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dewalt or makita cordless , whats the best make to buy?
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Old 10-04-2009, 5:55 PM
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Default dewalt or makita cordless , whats the best make to buy?

hi going to move into a new house soon so i will have lot sof little diy jobs to do. I wated to spend a bit of money this time rather than getting a challenge dril as they have no power.

I've just seen this baby at screwfix and looks good value for money and i ve heard that its a brand to be trusted when it comes to drills etc.

what do people think, i;ve heard bosch make good drills also.

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/73596/...PCFEY?ts=82086
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Old 10-04-2009, 6:31 PM
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That drill should be ok, but you have just missed a good deal. Screwfix had an 18v Hitachi, with three batteries and torch, charger and case for 77 a few weeks back.

Then they had a special offer where if you spent 400 you got the above mentioned hitachi drill for free. If you are moving in a new house I am sure you could of spent 400 even on gift vouchers for future use and you could of got the drill for free.

Might be worth holding out to see if they have any more offers like this on?

I also keep getting 10% discount codes sent to my email address from screwfix and so watch out for them!
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Old 10-04-2009, 7:04 PM
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It all depends on whether you are using it for DIY or trade work .

Ni Cad batteries don't like not being used regularly as they deplete charge,if left in a discharged state they won't last long.It is better to get Lithium Ion batteries as they can be trickle charged(boosted up) where as Ni cads must be run down and then charged fully as they can develop a "memory" and then only hold a partial charge.
Next look at the Amp Hours 1.3 amp hrs means that if you pull the trigger (without drilling into anything) it will run for 1.3 hrs if you get a 2.8 amp hrs it will run for 2.8 hours,its only important if time is important.

I have a joinery workshop,supply and fit and have had De Walt before but in my opinion they have taken their eye off the ball and marketing clothing ranges (boots,holsters,trousars etc) Makita are a much better tool and will last for years..
Just my opinion go for MAKITA ......Hitachi are better than De Walt try www.dm-tools.co.uk they are good to deal with and you sometimes get freebies, I brought a Makita cordless and received a makita holster free ..
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thanks for both posters above, well i have some stuff stored away from when we had a house before, (currently renting) but i had a bosch, left it in its case and it wont charge at all so just need a decent drill for now. its only going to be hanging pictures and shelves up etc so nothing too tiring.
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I would agree with the other poster Makita IMO are far superior I use mine most days and the previous one I have lasted about 10 years. DeWalt have taken there aye off the ball since going for the more public sector rather than trade.
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Old 11-04-2009, 1:41 PM
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That Dewalt has no hammer drill facility........if you are hanging pictures etc you really need it.
Used Makitas for 20 years now excellent products but a tad more expensive.....
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That Dewalt has no hammer drill facility........if you are hanging pictures etc you really need it.
Used Makitas for 20 years now excellent products but a tad more expensive.....

'You cannot go wrong with this exceptional value Powerful Combi for hammer drilling, drilling and screwdriving applications. Supplied with carry case, 1hr Charger and 2 batteries.'

You obviously can't read!!!!!!!!

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def get a makita lxt li-ion cordless combi drill, i got one from ebay for 135
love it, so powerful and batteries last 3x longer than normal ones, charges in 22 mins too
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thanks for all the replies, it seems makita wins the day the, so i'll have a look around to see if i can find a god deal on a makita drill.

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just seen this makita drill, would you guys go for this...
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/91147/...Pack&source=aw
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'You cannot go wrong with this exceptional value Powerful Combi for hammer drilling, drilling and screwdriving applications. Supplied with carry case, 1hr Charger and 2 batteries.'

You obviously can't read!!!!!!!!

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And although you can read and I can't you are really quite rude !!!!!!!!!
No need for it..........
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Out of the Dewalt drill you highlighted at the beginning of your post and this one,personally I would go for the Makita.They are both 1.3 amp hr, 18 volt.
Would be best if you could get a lithium Ion drill but out of the 2 go for Makita......
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thanks for replying, right i go for the makita then... thanks everyone.
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just about to order from screwfix when i stumbled across this deal. for a few quid more i got a makita drill bit set aswell.

http://www.buyaparcel.com/pageview.p...kcode=8390DWPE
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Alternatively, for 1/3 the price of either of those drills, Maplin are selling a 24V drill/driver with 2 1200mAh NiCd battery packs for 34.99; last day tomorrow - http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221014

Maybe the motor, clutch or chuck won't last as long, but it's hard to argue with the price. Some other places are still selling the same model for 70. I picked one up on Friday and used it to loosen some rusted screws and drill a couple of pilot holes into a kitchen cabinet and it seems OK so far.
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I use the Dewalt XRP range - my brother in law who works in fireservice say they use those. Not had problem with anything so far. Although I think a newer range has replaced this now.
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just seen this post and if you havent already ordered it get the dewalt drill, two lads from work got the makita drill about 6 months ago and its already starting to go (whining grating sound)
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just seen this post and if you havent already ordered it get the dewalt drill, two lads from work got the makita drill about 6 months ago and its already starting to go (whining grating sound)

ahh already ordered the makita's now. Oh well i see how it goes funnily i was taking to famiy members today and neither could agree on the two makes!!
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I own DeWalt and Makita. Top of the line both of them.
I went to get both repaired DeWalt charges $20.00 just to look at it.
Makita is free to tell you the proplem.
The Makita is a much better tool any way.
Bye Bye DeWalt
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I own DeWalt and Makita. Top of the line both of them.
I went to get both repaired DeWalt charges $20.00 just to look at it.
Makita is free to tell you the proplem.
The Makita is a much better tool any way.
Bye Bye DeWalt
I gave the DeWalt away.
I worked at a tool hire shop once....we gradually changed all we could to Makita because they worked reliably for longer at the same price level.

IF you were to spend a lot of money you'd possibly get a Dewalt that's great, but apparently they gained their rep for quality when made 100% in the USA ...which they weren't anymore last I know of.

Cheap tools are a massive mistake always though...get the best you can and the quallity will be remmembered long after the price is forgotten.

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