Makita 18v Impact driver kit - top of the range £340 @ Folkstone Fixings
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Makita 18v Impact driver kit - top of the range £340 @ Folkstone Fixings

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Found 12th Feb 2015
I've been thinking about getting an impact driver for a while now, and whilst some people will see the price of this kit and vote cold, they have to appreciate what it is.

It's an 18v makita (professionals choice) Impact driver, brushless motor, 175Nm of torque, and one of the lightest, shortest Impact drivers on the market.

Of course you can buy cheaper than this! But this is in the same bracket as the Milwaukee and Hilti tools, this isn't the same as a mid-range DeWalt or Bosch (nothing wrong with them as far as I'm concerned) but it you want pro grade, this is a good deal.

Just to put the price into context.....the absolute cheapest I could find the DTD148 drill on it's own (no battery, no case, no charger) was £193......actually tell a lie, you can get one imported directly from Japan for around £150 on ebay, but I have no idea how the warranty would work with that, so didn't want to go there!

so £193 for just the drill.....you then have 2x 4.0ah batteries with charger and case. The best deal I could find for 2 of these with charger was £179.99 from UKtool Mart.

That takes the total for all items up to £372.99 if you bought the bits separately or around £330 if you fancied a Japanese import on the drill.

That makes it a decent deal in my eyes :-)

Like I say, this is pro-grade, so for most average DIYers it's overkill, but if you work in the trade and find yourself driving screws and bolts all day long, this looks like a good deal.

There's also a cracking deal for a Milwaukee M18 fuel with 3x 4.0ah batteries for £340 from Healy's - healystool.co.uk/Mil…spx which is in the same bracket, but what swayed it for me is that the Makita is shorter, lighter, and from what I've read on the net, have a longer battery life-span, although I can't vouch for that personally.

If you need a pro-grade impact driver, a good deal!

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Very good price for this kit voted hot, although I'm a Dewalt fanboy myself.

Voted hot ... good bit of kit and well done for the effort put in for the detail of the listing!

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Voted cold by people who don't really know what they are voting on no doubt! :-)

25% off a ferarri.... I'm voting cold because I can buy a Ford Focus cheaper :-)

Good deal . When you first use this you will wonder why you waited so long . They are amazing!!!

It's a good deal and have given heat in respect of but another option people may like is in screwfix. They have a combo deal which includes.....
Combi drill
Impact driver (same model as above)
3x 18v 3ah batteries
22min charger
Heavy duty storage case.... All for £349.

Just to add, anyone visiting the ffx website, take a look at the clearance section, always a bargain or two to be had and their delivery is lightning quick. Great shop!

Save £558.80? so this was... 12345...(counting)...... £898.80? oO
you can buy 8 18v 1.5ah drills for that
EDIT: i'm not voting either way, just surprised at the original price
Edited by: "loadsavmoney" 12th Feb 2015

MA KI TA nuff said.
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scooby_07

It's a good deal and have given heat in respect of but another option … It's a good deal and have given heat in respect of but another option people may like is in screwfix. They have a combo deal which includes..... Combi drillImpact driver (same model as above)3x 18v 3ah batteries22min charger Heavy duty storage case.... All for £349.



Can you post a link for this

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scooby_07

It's a good deal and have given heat in respect of but another option … It's a good deal and have given heat in respect of but another option people may like is in screwfix. They have a combo deal which includes..... Combi drillImpact driver (same model as above)3x 18v 3ah batteries22min charger Heavy duty storage case.... All for £349.



Scooby this combi kit includes the DTD146 impact driver......the one I've put up is the DTD148......there's quite a big difference between the two, especially that the148 has a brushless motor, shorter, and more torque.

The best price I found on the driver alone on the DTD148 is £193....the driver of the DTD146 is only £73.92 on Amazon and is aimed more at the DIYer.


This was the combi link on screwfix:

screwfix.com/p/m…78f



Edited by: "jetbusters" 12th Feb 2015

settled on a similar deal last year from ffx tools great to deal with ,bought a Makita DLX2007 18v Brushless Twin Kit DHP459 DTD129 2 x 3.0Ah £269.00
so has to be hot simple as being brush-less motors they produce less friction + last a lot longer also less battery drain + the 3amp batteries take just 22 min to charge as apposed to 36 for the 4amp, downside is shorter tea breaks

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Teza511

Can you post a link for this



different impact drivers - one is DTD146 the other is DTD148

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scooby_07

It's a good deal and have given heat in respect of but another option … It's a good deal and have given heat in respect of but another option people may like is in screwfix. They have a combo deal which includes..... Combi drillImpact driver (same model as above)3x 18v 3ah batteries22min charger Heavy duty storage case.... All for £349.



Different impact drivers mate......if you wanted to get the combi pack you mentioned though, you can get it on Tooled-up for £319.95 (its the Makita DLX2005 package)

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sorry for posting twice, I thought the first response had disappeared off the screen so typed another one!

Original Poster

Also there's a good overview video of the drill on youtube here: youtube.com/wat…mEc

Have to disagree with you about Bosch not being as good from my experience the Bosch professional range is superb quality, I've got several power tools by them that have been used and abused for a number of years and they are still going strong.

Just had a quick look on Google and came across this Bosch impact driver that has more torque and it's £50 cheaper, makes the makita look a bit over priced to me Your text here

illy1965

Have to disagree with you about Bosch not being as good from my … Have to disagree with you about Bosch not being as good from my experience the Bosch professional range is superb quality, I've got several power tools by them that have been used and abused for a number of years and they are still going strong.


I am no professional but have a Bosch Pro multi cutter , Bosch Pro corded drill and a Makita 458 drill I think it is.
The Makita plastics plus General fit and finish is much higher.

I stand corrected....several times in fact X)
Should have checked more thoroughly, apologise for that...if it's any consolation I did vote hot.

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illy1965

Just had a quick look on Google and came across this Bosch impact driver … Just had a quick look on Google and came across this Bosch impact driver that has more torque and it's £50 cheaper, makes the makita look a bit over priced to me Your text here



No issues with the bosch pro range, And your right it does have a little bit more torque.... But the Makita DTD148 is 200g lighter, which might not seem much, but if your holding it over your head driving in ceiling boards all day, every bit of weight counts.... Also it's far shorter, so less front heavy and more comfortable to grip, plus easier to maneouvre in tighter spaces.

Like I say, the bosch is a very decent tool indeed, but would still personally rather pay a bit extra for the Makita for the reasons mentioned

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jetbusters

Different impact drivers mate......if you wanted to get the combi pack … Different impact drivers mate......if you wanted to get the combi pack you mentioned though, you can get it on Tooled-up for £319.95 (its the Makita DLX2005 package)



You can get it from FFX for £289, too, which incidentally I think is a really good price.

ffx.co.uk/too…05M

ffx great to deal with too, hot from me!

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magga

CommentYou can get it from FFX for £289, too, which incidentally I think … CommentYou can get it from FFX for £289, too, which incidentally I think is a really good price.http://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/0088381661607%2018V%20Twin%20Kit%20Dhp458%20And%20Dtd146%202%20X%204.0Ah%20Dlx2005M



I think this one comes with 2 batteries mate, whereas the other deal that got mentioned comes with 3

jetbusters

Scooby this combi kit includes the DTD146 impact driver......the one I've … Scooby this combi kit includes the DTD146 impact driver......the one I've put up is the DTD148......there's quite a big difference between the two, especially that the148 has a brushless motor, shorter, and more torque.The best price I found on the driver alone on the DTD148 is £193....the driver of the DTD146 is only £73.92 on Amazon and is aimed more at the DIYer.This was the combi link on screwfix:http://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-dlx2005x1-18v-3-0ah-li-ion-twin-pack-combi-drill-impact-driver/1678f


magga

CommentYou can get it from FFX for £289, too, which incidentally I think … CommentYou can get it from FFX for £289, too, which incidentally I think is a really good price.http://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/0088381661607%2018V%20Twin%20Kit%20Dhp458%20And%20Dtd146%202%20X%204.0Ah%20Dlx2005M



TBH as always most people are missing the main point here , brushless is the way forward, "less friction longer life ", see the BL logo on this model
ffx.co.uk/too…nit

kits are better value too, + a typical 3.0ah battery lasts 50% longer in a brushless motor with a 1/3 less charge time which increases battery life , so if value for money is what you want go for this one

ffx.co.uk/too…0Ah

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Choosy the impact driver you mentioned looks like a good DIY level offering, but it's not really aimed at the pro market. The one your suggesting only has 40Nm of torque, compared to the 148's 175Nm of torque.... Probably ok for the odd job here and there but not really in the same bracket

jetbusters

Choosy the impact driver you mentioned looks like a good DIY level … Choosy the impact driver you mentioned looks like a good DIY level offering, but it's not really aimed at the pro market. The one your suggesting only has 40Nm of torque, compared to the 148's 175Nm of torque.... Probably ok for the odd job here and there but not really in the same bracket


If you really need heavy duty buy then just buy a Milwaukee fuel !! The makita DTD129Z model is rated at160NmU not 40 ? mine drives all types of fixings all day every day on site into various materials without effort , you will find DTD129Z is cheaper because it has no speed control & no battery life indicator, solely aimed at the no nonsense pro market..(ie likley to.shear bits/fixings in untrained hands)
check out why its cheaper by viewing this shout-out video of the american versions
youtube.com/wat…olE










Edited by: "choosey" 3rd Mar 2015

@jetbusters Is the original deal still available? Just checked FFX and couldn't see it..

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Afraid not... It's back up to £376.

Have to say the driver is amazing though! Best tool I've ever bought!
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