Makita 10.8V Li-ion Cordless Combi Drill & Impact Driver DK1493WX £119.99 from £199.99 @ Wickes
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Makita 10.8V Li-ion Cordless Combi Drill & Impact Driver DK1493WX £119.99 from £199.99 @ Wickes

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Found 18th Aug
Great Deal on Makita combi deal and driver at Wickes. Not seen cheaper online.

Makita 10.8V Li-ion Cordless Combi Drill & Impact Driver DK1493WX

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Hmm - in the market for a new drill set, to replace Bosch 18v. Next best price I can find for this is £160...

How does this compare to the 18v?

quite a good small set , But My drill is smelling of burning after very little use - had it for 3 years and it has had very little use !!!!

I actually replaced this set with an 18v bosch set that came with 3 batteries from B and Q a few months back for £70.... absolute bargain and a great drill
Edited by: "roba1st" 18th Aug

Great bit of kit! High torque for their size and despite many years of heavy usage still going strong. You will get a burning smell if you try and over do it with most tools and these are for smaller diameters in wood although i might have gone beyond spec on a number of occasions.....

Was great for a month then battery developed a fault so they went back...

Excellent set, had mine for a few years and not much they can't cope with around the house.

Mine is going strong after a few years, I'd be tempted to up my spend and go 18v next time though. Got a 18v Bosch hammer drill and it pees all over the 10v driver. The impact is faultless for DIY though, it's only the drill that needs that extra I find.

I recently bought the (newer) CXT 10.8v versions of these tools for £134 and am extremely impressed. I'd never used an impact driver before but wish I had ...they are sensational at driving long screws into wood effortlessly! The 2Ah batteries seem to last a long time and fully charge up from empty in about 70mins. Makita quality, in my experience, is very good and I sure these would be good value (although personally I would pay a bit more and go for the CXT range).

Does anyone know of any deals for a 18/24 volt impact driver..?

Have one of these; great piece of kit. Used it to completely rebuild the upstairs stud walls*. As long as you don't expect it to drive through brick, you're good.

*Edit: And build a whole load of decking.
Edited by: "buggle52" 18th Aug

Brilliant bit of kit and will last you ages if you don't ask to much of it. Light to occasional medium work only.

I've got bosch blue 18v impact driver and drill do I need this??!! Some times just need something smaller

Had these Makita's for a few years, great bit of kit for most DIY jobs.

Just bought this set today, however noticed quite a bit of a wobble on the drill and a slight one on the impact is that normal??

Gavin0114 h, 12 m ago

I've got bosch blue 18v impact driver and drill do I need this??!! Some …I've got bosch blue 18v impact driver and drill do I need this??!! Some times just need something smaller


There are instances where these drills are better than 18v and vice-versa, these drills are a good addition to any toolbox.
Personally I would wait for the Erbauers to come down in price, they were on sale for some £70 if I'm not wrong, especially if you don't use them very often.
Edited by: "visitor33" 19th Aug

Just went back to wickes to exchange and they tell me they don't have a refund, return or exchange policy on these!!! I only got them yesterday, isn't there a law which allows the consumer to refund/return items within a certain amount of time if they are not happy??

Just need an impact for around £40 10.8v any recommendations?

BlackScorp44 m ago

Just went back to wickes to exchange and they tell me they don't have a …Just went back to wickes to exchange and they tell me they don't have a refund, return or exchange policy on these!!! I only got them yesterday, isn't there a law which allows the consumer to refund/return items within a certain amount of time if they are not happy??

None if you bought them in store. There's a 14 day refund policy if you paid for these online.

Nope only if faulty or sold and not fit for purpose....should of said they over heat or something and your worried about a fire when they charge etc

After some discussion they did finally swap it out for me! But I'm just surprised of their policy? Also surprised of the wobble, expecting Makita quality to be much better than that!

I go this set a few years ago, I'm not a tradesmen so thought the 18v would be overkill and these have performed awesome so far, last week I put in around 200 screws into a new fence and battery is still good to go, don't let the smaller size fool you, the impact driver I've used to put in long screws through reclaimed railway sleepers, cracking pair.

BlackScorp19th Aug

After some discussion they did finally swap it out for me! But I'm just …After some discussion they did finally swap it out for me! But I'm just surprised of their policy? Also surprised of the wobble, expecting Makita quality to be much better than that!


Did you purchase using "Click and Collect" and pay online, or was it a straight store purchase?
Thanks

Sorry, I'm going to cross-post this in 2 different threads. Does anyone have any opinions on which form factor is better between a) the black and white set (LCT204W) and b) the blue 2.0ah set (CLX202J)?

a) makitauk.com/pro…tml
b) makitauk.com/pro…tml

According to the spec sheet on Makita's website, the black and white set are 1kg and 0.92kg respectively whilst the blue ones (CLX202J) are 1.3kg and 1.2kg.

Yes, the latter have 2.0ah batteries and slightly higher torque but I already ave my 18v set when that's needed so I'm more looking for ergonomics and ease of use. I would have assumed lighter is better but am in theory thinking the following pro's and cons:

1: White ones have a simple and small form factor so you might be able to slip them into your pocket whilst working, they wouldn't take much space in a bag and would pull other things out and get caught in other things when you pull them out (as no clip or sticking out parts.

2: Blue ones might be better balanced with more weight at the bottom so feel better in the hand. It's possible the white ones, despite being lighter, feel less comfortable as the weight distribution is poor.

3: The blue ones stand up on the battery.

If anyone has used both or compared them, your thoughts will be appreciated.

Thanks

Good questions I was just going to ask this

Back up to £199.99 now. Missed it

mdmuddin21st Aug

Did you purchase using "Click and Collect" and pay online, or was it a …Did you purchase using "Click and Collect" and pay online, or was it a straight store purchase?Thanks

Sorry for delay, it was click n. Collect and payed online.
Does that make difference in this case?

Anyways in terms of use I find them very comfortable and powerful. Haven't had any issues with the impact, and I would say it would have been nice to support some sort of belt clip as when you are up a ladder and you need to drill and screw is a tad awkward and not small enough to be honest to fit in your pocket
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