The 453 is a DIY level drill. This is a professional drill with double the torque. Mine also came with 2 batteries. After cashback I got it for 155. Well worth spending 25 quid more for a beast.
453 with 2 3ah batteries charger and case is still 129.99 at screwfix
Mine came in a 3 battery case. When I opened it there were two batteries in mine and not one as in description. Anyone else experience that?
Hi nipstyler to answer your questions the weight for me is fine 2.3Kg which is just over 5 1/2 pounds it is a all metal chuck and it has metal gears as well so quite heavy and robust its a case of stronger machine requires stronger components so as to be longer lasting and for me the quality and durability out weight the weight of the drill. The battery is the newer BL 1830B which has the four display lights on the back . It all depends on if you want or need a heavy duty durable drill and not forgetting the 3 year warranty (on the drill only, for which you need to register on the Makita web site.) As I say the weight for me is a small price to pay for such a durable robust drill. Both screwfix and toolstation do their own version of this drill you could go and check out the weight there.
What do you think about the weight? I'm in two minds about this also is the battery one of the newer BL1830B with battery indicator or is it marked BL1830? Many thanks