Makita DHP459SF 18v Brushless Combi Drill (1 x 3ah) (665661) - £119.99 @ ITS
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Makita DHP459SF 18v Brushless Combi Drill (1 x 3ah) (665661) - £119.99 @ ITS

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Posted 8th Jun
Looks a far better bet than the Makita G series that you usually see for around £99. 1 decent battery included and brushless technology that seems to be the lastest hype. Comments welcome if this is no good but looks a ok deal from its.co.uk. Cheers

Model Number: DHP459SF
Barcode: 5055284454778
Key Features
Fully Brushless Motor
Only 1.7Kg
Max. Torque: 45Nm
16 Torque Settings + Drill + Hammer Drill
0-400/0-1500 No Load Speed
This DHP459SF 18V Lithium-ion 2 speed cordless hammer drill/driver is one of Makita's workhorses that features their famous brushless motor technology.

No friction is generated with a brushless motor which provides a higher energy transfer while using lower amperage . This means better heat heat reduction and increased trigger time on a single battery charge.

The DHP459SF 18V Lithium-ion 2 speed cordless hammer drill/driver features high operation efficiency with 45Nm max torque with 16 position adjustable torque control for uniform results and optimized precision. The metal gearbox has 2 speed/variable speed settings including reverse and hammer action with a 13mm keyless heavy duty chuck, drilling up to 13mm into masonry, 13mm into steel and 38mm into wood providing up to 1'500rpm and 22'500bpm, making it ideal for use in a variety of materials.

It also has twin LED job light with Afterglow for use in low visibility applications together with a conveniently located push button for forward and reverse.

The well balanced, extra lightweight 1.7kg design of the DHP459 makes transportation around the worksite easy without compromising on power, whilst the ergonomic soft grip handle provides maximum user comfort reducing fatigue on prolonged use and providing greater tool control.

What's In The Box?
1 x DHP459 Brushless Combi Drill

1 x 3.0Ah Battery

1 x 45 Minute Charger

1 x Carry Case

ITS Expert Says
Makita combi drills are legendary for their reliability and now even more so with the introduction of the brushless motor. If you're looking for an all round workhorse, you've found it.
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Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all the brushless tools have decent torque - this one is max 45nm vs say the brushed DHP458Z with 88nm. Almost double the torque makes for a substantially more effective drill. That said, this isn’t a bad deal at all, especially for £99 given that it includes a battery worth 45-50, case, charger etc, and the drill of course.
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Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all the brushless tools have decent torque - this one is max 45nm vs say the brushed DHP458Z with 88nm. Almost double the torque makes for a substantially more effective drill. That said, this isn’t a bad deal at all, especially for £99 given that it includes a battery worth 45-50, case, charger etc, and the drill of course.
Price is ok but let down imo by that torque figure of 45Nm ( max )
You can get better for less but not the Makita brand.
Also in case anybody is thinking of buying this and adding additional tools at a later date it’s worth thinking about how much you are prepared to spend on bare tools - as the batteries aren’t interchangeable with other brands so it’s worth looking at makita so bare tool range ( which is good ) and checking out the prices.

Heat added though OP
PennyTrader08/06/2019 08:33

Price is ok but let down imo by that torque figure of 45Nm ( max ) You can …Price is ok but let down imo by that torque figure of 45Nm ( max ) You can get better for less but not the Makita brand.Also in case anybody is thinking of buying this and adding additional tools at a later date it’s worth thinking about how much you are prepared to spend on bare tools - as the batteries aren’t interchangeable with other brands so it’s worth looking at makita so bare tool range ( which is good ) and checking out the prices. Heat added though OP


Oh dear, so this is actually no better than the G series stuff if the batteries aren't interchangeable? That's why it's cheap! Yes buyers definitely be aware of this. Thanks for posting Penny Trader, I didn't think Makita did this outside of the G series stuff especially with it being a newer brushless model. Even the included battery looked to be the interchangeable type but re-looking it doesn't say LXT. Heat added to your comment Lol!
Simes12308/06/2019 07:45

Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all t …Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all the brushless tools have decent torque - this one is max 45nm vs say the brushed DHP458Z with 88nm. Almost double the torque makes for a substantially more effective drill. That said, this isn’t a bad deal at all, especially for £99 given that it includes a battery worth 45-50, case, charger etc, and the drill of course.


Good point Simee123, what benefits are there then or is it just hype? I'm still running the very old 8391d with 18v ni-cad batteries. Powerwise would this be no better? Thanks 🏼
For a few pounds more, I'd go for this:

Makita DHP453 LXT
HarryBobs08/06/2019 08:50

Oh dear, so this is actually no better than the G series stuff if the …Oh dear, so this is actually no better than the G series stuff if the batteries aren't interchangeable? That's why it's cheap! Yes buyers definitely be aware of this. Thanks for posting Penny Trader, I didn't think Makita did this outside of the G series stuff especially with it being a newer brushless model. Even the included battery looked to be the interchangeable type but re-looking it doesn't say LXT. Heat added to your comment Lol!


These batteries are interchangeable with all the other Makita LXT range( which is by far the largest range of 18v powertools), not interchangeable with other brands(no reputable tool maker does this either) or the cheaper G series which are aimed at the DIY market. As for the drill, its ok but the DHP484 kit was available for £119.00 not so long ago with similar accessories.
HarryBobs08/06/2019 08:50

Oh dear, so this is actually no better than the G series stuff if the …Oh dear, so this is actually no better than the G series stuff if the batteries aren't interchangeable? That's why it's cheap! Yes buyers definitely be aware of this. Thanks for posting Penny Trader, I didn't think Makita did this outside of the G series stuff especially with it being a newer brushless model. Even the included battery looked to be the interchangeable type but re-looking it doesn't say LXT. Heat added to your comment Lol!



It is LXT, took me seconds to check.
Edited by: "gazjon" 8th Jun
It's the compact version too which is what I'm after. Cheersop
CNCboss08/06/2019 09:12

For a few pounds more, I'd go for this:Makita DHP453 LXT


That one only has 42nm of torque so pretty much the same
CNCboss08/06/2019 09:12

For a few pounds more, I'd go for this:Makita DHP453 LXT


The only thing that I see that's difference is the light under the drill once the button has been pressed
Needing a new drill has opened my eyes to how little I know about them, am I realistically going to get anything half decent for odd jobs around the house for less than £75ish? It won't be used for anything too tricky so I think going for one of these is overkill considering I've got on well with an old no name drill for years.
Edited by: "Rob_B" 8th Jun
Simes12308/06/2019 07:45

Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all t …Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all the brushless tools have decent torque - this one is max 45nm vs say the brushed DHP458Z with 88nm. Almost double the torque makes for a substantially more effective drill. That said, this isn’t a bad deal at all, especially for £99 given that it includes a battery worth 45-50, case, charger etc, and the drill of course.


Was thinking the same thing! Why such low torque!
Rob_B08/06/2019 21:08

Needing a new drill has opened my eyes to how little I know about them, am …Needing a new drill has opened my eyes to how little I know about them, am I realistically going to get anything half decent for odd jobs around the house for less than £75ish? It won't be used for anything too tricky so I think going for one of these is overkill considering I've got on well with an old no name drill for years.



I have the Makita drill and impact driver 10.2V kit and these have performed perfectly over the last 2 years of daily use. these cost £129 for both.
For heavier work I have got a drill and impact driver from the Lidl 20V Parkside interchangeable battery range, these have also been excellent tools and would recommend. Having said that the aldi have a new range of 20V tools out with interchangeable battery's brand called Ferrex these look good solid tools and cost £20 for the bare drill/driver then chargers are £15 and batteries also £15 for a 3 amp or £25 for a 5 amp. Well worth a look at IMO.
Simes12308/06/2019 07:45

Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all t …Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all the brushless tools have decent torque - this one is max 45nm vs say the brushed DHP458Z with 88nm. Almost double the torque makes for a substantially more effective drill. That said, this isn’t a bad deal at all, especially for £99 given that it includes a battery worth 45-50, case, charger etc, and the drill of course.


Agreed. Brushless for longer running light applications ie sander, but brushed for powerful applications I.e drills and drivers.
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Simes12308/06/2019 07:45

Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all t …Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all the brushless tools have decent torque - this one is max 45nm vs say the brushed DHP458Z with 88nm. Almost double the torque makes for a substantially more effective drill. That said, this isn’t a bad deal at all, especially for £99 given that it includes a battery worth 45-50, case, charger etc, and the drill of course.


Don’t be seduced by numbers on the box either
Agreed about brush-less comments, people are easily manipulated by advertising, while brush-less tools certainly has advantages, I doubt the benefits actually affect a DIY user a great deal. The likelihood is that the benefits are for the toolmaker far more than the user!
Edited by: "spannerzone" 9th Jun
Rob_B08/06/2019 21:08

Needing a new drill has opened my eyes to how little I know about them, am …Needing a new drill has opened my eyes to how little I know about them, am I realistically going to get anything half decent for odd jobs around the house for less than £75ish? It won't be used for anything too tricky so I think going for one of these is overkill considering I've got on well with an old no name drill for years.


This should do.

hotukdeals.com/dea…110
Groovii.D09/06/2019 07:53

Agreed. Brushless for longer running light applications ie sander, but …Agreed. Brushless for longer running light applications ie sander, but brushed for powerful applications I.e drills and drivers.


This statement is incorrect. I own this drill, the DHP458 and the DHP481 amongst many other Makita drills / tools. I've also previously owned the DHP453 mentioned above.
The 459 is excellent for what it is which is a lightweight combi. I keep this one in my tool rucksack due to the reduced weight for carrying around for daily use. My LXT batteries weigh almost as much as the drill. I can use it all day on a single charge and not suffer wrist / arm ache.
The DHP481 has a brushless motor and is at present the most powerful cordless combi drill in terms of torque and speed that Makita manufacture, but It's almost double the weight of the 459. The advantage of brushless motors is efficiency.
I would not recommend the DHP453 as it is an old model and the lowest entry combi in the LXT range and includes some plastic internals which don't last. Might not be an issue for light use DIYers, but was useless for me.
The DHP459 will be fine for most DIY applications, but so will other much cheaper, shop own brand options. It really depends on how much you'll use the tool and how useful the advantage of brushless technology would benefit the purchaser. It's more expensive because it's brushless.
Also worth noting the charger in this deal is the standard, and not the RC, so will take slightly longer to charge batteries.
It gets heat from me as its a good deal for a brushless drill, 3.0ah LXT battery, standard charger and carry box. The cheapest I can find this drill supplied naked is £78.96 from Lawson.

This link comparing some of Makita's 2018 combi drill range may help people decide on the most appropriate drill for their intended application: its.co.uk/blo…on/
Can anyone comment on how this deal stacks up vs this offering from Screwfix?

screwfix.com/p/m…1hg

It seems they're both brushless but the screwfix model has more grunt in terms of torque? Obviously 2x1.5ah batteries not necessarily better but for the better drill perhaps that's worth it?
bigbolam10/06/2019 20:16

This statement is incorrect. I own this drill, the DHP458 and the DHP481 …This statement is incorrect. I own this drill, the DHP458 and the DHP481 amongst many other Makita drills / tools. I've also previously owned the DHP453 mentioned above.The 459 is excellent for what it is which is a lightweight combi. I keep this one in my tool rucksack due to the reduced weight for carrying around for daily use. My LXT batteries weigh almost as much as the drill. I can use it all day on a single charge and not suffer wrist / arm ache.The DHP481 has a brushless motor and is at present the most powerful cordless combi drill in terms of torque and speed that Makita manufacture, but It's almost double the weight of the 459. The advantage of brushless motors is efficiency.I would not recommend the DHP453 as it is an old model and the lowest entry combi in the LXT range and includes some plastic internals which don't last. Might not be an issue for light use DIYers, but was useless for me.The DHP459 will be fine for most DIY applications, but so will other much cheaper, shop own brand options. It really depends on how much you'll use the tool and how useful the advantage of brushless technology would benefit the purchaser. It's more expensive because it's brushless.Also worth noting the charger in this deal is the standard, and not the RC, so will take slightly longer to charge batteries.It gets heat from me as its a good deal for a brushless drill, 3.0ah LXT battery, standard charger and carry box. The cheapest I can find this drill supplied naked is £78.96 from Lawson.This link comparing some of Makita's 2018 combi drill range may help people decide on the most appropriate drill for their intended application: https://www.its.co.uk/blog/buying-guides/makita-drill-2018-edition/


Which Makita model you recommend for general household DIY use?
currently own Bosch Professional GSB120 but not happy with weak torque..
I don’t want a very heavy one.
is the DHP458 the one to go for?
Simes12308/06/2019 07:45

Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all t …Don’t necessarily be seduced by the fact this one is brushless. Not all the brushless tools have decent torque - this one is max 45nm vs say the brushed DHP458Z with 88nm. Almost double the torque makes for a substantially more effective drill. That said, this isn’t a bad deal at all, especially for £99 given that it includes a battery worth 45-50, case, charger etc, and the drill of course.


but DHP458 costs at least £170-£180 with a battery and charger..not really comparable to this one..
Edited by: "koskesh" 12th Jun
koskesh11/06/2019 12:28

Which Makita model you recommend for general household DIY use?currently …Which Makita model you recommend for general household DIY use?currently own Bosch Professional GSB120 but not happy with weak torque..I don’t want a very heavy one.is the DHP458 the one to go for?


Apologies for the delay. Your Bosch is a max torque of 28Nm, so this deal will be a step up. The DHP 458 is a heavy, top end combi drill. I only use it for heavy duty tasks. If you've been using it for a while, your arms and wrists know about it. Same for the DHP481. You can pick up a good condition second hand DHP458 on eBay for about £45 to £50; naked.
QuisCustardietTartsos10/06/2019 22:26

Can anyone comment on how this deal stacks up vs this offering from …Can anyone comment on how this deal stacks up vs this offering from Screwfix?https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-dhp480sye-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-lxt-brushless-cordless-combi-drill/191hg#product_additional_details_containeIt seems they're both brushless but the screwfix model has more grunt in terms of torque? Obviously 2x1.5ah batteries not necessarily better but for the better drill perhaps that's worth it?


Its a good capable combi from the spec, but the 2 x 1.5ah batteries are small capacity, but light weight. It does come with the rapid charger; so faster charging times than the charger provided with the above deal. It's not a drill I own. You may be able to keep swapping the 1.5 ah between drill and charger in time for bigger tasks. I don't own a battery less than 3ah and I reserve that one for my radio as it just doesn't last long enough in my tools. I can't offer any insight into how long a 1.5ah battery will last in a brushless combi. Anyone else??
bigbolam12/06/2019 08:12

Apologies for the delay. Your Bosch is a max torque of 28Nm, so this deal …Apologies for the delay. Your Bosch is a max torque of 28Nm, so this deal will be a step up. The DHP 458 is a heavy, top end combi drill. I only use it for heavy duty tasks. If you've been using it for a while, your arms and wrists know about it. Same for the DHP481. You can pick up a good condition second hand DHP458 on eBay for about £45 to £50; naked.


many thanks for the info!
bigbolam12/06/2019 08:27

Its a good capable combi from the spec, but the 2 x 1.5ah batteries are …Its a good capable combi from the spec, but the 2 x 1.5ah batteries are small capacity, but light weight. It does come with the rapid charger; so faster charging times than the charger provided with the above deal. It's not a drill I own. You may be able to keep swapping the 1.5 ah between drill and charger in time for bigger tasks. I don't own a battery less than 3ah and I reserve that one for my radio as it just doesn't last long enough in my tools. I can't offer any insight into how long a 1.5ah battery will last in a brushless combi. Anyone else??


Thanks, I was (and still am) a bit confused about the DHP480SYE that I linked to, as I couldn't find any further official info on that specific model. It says it has 54Nm torque on the Screwfix website, which is a bit more than the one in this HUK deal (45Nm), so I wondered if it was a better model just sold with a different configuration of batteries?
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