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Milwaukee M18BPD 18V Li-Ion Cordless Compact Combi Drill 3 x 3.0Ah £149.98 @ Toolstation
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Milwaukee M18BPD 18V Li-Ion Cordless Compact Combi Drill 3 x 3.0Ah £149.98 @ Toolstation

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Posted 24th AugEdited by:"MikeyG1"

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Same as @idontflycathay 's deal but this is £20 extra than the other deal but, comes with a third 3 Ah battery.
Thanks to @lucifon , I have been told you can get a tenner off when you click and collect with voucher code: WCCAUG19
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Small but powerful combi, only 198mm in length - ideal for tight spaces.


13mm keyless metal chuck
• High performance 4-pole motor
• Full metal gear box
• Battery level indicator and LED light
• 18 torque settings
• Redlink overload protection

Supplied with charger and bag. Max drilling capacity: steel 13mm, concrete 16mm, wood 38mm. No load speed: 0-450 / 0-1,800rpm


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£10 off click and collect using code WCCAUG19.

Think we just missed out on £25 off 150 spend literally yesterday. Not sure whether to wait... I'm in no rush.
Will give it a thumbs up but for me I would need the brushless version to invest.
Xarde25/08/2019 11:14

Will give it a thumbs up but for me I would need the brushless version to …Will give it a thumbs up but for me I would need the brushless version to invest.


Fair enough, there is a Makita brushless combi with case, battery and charger for £150-£170 I beilieve, it is the 'deal of the day' at Its
Xarde25/08/2019 11:14

Will give it a thumbs up but for me I would need the brushless version to …Will give it a thumbs up but for me I would need the brushless version to invest.


But with 3 batteries, would brushless actually give you anything of real value? - the main benefit of brushless is improved battery life and this has 3 supplied. Brushes don't wear out very often, if at all.
spannerzone26/08/2019 11:13

But with 3 batteries, would brushless actually give you anything of real …But with 3 batteries, would brushless actually give you anything of real value? - the main benefit of brushless is improved battery life and this has 3 supplied. Brushes don't wear out very often, if at all.


Hmm, I get your point but it's not just about battery life, brushed does use more battery, but the main reason behind brushed is x3 mechanism parts in the motor that rub on each other; wearing it down and gets very very hot = frequent long usage can half the life. Brushless doesn't use that, instead used a magnetic brake that reduces heat massively, doesn't grind and reuses energy past through it increasing battery life. If its home use then Brushed is more than fine, for work use or long use then Brushless is a highly recommended suggestion. (hope this helps)
Edited by: "Xarde" 26th Aug
Xarde26/08/2019 11:55

Hmm, I get your point but it's not just about battery life, brushed does …Hmm, I get your point but it's not just about battery life, brushed does use more battery, but the main reason behind brushed is x3 mechanism parts in the motor that rub on each other; wearing it down and gets very very hot = frequent long usage can half the life. Brushless doesn't use that, instead used a magnetic brake that reduces heat massively, doesn't grind and reuses energy past through it increasing battery life. If its home use then Brushed is more than fine, for work use or long use then Brushless is a highly recommended suggestion. (hope this helps)


Yep there's two sides indeed....what is rarely discussed is that brushless have an infinitely more complex electronic circuit and components to drive the motor, fairly delicate components (compared to a basic brushed tool) wrapped around a tool that is used in all conditions and while that should be fine, it's arguably an alternative part to fail which would render the tool fit for the bin where as worn brushes can be replaced. Both scenarious are fairly unlikely in a DIY environment but heavy use of a brushless tool could overun the circuitry just as it could wear out brushes. I'm not against brushless tools but am not entirely convinced tool makers are moving over to brushless just because of the benefits to the user and being altruistic (I'm quite cynical!), it benefits the tool supplier in many ways too including more built in obsolescence possibly and perhaps a more predictable lifespan and replacement as tools get smarter.

Time will tell whether there's much in it of course and if brushless tools are replacing everything then it'll be a moot point. However, I'm not discounting the purchase of any tool brushed or brushless.

edit- just for info, I've worked on many electronics that have had brushless motors going back several decades so am not unfamiliar with them or their benefits just not totally buying into all the new hype about tools without brushes
Edited by: "spannerzone" 26th Aug
spannerzone26/08/2019 12:53

Yep there's two sides indeed....what is rarely discussed is that brushless …Yep there's two sides indeed....what is rarely discussed is that brushless have an infinitely more complex electronic circuit and components to drive the motor, fairly delicate components (compared to a basic brushed tool) wrapped around a tool that is used in all conditions and while that should be fine, it's arguably an alternative part to fail which would render the tool fit for the bin where as worn brushes can be replaced. Both scenarious are fairly unlikely in a DIY environment but heavy use of a brushless tool could overun the circuitry just as it could wear out brushes. I'm not against brushless tools but am not entirely convinced tool makers are moving over to brushless just because of the benefits to the user and being altruistic (I'm quite cynical!), it benefits the tool supplier in many ways too including more built in obsolescence possibly and perhaps a more predictable lifespan and replacement as tools get smarter.Time will tell whether there's much in it of course and if brushless tools are replacing everything then it'll be a moot point. However, I'm not discounting the purchase of any tool brushed or brushless.edit- just for info, I've worked on many electronics that have had brushless motors going back several decades so am not unfamiliar with them or their benefits just not totally buying into all the new hype about tools without brushes


As someone who uses a brushed Milwaukee Combi all day everyday I've yet to see the need to move to a brushless variant. I've replaced the brushes twice in 5 years and been through several sets of batteries.
g1hsg26/08/2019 19:21

As someone who uses a brushed Milwaukee Combi all day everyday I've yet to …As someone who uses a brushed Milwaukee Combi all day everyday I've yet to see the need to move to a brushless variant. I've replaced the brushes twice in 5 years and been through several sets of batteries.


I guess time will tell whether an equivilent brushless tool might be more reliable....I'm far from convinced.... sure it won't need new brushes and maybe battery life would be better (but you probably have several batteries always on charge if a serious user) but let's face it, they won't be making a tool that lasts forever so there will inevitably be some form of built in obsolescence, it just won't be brushes that fail. Anyone believing the manufacturers are pushing brushless to extend life of the tool is being somewhat naive I think.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 26th Aug
Any views on paying £60 more for this than the Bosch deal?
Edited by: "pandaking" 28th Aug
pandaking28/08/2019 08:16

Any views on paying £60 more for this than the Bosch deal?


I am unsure of your application of the tool so it is hard to recommend one or the other.
I mean have a look at the description of both, (although the Bosch one maybe wrong, since it has included an impact rating... For a combi drill). Somethings the Milwaukee does a little better, but apparently the Bosch stops if the body starts spinning instead of the bit, this maybe be a good feature for some but some others may find it annoying. Other than that you get a total of 9 ah with Milwaukee, versus 6 ah with Bosch however you are paying for that extra battery life. Milwaukee would mean you are changing out the batteries less often which is preferred if you are against the clock and want to save time fideling with batteries. But maybe watch a few reviews of both models and make an informed choice, just don't take too long otherwise you maybe too late. Sorry I couldn't have been more help.
Edited by: "MikeyG1" 28th Aug
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