Makita Cordless 18V 1.3Ah Li-Ion Combi Drill 2 Batteries HP457DWEX2 - £85 (was £100) @ B&Q
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Makita Cordless 18V 1.3Ah Li-Ion Combi Drill 2 Batteries HP457DWEX2 - £85 (was £100) @ B&Q

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Edited by:"MusicInMe"Found 6th Nov
This offer ends Thursday 9th November.


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Bought Titan Combi Drill from Screwfix but exchanged for this one (only £30 difference). It is brilliant! Feature packed at a fantastic price.

Product Information
  • Comes with - 2x 1.3Ah 18V Li-Ion batteries & battery charger
  • No load speed: 1400 rpm
  • Torque settings: 16
  • 3 drill functions; Drill, hammer drill & driver
  • 2 speed variable speed gearbox

Features and Benefits

  • The 18V batteries supplied are unique to this tool
  • Li-ion batteries mean less weight & great energy storage when not in use
  • Ergonomically designed for comfort during use
  • 13mm keyless chuck for easy bit changing
  • Li-ion batteries supplied can be part charged due to no memory effec

15 Comments

Wow 1.3 AH , that will put all of 10 screws in .
This day and age the the minimum battery should be 3 AH . I am a tradesman and all my battery’s are 5AH to 6AH . 1.3 AH is like going back 12 years ago .

It's cold, as these are simply tat. It's literally one of the worlds best Tool manufacturers making toys. Honestly use this then try a "genuine" tradesman lxt makita drill and you will see what I mean. This is ok for a bit of ikea furniture but spend the extra £20-30 and get a quality lxt drill if you intend to use as anything more than a screwdriver.

"Features and Benefits

  • The 18V batteries supplied are unique to this tool"

...That is the polar opposite of a benefit surely? Exclusivity is not something you want in a battery. Numpties

yes saw yesterday and noted the batteries aren't LXT compatible. That said, this is a consumer item. It's in B&Q.

Mp260920 m ago

It's cold, as these are simply tat. It's literally one of the worlds best …It's cold, as these are simply tat. It's literally one of the worlds best Tool manufacturers making toys. Honestly use this then try a "genuine" tradesman lxt makita drill and you will see what I mean. This is ok for a bit of ikea furniture but spend the extra £20-30 and get a quality lxt drill if you intend to use as anything more than a screwdriver.


That's a bit extreme - absolutely fine for home DIY - I use Ryobi and have been fine with their stuff for over 5 years. I wouldn't buy this because the batteries are for these drills only, and I have a big selection of Ryboi One+ tools. Happy with it, but agree it wouldn't last if I was in the trade. I've done a LOT more than just screwing furniture together.

Sid.Harper38 m ago

That's a bit extreme - absolutely fine for home DIY - I use Ryobi and have …That's a bit extreme - absolutely fine for home DIY - I use Ryobi and have been fine with their stuff for over 5 years. I wouldn't buy this because the batteries are for these drills only, and I have a big selection of Ryboi One+ tools. Happy with it, but agree it wouldn't last if I was in the trade. I've done a LOT more than just screwing furniture together.



Think he's being sarky, there up there with DeWalt and Bosche. Remember using a Makita two decades ago less capacity than this and put up a metal shed with many dozens of screws to tighten , on 1 charge, for a neighbour.

Original Poster

morrig54 m ago

Think he's being sarky, there up there with DeWalt and Bosche. Remember …Think he's being sarky, there up there with DeWalt and Bosche. Remember using a Makita two decades ago less capacity than this and put up a metal shed with many dozens of screws to tighten , on 1 charge, for a neighbour.

I'm not professional DIY guy, so all the things they're saying about capacity of the batteries actually doesn't means much. I used to use Black&decker untill it stopped charging after few years and never had any problems with it. Unless you are heavy DIYer or professional, this will enough. Don't think I will have to replace both batteries in the next few years.

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MusicInMe1 h, 11 m ago

I'm not professional DIY guy, so all the things they're saying about …I'm not professional DIY guy, so all the things they're saying about capacity of the batteries actually doesn't means much. I used to use Black&decker untill it stopped charging after few years and never had any problems with it. Unless you are heavy DIYer or professional, this will enough. Don't think I will have to replace both batteries in the next few years.


It may be enough but it's quite expensive compared to other amateur DIY standard drills, so just trading on the Makita name really. And I say that as an amateur.

Cold should be bigger batteries.

jazzuk77714 h, 26 m ago

It It may be enough but it's quite expensive compared to other amateur …It It may be enough but it's quite expensive compared to other amateur DIY standard drills, so just trading on the Makita name really. And I say that as an amateur.


Yes it's the brand they're trading on and it cheapens it, and may make those not in the know feel cheated when they find out. I agree. They should do what Bosch do and make the difference between DIY and professional ranges obvious - Bosch blue is the serious kit, Green the home stuff.

yozzman12346th Nov

Wow 1.3 AH , that will put all of 10 screws in . This day and age the the …Wow 1.3 AH , that will put all of 10 screws in . This day and age the the minimum battery should be 3 AH . I am a tradesman and all my battery’s are 5AH to 6AH . 1.3 AH is like going back 12 years ago .


Hence the price

Original Poster

Thanks guys, following all the helpful info in your comments Makita went back to store.
At least learned something new.

yozzman12346th Nov

Wow 1.3 AH , that will put all of 10 screws in . This day and age the the …Wow 1.3 AH , that will put all of 10 screws in . This day and age the the minimum battery should be 3 AH . I am a tradesman and all my battery’s are 5AH to 6AH . 1.3 AH is like going back 12 years ago .


If you’re in the trade, then you’ll know that these are aimed at occasional DIY use; and for such use, 2 1.3ah batteries will likely suffice the intended consumer.

I’m a professional photographer - that doesn’t mean that you need to spend what I spend on camera equipment. You’re a tradesman - that doesn’t mean that the average weekend warrior needs to spend what you spend on power tools.

Also, it appears that you don’t know a lot about Li Ion batteries. They need to be used and charged regularly, or they fail faster. If the average DIYer had a 3ah battery instead of a 1.3/1.5ah battery, would they charge it more or less often?

Answer: they would charge it much less often, which would likely cause the battery to fail sooner due to lack of use. In this situation, 2 1.3ah batteries would be best.

FWIW, I wouldn’t buy this kit, and instead spend the extra on my Bosch blue. But my tools get more use than the average DIYer.

o3mar9 h, 26 m ago

If you’re in the trade, then you’ll know that these are aimed at occ …If you’re in the trade, then you’ll know that these are aimed at occasional DIY use; and for such use, 2 1.3ah batteries will likely suffice the intended consumer. I’m a professional photographer - that doesn’t mean that you need to spend what I spend on camera equipment. You’re a tradesman - that doesn’t mean that the average weekend warrior needs to spend what you spend on power tools. Also, it appears that you don’t know a lot about Li Ion batteries. They need to be used and charged regularly, or they fail faster. If the average DIYer had a 3ah battery instead of a 1.3/1.5ah battery, would they charge it more or less often? Answer: they would charge it much less often, which would likely cause the battery to fail sooner due to lack of use. In this situation, 2 1.3ah batteries would be best. FWIW, I wouldn’t buy this kit, and instead spend the extra on my Bosch blue. But my tools get more use than the average DIYer.


You're missing the point that these batteries are not only 1.3ah, but they are unique to the drill, so will be near impossible to buy a replacement for, or use as a common platform for other bare bones tools.

jazzuk77712 h, 51 m ago

You're missing the point that these batteries are not only 1.3ah, but they …You're missing the point that these batteries are not only 1.3ah, but they are unique to the drill, so will be near impossible to buy a replacement for, or use as a common platform for other bare bones tools.



Whilst what you’re saying about the batteries’ compatibility is correct (another reason why I wouldn’t buy this kit), you are mistaken about me missing any point.

The comment I responded to made absolutely no point about compatibility; rather, it was about the adequacy of the battery capacity. I addressed the erroneous comment about battery capacity.

Erroneous comments about battery capacity given by a tradesman, may misguide the general public who may trust his mistaken advice, for correct knowledge. I was merely correcting his errors with facts.

It appears that you, my friend, have missed the point.
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