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  1. haptism

    Makita SDS BRH242 vs DRH242

    Anyone know the difference between the Makita BHR 242 and DHR 242. Theyre both brushless and both 18v. I dont know they look the same drill to me, can you put the dust extractor one one and not the other ? Thanks
  2. happyhippydad

    Best price/place for a makita 5aH battery.

    Hope you're all having a good weekend! :) I am having a lazy day playing in front of the laptop nursing a bruised rib from boxing :anguished:🥊, so... I'm going to treat myself to a new makita 5aH battery as all I have are 3aH. Best price I can find is £49.99 + £4.98 (all inc VAT) from...
  3. H

    Makita 110v 9 inch grinder

    I have a 3.5kva generator wich has burnt out 2 new makita grinders .. they are used for cutting 3mm steal box section .. not forced through the metal at all to be fair it hardly scratched the surface. Triped the generator half a dozen times then the grinder got slower slower and nothing...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 :
  7. 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?
  8. T


    What is the difference between black and white and blue and black?
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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)
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. K

    which 18v cordless drill/driver.. ??

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

    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...
  24. P

    Sds drill

    In need of a new sds battery drill, have had a 24v Hitachi for the last two years. I have been looking at the Makita 18v SDS,has anyone got any experience of the Thanks Paul.
  25. Leesparkykent

    Makita drill.

    Has anyone used one of these and know if it's any good? Was thinking of getting the bare drill as have lots of makita 18v gear and batteries. Makita 36v Cordless Lithium-Ion Tools - Exclusive from Toolstop
  26. C

    Anyone rate this drill?

    looking around for a new drill as mines bust.... anyone brought anything from these before looking at possibly getting the dewalt? Dewalt TSKIT1 18V XR li-ion Brushless Combi Drill and Impact Driver Twinpack (2 x 4Ah Batteries) - TStak Kitbox
  27. S

    Makita BHP451 vs Dewalt DCD985

    Hi guys ! I have just registered here. I have a question about these two drills. I am getting them both second hand. The problem is, i don't know which one to choose. The makita is more powerful(65mm wood), but i heard they have serious problems with the batteries and the gearbox. On the other...
  28. S

    Marcrist or Hilti for a core drill?

    Which one would you buy?
  29. Loki

    Makita DHP453RM 18V 4.0Ah Li-Ion LXT Cordless Combi Drill

    Hi everyone, I'm looking at getting the Makita DHP453RM 18V 4.0Ah Li-Ion LXT Cordless Combi Drill from Screwfix & wanted your opinions on if it is any good? It does have a lot of good reviews on the Screwfix website Makita DHP453RM 18V 4.0Ah Li-Ion LXT Cordless Combi Drill | Cordless Combi...
  30. G

    For Sale Bosch GOP10.8V-Li 10.8V in L box no Batteries

    Bosch Gop 10.8v li in l box will put some blades in with it. Comes with Charger but no batteries £80 plus postage
  31. M

    Cordless sds- Milwaukee 18v or Bosch 36v

    Hi, I'm looking to get a cordless sds mainly doing commercial so don't really need chisel. Mainly be used for fixings, 12mm anchors etc and maybe the odd 20mm hole. Has anyone used the milwaukee m18 sds?? are 18v sds drills up to the job???. Was looking at bosch 36v aswell but there pricey...
  32. Dan

    Summer deals on Screwfix - Worth checking out?

    http://fave.co/1q4eoUb Seem to have a fair few deals on at the moment. Anything of interest?
  33. D

    Looking for drill and impact driver. This a good deal?

    As above, is this a good deal and if there's anything better about for the money I'd welcome your thoughts. Toolstation > Power Tools > 18v Drills > Milwaukee C18PP2B Twin Pack cheers
  34. Dan

    Makita Combi Drill

    There is as new combi drill coming out brushless and 125nm worth of torque apparently the side handle may as well be a scaffold pole! Also around the same time there will be a 5ah battery launch! Currently out at the minute is the 36v range but instead of needing an expensive 36v battery that...
  35. J

    2kg SDS hammer drills - what to buy?

    Hi all, im about to buy a sds hammer drill as i have been using my 5kg for most things but its a bit awkward using such a large drill for small jobs. so, options. im currently looking at two drills, makita or milwaukee. im after any personal experiences you may have had with either drill, i...
  36. J

    Best drill for around 150 ??

    Alright guys & girls so my drill died yesterday after falling 5ft off a ladder so in need of a new one, being only a mate I can't afford to spend that much for a high end Milwaukee or Hilti drills so im looking to only spend around 150 on a new one ?? 1 of the spark's I work with said to Avoid...
  37. E

    Domestic Can anyone recommend a decent sds cordless and combi drill set?

    Evening all im in the process of looking for a decent sds cordless drill and combi drill? ive used dewalt for past few years, combi has been ok. Used it with the nano batteries and they have out lasted both drills. think is time I change them any one recommend a decent set?
  38. A

    What makes a good drill

    I need to buy a drill does not know what is good. Last year bought a useless seriously damaged a few months.
  39. uksparks

    Impact Driver or Combi Drill?

    Hi, I know this has been discussed many times on here, but am about to buy one and don't really know which to be honest. At present I have a Makita combi which is ok, but I wanted something that was a little more meaty and had more go. Then I read on here that people say get a impact driver as...
  40. Bick

    2 x 2Ah or 1 x 3Ah drill batteries?

    2 x 2Ah (replica) batteries or 1 x 3Ah (genuine) battery? As the price is roughly the same, what would you choose?
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