Makita DHP480SYE 18V 1.5Ah Li-Ion LXT Brushless Cordless Combi Drill £119.99 at Screwfix (Free collection)
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Makita DHP480SYE 18V 1.5Ah Li-Ion LXT Brushless Cordless Combi Drill £119.99 at Screwfix (Free collection)

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Posted 9th Oct
Good price and quality combi drill.
  • 2 x 1.5Ah Li-Ion Batteries
  • 30min Charge Time
  • Max. Torque: 54Nm
  • 16 Torque Settings + Drill + Hammer Drill
  • 13mm Keyless Chuck
  • 2-Speed Variable & Reverse
  • All-Metal Gearing
  • Electronic Brake
  • LED Work Light
  • Spindle Lock
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another post of lots of people debating how a 1.5Ah a brushless professional drill is not powerful enough for their occasional hanging of a picture on drywall
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Seems a waste pairing a brushless combo drill with 1.5ah batteries. Usually 1.5ah batteries are for light use and higher spec brushless drills are trade use with higher capacity batteries
Edited by: "scaryrobert" 9th Oct
scaryrobert09/10/2019 17:49

Seems a waste pairing a brushless combo drill with 1.5ah batteries. …Seems a waste pairing a brushless combo drill with 1.5ah batteries. Usually 1.5ah batteries are for light use and higher spec brushless drills are trade use with higher capacity batteries



I would not call DHP480 '' higher spec drill ''
Tbh I'm not sure this is a deal. Aften better deals than this. I'd rather have a 4ah plus battery over brushless any day
Edited by: "jimmyt11" 9th Oct
scaryrobert09/10/2019 17:49

Seems a waste pairing a brushless combo drill with 1.5ah batteries. …Seems a waste pairing a brushless combo drill with 1.5ah batteries. Usually 1.5ah batteries are for light use and higher spec brushless drills are trade use with higher capacity batteries



The number of ah is just the size of the tank. 1.5ah and 4.0ah perform exactly the same, but the 4ah batteries last more than twice as long.

Like for like, brushless is actually more suitable than brushed for a low ah batteries, as it uses less power as there is no brush friction
For DIY 1.5ah is ample. They charge in about an hour and unless you are drilling hundreds of holes in brick then you don't need a massive capacity battery. For light use this is a very sensible pairing. Plus the 1.5ah batteries are a lot lighter (when doing things above head height it makes it easier with a smaller battery)
another post of lots of people debating how a 1.5Ah a brushless professional drill is not powerful enough for their occasional hanging of a picture on drywall
The current output capability of a lithium ion battery is directly proportional to its capacity for a given technology, so a bigger battery (assuming same process and construction) always means more current delivery capability. It's not clear if these drills can or do max that out, however.
For occasional DIY use, 2 x 1.5Ah batteries are ideal. It means that if you rotate the batteries, they get regular charge/discharge cycles, helping the batteries to keep in good condition.
scaryrobert09/10/2019 17:49

Seems a waste pairing a brushless combo drill with 1.5ah batteries. …Seems a waste pairing a brushless combo drill with 1.5ah batteries. Usually 1.5ah batteries are for light use and higher spec brushless drills are trade use with higher capacity batteries


Actually really useful to have as they are much lighter than the 3Ah - great on the impact driver / drill / sander / vacuum and even the hedge cutter I have if I want to make the tool lighter!

Remember this is brushless to so will last even longer - non of my stuff is as it's mostly 10 years old but still lasts will for DIY.
Edited by: "Supercharged" 11th Oct
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