in UK) when I could.

It's a beast though - heavy, metal chuck. Does 125Nm of torque I believe.
So double their normal combi - like the DHP484

The DTD154 is a very highly rated impact driver.
Has three modes.

There's also the DTD170 and now 171 that have even more modes - it's their top range impact driver, but pricey.

So brand doesn't really matter for that - brand matters for what ecosystem you want.

They all have pros and cons, as I covered in my other post.

If you only want drills, Panasonic look great.

Otherwise Makita has the range, and DeWalt are the next closest for range of tools.

Bosh blue have wireless charging and should be able to handle a hammering without burning out.

Makita do 2 x 18V (32V) for electric lawnmowers, chainsaws, big circular saws, massive SDS drills etc.

DeWalt do Flexvolt - 60V, which is even more powerful.

I'm glad I went Makita as the range is great, and the tools are very good.

Total overkill for normal home use. But I plan to keep my tools for ages. May as well spend more on something nicer. Also compatibility is great. Tools you get now will be fine in 10 years time - there will still be support (the same should generally apply for all professional tools)

Makita's impact drivers are particularly well rated and compact.
amazon.co.uk/Mak…JQ/

But for just drills, Panasonic are the dark horse.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 26th Jul
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Shinoke26/07/2019 15:22

From what I've seen, I wouldn't rank Milwaukee above Makita.I'd …From what I've seen, I wouldn't rank Milwaukee above Makita.I'd go:Festool/Hilti - expensive, high endPanasonic - they make awesome drills (but have a limited tool range), waterproof ones, great brushless drills etc.The big three (In Europe at least I believe. Likely has Milwaukee in place of Bosh in the US):Makita - Reliable, very extensive tool rangeBosh blue - best battery tech (wireless charging etc.), reliable, good multi tool etc.Dewalt - powerful, at the expense of reliability. Their radios can charge batteries unlike Makita. Extensive tool range like Makita.I'm not a fan but they're quite similar to Makita really.Metabo - interesting tools - interchangeable chucks etc.Milwaukee - not sure where to place these. Big in the US. Chinese owned now? Used to be very trusty, powerful etc. I believe. Not sure that's the case anymore?Edit: Hong Kong based Technotronic Industries owned - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techtronic_IndustriesAlso own AEG and RyobiHence reading about them being cheaply made nowHitachi - now HiKoki - not as good as Makita. Smaller range and availability, so not much point.Ryobi, Bosh blueEverything elseIf I just wanted a drill, and not an extensive tool ecosystem, I'd probably get a Panasonic one. They look awesome.I have the Makita DHP484 combi drill, and DTD154 impact driver, along with loads of ancillary tools - vacuum, bluetooth speaker, USB charger, torch, multi tool, sander etc. They have the biggest 18V tool range in the world apparently.You can even get a coffee machine heh.Was going to get a fan but it's sold out.


Had an AEG combi around 8 years ago. Cost around £300 and best drill I've ever owned. Cant remember the model. The new ones are all budget models unfortunately.

I'd place Milwaukee stuff above makita, especially the impact guns and cordless grinders.

Dewalt and Makita are much the same and Bosch blue just behind them.

I use makita personally. Good performance and reliably vs cost.
Edited by: "deleted231768" 26th Jul
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