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Makita DHR263Z Twin 18v LXT SDS+ Rotary Hammer Drill (Body Only) £169.95 at Fast Fix
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Makita DHR263Z Twin 18v LXT SDS+ Rotary Hammer Drill (Body Only) £169.95 at Fast Fix

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Posted 9th JunEdited by:"Gadgetdeals"
NOTE: If you want batteries and buy at the same time they are offering 2 x Makita 18v 5Ah for £109 inc vat, check when buying!

This is a powerful SDS drill which uses 2 x 18v Makita batteries (not included), prices are normal north of £200 so a good deal IF you need one!

The Makita DHR263Z runs 2 x 18v batteries in series and gets the same power as a 36v machine, while managing to keep the flexibility of running all your tools on the 18v Lithium Ion platform. It is compatible with 1.5Ah, 3Ah, 4Ah and 5Ah 18v batteries.

Featuring a powerful 36v DC motor this machine has enough power to drill holes up to Ø26mm in concrete Ø54mm TCT core and Ø65mm TCT core, a vibration absorbing handle with rubber grip provides excellent control and the balance is what you have come to expect with Makita tools. This is a true 3 function machine with rotary hammer for masonry drilling, rotary only for drilling steel, timber and diamond cores plus hammer only mode for masonry chiselling and a 40 position bit holder allows for the perfect chisel angle to be achieved.

The motor stops automatically when one of the batteries capacity falls below a certain limit and a LED warning light indicates which battery needs replacing/recharging. A LED job light illuminated the work area when the trigger is operated and the after glow feature keeps the light on for around 12 seconds once the trigger has been released.

Other features include a safety clutch to prevent the unit from "snagging" and "XPT" (extreme protection technology) prevents the ingress of dust and water and a rubber grip side handle with depth stop.
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£168.95 @ nuts and bolts
Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be powerful enough to get through the plaster?
thekudos09/06/2020 11:43

Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be …Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be powerful enough to get through the plaster?


This my friend will take walls down if you wish
Fatchops1109/06/2020 11:40

£168.95 @ nuts and bolts


I saw your post in the last thread but as you said Nuts and Bolts not trusted by this site for some reason so found this and posted as it complies, of course people have the choice and THANKS for the heads up on the deal it made me search around
thekudos09/06/2020 11:43

Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be …Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be powerful enough to get through the plaster?


No you need something more powerful, how about 18j is that enough? But need to go 110v machinemart.co.uk/p/b…-1/
Gadgetdeals09/06/2020 11:46

I saw your post in the last thread but as you said Nuts and Bolts not …I saw your post in the last thread but as you said Nuts and Bolts not trusted by this site for some reason so found this and posted as it complies, of course people have the choice and THANKS for the heads up on the deal it made me search around


I searched high and low yesterday before making my purchase, I think it's a great price.
For some reason they don't like nuts and bolts I've seen loads of people recommend them on HD though.

Great finding this price else where 🔥🔥🔥
Fatchops1109/06/2020 11:49

I searched high and low yesterday before making my purchase, I think it's …I searched high and low yesterday before making my purchase, I think it's a great price.For some reason they don't like nuts and bolts I've seen loads of people recommend them on HD though.Great finding this price else where 🔥🔥🔥


Well done you for costing me MORE money, need another Makita bag now
Really good strong sds drill I brought I think 3 years ago. There is a new brushless version out now which would be better but good drill good price 🏽 heat added
Gadgetdeals09/06/2020 11:50

Well done you for costing me MORE money, need another Makita bag now


Sorry, I didn't need one myself but couldn't resist at this price, you could use it and still sell it for the same money!
NOTE - This drill will NOT work on one battery so you need two!

I have just posted this deal up, a great price for original batteries, they all have the 3Ah and 5Ah available, these retail at anything from £49.99 upwards and you get two for £82.99 so £41.50 each!

Bargain Twin Makita 18v 4Ah battery deal here hotukdeals.com/dea…=24
Edited by: "Gadgetdeals" 9th Jun
Fatchops1109/06/2020 11:44

This my friend will take walls down if you wish



Ah looks like a good bet then for (non covid-19) cough cough 'unplanned maintenance' work near bank vaults etc
afroylnt09/06/2020 12:40

Ah looks like a good bet then for (non covid-19) cough cough 'unplanned …Ah looks like a good bet then for (non covid-19) cough cough 'unplanned maintenance' work near bank vaults etc


These retail for around £220-250 so a great price
thekudos09/06/2020 11:43

Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be …Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be powerful enough to get through the plaster?


I have the 264, which is the same as this but with a different chuck, it will easily go through the plaster, wall and out the other side if you want some ventilation holes next to you coat hooks
thekudos09/06/2020 11:43

Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be …Looking to put up a few coat hooks and picture hooks. Would this be powerful enough to get through the plaster?


yip, this will allow you to drill from the outside of your house so that you can bolt them through the brickwork for those lead jackets you have.
Gadgetdeals09/06/2020 11:49

No you need something more powerful, how about 18j is that enough? But …No you need something more powerful, how about 18j is that enough? But need to go 110v https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/bosch-gbh12-52dv-sds-max-rotary-hammer-drill-1/


£959?

So that's about £96 per hole?

Is that the going rate to drill a hole?
thekudos09/06/2020 13:38

£959?So that's about £96 per hole? Is that the going rate to drill a hole? …£959?So that's about £96 per hole? Is that the going rate to drill a hole?


Depends what country your in, prices can vary from what I understand, it depends on quality and finish you would like
Fatchops1109/06/2020 12:42

These retail for around £220-250 so a great price



& cost quite quickly recouped in some cases...
Well it looks like it’s free next day delivery, will give it a go with my 2 new Makita 4Ah batteries tomorrow

I just can’t believe the price, it’s a steal for such a powerful machine, and as mentioned could pay back itself in a day with London prices

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I guess it’s always good when the OP puts his or her money where their mouth is, but as I have all the SDS bits and around 20 batteries this really is a no brainier for me, it’s another tool in the armoury and will save a lot of time, I also bought the mini which should be arriving tomorrow as well, nice and light for overhead jobs.

hotukdeals.com/dea…206
twix4109/06/2020 12:52

I have the 264, which is the same as this but with a different chuck, it …I have the 264, which is the same as this but with a different chuck, it will easily go through the plaster, wall and out the other side if you want some ventilation holes next to you coat hooks


I was holding out for the 264 because of the chuck...worthwhile having?
AndrewBickers09/06/2020 18:37

I was holding out for the 264 because of the chuck...worthwhile having?


I wouldn't be paying over £50 more for a quick change chuck
AndrewBickers09/06/2020 18:37

I was holding out for the 264 because of the chuck...worthwhile having?


I don't use it much, but its nice to have there if needed.
I always keep my tools cased and this needs a MakPak 4 plus DHR263/4 insert

The MakPak 4 cases tend to be £25-30 and the inserts around £7-9 but FastFix also have the DHR263ZJ version which includes the MakPak 4 case and DHR263 insert for an extra £20 (£189.95) which, to me at least, looks to be even better value

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PerryGunn10/06/2020 07:14

I always keep my tools cased and this needs a MakPak 4 plus DHR263/4 …I always keep my tools cased and this needs a MakPak 4 plus DHR263/4 insert The MakPak 4 cases tend to be £25-30 and the inserts around £7-9 but FastFix also have the DHR263ZJ version which includes the MakPak 4 case and DHR263 insert for an extra £20 (£189.95) which, to me at least, looks to be even better valuehttps://www.fastfix.co.uk/makita-dhr263zj-twin-18v-lxt-sds-plus-rotary-hammer-drill-body-only.html


I think they dropped there price within the last day
Fatchops1110/06/2020 11:46

I think they dropped there price within the last day


I was fortunate then

I've been looking at replacing my (quite a few) years-old Makita mains SDS for a while and been keeping an eye on prices of the 36v 263/4 after I missed an Amazon offer for the 264 with MakPak at just over £200. The only advantage of the 264 over the 263 is the ability to swap to a 3 jaw chuck to use straight shank drill bits, but I have other drills for those and don't ever recall being in a situation where I thought it would be useful to be able to use a 'normal' drill bit in my SDS

I spotted this thread yesterday evening and ordered first thing this morning - if the 'J' price hadn't been reduced I would have looked for the best deal on a MakPak 4 and insert (but I know I wouldn't have found them for anything near £20 delivered)

So a big to the OP from me...
Edited by: "PerryGunn" 10th Jun
PerryGunn10/06/2020 12:16

I was fortunate then I've been looking at replacing my (quite a few) …I was fortunate then I've been looking at replacing my (quite a few) years-old Makita mains SDS for a while and been keeping an eye on prices of the 36v 263/4 after I missed an Amazon offer for the 264 with MakPak at just over £200. The only advantage of the 264 over the 263 is the ability to swap to a 3 jaw chuck to use straight shank drill bits, but I have other drills for those and don't ever recall being in a situation where I thought it would be useful to be able to use a 'normal' drill bit in my SDS I spotted this thread yesterday evening and ordered first thing this morning - if the 'J' price hadn't been reduced I would have looked for the best deal on a MakPak 4 and insert (but I know I wouldn't have found them for anything near £20 delivered)So a big to the OP from me...


Plenty of SDS Chucks on Amazon at various prices, this is just an example

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NOTE: If you want batteries and buy at the same time they are offering 2 x Makita 18v 5Ah for £109 inc vat, check when buying! Batteries must be selected and added at time of sale, they are shown under the add to to cart, there are also other options available see below



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Edited by: "Gadgetdeals" 10th Jun
Gadgetdeals10/06/2020 12:22

Plenty of SDS Chucks on Amazon at various prices, this is just an example …Plenty of SDS Chucks on Amazon at various prices, this is just an example https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keyless-Adapter-2-20UNF-Professional-Converter/dp/B07MR2TSCX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=sds+chuck&qid=1591788040&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=A7HMC6DLFRTXR&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExS081UkNFRVFJNFpMJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjE1NjUxVEg1NVFFM09YSTA3JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyNTE4NjYzQkpKVk5TNERMSzhPJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==


Yeah, I've seen them before and I'm sure they're useful in a situation where there is no alternative but I've never found myself in one of those situations... I'd have had a 264 if the price was right but it wouldn't have been for the 3-jaw chuck

IMO it's a bit like putting lipstick on a pig... just because you can doesn't mean you should...
Edited by: "PerryGunn" 10th Jun
PerryGunn10/06/2020 12:59

Yeah, I've seen them before and I'm sure they're useful in a situation …Yeah, I've seen them before and I'm sure they're useful in a situation where there is no alternative but I've never found myself in one of those situations... I'd have had a 264 if the price was right but it wouldn't have been for the 3-jaw chuckIMO it's a bit like putting lipstick on a pig... just because you can doesn't mean you should...


I guess it depends how desperate you are, needs must and all that
Gadgetdeals10/06/2020 13:03

I guess it depends how desperate you are, needs must and all that


Are you talking about the chuck or the pig...
I see they do a brushless version. Seems a fair bit more though. Anyone got the brushless version or think its worth the extra?
stealth0010/06/2020 16:46

I see they do a brushless version. Seems a fair bit more though. Anyone …I see they do a brushless version. Seems a fair bit more though. Anyone got the brushless version or think its worth the extra?


I've got several Makita 18v brushless tools (impact driver, drill, circular saw, recip saw) and for the prolonged use tools (impact driver, drill and circ) the extended runtime and cooler running temps given by the brushless versions is very welcome

To me it doesn't really matter with the recip as it's not used for extended periods of time. The same will be true of the SDS as I'm unlikely to be drilling 50+ holes in one session (and if, on a rare occasion, I did need to, I have spare batteries). Brushless tools don't tend to require cooling vents in the casing which helps protect them from dust/dirt but Makita have mitigated this with the SDS with their XPT. They have some other advantages as well such as more precise motor control, a bit more power (or lighter/smaller for the same power) etc. but SDS drills are pretty much 'brute force' tools and if I needed precision from my SDS I would use a smaller one rather than one weighing over 4.5Kg + batteries

Your usage pattern may be different from mine but, for SDS drills, I wouldn't be prepared to pay a large premium for brushless - if it was, say 10%, difference then I'd probably go for it. As the brushless versions are available, I'd expect that it's likely the 263/4 will be discontinued soon but it's a very good SDS so I've grabbed one while it's cheap.
Mine was supposed to be delivered today, I received a email saying failed delivery, no calling card left and I had been at home all day! I've told them to send it back to the supplier and also rang them saying I don't want it after receiving a 8 hour window for delivery and I was at home all day!
I will now purchase via another supplier, someone who uses a decent courier service
Fatchops1110/06/2020 20:57

Mine was supposed to be delivered today, I received a email saying failed …Mine was supposed to be delivered today, I received a email saying failed delivery, no calling card left and I had been at home all day! I've told them to send it back to the supplier and also rang them saying I don't want it after receiving a 8 hour window for delivery and I was at home all day!I will now purchase via another supplier, someone who uses a decent courier service


Mine is expected Friday, who was the courier? Is it a known useless courier or could it just be the agent in your area that’s useless
Gadgetdeals10/06/2020 21:12

Mine is expected Friday, who was the courier? Is it a known useless …Mine is expected Friday, who was the courier? Is it a known useless courier or could it just be the agent in your area that’s useless


I bought mine through Nuts and Bolts and they used DX Delivery, they gave me a 10hr delivery slot (not 8am-6pm then I received a email saying failed delivery, rang up they said the driver had knocked, no card, no knock on the door, he said the driver was 9 meters away in my road, I can see the whole length of my road prob 100meters, no vans at all.
Worst delivery company I have had to experience, I thought Yodel was bad!!
I've rang Nuts and Bolts and told them I needed the tool for today as on a job in the morning, they were very polite and said they will refund me, I just hope they stop using this dreadful courier as its now cost them a sale
Fatchops1110/06/2020 21:28

I bought mine through Nuts and Bolts and they used DX Delivery, they gave …I bought mine through Nuts and Bolts and they used DX Delivery, they gave me a 10hr delivery slot (not 8am-6pm then I received a email saying failed delivery, rang up they said the driver had knocked, no card, no knock on the door, he said the driver was 9 meters away in my road, I can see the whole length of my road prob 100meters, no vans at all.Worst delivery company I have had to experience, I thought Yodel was bad!!I've rang Nuts and Bolts and told them I needed the tool for today as on a job in the morning, they were very polite and said they will refund me, I just hope they stop using this dreadful courier as its now cost them a sale


If you buy from this deal you will get it Fri
Fatchops1110/06/2020 21:28

I bought mine through Nuts and Bolts and they used DX Delivery, they gave …I bought mine through Nuts and Bolts and they used DX Delivery, they gave me a 10hr delivery slot (not 8am-6pm then I received a email saying failed delivery, rang up they said the driver had knocked, no card, no knock on the door, he said the driver was 9 meters away in my road, I can see the whole length of my road prob 100meters, no vans at all.Worst delivery company I have had to experience, I thought Yodel was bad!!I've rang Nuts and Bolts and told them I needed the tool for today as on a job in the morning, they were very polite and said they will refund me, I just hope they stop using this dreadful courier as its now cost them a sale


How about my other deal with the box for the extra £20, do you need a box, only a deal if you do?
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