Makita BHP458RFE High Torque (88Nm) 18V, 2 x 3Ah Li-Ion Batts, charger, toolbag, UKTOOLMART via Amazon, £179.00
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Makita BHP458RFE High Torque (88Nm) 18V, 2 x 3Ah Li-Ion Batts, charger, toolbag, UKTOOLMART via Amazon, £179.00

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Found 23rd Dec 2013
Makita BHP458RFE high torque (88nm) combi drill - higher torque than many of the usual drills that appear on here. EDIT: £179.00 from UKtoolMart as 'other sellers'
Lowest price according to CamelCamelCamel

- 2 x 3Ah li-ion batteries
- Battery charger
- Tool Bag
- Battery Type : Lithium-ion
- Charging Time : 22min
- Voltage : 18V
- Max. in masonry : 16 mm
- Max. in steel : 13mm
- Max. in wood : 65mm
- Blows per Minute : 0-30000/6000 bpm
- No Load Speed : No Load Speed
- Max Torque S/H : 44 / 88 Nm
- Torque Settings : 21 + drill

67 Comments

Original Poster

I recently got this drill with 1 x 3amp battery and charger (no case) for £115 but that deal is now £136 so this deal which includes a tool bag (not rigid case) seems a good deal for this high torque version drill.

I tried the drill out the other day and the higher torque motor (compared to my Makita 8396 drill) ate the concrete blocks I was drilling into.

Seems like the lowest price (for this particular deal) uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Mak…BFI
Edited by: "spannerzone" 23rd Dec 2013

Original Poster

If you only want 1 x 3Ah battery/charger/drill then this is the what I got (although it's gone up a bit)

Great price - basically one of the batteries is free compared to other web discounters

Original Poster

D'oh!!

I've just noted it's even cheaper at £179 via the 'other sellers' and choosing UKtoolMart - that's the supplier I got mine from and had no issues.
I've edited the original post accordingly.


Edited by: "spannerzone" 23rd Dec 2013

Having bought the BHP456 some months ago for £150, this is a great deal for a more powerful drill with 2 batteries. You could buy another body only drill/impact driver to use up that second battery and have two very good tools for about £250. Otherwise, not sure 2 batteries are needed for the average DIYer as the 3ah battery lasts for ages, so I think the deal with one battery is potentially better if you have no need for the second battery.

I see it is also available from Amazon themselves for £182.56...might be worth paying the bit extra to buy direct/use up any voucher codes or Amex offer to get £5 off.

Edited by: "jazzyb88" 24th Dec 2013

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jazzyb88

Having bought the BHP456 some months ago for £150, this is a great deal … Having bought the BHP456 some months ago for £150, this is a great deal for a more powerful drill with 2 batteries. You could buy another body only drill/impact driver to use up that second battery and have two very good tools for about £250. Otherwise, not sure 2 batteries are needed for the average DIYer as the 3ah battery lasts for ages, so I think the deal with one battery is potentially better if you have no need for the second battery.I see it is also available from Amazon themselves for £182.56...might be worth paying the bit extra to buy direct/use up any voucher codes or Amex offer to get £5 off.


Yep, maybe the second battery won't be of use to the average DIY'er.

Here is a great comparison of the Makita range by the way:

its.co.uk/blo…uy/

Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for screwdriving? I know this sounds such a stupid question for the humble DIY er like myself, but when you're up a ladder trying to drive in a screw 1 handed its important and despite having a few poor ones in my toolbox I just want someone in the trade please guys to say "I'd recommend this one" so I can treat myself in the new year and throw out some of the crap.

I have just bought the same drill but with the newer 4aH battery and Makita must be selling off all the old 3aH batteries in deals like this to make way for new stock.

The drill is superb a real pro piece of kit and still gets Hot from me at that price.

neilcaldwell

Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for … Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for screwdriving? I know this sounds such a stupid question for the humble DIY er like myself, but when you're up a ladder trying to drive in a screw 1 handed its important and despite having a few poor ones in my toolbox I just want someone in the trade please guys to say "I'd recommend this one" so I can treat myself in the new year and throw out some of the crap.



I'm not in the trade and nor am I trying to plug my own thread, but the Wera bits are generally very well regarded (google them). Here is an offer on Amazon:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wera-7-piece-torsion-screwdriver-extra-hard-tip-set-10-09-amazon-1751283

Know what you mean about having cheap ones that keep slipping/rounding off!
Edited by: "jazzyb88" 26th Dec 2013

Got a Bosch 4ah li-ion drill , 2 batts £220 at Tradepoint. Best drill ive ever used. This a good deal though

neilcaldwell

Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for … Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for screwdriving? I know this sounds such a stupid question for the humble DIY er like myself, but when you're up a ladder trying to drive in a screw 1 handed its important and despite having a few poor ones in my toolbox I just want someone in the trade please guys to say "I'd recommend this one" so I can treat myself in the new year and throw out some of the crap.


Wera are very good as mentioned above. But can be a bit pricey. Have a look at milwaukee shockwave bits. I find them long lasting and reasonably priced too.
I too was looking at wera bits untill someone suggested i try milwaukee shockwave bits. (They are made for use in an impact driver so can stand up to alot of abuse in my experience)

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Batteries have moved on site work to 4 Ah -this is a stonking drill as good as my AEG's ( I love AEG tough n site tested spec - same battery size) and catching up to my 4Ah De Walts.

Buy one just to enjoy the pleasure of owning a man tool.

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Just buying one - i like the short size for tight working spots. Thanx OP. Going through a straight site link tho, so no piggy backing on for profit by others.;)

I am seriously thinking about this drill but unsure if it it worth the extra.

For Christmas my wife bought me the Makita twin pack tool case drill with the red batteries but I really fancy the one in this deal. Can anyone out my mind at rest please?

She said I can take the present back and didn't even pull one of her faces - so it now or never

Please help

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Buy one, trust me,.If the other came from B n Q or the likes - take it back. Otherwise you will never sleep at night.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=Makita+BHP458RFE+18V+16mm+Cordless+Lithium+Ion+Compact+2+Speed+Combi+Drill&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=Makita+BHP458RFE+18V+16mm+Cordless+Lithium+Ion+Compact+2+Speed+Combi+Drill&_sacat=0

Hope this convinces you.

Could be the best xmas deal posted for 2013.

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Still not convinced?

Try this - u can mix n match - 1 ba ttery TO HELP THE COSTS DOWN GIVEN THE SHORT TIME CHARGE U CAN ARGUE A CASE FOR 1 BATTERY ONLY. Careful of what you actually buy in terms of the model though. Good luck.

amazon.co.uk/Mak…PA1

Thanks ...

Gonna plump for the drill with two batteries

Would spend all Christmas wondering if I missed the boat looking at my big drill batteries.

Thanks for your help

I wonder why this one is cheaper than the 456 though? Seems a bit strange how they do their pricing! I think if the single battery one comes down, I would buy that in addition to my 456

Secondly, I'm surprised Makita still sells the Ni-cad ones for around £100.
Edited by: "jazzyb88" 27th Dec 2013

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3 year warranty usually for DIY but check it out.

The warranty period of your Makita tool may be extended to an additional 2 years subject to the following conditions:
Makita Tools that are CE marked and (with the exceptions of Batterie, Battery Chargers, Accessories, Petrol Products, Production Tools and Air Tools and Compressors) purchased on or after 1st July 2012.
The tool is registered by the end user within 30 days of purchase.

Hmmm, sorely tempted, might be time to relegate my old hitachi twin pack, although it's handy to have two drills one for drilling and one for driving. I might go off to check how much the bare drills are for a second one.

If this is in the home improvement category, remember the 6.5% quidco that ends this week (not sure if only works at Amazon themselves or third party too).

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vaugi

Hmmm, sorely tempted, might be time to relegate my old hitachi twin pack, … Hmmm, sorely tempted, might be time to relegate my old hitachi twin pack, although it's handy to have two drills one for drilling and one for driving. I might go off to check how much the bare drills are for a second one.If this is in the home improvement category, remember the 6.5% quidco that ends this week (not sure if only works at Amazon themselves or third party too).



I get the VAT back so am not bothered about quidco. Why you would want 2 drills to drive and combi is a bit kitchen fitter. This drill will knock houses down at 2.3kg and, more importantly 88N torque is stunning. Not for weaklings or, really DIY - it is a serious bit of kit. I lurrrve it. If u want a simple house DIY then you could do a lot worse than the Stanley Fat Max on offer at homebase for under £80. I have one and it is worth every penny - but would not earn its keep on site. Nicely balanced drill with metal chuck n gears .

This drill at this price is a steal - get one.

I'd say I'm in between DIY and Trade... I renovate houses and do most of the work myself so don't do the same tasks day-in-day-out. Anyhow I've bought it. I like the two drills as I can pilot/plug with one and screw with the other saving changing over all the time, so might look for a lower end model that can still take the batteries...bare tools like these tend to be pretty cheap as it's the batteries often cost more (seems you can get the white 456 model for £49).

Having said that I'm using the small makita 10v impact driver all the time at the moment, great even for 5" screws.
Edited by: "vaugi" 27th Dec 2013

neilcaldwell

Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for … Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for screwdriving? I know this sounds such a stupid question for the humble DIY er like myself, but when you're up a ladder trying to drive in a screw 1 handed its important and despite having a few poor ones in my toolbox I just want someone in the trade please guys to say "I'd recommend this one" so I can treat myself in the new year and throw out some of the crap.


As with most things (especially building tools) you get what you pay for, if you only ever screw sub 1 inch screws into softwood then the cheapest ones from a pound shop will suffice. Once you get into larger/longer screws quality counts. As mentioned Wera are good but pricey, so are Milwaukee.

Beware of good make (Bosch, Makita, De Walt) cheap screwdriver sets, these companies have a tendency to sell quality tools but inferior Chinese accessories. Best bet is to go to Screwfix or Toolstop to see the ranges available & buy the best you can justify.

As for this drill, it's a really good deal, I just ordered one, the batteries are worth well over £100 & I'll sell the charger for circa £25, so I get the drill & case for £40-£50, I may well sell my older model drill for £50 plus, so a bargain to me as you can NEVER have too many batteries.

Original Poster

I renovated my last house using a Bosch 18v combi drill (when the green Bosch drills were still pretty good) and then when that wore out I continued with a Makita 8396 drill (the one with 2 x Nicad 1.3ah batts) several years ago and sometimes had to resort to a mains powered drill for the real tough stuff. While that Makita 8396 drill was (and still is) and excellent DIY'ers drill I have to say this new 458 is even better in every respect. I sure wish I'd bought something like the BHP458 back then!

The build quality is instantly noticable as more solid and professional (not just all plastic casing) and it feels damned solid. The removable handle means more stable drilling if required. 22 mins to charge the battery is excellent.

I think for me at least it's the higher torque that I'll find the most useful as drill into masonary quite often.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 27th Dec 2013

Original Poster

Just to remind anyone that only wants 1 battery, there's a great deal for the DHP458, BL1830 3ah battery and charger for £136.99 from the same seller
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-Li-Ion-BHP458Z-Charger-Battery/dp/B00D462BMW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_diy_1

Time travellers will be pleased to note this was a mere £99 a month back and then £115 a few weeks back (I got one at that price, yey!) but even at £136 it's a superb deal I think.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 27th Dec 2013

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Sprinter16

As with most things (especially building tools) you get what you pay for, … As with most things (especially building tools) you get what you pay for, if you only ever screw sub 1 inch screws into softwood then the cheapest ones from a pound shop will suffice. Once you get into larger/longer screws quality counts. As mentioned Wera are good but pricey, so are Milwaukee.Beware of good make (Bosch, Makita, De Walt) cheap screwdriver sets, these companies have a tendency to sell quality tools but inferior Chinese accessories. Best bet is to go to Screwfix or Toolstop to see the ranges available & buy the best you can justify.As for this drill, it's a really good deal, I just ordered one, the batteries are worth well over £100 & I'll sell the charger for circa £25, so I get the drill & case for £40-£50, I may well sell my older model drill for £50 plus, so a bargain to me as you can NEVER have too many batteries.



Tosh!

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spannerzone

Just to remind anyone that only wants 1 battery, there's a great deal for … Just to remind anyone that only wants 1 battery, there's a great deal for the DHP458, BL1830 3ah battery and charger for £136.99 from the same sellerhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-Li-Ion-BHP458Z-Charger-Battery/dp/B00D462BMW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_diy_1Time travellers will be pleased to note this was a mere £99 a month back and then £115 a few weeks back (I got one at that price, yey!) but even at £136 it's a superb deal I think.



Where and when exactly?????

Original Poster

I didn't catch the £99 deal but I got it for £115 couple weeks ago, now it's at £136.99

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/makita-bhp458-combi-drill-battery-charger-115-amazon-1732039

Like I said, it's only really useful for time travellers (there's a few on here that bleat on about deals being cold because an item used to be cheaper)
Edited by: "spannerzone" 27th Dec 2013

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So, it is Tosh - where was the £99 deal?

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spannerzone

I renovated my last house using a Bosch 18v combi drill (when the green … I renovated my last house using a Bosch 18v combi drill (when the green Bosch drills were still pretty good) and then when that wore out I continued with a Makita 8396 drill (the one with 2 x Nicad 1.3ah batts) several years ago and sometimes had to resort to a mains powered drill for the real tough stuff. While that Makita 8396 drill was (and still is) and excellent DIY'ers drill I have to say this new 458 is even better in every respect. I sure wish I'd bought something like the BHP458 back then!The build quality is instantly noticable as more solid and professional (not just all plastic casing) and it feels damned solid. The removable handle means more stable drilling if required. 22 mins to charge the battery is excellent.I think for me at least it's the higher torque that I'll find the most useful as drill into masonary quite often.



You, my friend, would not last until breakfast on site. Do you seriously expect us to believe what you have posted?

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neilcaldwell

Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for … Which magnetic bit holder and bit set would you recommend please for screwdriving? I know this sounds such a stupid question for the humble DIY er like myself, but when you're up a ladder trying to drive in a screw 1 handed its important and despite having a few poor ones in my toolbox I just want someone in the trade please guys to say "I'd recommend this one" so I can treat myself in the new year and throw out some of the crap.



Please do not use a ladder under the circumstances you describe. Get someone who knows what they are doing. One handed use? Please. Diamond/granite drill bits are the way forward not cheap tat! There is no DIY comparison. Sorry.

eggman

Tosh!



A well thought out intellectual reply, full of useful information for the posters enquiry.

Original Poster

eggman

You, my friend, would not last until breakfast on site. Do you seriously … You, my friend, would not last until breakfast on site. Do you seriously expect us to believe what you have posted?



You are one strange fella that's for sure...

Original Poster

eggman

So, it is Tosh - where was the £99 deal?


Insert this into your pipe and smoke it
uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Mak…BMW

would love to use my love2shop vouchers to go towards buying this but it looks like none of the participating companys stock this drill grr

eggman

Please do not use a ladder under the circumstances you describe. Get … Please do not use a ladder under the circumstances you describe. Get someone who knows what they are doing. One handed use? Please. Diamond/granite drill bits are the way forward not cheap tat! There is no DIY comparison. Sorry.



I was merely referring to driving in say a pozi screw whilst up a ladder eg installing an alarm bell box, not using a diamond / granite drill bit. One handed use - yes I'm sure most people drive screws in 1 handed! All I wanted please was a recommendation for a bit holder and good pozidriv bit.

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Where is the £99 deal?
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