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Makita DGA454ZJ1 115 mm 18 V Angle Grinder Brushless with Makpac Case (BODY ONLY) - £92 @ Amazon
Makita DGA454ZJ1 115 mm 18 V Angle Grinder Brushless with Makpac Case (BODY ONLY) - £92 @ Amazon

Makita DGA454ZJ1 115 mm 18 V Angle Grinder Brushless with Makpac Case (BODY ONLY) - £92 @ Amazon

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Best price ever for this brushless cordless angle grinder with case. ~Down from £143, but usually around £110.

It you flubit it, it comes out at £83.72, which is not much more than the non-brushless version without a case.

The case and insert alone would cost about £30

Yes, you will need a battery and charger, and I fully expect it to go cold for that reason

Posting for those in the know who already have the required bits.

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Makpac, isn't he from cbeebies?

Given that this includes the case, this is a great price. Had the "body only" version on my wishlist for a while, for a little more than this. It's the brushless version too, so think I'm definitely going to get this now.

Heat from me. Thanks for the find.

EDIT: Just bought. Not in stock (from Amazon), and estimated delivery is: 4 Nov. 2016 - 11 Dec. 2016. No rush anyway, and they usually deliver much quicker than that, so happy to wait. Thanks again.
Edited by: "bandwidthbob" 14th Oct 2016

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bandwidthbob

Given that this includes the case, this is a great price. Had the "body … Given that this includes the case, this is a great price. Had the "body only" version on my wishlist for a while, for a little more than this. It's the brushless version too, so think I'm definitely going to get this now.Heat from me. Thanks for the find.EDIT: Just bought. Not in stock (from Amazon), and estimated delivery is: 4 Nov. 2016 - 11 Dec. 2016. No rush anyway, and they usually deliver much quicker than that, so happy to wait. Thanks again.




Pleased it helped someone! they had 18 in stock when I first saw it, so clearly we are not the only ones that thing this is a good price

Nice you can still back order it - as you say it never seems to take as long as they quote to deliver so still worth bagging if you want one for the long run.



Edited by: "MrJed" 14th Oct 2016

bought one as soon as i seen your post (thank you) i knew at this price it will not last long

I missed it

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sesto87

I missed it


Looks at the other sellers - it's still there!

Thanks OP, I got one too.

Does anyone have any cheap links to the 5A battery? I've got the fan cooled charger (and two 3A batteries) already.

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Or ... are the 3rd party batteries any good? Worth buying instead?

eru69err

Looks at the other sellers - it's still there!Thanks OP, I got one too. … Looks at the other sellers - it's still there!Thanks OP, I got one too. Does anyone have any cheap links to the 5A battery? I've got the fan cooled charger (and two 3A batteries) already.


I've opted not to go for any 5Ah batteries. From what I've seen, price per Ah is equal across the range, so I've personally opted for more 3Ah batteries, so when one dies, I've got more spare, rather than a short supply of larger capacity batteries, if that makes sense. From what I've seen, it's about £15 per Ah, or thereabout. Just grabbed another 3Ah battery yesterday for £42.

£140 now sad times

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bandwidthbob

I've opted not to go for any 5Ah batteries. From what I've seen, price … I've opted not to go for any 5Ah batteries. From what I've seen, price per Ah is equal across the range, so I've personally opted for more 3Ah batteries, so when one dies, I've got more spare, rather than a short supply of larger capacity batteries, if that makes sense. From what I've seen, it's about £15 per Ah, or thereabout. Just grabbed another 3Ah battery yesterday for £42.


I hear what you're saying, but I've got the SDS drill too and the 3Ah batteries don't really cut it. For example I got about 5-7 holes in house masonry.

Does this take the 4Ah and 5Ah?

Edited by: "eru69err" 14th Oct 2016

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sesto87

I missed it


autorob

£140 now sad times


Try this:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…new

eru69err

I hear what you're saying, but I've got the SDS drill too and the 3Ah … I hear what you're saying, but I've got the SDS drill too and the 3Ah batteries don't really cut it. For example I got about 5-7 holes in house masonry. Does this take the 4Ah and 5Ah?



Also hear what you're saying. My thoughts were, by the time I'm on the 20th hole (job dependent), my 10 minute charger will have the next battery ready for me.

I believe all the latest LXT range use the same batteries, so you should be ok (if that was aimed at me).

eru69err

Or ... are the 3rd party batteries any good? Worth buying instead?


From what I've read, they aren't, but as they say, you get what you pay for. I personally wouldn't, but that's just me.

eru69err

Or ... are the 3rd party batteries any good? Worth buying instead?



I've got one has been ok, so far..... about 9 months irregular use

absolute bargain for brushless. wish the jigsaw would go for that price! I bought a 4amp and use it in my sds and planer and there is a significant improvement in performance.

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cbrown1979

.... wish the jigsaw would go for that price!

I'm after that too!

eru69err

I hear what you're saying, but I've got the SDS drill too and the 3Ah … I hear what you're saying, but I've got the SDS drill too and the 3Ah batteries don't really cut it. For example I got about 5-7 holes in house masonry. Does this take the 4Ah and 5Ah?



​You can now buy 6ah batteries. I bought one the other day and goes on for ever !!! when you consider how long it will last (as it's covered by minimum charge warranty) it's worth every penny.

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Interesting comments on the batteries... I only have 3ah batteries but about 10 tools. My sds+ drill is the only one that's not really happy with 3Ah - just a few holes as mentioned from one 3 Ah battery.

The rest (impact, mini recip, sander, combi, hedge trimmer, strimmer, vac, radio, torch) all run fine on 3ah and unless you are hammering them 2ah to be honest...

We will see on the angle grinder - as it's brushless, so less power consumption, I'm hoping it will fit in with the rest and not mega thirsty like the sds...





Edited by: "MrJed" 14th Oct 2016

fastfix.co.uk/mak…tml

£99 here with free next day delivery and it's in stock. Have ordered from this company myself other day. No issues. Also reasonably cheap prices.
Edited by: "thespud01" 15th Oct 2016

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thespud01

http://www.fastfix.co.uk/makita/Makita-DGA454Z-18v-LXT-Brushless-115mm-Angle-Grinder-Body-Only.html£99 here with free next day delivery and it's in stock. Have ordered from this company myself other day. No issues. Also reasonably cheap prices.



"Add a MakPac Carry Case and Inlay for £19.95"

so no, it's not

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cbrown1979

...wish the jigsaw would go for that price!


Don't know if I'm getting sucked in by the marketing of cordless stuff, but I've just moved in a new house and have a garden /shed for the first time....

Although I have no idea of the difference between them, I've found two cheapish Jigsaws so far:
Makita DJV180Z £130
Makita BJV180Z £130

Also does anyone if the £150 battery 'mower' any good? I need a mower for a 10m2 garden...
fastfix.co.uk/mak…tml

I'm also looking at the cordless hedge trimmers.... Meh...

eru69err

Don't know if I'm getting sucked in by the marketing of cordless stuff, … Don't know if I'm getting sucked in by the marketing of cordless stuff, but I've just moved in a new house and have a garden /shed for the first time....Although I have no idea of the difference between them, I've found two cheapish Jigsaws so far:Makita DJV180Z £130Makita BJV180Z £130Also does anyone if the £150 battery 'mower' any good? I need a mower for a 10m2 garden...http://www.fastfix.co.uk/makita/Makita-DLM380Z-Twin-18v-LXT-Lawn-Mower-Body-Only.htmlI'm also looking at the cordless hedge trimmers.... Meh...


I believe the "D" models are the current line-up and replace the earlier "B" models. Found this: "The difference is that "D" models have more battery protection circuitry built-in so that it is (allegedly) impossible to draw too much current and cook the battery." So probably worth going for the "D" model.

That said, I grabbed a circular saw last week, and opted for the previous model (same price), because the latest model had removed the vacuum part for extracting the dust, and had removed the light (silly little things, I know, but you're getting more for your money with some models).

Can't comment on the mower, but will be in the market soon for a lightweight battery powered mower, as a spare only. If you do decide to get it, I'd be interested in performance, and quality of the cut.

EDIT: To reply to your comment about being sucked in by the cordless technology -- these battery powered tools are very, very good. The technology in them has come a long way (even just the change to brushless has made a huge difference). Weight of battery, Lithium-ion, quicker charge times, with no issues when charging batteries that are not fully discharged. These tools are relatively like for like against corded versions. There will always be exceptions, when a good hammer drill is needed, although a few of the cordless versions have decent hammer functionality built in, and there are also decent impact drivers available too. Hope that helps in some way (my rambling, that is)
Edited by: "bandwidthbob" 15th Oct 2016

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I am rating the hedge trimmer a lot, but I suspect it depends what you want to cut. It's not as powerful as my previous corded cutter, I can tell much, however it doesn't struggle with anything I need to cut so its great for me! Exactly the same story with the strimmer to be honest.

I also would like the lawnmower and I expect will go for it next year. I've got the double charger now in the garage, which I expect will very handy if not essential for this. I kept the single charger in the utility so have 3 charging options at one time. The double charger is great as I'm always using more than one tool at a time - usually something with the blower so there is always 2 bats to charge when finished. Plus the radio is always on

I've been well sucked in, but once you have the batteries and charger, the stuff is not so expensive. Got the fan to dry the floor after moping and use in the summer. (German import for €33) Was amazing also while BBQing and right in the middle of the dancefloor at a summer party

Love the phone charger too - 2 x 2.1 amps, so a fast charge sat right on the sofa. The key with this is you can recharge it in 20 mins, not overnight like other USB battery packs. It is massive though unless you have a 2.0Ah bat
Edited by: "MrJed" 15th Oct 2016

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£113.00 now.

Brought this on Saturday using flubit got it for £83.25 with a company called Fireworks Merchant Limited. But they cancelled my order on Monday. Not happy at all. Especially as the price has now gone back up. Should have just got it direct from amazon

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bishop6669

Brought this on Saturday using flubit got it for £83.25 with a company … Brought this on Saturday using flubit got it for £83.25 with a company called Fireworks Merchant Limited. But they cancelled my order on Monday. Not happy at all. Especially as the price has now gone back up. Should have just got it direct from amazon


I'm afraid that's normal with Flubit...

And isn't Fireworks Merchant Limited owned by Flubit?

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I'm also still waiting for this via flubit, also via Fireworks Merchant Limited. They have not cancelled my order though and have charged me so I remain hopeful.

Most of the flubit purchases I have made have come from Fireworks Merchant Limited - you end up getting a gift from amazon. Seem flubit have a relationship with amazon where they can get the discount and have the product shipped.

Also wishing I had just gone for £92 from amazon direct, although this technique has always worked for me in the past

When did u order it Mr Jed. I brought mine on sat at bout 3-4pm. Then they cancelled it on Monday morning 9am 
Edited by: "bishop6669" 19th Oct 2016

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I ordered mine on the friday via flubit, and the order was 'confirmed' shortly after. They then emailed me to say there was a delivery delay and yesterday I got an email saying it had been dispatched... I'm waiting now to see if it shows up, fingers crossed

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Just landed - so flubit did deliver to me for £83! Very nice price indeed
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