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  1. EalingBadger

    Good deal on Makita drill if you don't need the 'BL' on the side

    FFX are doing a good deal on old stock of a Makita drill at the moment: Makita DHP453Z 18v Li-Ion Combi Drill Bare Unit - https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Makita-Dhp453Z-0088381661287-18V-Li-Ion-Combi-Drill-Bare-Unit It's cheap because it does not have a brushless (BL) motor. It would make...
  2. gazdkw82

    Repairing drills - makita

    A friend of mine was about to throw a makita 481 away because it stopped working and was smoking. It's a 2014 brushless drill and looks hardly used so I've decided to try and rescue it. I've got it home and it doesn't work, smoke just comes out from the battery area. Smells of strong plastic...
  3. N

    Industrial Makita LXT 1500 Cordless 15-Piece Combo kit

    A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging. Makita - LXT1500 LXT Cordless 15-Piece Combo Kit - 18 V Original in box never open. All Makita - LXT1500 LXT Cordless 15-Piece Combo Kit - 18 V . 2 years warranty with Makita. Email us :
  4. T

    18V Makita angle drill

    does anyone use either the makita DDA350Z or DDA351Z a 18v angle drills and what the difference is? Need to invest in one for a big job coming up with a LOT of ceiling joist close togther. Or recommend any other decent battery angle drills?
  5. A


    What is the difference between black and white and blue and black?
  6. M

    impact drill

    looking to buy an impact drill, whats the best make/model ? and does anybody know any places doing good deals on them
  7. A

    Makita brushes wearing out too quick

    I've got a makita impact driver, the original brushes lasted about 2 and a half years, so I bought some more (what I believe to be official makita brushes) and they lasted about 6 months. Replaced them again last week and now they've already worn out. Anyone know any reason why they would...
  8. happyhippydad

    3ah, 4ah or 5ah?

    Evening all. My friend has asked me if he should buy 3, 4 or 5 Ah makita batteries. All my batteries are 3Ah so I do not feel equipped to answer him as I have no experience of the others. I am completely happy with the 3Ah ones, however what do you guys think? Is it better to have the 5Ah as...
  9. keniff

    megger mft storage

    generally the first thing I do when I buy my megger testers is throw the box out and put them in a bag as storage is crap in the original box, how do you guys store yours? My bag is about to need replacing and fancy something different! It's a megget mft
  10. R

    Drill for new job role?

    Hi all, I am due to start a new role as an electrical maintenance apprentice and need to buy myself a drill.. can anyone reccomend a certain drill/deal or give any tips when deciding which type/voltage/Ah battery to choose? 'Many thanks
  11. I

    Makita Drill Case - Looking for Particular Case

    Hi Guys, I'm trying to track down this Makita case from a UK website, I can only find it in the US at the moment. I've emailed Makita, but they were notoriously slow last time I emailed them so thought I'd try my luck here in the mean time, cheers.
  12. happyhippydad

    Which Makita drill driver?

    I currently have a Makita 453 and 459. I like them both but they don't really have enough umphh if I want to get through something tough. I'll definitely be sticking with Makita and have seen the DDF458 which has a max torque of 58/91nM which I think would be fine or maybe even the 481 but that...
  13. Rocboni

    Makita HP330D 10.8v LXT Combi Drill Driver Special Edition

    Makita HP330D 10.8v LXT Combi Drill Driver Special Edition, comes with holster and 1 battery, won in competition but never used. Looking for £60 Can post at cost £10 (Price lowered to 60 from 90)
  14. Dan

    Told The Tilers About Our Resource Section And They Had Something To Ask

    Soooo, I'm proud of our resource system here so plugged it to the tilers. Resources for Electricians They had something to ask (second post). Checkout their resource section mind.
  15. E

    Core Drill

    I need to get a core drill. I was looking at the Dewalt 21570K - has anyone got one? Are they any good? Or should I spend a bit more and get a Marcrist DDM1? I'll mainly be using it to cut holes for 100mm ducting. I've seen a post on here extolling the virtues of the Marcrist DDM2 but they don't...
  16. G

    Best battery screwdriver

    Im looking for a small drill/driver for within £100. Ive seen a few bosch and makitas but am wondering whats best. Any suggestions?
  17. Leesparkykent

    Makita 18v brushless SDS drill

    Just purchased one tonight. Any one have one? Also was wondering if any one has tried replica batteries or are they not worth getting? Makita DHR242Z 18V SDS Plus Brushless Rotary Hammer Drill Bare Unit
  18. M

    help me pick a sds and combi drill!

    Alright guys. im looking for a decent set of drills not to costy but no cheap crap i like the idea of one battery fits all. any ideas guys xD
  19. K

    which 18v cordless drill/driver.. ??

    hi all, looking at drill/drivers, wat do u all use.. ang good deals out there
  20. rattlehead85

    Core drill purchase

    Would appreciate some advice on this please. Got a contract starting next month rewiring 200 kitchens within a chalet complex. They require 6" extractor fans to be core cut through the concrete structure roughly 350mm in depth. I am looking at buying a dedicated core drill to do this. What...
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