Makita 18v Drill + 2 Lithium Batteries £99 @ B&Q
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Makita 18v Drill + 2 Lithium Batteries £99 @ B&Q

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Found 26th Sep 2013
Picked up one from b+q in penryn comes with a carry case not tough box older style drill and lithium ion batteries but you get two for £99

From reviews: (...) but beware that this a special set made for B&Q and the batteries do not fit other tools in the makita range (...)
- Lucas_Sheffield

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Is this a combi (hammer) and what rating are the batteries? Prob 1.3Ah for this price. Still good though.

Is this a combi (hammer) and what rating are the batteries? Prob 1.3Ah for this price. Still good though.

Great price but can you tell me the model number please.

Banned

Picture is incorrect. Picture shows the 3.0AH version link goes to the 1.5AH version. Drill body is completely different too, again the picture shows hammer action selector switch, but linked product does not.

Cold here.

Makita is a top brand, but this is a base model. There is better value for money at this price, and fantastic products for a small amount more.

The picture shown here is the wrong model. The one in the link is not hammer.

Its's 1.3ah and it's a model only sold by b&q, the batteries only fit this drill and no other makita drill according to the reviews.

Edited by: "BigBuds" 26th Sep 2013

actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on this

http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/drills/-brand-BOSCH/Bosch-18v-Li-Combi-Drill-2-Batteries-11227751

which would be better? looking for something sub 100 pound.

Top brand base model

Good price for a Makita drill although I would suggest anyone gets the LXT model combi drill with hammer function for £129.98 (£30.98 more), comes with x2 1.3AH Li-ion batteries.

I have one of these and they are fantastic.

Hope this helps

Forgot to add link



Edited by: "karlypants" 27th Sep 2013

info19

actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on … actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on thishttp://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/drills/-brand-BOSCH/Bosch-18v-Li-Combi-Drill-2-Batteries-11227751which would be better? looking for something sub 100 pound.


How about:
http://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcd785c1-sfg8-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill-xr/22854
or;
http://www.screwfix.com/p/hitachi-dv18dcl2-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/64945
-Don't underestimate the Hitachi, it has good reviews..

I've got various Makita LTX tools and I love them. I have 3.0 batteries and they last well. They charge very quickly so using this drill with one battery constantly on charge should be just fine.....the batteries will run out relatively quickly, but they'll charge quickly too.

I am a massive makita fan! Have been for years. But over the past 5 years I have acquired 12 3Ah batts that do not charge and register as faulty in the "smart charger" and at £70 each you do the maths. After my latest set die (which they will) sooner rather than later might I add!! I will be moving to dewalt which believe me I never thought I would say!! Stay clear of these s#*t batteries!!!

dewalt every time for me!!!!!!!!!!!

chipper12

dewalt every time for me!!!!!!!!!!!



LOL the new name for Black & Decker.

amancalledchip

LOL the new name for Black & Decker.


As soon as any brand have some credibility, they abuse it to flog a substandard range to DIYers. Even Black & Decker used to make good tools once!
Edited by: "nanuek" 27th Sep 2013

info19

actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on … actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on thishttp://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/drills/-brand-BOSCH/Bosch-18v-Li-Combi-Drill-2-Batteries-11227751which would be better? looking for something sub 100 pound.



I bought that drill 2 years ago and use it weekly, as a DIY drill its brilliant, its been used to fit bathrooms, kitchens and extensively on my allotment, batteries last great and charge quick, used hammer function a few times which does drain the battery alot quicker. However it is mainly used as a drill/driver.

This was on sale in my local Screwfix for about £120 a couple of months ago: http://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-8391dwpetk-18v-combi-drill-101-piece-accessory-kit/83834

Great drill, and having the accessories in the box means I don't have to sift through different toolboxes to get all the things I need to put a shelf up. Worth checking Screwfix stores periodically as they have some good deals on cordless combi drill kits.

Not very powerful and the batteries don't last very long. It's not a bad drill, but at £100, you're paying for the name, rather then the quality usually associated with it.

palli

Is this a combi (hammer) and what rating are the batteries? Prob 1.3Ah … Is this a combi (hammer) and what rating are the batteries? Prob 1.3Ah for this price. Still good though.



I think the batteries are a 12a so you might need to ask your parents to buy it with you.

Elvis F Christ

How … How about:http://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcd785c1-sfg8-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill-xr/22854or;http://www.screwfix.com/p/hitachi-dv18dcl2-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/64945-Don't underestimate the Hitachi, it has good reviews..


I have that Hitachi, and can highly recommend it. Far better value for money than the "Makita" in this deal

huddsguy

I am a massive makita fan! Have been for years. But over the past 5 years … I am a massive makita fan! Have been for years. But over the past 5 years I have acquired 12 3Ah batts that do not charge and register as faulty in the "smart charger" and at £70 each you do the maths. After my latest set die (which they will) sooner rather than later might I add!! I will be moving to dewalt which believe me I never thought I would say!! Stay clear of these s#*t batteries!!!



Twelve improperly functioning rechargable batteries implies the batteries aren't the problem, to me. Have you tried them in a different charger? I could be wrong.
info19

actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on … actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on thishttp://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/drills/-brand-BOSCH/Bosch-18v-Li-Combi-Drill-2-Batteries-11227751which would be better? looking for something sub 100 pound.



I faced this same decision.

Quidco gives 15% cashback on the non-VAT price for **online** orders at B &Q over £50. Which meant a choice between that Bosch, or the Dewalt within that budget range and having exceptional reviews, ending up at less than £90 assuming they pay out. Either is a very good deal.

Bosch: Li-Ion
Dewalt: Ni-Cad

The difference between Li-Ion and Ni-Cad is complicated and not entirely foolproof. Both have advantages and disadvantages. I concluded that Li-Ion is better for frequent professional use, Ni-Cad better for occasional use. In many ways there's not much between them, but Ni-Cad copes with storage better and is much cheaper to replace. This is especially important for occasional use because all batteries lose capacity throughout their life. So if your use is occasional, having two batteries from the get-go is not necessarily advantageous. It means you have a spare that's immediately degrading.

Source, and worth reading whatever your choice:
http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_store_batteries

The Bosch charger and possibly batteries seem to cover a whole family of tools, which is a huge advantage if you have or intend getting a collection of compatible goods. But you'd have to check, I didn't look into it much.

Bosch: 2 year warranty
DeWalt: 1 year warranty

Not impressed with a 1 year warranty, a name that stands above casual should be able to back themselves up.

DeWalt: Metal gearing, 13mm chuck, no recurring flaws that I could find.
Bosch: Not metal gearing. 10mm chuck. 13 is more "standard", may not affect you but I prefer not to close doors. A few people mentioned that bits came loose quite a bit because the motor stops so sharply. No more than a slight inconvenience though.

I would have happily chosen either one depending on what it was going to be used for.

Hi. Yeah my work mate has same probs too. He has 3 faulty batts now in 2 years!!

Hi. Yeah my work mate has same probs too. He has 3 faulty batts now in 2 years!!

Go for this one: have used it extensively for some time now and its brilliant:
screwfix.com/p/m…547

amancalledchip

LOL the new name for Black & Decker.



I used to agree, but probably like you had never even tried it !!

I won't turn back now, everyone I've used is 110% steal for the price.

huddsguy

I am a massive makita fan! Have been for years. But over the past 5 … I am a massive makita fan! Have been for years. But over the past 5 years I have acquired 12 3Ah batts that do not charge and register as faulty in the "smart charger" and at £70 each you do the maths. After my latest set die (which they will) sooner rather than later might I add!! I will be moving to dewalt which believe me I never thought I would say!! Stay clear of these s#*t batteries!!!

info19

actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on … actually looking to buy a drill this weekend, had my eye on thishttp://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/drills/-brand-BOSCH/Bosch-18v-Li-Combi-Drill-2-Batteries-11227751which would be better? looking for something sub 100 pound.



I'd personally recommend li-ion for occasional use more due to the battery holding charge, infact IMO NI-Cad has had its day and is disappearing!!

DJBenz

This was on sale in my local Screwfix for about £120 a couple of months … This was on sale in my local Screwfix for about £120 a couple of months ago: http://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-8391dwpetk-18v-combi-drill-101-piece-accessory-kit/83834Great drill, and having the accessories in the box means I don't have to sift through different toolboxes to get all the things I need to put a shelf up. Worth checking Screwfix stores periodically as they have some good deals on cordless combi drill kits.



great drill, great value. quick charge and quality accessories , i blagged a 10% off code last year so got for £90

I got this instore earlier in the week (instore only)

Model number is HP457DWEX2

It has a hammer function. 3 modes, screwdriver, drill and hammer (steel 13mm, wood 36mm, masonary 13mm)

3 year warranty (need to register online)

Happy with it so far at the price!

Elvis F Christ

How … How about:http://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcd785c1-sfg8-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill-xr/22854or;http://www.screwfix.com/p/hitachi-dv18dcl2-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/64945-Don't underestimate the Hitachi, it has good reviews..



The Hitachi is Ace, brought it when i got my house a couple of years ago, and has been used loads, with no issues.... good enough that my dad whos loves complaining about everything went out an got one!

Haines

The Hitachi is Ace, brought it when i got my house a couple of years ago, … The Hitachi is Ace, brought it when i got my house a couple of years ago, and has been used loads, with no issues.... good enough that my dad whos loves complaining about everything went out an got one!




I second that, have a Hitachi D C L (Rather then this later DCL2) and had it for a few years now (2009 model) - its been through the wars with heavy use (followed by a few periods of non-use) and is still running strong!

If this was compatible with other Makita products (i.e. compatible batteries) I would be all over it, sad really - as its likely to be inferior to the other Makitas too and will bring the name down

Not voted as, although is a good price for a Makita, its not sold anywhere else, and other better-in-the-long-run alternatives exist IMO (And I ordinarily rave about and love my Makita gear)

Edited by: "rendeverance" 27th Sep 2013

Cold from me, sorry.

The LXT model (the same trade-spec BHP453 body as sold in kits costing up to £300 with bigger batteries) is on sale too for less than £17 more and is a much better bet for the long term.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/makita-18v-lxt-bhp453she-2x1-3ah-li-ion-batteries-30min-charger-116-98-quidco-tcb-1678208

Not only is the LXT drill itself likely to be better than this B&Q only model (stronger gearbox etc.), but you'll be able to source batteries for the LXT for as long as you need to. I wouldn't fancy trying to get a replacement battery for one of these in 7+ years once this SKU has long disappeared.

The LXT batteries can be used with a range of Makita tools so you can buy a naked jigsaw, strimmer, torch etc. relatively cheaply and make use of the same LXT charger & batteries. In the long term this can save loads as you don't keep buying batteries & chargers you don't really need. You also don't end up with 4 or 5 chargers lying around getting tangled up in the shed/garage!

Basically, this might be a good enough drill for your needs, but for an extra £17 the other model is much better value.
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