Makita Combi Drill 18V - £94.99 delivered
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Makita Combi Drill 18V - £94.99 delivered

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Found 24th Feb 2008
This is my first post so please excuse me if I've done anything wrong.
I've always searched for a good quality cordless drill and I think that this would be the one to go for. I'm an electrician and must tell you that all my colleagues have gone for it. Screwfix are selling big bundles of it. every day.

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B&Q sell for £5 more the same drill but with a big drill peice set aswell.

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Mr Hunter;1626623

B&Q sell for £5 more the same drill but with a big drill peice set aswell.



Maybe Mr Hunter but the only one I could find online was this one for £169.98...
diy.com/diy…rue

Was this the one you ment? Or you're talking about a deal available in-store? If so, I'd have to give you credit for it as long as you could bring up a little proof (web article or reminder link). Anyway, please support your claim with something and we'll be greatfull for it. Thanks.

I remember picking up a very similar drill (18V) with a huge drill peice set for less than £50 at Argos. Still going strong now several years later.
Screwfix arent known for good prices...

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This is a better deal
screwfix.com/pro…691

12v is ample for wood, metal screw fixing for the average DIY.

Unless you are looking at serious money the mains SDS hammer drill is miles better than any cordless.

gabriel;1626669

This is my first post so please excuse me if I've done anything … This is my first post so please excuse me if I've done anything wrong.......................Anyway, please support your claim with something and we'll be greatfull for it. Thanks.



:giggle:

I bought this very drill from screwfix direct about 5 months ago and its worth every penny. Trust me the cheaper less known brands are exactly that, cheap rubbish! I've voted it hot because as you say, B&Q are selling exactly the same one for nearly £170, but Screwfix have had these for just under a £100 for a good while now. Try and locate yoiurself a flyer wich gives new customers 10% off, which will bag you another £9.50 off like I did, making it an een better deal at £85.50!

am sure these were £85 in the screwfix branch at gillingham..Thought about it, but my 9.6v makita is still going strong.
please dont compare your "toysrus" drill you got from argos/b+q with the likes of a makita.

Makita are for professional use and you get what you pay for with the cheap rubbish..This is a hot deal..

Better then posting a can of beans with a 5p saving like lots on here do..:roll:

gabriel;1626669

Maybe Mr Hunter but the only one I could find online was this one for … Maybe Mr Hunter but the only one I could find online was this one for £169.98...http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9286395&fh_view_size=6&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=makita+18v&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=1203862586300&isSearch=trueWas this the one you ment? Or you're talking about a deal available in-store? If so, I'd have to give you credit for it as long as you could bring up a little proof (web article or reminder link). Anyway, please support your claim with something and we'll be greatfull for it. Thanks.




Seen it in store at my local b&Q

also posted here hotukdeals.com/ite…nl/

gabriel;1626669

Maybe Mr Hunter but the only one I could find online was this one for … Maybe Mr Hunter but the only one I could find online was this one for £169.98...http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9286395&fh_view_size=6&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=makita+18v&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=1203862586300&isSearch=trueWas this the one you ment? Or you're talking about a deal available in-store? If so, I'd have to give you credit for it as long as you could bring up a little proof (web article or reminder link). Anyway, please support your claim with something and we'll be greatfull for it. Thanks.




Seen it in store at my local b&Q

also posted here hotukdeals.com/ite…nl/

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I still don't quite understand why someone would choose this drill over the Dewalt combo pack.

The 18v Makita just will not cut the mustard when it comes to drilling into masonary. That is not a swipe at Makita, nor is it a Dewalt v Makita arguement.

Quite simply the Makita drill is fine for metal, wood and screw work, but then so is the Dewalt (can anyone tell me what job the 18v Makita could do that the12v Dewalt could not).


Now when it comes to masonary ( I want to drill throgh a skirting board from one room to another), there is no way on this planet this 18v Makita will be up to the task.

The SDS Dewalt on the other hand has hammer and hammer/chisel mode. You can alos but Agur bits for wood with the SDS fittment.

I am prepared to be shot down in flames on this issue as I am no more than a basic level DIY'er, but surely 2 drills instead of 1 is better. The 12v Dewalt will do all the the 18V can do to wood or metal.. When it comes to concrete the Makita will fail to be of use in certain circumstances.

Lyrrad;1634035

The 18v Makita just will not cut the mustard when it comes to drilling … The 18v Makita just will not cut the mustard when it comes to drilling into masonary. That is not a swipe at Makita, nor is it a Dewalt v Makita arguement.Quite simply the Makita drill is fine for metal, wood and screw work, but then so is the Dewalt (can anyone tell me what job the 18v Makita could do that the12v Dewalt could not).Now when it comes to masonary ( I want to drill throgh a skirting board from one room to another), there is no way on this planet this 18v Makita will be up to the task.



An 18v combi Makita is far superior to a 12v Dewalt :thinking:

It has more than twice the torque and a 13mm chuck.
Can drill 13mm metal or masonry and 35mm wood, do skirting boards all day.
It's ideal for heavy work in a house or on site, especially when there's no mains supply.

The Dewalt package is excellent though :thumbsup:

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owlass;1635515

An 18v combi Makita is far superior to a 12v Dewalt :thinking:It has more … An 18v combi Makita is far superior to a 12v Dewalt :thinking:It has more than twice the torque and a 13mm chuck.Can drill 13mm metal or masonry and 35mm wood, do skirting boards all day.It's ideal for heavy work in a house or on site, especially when there's no mains supply.The Dewalt package is excellent though :thumbsup:



Thanks for that, I'm always prepared to live and learn.

A couple of questions I would like to ask.

What advantage does a 13mm chuck give over the chuck size of the Dewalt?
Do you know what the torque comparison is between the 18v Makita and the mains Dewalt?

Also am I right in thinking that a SDS drill in masonry could/should help drill a clean hole. I for one find that masonry tends to disintergrate around the drill bit if not extremely careful. It's just what I've been told the SDS can/should overcome

Please note I have never used SDS drill, and I am sure technique does play a part. I'm just curious to exactly what SDS does offer.

A 13mm chuck allows for larger shanked bits and increases torque.

The 18v Makita has about 40nm torque, 12v Dewalt about 20nm but not sure about SDS but will be around 30nm.

Only use SDS for drilling hard masonry, you'll end up with a hole the size of the Mersey tunnel in softer material.
Drilling clean holes is down to decent bits, you can pilot drill first with a bit 2mm smaller than needed.

3 x 1.3Ah Ni-Cd Batteries

Bargain price tbh! Usually you only get 2 batteries, will getting me one of these on payday

Lyrrad;1634035

I still don't quite understand why someone would choose this drill over … I still don't quite understand why someone would choose this drill over the Dewalt combo pack.The 18v Makita just will not cut the mustard when it comes to drilling into masonary. That is not a swipe at Makita, nor is it a Dewalt v Makita arguement.Quite simply the Makita drill is fine for metal, wood and screw work, but then so is the Dewalt (can anyone tell me what job the 18v Makita could do that the12v Dewalt could not).Now when it comes to masonary ( I want to drill throgh a skirting board from one room to another), there is no way on this planet this 18v Makita will be up to the task.The SDS Dewalt on the other hand has hammer and hammer/chisel mode. You can alos but Agur bits for wood with the SDS fittment.I am prepared to be shot down in flames on this issue as I am no more than a basic level DIY'er, but surely 2 drills instead of 1 is better. The 12v Dewalt will do all the the 18V can do to wood or metal.. When it comes to concrete the Makita will fail to be of use in certain circumstances.



Have I missed something? Where's the offer on the DeWalt combo ??

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PAULFLETCHER;1642483

Have I missed something? Where's the offer on the DeWalt combo ??



screwfix.com/pro…691
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