Makita G-Series 18 Volt Cordless Combi Drill with 74-Piece Accessory Kit - £119.99 @ Robert Dyas
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Makita G-Series 18 Volt Cordless Combi Drill with 74-Piece Accessory Kit - £119.99 @ Robert Dyas

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Found 5th Apr
I've been looking for a good cordless drill and this one came across.

I know there is much better batteries out there, but for the price/brand/bundle..........I think is a very good deal.
TCB : 4.6%.
Lloyds TSB offers : 12%

This bundle kit from Robert Dyas includes a 74 piece Makita accessory kit, and comes with two powerful G-Series 18 Volt batteries.

Features and Benefits

Impressive drilling depths – The versatile design lets you drill up to 13mm in masonry, 13mm in steel and 36mm in wood.

16 torque settings – Adjust the torque to suit your task, whether you’re high-speed drilling or carefully driving screws.

Includes 74 accessories – It comes with drill bits, screwdriver bits and sockets, along with a sturdy carry case to keep the whole kit organised.

Specification

Model number: HP457DWE10
Cordless
Power: 18V
No-load speed: 0‒1,400rpm
Number of gears: 2
Torque settings: 16
Hammer action: Yes
Keyless chuck: Yes
Reverse function: Yes
Variable speed control: Yes
Battery type: Lithium ion - 2 batteries supplied
Battery charge time: 60 mins quick charging
Weight: 1.7kg

13 Comments

I am aware that i may sound like a complete novice (because i am) but is it possible to buy an 18V battery with a higher AH separately ?

Cold.

Spend an extra £10 on this, 18v LXT combi with 2 x 3.0Ah batteries £129 @ Screwfix.

[img]s7g3.scene7.com/is/…235?src=ae235/2290J_A1&$prodImageMedium$[/img]

Edited by: "andynicol" 5th Apr

cellan_williams

I am aware that i may sound like a complete novice (because i am) but is … I am aware that i may sound like a complete novice (because i am) but is it possible to buy an 18V battery with a higher AH separately ?



Makita G-series batteries are only available in 1.3Ah.

Original Poster

andynicol

Cold.Makita G series batteries (and only 1.3Ah at that) not compatible … Cold.Makita G series batteries (and only 1.3Ah at that) not compatible with other tools.Spend an extra £10 on this, 18v LXT combi with 2 x 3.0Ah batteries.[img]http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image//ae235?src=ae235/2290J_A1&$prodImageMedium$[/img]



That's a good one andynicol, although you have to buy the drill bits separate.
As I mentioned in my post, I know that the batteries are not that powerful, but for the bundle and the price (after cashback Lloyds + TCB ) it's a better deal that most of the ones out there.
Anyway, thanks for your input and your good spotted deal

joseacv

That's a good one andynicol, although you have to buy the drill bits … That's a good one andynicol, although you have to buy the drill bits separate.As I mentioned in my post, I know that the batteries are not that powerful, but for the bundle and the price (after cashback Lloyds + TCB ) it's a better deal that most of the ones out there.Anyway, thanks for your input and your good spotted deal



I disagree, its not worth £100, even factoring in the accessory kit worth around £15.

I'd disregard the Makita branding on this, its only a Makita drill in name only, its nowhere near as good as there LXT range.

Why they have decided to tar there good name with cheap crap aimed purely for the DIY market is beyond me, they should bundle LXT tools with smaller batteries to keep the price down for the DIy market rather than the G-series, but hey ho.

There are other drills out there, comparable in quality and with better batteries to this, buy the accessories you require and you'd still be cheaper....

andynicol

Cold.Spend an extra £10 on this, 18v LXT combi with 2 x 3.0Ah batteries … Cold.Spend an extra £10 on this, 18v LXT combi with 2 x 3.0Ah batteries £129 @ Screwfix.[img]http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image//ae235?src=ae235/2290J_A1&$prodImageMedium$[/img]


I bought the screwfix offer too with the 2 x 3.0Ah batteries. I also bought the 101 piece makita accessories set for £19.99. Worth spending the extra £30 IMO.
screwfix.com/p/m…659

cellan_williams

I am aware that i may sound like a complete novice (because i am) but is … I am aware that i may sound like a complete novice (because i am) but is it possible to buy an 18V battery with a higher AH separately ?


Yes. Although you'd have to work out which battery fits which drill (easy). Look for a drill sold as 'bare' or 'body' only.
This means just the body of the drill without the battery and charger.
Hope this helps.

Edited by: "joeboy22" 6th Apr

andynicol

I disagree, its not worth £100, even factoring in the accessory kit worth … I disagree, its not worth £100, even factoring in the accessory kit worth around £15.I'd disregard the Makita branding on this, its only a Makita drill in name only, its nowhere near as good as there LXT range.Why they have decided to tar there good name with cheap crap aimed purely for the DIY market is beyond me, they should bundle LXT tools with smaller batteries to keep the price down for the DIy market rather than the G-series, but hey ho.There are other drills out there, comparable in quality and with better batteries to this, buy the accessories you require and you'd still be cheaper....


Spot on.
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Amazon have the trade rated brushless DHP480 with 3Ah battery, charger and macpac for £139.99.
Plenty of power, great battery life. Would be crazy to buy a G series.

Edited by: "callum84" 6th Apr

Avoid the g series. I have makita lxt and it's great. There are also so many tools you can add to your set and quality is good.

joeboy22

Yes. Although you'd have to work out which battery fits which drill … Yes. Although you'd have to work out which battery fits which drill (easy). Look for a drill sold as 'bare' or 'body' only.This means just the body of the drill without the battery and charger.Hope this helps.



False, the only battery's you can use are the white topped ones (in the pic) that only go up to 1.3ah. If using for trade get andynicol deal but if for diy id go for a bosch for £87 diy.com/dep…G8w

joeboy22

Yes. Although you'd have to work out which battery fits which drill … Yes. Although you'd have to work out which battery fits which drill (easy). Look for a drill sold as 'bare' or 'body' only.This means just the body of the drill without the battery and charger.Hope this helps.



The question was re higher output batteries but you are referring to bare units?

Makita G-series, can be all black or have a white top and are only available in 1.3Ah ;

http://toolguyd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Makita-18V-LXT-BL1840-Compatibility.jpg

Edited by: "andynicol" 6th Apr

Got to be cold. No point in spending 120 on a Makita that's not the real deal.

My understanding from previous hukd's is that the makita accessory kits aren't up to much either so wouldn't really factor that in...
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