Makita 18v LXT - BHP453SHE - 2x1.3Ah Li-Ion Batteries & 30min charger - £116.98 + Quidco/TCB @ B&Q
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Makita 18v LXT - BHP453SHE - 2x1.3Ah Li-Ion Batteries & 30min charger - £116.98 + Quidco/TCB @ B&Q

£116.98B&Q Deals
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Found 11th Oct 2013
B&Q currently have 10% off of all Makita products - this brings this LXT drill with two 1.3Ah Li-Ion batteries and 30min charger down to £117 with possible 3.5% - 5% quidco/TCB).

There is also the non-LXT B&Q-exclusive Makita drill for £90 here:
diy.com/nav…839
But this has non-standard batteries and a 60 min charge time.

33 Comments

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Original Poster

klrob

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Yeah, me too!

is this any good am after a new drill

klrob

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Hmmm, interesting!

grahamyd

is this any good am after a new drill



pretty good value.. the batterys arent particularly big, on the plus side there is 2.. but is a good brand, good drill and good price

B&Q are also doing the Makita HP457D combi drill for £99 instore, comes with two 1.3 li-ion batts + one hour charger + soft case, it's a new model.
http://i44.tinypic.com/2n1xc2v.jpg

makitavn.com/en/…dwe

Original Poster

toaster

B&Q are also doing the Makita HP457D combi drill for £99 instore, comes … B&Q are also doing the Makita HP457D combi drill for £99 instore, comes with two 1.3 li-ion batts + one hour charger + soft case, it's a new model.http://makitavn.com/en/product/cordless-tools/cordless-hammer-driver-drill-hp457dwe



Yep, that's the model I've mentioned and linked to in the original post.

mentalist

Yep, that's the model I've mentioned and linked to in the original post.



Cheers, didn't see that.

1.3Ah... when they will have 3Ah on same price.....

Anthonis

1.3Ah... when they will have 3Ah on same price.....



Two batteries instead of one?

Lighter in use?

2 x 1.3Ah means you can run almost continuously. I built a deck and never had to stop working with two smaller batteries. With a single 3Ah I'd have to stop every now and then and wait for 45 mins for the battery to charge.

OK, if you're erecting an estate of timber frames then you'll want the bigger batteries (and plenty of them) but for DIY or even light trade use two smaller batteries are actually preferable.

juux

Two batteries instead of one?Lighter in use?2 x 1.3Ah means you can run … Two batteries instead of one?Lighter in use?2 x 1.3Ah means you can run almost continuously. I built a deck and never had to stop working with two smaller batteries. With a single 3Ah I'd have to stop every now and then and wait for 45 mins for the battery to charge.OK, if you're erecting an estate of timber frames then you'll want the bigger batteries (and plenty of them) but for DIY or even light trade use two smaller batteries are actually preferable.



Agreed but.... each battery has lifetime which = to x amount of charging cycles. So in theory I will use 3Ah battery longer than you 1.3Ah, and it will serve me ~3x longer than yours, because I will charge it less times than you It's actual manufacturer trick, to get more money on new batteries, which you will buy soon that's why I am looking for 2x3Ah
Edited by: "Anthonis" 12th Oct 2013

mentalist

Yeah, me too!



sorry 2 year old was loose on the computer, didn't even realise he had done anything lol

To add to this, you get £3 off the 101 piece accessory kit if you buy it at the same time:

diy.com/nav…451

Doesn't say it online or in store but it comes up with the discount at the till. I know because I just bought them!

Good work, heat added, bought the cheaper one myself, charge time not an issue for me!

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but other than the 30-minute charge as opposed to the 1-hour charge, are there any differences between the BHP453SHE and the HP457D models?? (ie. both have variable speeds etc)

Is this deal in store only ?

Is this a hammer drill?

stevep94

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but other than the 30-minute charge as … Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but other than the 30-minute charge as opposed to the 1-hour charge, are there any differences between the BHP453SHE and the HP457D models?? (ie. both have variable speeds etc)



In terms of pure functionality probably not much, but as previously stated the cheaper model appears to be a B&Q-only special which uses unique batteries/charger which are unlikely to be supported for as long nor ever as widely available.

Added to this is the fact that the drills may also be built to their price point. The BHP453 is sold for trade use and so can be expected to last, not so sure about the HP457 model.

That said, Makita seem to be offering the same 3 year warranty with it (although it's not on their website, and neither is the charger) so maybe it's built to the same kind of spec.

If there was £50+ between them and you were only interested in a drill for occasional DIY use then the cheaper one would probably be a good buy.

As it is, with less than £20 between them I know which I'd go for.

Complete rubbish. Probably B&Q own brand. overpriced. Get a black and decker can't go wrong.

juux

In terms of pure functionality probably not much, but as previously … In terms of pure functionality probably not much, but as previously stated the cheaper model appears to be a B&Q-only special which uses unique batteries/charger which are unlikely to be supported for as long nor ever as widely available.Added to this is the fact that the drills may also be built to their price point. The BHP453 is sold for trade use and so can be expected to last, not so sure about the HP457 model.That said, Makita seem to be offering the same 3 year warranty with it (although it's not on their website, and neither is the charger) so maybe it's built to the same kind of spec.If there was £50+ between them and you were only interested in a drill for occasional DIY use then the cheaper one would probably be a good buy.As it is, with less than £20 between them I know which I'd go for.



It's not a B&Q only special it can be bought elsewhere, and its on this Makita website, it's just a new model built to a budget price and possibly not quite as good ( slower charger non standard batts, no hard case etc.) as the trade rated lxt model with the 30min charger

makitavn.com/en/…dwe
Edited by: "toaster" 15th Oct 2013

toaster

It's not a B&Q only special it can be bought elsewhere, and its on this … It's not a B&Q only special it can be bought elsewhere, and its on this Makita website, it's just a new model built to a budget price and possibly not quite as good ( slower charger non standard batts, no hard case etc.) as the trade rated lxt model with the 30min chargerhttp://makitavn.com/en/product/cordless-tools/cordless-hammer-driver-drill-hp457dwe



That may be a Makita website but it's the Makita Vietnam website

The HP457 doesn't currently appear on the UK website, nor can I see it on the list of items that can be registered for extended warranty.

Not saying it's dodgy in any way - probably a Makita-sanctioned grey import or very recent addition to the UK range - but it pays to be aware.

I notice the BHP453 is back up to £130 now anyway.

Edit: Found this service document on Makita's Dutch website, seems to be designed to be fully serviceable which is good. It does clearly state that this new model is made "to provide cost-competitive advantage to Makita brand cordless tools" confirming it is built down to a lower price.

makita.nl/ima…pdf
Edited by: "juux" 15th Oct 2013

back at full price on the website.

milko

Complete rubbish. Probably B&Q own brand. overpriced. Get a black and … Complete rubbish. Probably B&Q own brand. overpriced. Get a black and decker can't go wrong.



Can't work out if this is a troll or being serious X)
Edited by: "jay1" 29th Nov 2013

Oh Makita you will never know, anything about my home
I'll never know how good it feels to hold you
Makita, I need you so


Good enough for Sir Elton, good enough for me.
Edited by: "badgerman2" 29th Nov 2013

milko

Complete rubbish. Probably B&Q own brand. overpriced. Get a black and … Complete rubbish. Probably B&Q own brand. overpriced. Get a black and decker can't go wrong.

are you serious. You know nothing about drill black and deckers are absolute **** these days, more like a toy. These have metal gears and the b&d's have plastic gears!

stevep94

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but other than the 30-minute charge as … Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but other than the 30-minute charge as opposed to the 1-hour charge, are there any differences between the BHP453SHE and the HP457D models?? (ie. both have variable speeds etc)



HP457D is the lower size battery 1.1Ah
BHP453SHE is 1.3Ah

badgerman2

Oh Makita you will never know, anything about my home I'll never know how … Oh Makita you will never know, anything about my home I'll never know how good it feels to hold you Makita, I need you soGood enough for Sir Elton, good enough for me.


No, his song was about a former druggie girl turned assassin, not a drill?

jay1

Can't work out if this is a troll or being serious X)


it's so bad it must be good!

mentalist

Yeah, me too!



He's probably on that wine already he got cheap from Tesco!

great deal - thanks for posting

Fantastic drill, you also get a Makita drill bit set with 15% off if you buy them together. Had another Makita combi drill for 7 years and still going strong.

Would highly recommend !

Can u fit 3ah batteries into this particular model
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