I'd go for the bigger makita. Those little ones are great and make a good addition to a tool set but the 18v is a fantastic all rounder. It'll do lots of things the little ones can't.
Cordless combi drill
to get round the battery issue I also bought the portable vacuum cleaner
That's an excellent idea. I'd been meaning to get a portable vacuum anyway, so that's perfect. It's also £35 in Screwfix.
Right, I'll pick those bits up today. Thanks everyone for all your help.
I'd been meaning to get a portable vacuum anyway, so that's perfect. It's also £35 in Screwfix.Is it in stock? None round here.
when I looked, the cheapest on the makita 10.8 pack of combi drill + impact + 2 batts + charger, was £135 at buyaparcel.com
^ that's the pack with the combi drill. The hard case (LCT204W) pack has the previous model drill which isn't a combi. These (the combi drill) are excellent IF you already have a big corded drill - the little 10.8 will only stick a 6mm in hard masonry, 8mm at a push in blocks or softer bricks.
Otherwise, get the 18V drill.
And I could then get one of the bits sets, like this for £28:
Same in B&Q at the moment for £20
Rechargeable drills are so good when you use them at work so the batteries are in constant use but so damned frustrating at home! Must order a mains one...
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