Makita 18V Lithium-ion Combi Drill with 2 x 1.3Ah Batteries £89.98 @ B&Q
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Makita 18V Lithium-ion Combi Drill with 2 x 1.3Ah Batteries £89.98 @ B&Q

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Found 12th Oct 2013
This drill has been posted before but now has 10% off.

44 Comments

Seems like a good price, sure people will grumble it's only got the 1.3a batteries but for the average DIYer this should be fine. hot for me

no case supplied though only a crappy canvas bag

Will this drill through brick wall without any issues?... How good is this?

already posted here

jazzy1

Will this drill through brick wall without any issues?... How good is … Will this drill through brick wall without any issues?... How good is this?



Yes....will drill into brick walls.......

If you are going to be using a drill everyday buy a pro version for 4 times the price. This unit is all you need for general use.

DAMNOME

no case supplied though only a crappy canvas bag


The good thing about crappy canvas bags they hold all your drill/driver buts in one place.

great drill but 1.2amp battery no use no ornament . spend abit more and get a 3amp battery

this is an amazing price!

pnaylor39

great drill but 1.2amp battery no use no ornament . spend abit more and … great drill but 1.2amp battery no use no ornament . spend abit more and get a 3amp battery



I need to put a shelf up on a Brick Wall and drill another hole through a wooden partition for a satellite cable. Should I buy a 3amp battery system? I might even need to drill out some rusted up bolts to fix my car, maybe ill need 3amps for that.

This is a decent deal and var better value than NI-Mh battery powered drills.

Oneday77

I need to put a shelf up on a Brick Wall and drill another hole through a … I need to put a shelf up on a Brick Wall and drill another hole through a wooden partition for a satellite cable. Should I buy a 3amp battery system? I might even need to drill out some rusted up bolts to fix my car, maybe ill need 3amps for that. Will be fine for that but for bolts on the car the battery's might go flat very quick depends how bad the bolts are This is a decent deal and var better value than NI-Mh battery powered drills.

Hot. If i didnt have dewalt and bosch i would be buying this. Great if you have a bit of makita stuff to use the 1.3 bats in a radio or torch and leave the bigger batteries for drill/driver impact and so on

DAMNOME

no case supplied though only a crappy canvas bag


No crappy oversized case supplied. Instead there's a nice canvas bag.

When I purchase a drill it gets removed from the case and never goes back in.
The power tool shelf would need to be 3 times the size if I was using the stupid cases.

Agent333

If you are going to be using a drill everyday buy a pro version for 4 … If you are going to be using a drill everyday buy a pro version for 4 times the price. This unit is all you need for general use.



To be honest if you're doing it for a job you really should know that, otherwise you need to change job.

spannerzone

Seems like a good price, sure people will grumble it's only got the 1.3a … Seems like a good price, sure people will grumble it's only got the 1.3a batteries but for the average DIYer this should be fine. hot for me



Of course they will grumble, wouldn't be a power tool HotUKDeal without every tradesman coming on and telling us how inadequate this should make us feel compared to their top end equivalent.
Spend a bit (4x the price usually as a minimum) more and get the one that someone who spends their days drilling for their living uses.

It's the equivalent of me quoting on every deal regarding a hard disk or USB key to get a corporate SAN to store your pictures on if you value them....

this or the £99 hitachi 3 year warranty , not sure what makita is on this.
and 2 1.5ma lithion ion . oh and a plastic case for those who one to look good??

im a noob ,the 1.5ma just means longer use from the battery right, nothing to do with performance?

The LXT model is also available here: hotukdeals.com/dea…208
This uses the standard LXT batteries and comes with a 30min charger and hard-case, as opposed to this one which uses a proprietary battery and 60min charger

Forgive me if already mentioned....TCB 3.67%

I am a gas engineer and sometimes use my dewalt 18v 1.3ah drill all day. sure I have to recharge it but it is more than good enough most of the time. diy would be great.

Just thinking spend £25 more and get the 30 minute charger surely that negates the 1.3ah issue?

CUFC01

Hot. If i didnt have dewalt and bosch i would be buying this. Great if … Hot. If i didnt have dewalt and bosch i would be buying this. Great if you have a bit of makita stuff to use the 1.3 bats in a radio or torch and leave the bigger batteries for drill/driver impact and so on



From a review on the B&Q site

"great drill for the money
but beware that this a special set made for b&q and the batterys do not fit other tools in the makita range.
the batteys are bigger
"

Still a great price for a Makita drill with 2 batteries.

This looks like the non B&Q version. It's the same picture that the op has used but is different to the drill in the link to B&Q
[img]s7g3.scene7.com/is/…235?$p$&layer=0&size=281,281&layer=1&size=281,281&src=ae235/58614_P[/img]




Edited by: "Alfresco" 13th Oct 2013

Alfresco

From a review on the B&Q site "great drill for the moneybut beware that … From a review on the B&Q site "great drill for the moneybut beware that this a special set made for b&q and the batterys do not fit other tools in the makita range.the batteys are bigger"Still a great price for a Makita drill with 2 batteries.This looks like the non B&Q version [img]http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image/ae235?$p$&layer=0&size=281,281&layer=1&size=281,281&src=ae235/58614_P[/img]



Posted the other day by Mentalist is the lxt version that has 2 conventional fitting Makita batteries and has a 30 minute charger, it's only a few quid more but well worth it.
diy.com/nav…34c

good for plaster boarding nice and light

Alfresco

From a review on the B&Q site "great drill for the moneybut beware that … From a review on the B&Q site "great drill for the moneybut beware that this a special set made for b&q and the batterys do not fit other tools in the makita range.the batteys are bigger"Still a great price for a Makita drill with 2 batteries.This looks like the non B&Q version. It's the same picture that the op has used but is different to the drill in the link to B&Q[img]http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image/ae235?$p$&layer=0&size=281,281&layer=1&size=281,281&src=ae235/58614_P[/img]



Not sure that is accurate. This has good information
its.co.uk/blo…-2/

And tbh I am not sure what all the who-har about the battery power is, you are getting 2. One on charge one in use, unless your working first fix on-site as a chippy you will not have any significant downtime in most trades, for the amount of use a drill gets.

I'm a tradesman and for general use you can't go wrong for £90. You will always pay lots more for 3AH batteries, i would rather have 2 of these drills and 4 x 1.3AH batts for £180 than one drill and a 3AH batt for £150. Far better value in my opinion.

heat added op I own this drill £ 115 from b and q 6 months ago with a plastic case
metal locking clasps

no problems drilling masonry
as long as you are drilling soft brick

sorry if this is a stupid question, but which is a batter drill between this and the Bosch? both with 2 batteries, and the Bosch is ten pound more.

diy.com/nav…455

ken218

sorry if this is a stupid question, but which is a batter drill between … sorry if this is a stupid question, but which is a batter drill between this and the Bosch? both with 2 batteries, and the Bosch is ten pound more.http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/drills/hammer_drills/Bosch-18v-Li-Combi-Drill-2-Batteries-11227751?skuId=11738455



Makita > Bosch (even the pro stuff)

If a trader has bought an expensive drill with expensive batteries, he's probably had it for years, so he's probably never tried anything cheaper and more modern, so most comments will probably be opinions rather than fact anyway. Unless they've owned it and used it for years, it's probably all just hear-say and bull.


bobbler

Of course they will grumble, wouldn't be a power tool HotUKDeal without … Of course they will grumble, wouldn't be a power tool HotUKDeal without every tradesman coming on and telling us how inadequate this should make us feel compared to their top end equivalent.Spend a bit (4x the price usually as a minimum) more and get the one that someone who spends their days drilling for their living uses.It's the equivalent of me quoting on every deal regarding a hard disk or USB key to get a corporate SAN to store your pictures on if you value them....

anyone know when this deal expires? it is a 4 days deal, but I am not sure when it started

Towerpower

I'm a tradesman and for general use you can't go wrong for £90. You will … I'm a tradesman and for general use you can't go wrong for £90. You will always pay lots more for 3AH batteries, i would rather have 2 of these drills and 4 x 1.3AH batts for £180 than one drill and a 3AH batt for £150. Far better value in my opinion.



Although you won't be able to use these 1.3ah batteries in nearly all other 18v cordless tools as they are not compatible. This is a good deal if you only want to use these 1.3ah batteries in the this drill but if you want to use them in other 18v cordless tools then you'll need to get a drill with the 3.0ah batteries.

solarblue901 hour, 14 minutes ago #32REPLYREPORTLIKEIGNORE
Towerpower
I'm a tradesman and for general use you can't go wrong for £90. You will always pay lots more for 3AH batteries, i would rather have 2 of these drills and 4 x 1.3AH batts for £180 than one drill and a 3AH batt for £150. Far better value in my opinion.


"Although you won't be able to use these 1.3ah batteries in nearly all other 18v cordless tools as they are not compatible. This is a good deal if you only want to use these 1.3ah batteries in the this drill but if you want to use them in other 18v cordless tools then you'll need to get a drill with the 3.0ah batteries."

Like i said a good deal.

u dont really need the 3 amp batteries unless u plan to keep it for drilling continuously. 1.3a is fine u can always just charge the battery once the one if flat. its ideal for diyer but for pro they will know better. at this price cant see many brands matching the quality with 2 batteries. my guess the batteries alone sell for £30-40 on ebay

The latest Makita drill/drivers use new 4Ah batteries with 33% more runtime than 3AH but the same weight, with an amazing 32 min charge time. This battery would outperform 3 of these 1.3ah jobbies in one go. The top of the range compact combi can be got for a very reasonable £169 delivered, I have the older model and its a storming little drill, so compact but extremely powerful, wouldn't buy anything else.

dm-tools.co.uk/pro…MWX

toolstop.co.uk/mak…A-w

Thermal Rider

Spend £10 more and get this … Spend £10 more and get this http://www.screwfix.com/p/hitachi-dv18dsfl-jc-18v-1-5ah-li-lon-cordless-combi-drill/43195



Any advice for on this or the Hitachi one? Is the £10 more Hitachi one worth it? The reviews on screwfix look good and on the face of it, to me, the extra £10 seems to be worth it but would be great to hear if anyone has any thoughts, advice, etc....?

flying_banana

Any advice for on this or the Hitachi one? Is the £10 more Hitachi one … Any advice for on this or the Hitachi one? Is the £10 more Hitachi one worth it? The reviews on screwfix look good and on the face of it, to me, the extra £10 seems to be worth it but would be great to hear if anyone has any thoughts, advice, etc....?



The biggest difference between the two is that the Hitachi doesn't have a spindle lock i.e. needs two hands to tighten the chuck, the Makita just needs one, useful for changing bits in a hurry or up a ladder. On the other hand the Hitachi's got slightly better AH batteries a quicker charger and a decent carry case - my experience with Hitachi has always been good - swings and roundabouts really. The LXT Makita that B&Q do for £116 has a thirty min charger which I think is worth the extra.

toaster

The biggest difference between the two is that the Hitachi doesn't have a … The biggest difference between the two is that the Hitachi doesn't have a spindle lock i.e. needs two hands to tighten the chuck, the Makita just needs one, useful for changing bits in a hurry or up a ladder. On the other hand the Hitachi's got slightly better AH batteries a quicker charger and a decent carry case - my experience with Hitachi has always been good - swings and roundabouts really. The LXT Makita that B&Q do for £116 has a thirty min charger which I think is worth the extra.



Hi Toaster,

Thanks for the comment, I really appreciate it.

Which out of the three would you go for? I already have an awesome corded SDS drill, so just looking to replace my dead B&D cordless drill with something decent but for anything heavy duty I will wheel out the beast....

flying_banana

Hi Toaster,Thanks for the comment, I really appreciate it.Which out of … Hi Toaster,Thanks for the comment, I really appreciate it.Which out of the three would you go for? I already have an awesome corded SDS drill, so just looking to replace my dead B&D cordless drill with something decent but for anything heavy duty I will wheel out the beast....



Hard to say, it depends what you are going to be doing, if it's for occasional general domestic diy, all these drills would be more than good enough and I'd get the cheapest, if it were for some big refurbishment of your house or for light trade use I'd be getting the one with a fast charger to reduce any downtime.

flying_banana

Any advice for on this or the Hitachi one? Is the £10 more Hitachi one … Any advice for on this or the Hitachi one? Is the £10 more Hitachi one worth it? The reviews on screwfix look good and on the face of it, to me, the extra £10 seems to be worth it but would be great to hear if anyone has any thoughts, advice, etc....?



I bought the Hitachi a few months ago. I have no regrets, very good and powerful, batteries last a long time and charge quickly.It comes with 2 of them so you are never without one. , Good chuck that doesn't slip too, case is decent.
Not used my mains drill for ages.
I got mine for under £90 by using a £10 off power tool code, not sure if they still do that but should be easy enough to ask them.
Also Screwfix do free next day delivery so win win really.

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