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Makita DLX2173TJ 18V Li-Ion LXT Brushless Cordless Combi Drill & Impact Driver - Twin Pack. 2x5ah batteries. Brushless £244.30 @ Homebase
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Makita DLX2173TJ 18V Li-Ion LXT Brushless Cordless Combi Drill & Impact Driver - Twin Pack. 2x5ah batteries. Brushless £244.30 @ Homebase

£244.30£34930%Homebase Deals
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Posted 13th JulAvailable: National
RRP £349. Picked up in Cannock store but seems to be stock nationwide.
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Great price considering both tools are brushless and 2x 5ah battery packs bundled.
Bear in mind these are the weird light duty 18V brushless drills.

Better off getting an 10.2V system, or the full power 18V LXT kit I'd say
Shinoke13/07/2019 22:34

Bear in mind these are the weird light duty 18V brushless drills.Better …Bear in mind these are the weird light duty 18V brushless drills.Better off getting an 10.2V system, or the full power 18V LXT kit I'd say


Shocking advice. The 18v tools will outperform the 10.8v (by the way) all day long. Yes these are the lower spec of their brushless models, but plenty powerful for the average DIYer. The hammer drill will eat through any masonry you can throw at it, up to the usual sizes. The impact driver will fire decking screws in without issue. This is a great kit, at the best price around as far as I can tell.
rubberyduck13/07/2019 22:58

Shocking advice. The 18v tools will outperform the 10.8v (by the way) all …Shocking advice. The 18v tools will outperform the 10.8v (by the way) all day long. Yes these are the lower spec of their brushless models, but plenty powerful for the average DIYer. The hammer drill will eat through any masonry you can throw at it, up to the usual sizes. The impact driver will fire decking screws in without issue. This is a great kit, at the best price around as far as I can tell.


Hardly, the impact driver is decent, the drill driver is weak compared to their normal brushed and brushless models - so the DHP482 and DHP484

Having said that, this is a very good price for the kit, and you can always pick up another drill. Personally I'd try to sell the DHP459 and get a DHP484

Their 10.8V kit exists for a reason. It's meant to be very good. Obviously a lot lighter and easier to handle. And good for the average DIYer! (those who would benefit from a lighter/smaller form factor and don't need masses of power).

The DHP459 has more like 10.2V performance in an 18V body - it is considerably less powerful than the DHP484 and 482

It really won't eat through masonry. That would even be hyperbole for the 484. You want the heavy duty drill for that, if you're not going SDS/rotary.

Not dissing the deal, just thought it would be useful to point out that it's not their normal 18V drill in this kit.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 13th Jul
Shinoke13/07/2019 22:34

Bear in mind these are the weird light duty 18V brushless drills.Better …Bear in mind these are the weird light duty 18V brushless drills.Better off getting an 10.2V system, or the full power 18V LXT kit I'd say


They are 18v and LXT .. am I missing something?
mxer45013/07/2019 23:52

They are 18v and LXT .. am I missing something?


The drill in this kit - the DHP459 is 18V LXT, but the spec of the drill is lower than the normal DHP482 (brushed) and DHP484 (brushless) (on paper it's not much, in practice it's meant to be a fair bit weaker). It is not the normal general purpose 18V brushless drill - that's the DHP484

Given they're a very similar size and weight, there's no benefit to the DHP459 - other than being cheaper perhaps.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 14th Jul
mxer45013/07/2019 23:52

They are 18v and LXT .. am I missing something?


These are more light duty as stated. Also have the plastic chuck instead of metal. Seems a better deal than it actually is, if you don't realise the differences in the drill bodies available
While I’m not convinced I agree that this kit will lack power for the average user, I did come across this: toolstation.com/mak…wcB

Three (smaller) batteries, but the slightly higher spec bodies.
rubberyduck14/07/2019 08:48

While I’m not convinced I agree that this kit will lack power for the a …While I’m not convinced I agree that this kit will lack power for the average user, I did come across this: https://www.toolstation.com/makita-dlx2131jx1-18v-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill-impact-driver-twin-pack/p94935?store=S1&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googleshoppingfeed&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpavpBRDQARIsAPfTwix9KAH1UkjYzDcdsEcI2Vh8UY0Re8XQq_5m4nLUpBN2mgNQg_lI0qMaAhp4EALw_wcBThree (smaller) batteries, but the slightly higher spec bodies.


I looked at this... great spec - but I decided to opt for brushless.
richie147uk14/07/2019 09:25

I looked at this... great spec - but I decided to opt for brushless.


Yeah, and I totally get that. Brushless on a combi drill is well worth having. A lot of this is horses for courses, right. You can’t really go wrong with Makita LXT stuff.
rubberyduck14/07/2019 09:33

Yeah, and I totally get that. Brushless on a combi drill is well worth …Yeah, and I totally get that. Brushless on a combi drill is well worth having. A lot of this is horses for courses, right. You can’t really go wrong with Makita LXT stuff.


Exactly. Either way you’re going to end up with quality tools
Proving expensive... now I’ve got the batteries I couldn’t resist getting this:

Makita DHS680Z 18V LXT Brushless Circular Saw - Skin for £125.30 again from Homebase. Lucky I did the reserve and collect as they tried to charge me £152 in store, which is the reduced price on the shelves.
Thanks OP. Don't forget to register with Makita for a free 3 year extended warranty.

Bought this, the brushless circular saw and brushless jigsaw to go with the other 20 Makita LXT tools I now have but probably don't need...
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