MAKITA DHP459SFE 18V 3.0AH LI-ION LXT BRUSHLESS CORDLESS COMBI DRILL £169.99 @ Screwfix
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MAKITA DHP459SFE 18V 3.0AH LI-ION LXT BRUSHLESS CORDLESS COMBI DRILL £169.99 @ Screwfix

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Found 5th Feb
Seems like a cheap deal for burshless Makita with 2 x 3AH batteries

This is entry level brushless Makita for light work, certainly not heavy duty
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Note: same price in Tradepoint
I'd go for Bosch over those...but not a bad dealn
Gavin018 m ago

I'd go for Bosch over those...but not a bad dealn


What Bosch cordless would you go for?
chelseablue45 m ago

What Bosch cordless would you go for?


This one personally

screwfix.com/p/b…16t

Battery run time not as good and brushed not brushless.

But it’s more powerful then the makita and it’s £70 less.
I gave up with Bosch after they told me their wobbling chuck was normal.
Zed21338 m ago

I gave up with Bosch after they told me their wobbling chuck was normal.


Bought 2 pro (blue) bosch both had this issue. Sent it for repair and it still wobbled! Stick with Makita. I've even got a titan combi drill - very impressed and powerful
hhali24 m ago

Bought 2 pro (blue) bosch both had this issue. Sent it for repair and it …Bought 2 pro (blue) bosch both had this issue. Sent it for repair and it still wobbled! Stick with Makita. I've even got a titan combi drill - very impressed and powerful


This exactly.
and I would buy titan over Bosch too
Good deal, there's the 453 brushed model for £20 less with 2 batteries/charger.

screwfix.com/p/m…90j
For those maybe wondering where this sits in the Makita range see here:
its.co.uk/blo…-2/

the DHP482 is brushed, around the same price point but much higher torque.
the run time of the brushed will be less than burshless but I can't find any figures on that.

also then brushed vs brushless servicing debate surely will apply to tradesmen only. Even then I've seen some tradesmen use the brushed Makita drills, stating that the brushes are easily replaced
Zed2132 h, 3 m ago

I gave up with Bosch after they told me their wobbling chuck was normal.


I’ve had this issue too
spannerzone9 m ago

Good deal, there's the 453 brushed model for £20 less with 2 …Good deal, there's the 453 brushed model for £20 less with 2 batteries/charger.https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-dhp453sfew-18v-3-0ah-li-ion-lxt-cordless-combi-drill/2290j



Good spot
Sturdiness2 m ago

I’ve had this issue too


It annoyed the hell out of me, looking for the deal thread where many people had this issue. Think it was the one where the drill worked out to be about £60 with code stacking at b&q

even at that price I just wanted a drill that worked from new !!
I'd go for Bosch over makita ?? Seriously. Do you have a Dacia duster ? Why am I not surprise
Sorry to jump into the thread, but if anyone comes in here who has makita kit do you have any experience of their X2 system ? Any good ?
45nm max torque, who are they kidding. I had a Bosch green diy thing that was better than that 8 years or so ago, for a lot less money.

Regarding the Bosch £100 drill linked earlier, yeah better than this. Had one, noticed the slight chuck wobble but most plastic chucks do.. It's not a super accurate tool anyway is it.

But tbh find a combi drill with 80+ nm of torque. So much more useful and robust. I'm using a GSB 18 VE-2-LI at the moment, great tool, perfect chuck and loads of torque.
bitterandtwisted27 m ago

I'd go for Bosch over makita ?? Seriously. Do you have a Dacia duster ? …I'd go for Bosch over makita ?? Seriously. Do you have a Dacia duster ? Why am I not surprise


Good for you, I've had both and for me there's little between the two when comparing like for like products. There's no need to suggest that owning a certain type of car means anything surely?!

I have a golf so I guess I own Dewalts then?
Edited by: "spannerzone" 5th Feb
Was gonna go for makita but i had one before that had a bad wobbly chuck so decided for a change and spent a little more on a bosch v-85c. 85nm powerful enough and seems really heavy duty. Also goes with my cordless sds. Had for a month and the chuck seems straight and good
The silver part of my drill doesn't seem to be right is this normal above the black bit of the drill where you put your drill bit into. After doing a job and spinning the drill it keeps spinning around like it's not tight enough
Any deals out there for a heavy duty combi?
Zed21314 h, 45 m ago

I gave up with Bosch after they told me their wobbling chuck was normal.


I also noticed this and sold all my older bosch gear. Admittedly it wasn't the blue pro stuff. I have the blue pro 10.8v twin pack Great bit if kit for light work
JLH865th Feb

The silver part of my drill doesn't seem to be right is this normal above …The silver part of my drill doesn't seem to be right is this normal above the black bit of the drill where you put your drill bit into. After doing a job and spinning the drill it keeps spinning around like it's not tight enough


Yes, that’s by design. I assume to stop the chuck catching in the workpiece when drilling or screwing in a recessed hole
Zed21322 h, 54 m ago

For those maybe wondering where this sits in the Makita range see …For those maybe wondering where this sits in the Makita range see here:https://www.its.co.uk/blog/buying-guides/what-makita-drill-to-buy-2017-2/the DHP482 is brushed, around the same price point but much higher torque.the run time of the brushed will be less than burshless but I can't find any figures on that.also then brushed vs brushless servicing debate surely will apply to tradesmen only. Even then I've seen some tradesmen use the brushed Makita drills, stating that the brushes are easily replaced



Great that is best way to compare i was going round in circles with all the different models of the same make
madmax66610 h, 49 m ago

Great that is best way to compare i was going round in circles with all …Great that is best way to compare i was going round in circles with all the different models of the same make


Notice the different torque values between the models.

also don't be put off by brushed versions, the brushes look easy to change and are cheap to buy.

the whole brushed vs brushless debate looks more like marketing to me, but I can see some benefits to tradesmen wh are using the drill 8+ hours a day
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bitterandtwisted5th Feb

I'd go for Bosch over makita ?? Seriously. Do you have a Dacia duster ? …I'd go for Bosch over makita ?? Seriously. Do you have a Dacia duster ? Why am I not surprise


I've got a Dacia Duster, and I used the money I saved to buy Milwaukee drills so I didn't have to worry about getting into the Bosch vs Makita vs Dewalt debate
Looking at drill deals as I have just bought 2 DeWALT's and far from impressed.

DCD778, got it home and realised it was a Screwfix Exclusive, plastic chuck and gearbox, doesn't exist on DeWALT site,
wobbly chuck and wasn't impressed.

Then bought the DCD796 with a 5Ah Battery today, the charger melted and the chuck has wobble.

Not sure what to buy now, looking at Makita or Milwaukee.
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 16th Feb
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RustySpoons9 h, 25 m ago

Looking at drill deals as I have just bought 2 DeWALT's and far from …Looking at drill deals as I have just bought 2 DeWALT's and far from impressed.DCD778, got it home and realised it was a Screwfix Exclusive, plastic chuck and gearbox, doesn't exist on DeWALT site,wobbly chuck and wasn't impressed.Then bought the DCD796 with a 5Ah Battery today, the charger melted and the chuck has wobble.Not sure what to buy now, looking at Makita or Milwaukee.


Milwaukee mate. I know I'm in danger of being called a fan-boy but that really isn't the case, all my corded stuff is Makita, DeWalt and Metabo. Bought two new Makita tools last week in fact. But my cordless stuff is Milwaukee because for the price it's the best. Milwaukee's FPD combi trumps Makita's top-end 481, can be picked up for around £80 cheaper (all-in, with batteries and charger), and the Makita chuck still gets complained about.
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Milwaukee mate. I know I'm in danger of being called a fan-boy but that …Milwaukee mate. I know I'm in danger of being called a fan-boy but that really isn't the case, all my corded stuff is Makita, DeWalt and Metabo. Bought two new Makita tools last week in fact. But my cordless stuff is Milwaukee because for the price it's the best. Milwaukee's FPD combi trumps Makita's top-end 481, can be picked up for around £80 cheaper (all-in, with batteries and charger), and the Makita chuck still gets complained about.


All the Milwaukee stockists I've been to have told me not to bother unless I got for the fuel range. Which is expensive.

I've got 20 year old mains drills with perfect chucks, however they do say made in the UK.

I noticed DeWALT is now PRC.
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RustySpoons27 m ago

All the Milwaukee stockists I've been to have told me not to bother unless …All the Milwaukee stockists I've been to have told me not to bother unless I got for the fuel range. Which is expensive.I've got 20 year old mains drills with perfect chucks, however they do say made in the UK.I noticed DeWALT is now PRC.


The Fuel is the brushless stuff, I'd say they're just trying to push the new line. I've got a mixture, all my 18v are brushless and all my 12v bar one are brushed, but they're all great.
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The Fuel is the brushless stuff, I'd say they're just trying to push the …The Fuel is the brushless stuff, I'd say they're just trying to push the new line. I've got a mixture, all my 18v are brushless and all my 12v bar one are brushed, but they're all great.


Well I went and looked at 15 drills and went with another DeWalt, the 3 Milwaukees had awful chuck wobble, one was 2mm out. Tried some Makita and they were a tiny bit better than the Milwaukee, but the irony is the drill I brought back was better than all the others there apart from another DeWalt which I ended up taking home. The best there was a Hitachi but that was very expensive.
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RustySpoons29 m ago

Well I went and looked at 15 drills and went with another DeWalt, the 3 …Well I went and looked at 15 drills and went with another DeWalt, the 3 Milwaukees had awful chuck wobble, one was 2mm out. Tried some Makita and they were a tiny bit better than the Milwaukee, but the irony is the drill I brought back was better than all the others there apart from another DeWalt which I ended up taking home. The best there was a Hitachi but that was very expensive.


Strange, I haven't noticed it with any of mine.
deleted80130116th Feb

Strange, I haven't noticed it with any of mine.


What do you drill?
The guy in the shop said no one has really asked about this before and said generally they are used on site. I use them for all sorts of stuff and need as much accuracy as I can, like drilling a stud out that's snapped.

I needed to drill 5 12mm holes in brick just now and put in resin and threaded bar. Have to say cordless have come a long long way. Went through it like butter and a nice clean hole.
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RustySpoons1 h, 29 m ago

What do you drill?The guy in the shop said no one has really asked about …What do you drill?The guy in the shop said no one has really asked about this before and said generally they are used on site. I use them for all sorts of stuff and need as much accuracy as I can, like drilling a stud out that's snapped. I needed to drill 5 12mm holes in brick just now and put in resin and threaded bar. Have to say cordless have come a long long way. Went through it like butter and a nice clean hole.[Image]


Wood mostly, and steel. I tend to use the SDS for any brick or block drilling, though I'll use the combi if it's only a small hole.
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Wood mostly, and steel. I tend to use the SDS for any brick or block …Wood mostly, and steel. I tend to use the SDS for any brick or block drilling, though I'll use the combi if it's only a small hole.


Mainly metal here, but thought i'd try this instead of the SDS for these blind holes.
Must say I'm very impressed.

I think the issue is not with brands or models now, from what I understand the majority of these brands are made in the Far East, the QC process I'm told is test a few off the line not all, previously drills were actually calibrated and set up!

Just a case of either being lucky or trying a few out in the shop of a model you like, my friend is a mobile mechanic, he's gone from Ingersoll Rand and Snap On to Milwaukee, must say I'm blown away with the sawzall and impact wrenches he's bought.
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RustySpoons48 m ago

Mainly metal here, but thought i'd try this instead of the SDS for these …Mainly metal here, but thought i'd try this instead of the SDS for these blind holes.Must say I'm very impressed.I think the issue is not with brands or models now, from what I understand the majority of these brands are made in the Far East, the QC process I'm told is test a few off the line not all, previously drills were actually calibrated and set up!Just a case of either being lucky or trying a few out in the shop of a model you like, my friend is a mobile mechanic, he's gone from Ingersoll Rand and Snap On to Milwaukee, must say I'm blown away with the sawzall and impact wrenches he's bought.


The Chinese are very good at manufacturing, but it all depends how much they're getting paid to do it, as with most things. I think some Makita stuff is still made in Japan, and some Metabo in Germany. But the bulk of all of them is made in China, and that's only a bad thing if the money- and QC, as you say- aren't there.

I first got switched on to Milwaukee a few years ago, long before I could actually afford them. They're very innovative, a lot of things that are now commonplace in cordless tools originated with Milwaukee, and they're always pushing the envelope- they don't seem complacent like some companies. And they don't seem to release a bunch of tools for the sake of it either. I can't make head-nor-tail of what's what when it comes to Makita or DeWalt drills, there's that many different ones. If you look on the Milwaukee website they have four 18v combi's, and one's the one-key system which is a different kettle of fish and another is the old brushed drill which I think is getting phased out.
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