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What Cordless drills are curently value for money in the market, where can I get it from, how do you rate them
 
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phil33

i think its gotta be the dewalt cordless drills or mikitta. i was thinking of getting the new makitta drill. It has a lithium ion battery so it holds its charge for longer and gets to fully charged in half an hour from flat?! NICE!
 
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yorkshiresparky

Don't know about the Dewalt but Makita are one of the best.
 
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leoh187

Hi

I have just bought a new DeWALT 18v DC925KBV, with three batteries. You can get it online for £250. I know it uses Nickel batteries apposed to Lithium ones so it won't last as long. But I have some other DeWALT 18v stuff so means I have more batteries.

I think its a great piece of kit, and would definetly recommend it. Has Hammer, 3 speeds, and comes in a nice box :).

Hope this helps.

Many Thanks

Leo
 
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Cirrus

I have just sold my DeWalt gear as I think it is overrated and heavy/awkward (and I am a17 stone weight trainer so no jokes about being a wimp!). Just bought Makita gear which is good so far but I have a soft spot for Bosch.
 
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what type of makita products have you bought ?
 
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Cirrus

I bought a Makita 14.4 volt impact driver and 14.4 volt drill driver with case, 3 batteries and charger for £130. I want to get the lithium ion 18v range in time but will have to save the pennies. However, having used the impact driver for a few weeks now I don't know how I managed before without one!
 
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spence_spark

I find my bosch 24V absolutely superb for masonary however v.poor drilling joists etc (burnt it out 3 times then Bosch replaced)
My Makita 18V is the exact opposite so with the 2 I cover every base
 
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just bought a makita 24 sds drill with 2 x 3.3ah batteries. very clean and good condition, looks unused. cost £230 off magic ebay, yet to receive it, might be an empty box. What you think of the price ???
 
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neh its not new, plus I burnt it out yesterday, I didnt have 110v drill on me at the time and I wanted to get the job done, drilled toomany joists. wat an idiot, its in repair at the moment,
 
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Bane

14,18 or 24v guys?

Was looking at a Ryobi on screwfix.com with a jigsaw for £99.

Also heard Bosch (or B&D) is the same firm as DeWALT?

Would appreciate your comments as asany of you who know me, this is like my 10th day on the job so not clued up as to what's regarded and what isn't tool-wise.

Also bought various drivers, pliers, files brand Wera.

Feedback p-lease chaps
 
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Cirrus

I would stay away from Ryobi Bane. IMO it is ok for a low-budget brand but you will need tools rigorous to cope with hard work. I have just sold my Dewalt kit as I don't think it is quite what it was a few years ago. Now, I only buy Bosch and Makita. I use a Bosch SDS 24v Drill and Makita impact drill/driver, Makita 14.4v & 18V drills. I also use Bosch Multi - drill (110v) for real heavy duty drilling / chasing / breaking.
Remember - as is with everything, you gets what ya pays for.

BTW - Wera seems ok. I buy Knipex, CK and only use Irazola screwdrivers as they are widely regarded as the best on the market. That said, I have tried Wera and like them so may look at them when it comes time to replace my faithful Irazolas.
 
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Bane

Cheers cirrus (sound advice as always mate). My Boss said the same in regards to quality and price (get what you paid for) but, to be honest Makita seems so expensive!!!

But what can I do? Those are the prices!!!

Figure this, up until I started work I was unemployed (2 months). Ok, just came back form abroad and I do have some capital behind me so can afford to buy certain tools but what of ppl with no capital? How the hell are you supposed to get on without tools and what not? I guess I'm lucky in the sense my Boss says he'll buy what I want then just take it out of my wages weekly.

Moan, moan, moan, waffle, waffle, waffle....
 
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Cirrus

To be honest Bane, most companies will let you buy things at the local wholesaler on their account and take it out of your wages each week. One of my previous bosses used to do this and rather than being nice and knocking the VAT off as he was reclaiming it, he used to charge you VAT as his way of making money on the deal! Cheeky sod.
If I were you - only buy the best because it will pay you back many times over. It isn't cheap to get set up but buying a bit at a time it soon adds up. I probably have around £3000 worth of tools now but have bought these over 3 years a bit at a time.
 
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Cirrus

yeah it's not bad but I would stay with the 18v Makita / Bosch kit as it is man enough to give you the options you need. I don't buy from screwfix either as wholesalers generally give you a better deal once you become friendly with them.
 
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Slynx

Bosch 36v Lithium - expensive, but as usual you get what you pay for.
Bosch, however, offer a 3 year warranty on their range of 36v Lithium cordless units.
I've got 4 items (£900), but I can tell you, they knock spots off anything else out there !
 
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Cirrus

I disagree Steve. It only comes with 2 2.0 Ah batteries when the Makita has 3 x 3.3 Ah. Dewalt ain't what it was and I will never buy Dewalt again - Makita & Bosch for me. I got a brand new 110V Dewalt SDS in the case and won't use it cos it is crap. My boss got it for me but I would rather use my kit as it's better!
 
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stevie h

He says it only come with 2 batts and if its the makita sds 24v (bhr200saj) which is the one i have and the only 24v sds makita available as far as i know , one of the batts is a 2.0ah while the other is a 3.3ah , add all this to the fact that he paid +£230 secondhand with no warranty , id take the dewalt @ £250 new with warranty every time .
i now have both as i bought the dewalt as a back up to my makita and performance wise there's nothing in it , i agree with what your saying in general though , makita does seem to be better quality , especially the new li-ion range:)

Makita BHR 200SAJ 24V SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys



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He says it only come with 2 batts and if its the makita sds 24v (bhr200saj) which is the one i have and the only 24v sds makita available as far as i know , one of the batts is a 2.0ah while the other is a 3.3ah , add all this to the fact that he paid +£230 secondhand with no warranty , id take the dewalt @ £250 new with warranty every time .
i now have both as i bought the dewalt as a back up to my makita and performance wise there's nothing in it , i agree with what your saying in general though , makita does seem to be better quality , especially the new li-ion range:)

Makita BHR 200SAJ 24V SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys



Ste
sorry steve, but it does have 2 x 3.3ah batterys, and its in look like condition, like I sed before I burnt it out the other month on loads of joists. But when I took it in for repair and they opened it up, they found nothing wrong with it.

I think for £230 its a good price for a makita

obviously ebay is risky, but i took the risk and its great

regards luke
 
Hi I bought the Bosch 36v SDS and have had a load of trouble with it. Sent it back to Bosch twice and they tell me that there's nothing wrong with it. My old dewalt 24v is much better, with the exception of the clutch not being as good!!
 
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stevie h

sorry steve, but it does have 2 x 3.3ah batterys, and its in look like condition, like I sed before I burnt it out the other month on loads of joists. But when I took it in for repair and they opened it up, they found nothing wrong with it.

I think for £230 its a good price for a makita

obviously ebay is risky, but i took the risk and its great

regards luke
Yes your right :eek::D, they now supply my drill with the option of 2 x 3.3 batts
see link
BHR200SJE Makita 24v SDS-Plus Hammer Drill Makita BHR200SJE Cordless SDS-Plus Hammer Drill & Rotary Drill supplied with 2 x 3.3Ah NiMH Batteries fitted with SDS-Plus Chuck complete with 5mtr Professional Tape £256.59

Still think the dewalt @ £250 new with guarantee is better value :D:D:)

All said and done the makita is a top peice of kit , enjoy

Ste
 
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Cirrus

Dewalt? Sodding black and decker - that's all it is now!
 
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Kensprint

Look at Hitachi. They are bulletproof and come with 2 x lithIon batteries
 
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alex

ive got the dewalt 18v gear and its all a pile of crap. the battery i charge night before go to them the next morning and they are flat:mad: everytime. i now use my 24 bosch but my best buy to date was my 24v makita now that is a right piece of kit and also the bosch 14.4v impact driver:cool: i dont know how i managed without it.

im thinking about getting rid of the dewalt gear and getting one of those 7 piece makita li ion kits of ebay. but for those i would need to charge on the 110v tranny as its all american.
 
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Cirrus

I don't go up ladders - I get me apprentice to do that:D
 
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