- Makita or Dewalt?
And if you want another 3.0Ah battery…
I think you’d struggle to do better; I spent weeks agonising over what to get; comparing cost, torque, capacity, etc…Posted 4 years agochrissyhardingSubscriber
I have a dewalt. My son has a makita.Posted 4 years ago
Makita is more robust, durable, powerful and expensive.
I was in Travis perking recently. They have a cracking deal on the dewalt model I have.
Mine cost £250 with an additional battery.
In TP it is about £115 for drill/battery case no spare.chestercopperpotMember
Have Makita got over their battery woes? they are not what they used to be, but still pretty good! A sad fact many tool makers have cheapened their products and live off good reps from years past, old Makita was very durable.
So I’d say De-Walt on current evidence, the ones I’ve used have been faultless and smooth in operation.Posted 4 years ago
I must be one of the few people to have had a Makita go wrong out of warranty!
Whilst we’re talking about cordless power tools; I’ll be getting one of these when they get them back in stock:
I never knew they existed until recently!Posted 4 years agodeadlydarcyMember
I work on sites…more than I’d care to at the moment. I see more Makita than anything else (by a long way) when it comes to drill/drivers and impact drivers. I like Bosch stuff myself, but I don’t do much drill/driving to be honest and I only have mine because they’re feather-light and I get bothered if I have to use anything with any weight to it after a few minutes. 😆 I reckon Makita will give you more bang for your buck. DeWalt do seem to be trying to up their game in the last couple of years after losing their reputation somewhat. I don’t think you’d go far wrong with either.Posted 4 years agoBoba FattMember
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think essential tools should need to be presents. Can’t you get the drill anyway, and a nice whisky for the present? Would a wife get an iron?
Yeah, I’ve been told I should think of something “nice” for myself, but I am really strugglingPosted 4 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
Bosch/Makita /dealt are all good tools ime. Dewalt slightly worse.
However, brand isn’t everything. The diy sheds still sell nicd batteries and sometimes non standard Nimh for Makita.
Not all Makita18v drills are equal. The 453 (most common) is vastly inferior to the 458 – we have both and the 453 really struggles in comparison. Also consider what it’s going to be used for. For driving screws an impact driver is a revelation – the 10.8v impact driver in this set http://www.powertoolworld.co.uk/makita-lct204w-108v-lxt-twin-pack.html?gclid=CJfC7amhvcYCFcfnwgod2zoJWQ is a lot more powerful than the 18v 853 drill. That set is a winner for woodwork – an 18v impact can be too powerful for a lot of jobs – and if you’re not drilling stone would do most jobs better than an 853 drillPosted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
Just bought one of these:
Seems excellent and has a full 5*’s on something like 180 Amazon reviews (and people generally always moan about their drills on Amazon).
Is £3 cheaper at B&Q though…Posted 4 years ago
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