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Makita DHP484RTJ 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2 x 5Ah Batteries at Lawson-His for £229
Makita DHP484RTJ 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2 x 5Ah Batteries at Lawson-His for £229

Makita DHP484RTJ 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2 x 5Ah Batteries at Lawson-His for £229

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I think this beast is a steal at £229 delivered and includes 2x 5ahr batteries.
Brushless motor=longer battery life and less friction.
I've had the 480 for a few years and it is really reliable and strong, this is the upgraded version (seems identical in spec)

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Not sure why this is cold - it's jointly with FFX, the cheapest price on this model. It's also a very good machine. I wonder if it's people voting cold because they don't understand why a quality brushless drill with 2 x 5Ah batteries would cost this much..

If cold votes were accompanied by a comment, they would be of benefit to the site and users.

Heat from me

i managed to get a dhp481sp1r from anglia tool centre back in july for £220 which was an absolute steal. I believe this replaces the dhp480. the cheapest i can see these for using google are about £300, so it looks a good price for a good quality product. these will spank any drill you can get at b&q for this price!

Also includes charger & macpac according to the site. May have wanted to mention that also. As they are worth around £55. Batteries retail around £140 for 2. So seems decent deal.

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o3mar

Not sure why this is cold - it's jointly with FFX, the cheapest price on … Not sure why this is cold - it's jointly with FFX, the cheapest price on this model. It's also a very good machine. I wonder if it's people voting cold because they don't understand why a quality brushless drill with 2 x 5Ah batteries would cost this much.. If cold votes were accompanied by a comment, they would be of benefit to the site and users. Heat from me


They probably use a Argos Challenge 14V cordless drill and they think it's a good tool

Pic shows 4ah Battery, didn't realize Makita were making a 5ah. Great deal.

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Ralph888

Pic shows 4ah Battery, didn't realize Makita were making a 5ah. Great … Pic shows 4ah Battery, didn't realize Makita were making a 5ah. Great deal.


They do a 6ah now too!

Out of interest is it made in Japan or China?

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themorgatron

Out of interest is it made in Japan or China?


Telford, UK

Great deal. I was going to get this, was thinking of posting the deal.
They also do a good deal on this with the DTD153 - DLX2180TJ

Although personally want to get the DTD154

This set plus the DTD154Z - bare tool, is a great kit.

So heat from me.

By the way, who would you recommend over FFX or Lawson HIS?

They both often come up as the cheapest for Makita tools.

How have people found their warranty and after sales support?

Thanks

Do u mean fastfix by ffx? If so can only say I ordered makita Hoover. Was delivered next day as expected. Phoned and emailed to update my contact number for deliveries. Friendly enough. Also they use a courier with 1 hr delivery slot notification saves waiting in all day.

I meant ffx.co.uk but will look at fastfix.co.uk if that's who you mean?
They didn't come up in Google shopping, so assume they're not the cheapest - while ffx.co.uk and Lawson HIS often are.

Just checked and fastfix.co.uk don't even sell the DHP484 yet, and they're not the cheapest.

Depends really. Some things same as other places. Some lot cheaper than amazon. Their 36v circular saw is cheapest I could see. Compared with eBay & amazon.

themorgatron

Out of interest is it made in Japan or China?



Made in China.

No idea why the other person said Telford.

I got the Makita DLX2180TJ kit, which is this, plus the DTD153 impact driver.
Got it from FFX as they were willing to swap out the DTD153 for the DTD154 which has variable speed - and just charge me the extra.

However FFX are very slow to respond to emails, and everything they've sent has been poorly packed and damaged.

I'm having them swap out everything except for the combi drill and the charger (the charger actually also arrived a little scuffed). Hopefully the replacements will be sent in new undamaged condition.

Otherwise will give Lawson HIS a try instead.
It's only marginally more expensive buying this kit and the DTD154 as a bare unit.

This is a great value kit, as the charger is around £40, and the two batteries alone go for £150 together.
So you're only paying £40 on top of the normal price of the batteries and charger for the drill and case and insert.
The drill goes for £100.

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All Makita tools I ever bought are made in UK.
I wonder if ebayers are selling china made Makita (fakes?) to UK buyers.
As said, I've never seen a single made in china Makita tool in uk

Really, what did you buy?
Was it some time ago?

My understanding was that they used to be made in Japan, and now are mostly made in China to save costs.

I bought new items from FFX. All were made in China.
Also the LED light I bought from Amazon.

I wouldn't have exepected them to be made in the UK. It makes sense for Honda and the like to do that for cars due to the shipping costs, local market customisation, and good labour/expertise here, but none of that really applies for drills and electronics.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Makita-Myths-Made-in-China-/10000000006629902/g.html

http://www.makitauk.com/makita-history.html
1995
Started production of power tools in China.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 12th Nov 2016

eru69err

They do a 6ah now too!



Yep, but very pricey, and not included in any kits yet that I've seen.

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http://www.makitauk.com/about-makita.html

Look under the manufacturing chapter.

Yes. Didn't know about the UK manufacturing, but now do, cheers.
But that's saying only Makita manufacture power tools in the UK - vs Bosch, DeWalt and the like.

It doesn't mean Makita power tools aren't produced in the China or other countries, which they are.
I guess you bought your Makita tools some time ago?
It seems all the latest ones come from China.
The china plant opened a bit later, in 95.

My preferance would be made in Japan.
And after that made in UK. Although that's obviously better than made in Japan from an environmental perspective, so perhaps I should favour that - but didn't know it was possible before.
I'd rather not have made in China, but they're meant to be made to the same standard obviously, and can't be avoided it seems.

Anyway, nice tools.

If you just want drills and not other tools, the new Panasonic brushless with carbon fibre effect look great and should perform well. But I chose Makita because of the range, on top of performance/longevity.

This is a great deal. Will try Lawson HIS as they seem well rated and they come up cheapest for a lot of Makita gear, such as their brushless jigsaw, the multi tool, etc.

I gave you heat by the way, didn't realise you were the OP when I commented on the made in UK point.
But anyway, I don't think you're going to find any of these made in the UK.

Interesting discussion anyway.

Here you go, most of the new/common stuff is made in China.

UK:
http://www.productfrom.com/products/GB/Makita/0/1

China:
http://www.productfrom.com/products/CN/Makita/0/1/

Anyway, I have non fakes, ordered from a reputable dealer, of the latest Makita drills - including the DHP484, and they're marked as Made in China. And Makita's website says they've been making products in China since '95. So not sure why that would be questioned.

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I bought a 453 to get my son started on diy in September from ffx.
Made in UK.
Also bought a core diamond set last month and also made in UK.

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Shinoke

Here you go, most of the new/common stuff is made in … Here you go, most of the new/common stuff is made in China.UK:http://www.productfrom.com/products/GB/Makita/0/1China:http://www.productfrom.com/products/CN/Makita/0/1/Anyway, I have non fakes, ordered from a reputable dealer, of the latest Makita drills - including the DHP484, and they're marked as Made in China. And Makita's website says they've been making products in China since '95. So not sure why that would be questioned.



China factory opened in 1995, but the others remain open.
Not all Makita tools are made in china.
The website you suggested (which is not linked to Makita whatsoever) states that 18v brushless dhp481 is produced in UK.

http://www.productfrom.com/product/571904-makita-18v-brushless-combi-drill/

The 484 is almost identical to the 481, so what would be the point of importing it from china???
Anyway, that website is not a reliable source.
Gonna give Makita UK a ring tomorrow and see what they say.
All my collection of Makita tools, old and new are made in UK.

The only 18v drill currently made in the UK seems to be the 481, which is also made in China. In fact, it seems only the anniversary version is made in the UK according to that website, but it does seem incomplete.

The 484 isn't anything like the 481. The 481 has double the torque, a metal chuck, and weighs a lot more. It's their heavy duty drill.
The 484 is a general purpose drill, with plastic chuck, and a successor to the 480 which someone already mentioned.

Would be interested to know what they say. But from the looks of things, the main 18v new kit will be made in China.

The drill you bought is old.

From what I can tell, drill bits etc. are normally sourced from Germany. And just rebranded. And actually not great quality - at leas their large sets. Although I just bought a Pro XL set.

Like I said, I have the latest Makita kit - DHP484, DTD154, the multi tool, and LED light - all made in China.

this is an excellent deal! An a most informative thread, I wish there were a seperate hukd for quality tools only... If anyone has any links to good places to sound out high quality tools for prices like this i'd appreciate any help i can get.

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There's the bhp459 with 2 x 3ah batteries for £170 and some free screws @ Screwfix if the 484 is a bit too much.
The bhp459 is another great piece and surely more than just a diy tool.

screwfix.com/p/m…07p
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