Makita 120 piece pro tool & accessory kit was £44.99 then £37.99 NOW £25.99 @ argos
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Makita 120 piece pro tool & accessory kit was £44.99 then £37.99 NOW £25.99 @ argos

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Found 10th Feb
Makita 120 piece pro tool & accessory kit ,extensive range of tools comes in carry case. 💞 Originally was £44.99 then Was £37.99 in December ,FURTHER reduced and obviously a better bargain at £25.99 now.
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Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, so I'll try again:

Makita accessories are junk, I don't know why they even put their name on them. Your money's better spent sourcing the items separately. It might cost a bit more, but they won't be single-use like half the stuff in this set.
I’m a big Makita fan but they need to use a different name for their entry level items so buyer are not duped into buying items that fall far below the par. This kit is could be called Makita Two Bob, but I don’t think this name has global reach.
Edited by: "Sturdiness" 10th Feb
Can confirm this is a cheap set.....bits are cheap useless metal....
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Keeps getting hotter though! I feel sorry for anyone who buys one without reading the comments. Although I feel more sorry for anyone who buys one AFTER reading the comments.

A bargain isn't a bargain if it's rubbish.
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I'm pretty sure it's less £1 less at Screwfix as it's one of their special ofders.

I can't find the 120 price set now though, only the 101 price which is slightly different.
Edited by: "darlodge" 10th Feb
£25.99 on Amazon Prime too....
Good price for quality kit all handy at home
I’m a big Makita fan but they need to use a different name for their entry level items so buyer are not duped into buying items that fall far below the par. This kit is could be called Makita Two Bob, but I don’t think this name has global reach.
Edited by: "Sturdiness" 10th Feb
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Makita accessories are junk, I don't know why they even put their name on them. Your money's better spent sourcing the items separately. It might cost a bit more, but they won't be single-use like half the stuff in this set.
darlodge4 h, 9 m ago

I'm pretty sure it's less £1 less at Screwfix as it's one of their special …I'm pretty sure it's less £1 less at Screwfix as it's one of their special ofders.I can't find the 120 price set now though, only the 101 price which is slightly different.


Where's the link for it??
ameerahmed11 m ago

Where's the link for it??



Screwfix item No.4496R at £59.99 for the 120 piece kit. (more than double in price)
Can confirm this is a cheap set.....bits are cheap useless metal....
Yeah, I bought 2 sets (thought it was my fault).... They are just junk.
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Keeps getting hotter though! I feel sorry for anyone who buys one without reading the comments. Although I feel more sorry for anyone who buys one AFTER reading the comments.

A bargain isn't a bargain if it's rubbish.
Edited by: "deleted801301" 10th Feb
darlodge6 h, 21 m ago

I'm pretty sure it's less £1 less at Screwfix as it's one of their special …I'm pretty sure it's less £1 less at Screwfix as it's one of their special ofders.I can't find the 120 price set now though, only the 101 price which is slightly different.


19 things different
I bought this when it was cheaper a while back
Its not worth the money i paid never mind this
Realy poor stuff from a good brand
It depends on your usage. If you are a tradesman then you'll want something which will last everyday usage.

However if you are an off job person at home, putting up the odd curtain pole or picture then these will do you fine.

I do agree though, Makita drills are fantastic, I don't understand why they devalue the brand by pumping out cheap sets like this.
Makita bits aren't good. They wear down very easily
double10138 m ago

.....However if you are an off job person at home, putting up the odd ….....However if you are an off job person at home, putting up the odd curtain pole or picture then these will do you fine.....


No, not even then. Try using the masonry bits on anything other than mortar, and they will blunt within two or 3 holes. The screwdriver bits break very easily, and the "titanium" coated drills aseem to be just coloured. You waste your money buying any of these cheap kits, unless you're buying for the case, then fill it with real tools.
deleted80130110th Feb

Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, …Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, so I'll try again:Makita accessories are junk, I don't know why they even put their name on them. Your money's better spent sourcing the items separately. It might cost a bit more, but they won't be single-use like half the stuff in this set.


Definitely agree with you. I bought a set from Amazon and the quality was shockingly bad. Drill bits broke after a few uses. This is probably a cheap set which will be as good as the cheap end tat from B&Q.
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gazjon1 h, 58 m ago

No, not even then. Try using the masonry bits on anything other than …No, not even then. Try using the masonry bits on anything other than mortar, and they will blunt within two or 3 holes. The screwdriver bits break very easily, and the "titanium" coated drills aseem to be just coloured. You waste your money buying any of these cheap kits, unless you're buying for the case, then fill it with real tools.


Agreed. If you're an odd-jobber you won't use half the stuff in this set anyway, and when you do come to use it it will let you down. If all you want it for is putting up curtain rails and pictures, go and buy a 6mm masonry bit, PZ2 & PH2 driver bits and a torpedo spirit level from reputable brands and you'll have change from £10, and they won't disintegrate the first time you use them.
Edited by: "deleted801301" 10th Feb
they need to call it machination
deleted80130110th Feb

Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, …Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, so I'll try again:Makita accessories are junk, I don't know why they even put their name on them. Your money's better spent sourcing the items separately. It might cost a bit more, but they won't be single-use like half the stuff in this set.



I keep seeing comments about how poor the Makita bits are. I've inherited some Bosch parts (green, not blue), which are similarly rubbish, and am left unsure where else to look.

What brands of bits are worth the money nowadays? Ideally as part of a kit like that in the OP.
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CK5561 h, 8 m ago

I keep seeing comments about how poor the Makita bits are. I've inherited …I keep seeing comments about how poor the Makita bits are. I've inherited some Bosch parts (green, not blue), which are similarly rubbish, and am left unsure where else to look.What brands of bits are worth the money nowadays? Ideally as part of a kit like that in the OP.


Personally I'd avoid sets like the above, they're generally aimed at the DIY market where the manufacturers (rightly or wrongly) think they can get away with selling junk because they assume your average DIY-er wont know the difference.

Dormer make excellent drill bits, the best I've used, but they're pricey. Same with Guhring. I've generally found Heller to be decent for the money, though I've seen some mixed reviews lately. I've been using Milwaukee SDS bits for a few years and they've been great- I've yet to replace one. I don't tend to use regular masonry bits cos I've got the SDS.
Bosch do still make good bits and blades, but usually they aren't the ones found in the cheap multi-packs like the above. I'm using Bosch spade bits- the one's with the twist and the screw-point, but you need to go steady with them, they pull themselves in and go like the clappers. I've got Milwaukee and Bahco holesaws, but I think the Bahco ones have the edge. Starret holesaws are good too, but again not cheap. But the Milwaukee arbor is excellent- the saws can't get stuck on at all.
Driver bits, I got a tonne of Milwaukee impact ones when they were on cheap and they're OK. Wera ones are very good but again pricey. DeWalt ones used to be good, but the last lot I got were like cheese.
Edited by: "deleted801301" 10th Feb
Why would Makita put their name to this stuff?
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ronmanager58 m ago

Why would Makita put their name to this stuff?


Smart marketing. The trades know to avoid it, but it doesn't affect their power tool sales, while the DIY-er thinks it must be good cos it's Makita. It's a great way to make a few extra quid trading off their name to people who wouldn't have otherwise bought it if it had been quality gear and priced accordingly. Look how much heat this has despite all the negative comments.
It's easy money, all they have to do is slap a label on some Poundland products. If they were to aim it at the trades they'd either have to go to the trouble of making a good product themselves, which isn't really where they're at, or else find a good OEM, but one whom presumably would already be established and therefore a competitor. It's not worth the hassle, not when they can churn out low-cost high-profit stuff like this without actually doing anything.

But they're all at it- Makita, Bosch, DeWalt. Bosch might be the worst, because they DO make good stuff, but they still have their naff DIY range. But someone recommends a Bosch drill bit, and inadvertently provokes sales of the rubbish stuff. At least with Makita accessories NOBODY recommends them.
Edited by: "deleted801301" 11th Feb
Their impact bits are very good. Last ages. Not used any of their other accessories.
Makita is the best power tool brand on the planet and for this price, it's a steal, even if these are just accessories. Heat.
CoumbBarr20007 h, 58 m ago

Makita is the best power tool brand on the planet and for this price, it's …Makita is the best power tool brand on the planet and for this price, it's a steal, even if these are just accessories. Heat.


Their new tools are crap compared to Milwaukee. They don't feel like the makita of old.
Edited by: "wroenaldinho" 11th Feb
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CoumbBarr200036 m ago

Makita is the best power tool brand on the planet and for this price, it's …Makita is the best power tool brand on the planet and for this price, it's a steal, even if these are just accessories. Heat.


That's just idiotic. The power pools are good (if you think they're the "best on the planet" though you need to research your power tools more), the accessories are junk. Have you even used them?
Edited by: "deleted801301" 11th Feb
CK55613 h, 18 m ago

I keep seeing comments about how poor the Makita bits are. I've inherited …I keep seeing comments about how poor the Makita bits are. I've inherited some Bosch parts (green, not blue), which are similarly rubbish, and am left unsure where else to look.What brands of bits are worth the money nowadays? Ideally as part of a kit like that in the OP.


For drill bits you can't go wrong with dewalt extreme bits. The masonry bits even chew through concrete. Plus when they wear out you can buy separately and replace the one in your set.
deleted80130111th Feb

That's just idiotic. The power pools are good (if you think they're the …That's just idiotic. The power pools are good (if you think they're the "best on the planet" though you need to research your power tools more), the accessories are junk. Have you even used them?


So what's the best brand then numpty, Bosch?
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CoumbBarr20001 h, 2 m ago

So what's the best brand then numpty, Bosch?


Probably brands you've never even heard of, considering your reaction. Hilti are I think widely accepted as being the best. Never used one so can't say. And Festool, though they're catering to the wood-working market more than Hilti. Panasonic & Milwaukee are both a league above Makita, in terms of cordless tools anyway, though Panasonic's range is a bit lacking. Nothing wrong with Makita, they make good stuff. But as I said they're nowhere near the "best in the world".
If you're going to call someone a numpty, you really need to make sure you know what you're talking about, and you don't.
Edited by: "deleted801301" 11th Feb
There's this; diy.com/dep…prd

101 piece at £20 seems like a fair deal to me. I got one a few months ago when it was on offer previously. No complaints, but I'm just jobbing around the house.
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alistairthomson5 m ago

There's this; …There's this; https://www.diy.com/departments/makita-3-6-5-mm-accessory-set-101-pieces-of-101/84233_BQ.prd101 piece at £20 seems like a fair deal to me. I got one a few months ago when it was on offer previously. No complaints, but I'm just jobbing around the house.


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deleted80130110th Feb

Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, …Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, so I'll try again:Makita accessories are junk, I don't know why they even put their name on them. Your money's better spent sourcing the items separately. It might cost a bit more, but they won't be single-use like half the stuff in this set.


true, it seems that they are abusing of the "trade" prestige of the brand to sell crap tools at high prices
deleted80130110th Feb

Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, …Looks like the HUKD comment police have been out deleting comments again, so I'll try again:Makita accessories are junk, I don't know why they even put their name on them. Your money's better spent sourcing the items separately. It might cost a bit more, but they won't be single-use like half the stuff in this set.


I am totally agreed with you!
If anyone is after good drill bits, I've had good experiences with the JCB bits from Toolstation - seem to stay sharp for a long time and take a load of abuse for how cheap they are.

Certainly better than any bit I've ever had in a set like this before!
Edited by: "TechieAdam" 13th Feb
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