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 Post subject: MAkita Drill
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:09 am 
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I am looking to buy a cordless drill for general use - general drilling and for use as a screwdriver.

I already own a Bosch hammer drill which is corded.

I am not particularly practical and need it for putting together Lidl wardrobes/ curtain rails etc.

I have been recommended the Makita drill - but unsure of what model to buy?

Any suggestions.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:20 am 
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Sorry meant IKEA wardrobes!



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I have a makita with 18v lxt batteries. Fantastic quality piece of kit. Well weighted and very robust. I'm a handyman so need strong reliable tools. For diy use look at the new makita mt range, red in colour

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If you are into Lidl wardrobes then you are not likely to need an expensive and powerful 18V cordless Makita, be careful that a lot on offer are just the body without the battery! infact there are bargain drills in the sub 18V ie 3.6 to 12V range that would more than suit, I had a Ryobi 3.?V something for years and it would drive most screws home and I made bedframes and benches using up to 6mm screws and drill holes that size in wood.
I would be surprised if you needed to spend >£60. But if it is Makita Wickes have some clearance offers eg
Makita 10.8V Li-ion Cordless Drill HP330WWX2 for £80.


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If it's only going to get light use and you have the backup of your corded drill, you might find one of these is a cheaper alternative :-

http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-tti700d ... iver/8282p

I have a similar one that I mainly use for very light work, such as flatpacks and it's fine for that and the reviews are very favourable.

The Makita is nice but maybe a bit pricey for the use you'll give it?


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I went to Wickes today and saw and held the Bosch cordless drill. Presumably this will also drive screws?

This drill felt quite light to hold. Any thoughts? I assume the reference to building a tree house is a joke!

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Bosch 18V Li-ion Cordless Combi Drill with 2 Batteries PSB 1800

Product Code: 132176


This drill is best for demanding tasks such as building a tree house or fitting light fixtures to brick walls.
Maximum Torque: 38Nm
Weight: 1.80 kg
Chuck Capacity: 10 mm
Maximum Diameter (Steel): 10 mm
Maximum Diameter (Concrete): 10 mm
Maximum Diameter (Wood): 30 mm
Maximum Diameter (Masonry): 10 mm
Voltage: 18 V
Battery Storage Capacity: 1.5 Ah
No Load Speed: 0 – 400 / 1.350 rpm
Type: Impact Drill
Years Guaranteed: 2
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Power Type: Cordless
Manufacturer Model No: PSB 1800 Li-2
Brand Name: Bosch



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For the cost of a 'decent' screwdriver/drill you could purchase TWO no-name devices and have the spare batteries and chargers to keep you going for 'ever'.

If you're not a pro or using such tools in a manner worth justifying their expense then look 'lower' - Lidl/Aldi often do a range of such power tools. Cheap, reliable as far as amateur use is concerned AND a good three year warranty.

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Thank You.

I borrowed my neighbours Ryobi drill driver yesterday.

Very impressed as I never used one before!

Do you recommend a drill bit set? - especially the driver bits.

I have some IKEA wardrobes to put together- although it may be easier to employ a joiner - with me helping(lifting , carrying etc).

I don't mind paying the extra for the Bosch if you think it will do the job - the Bosch corded Hammer drill I have is excellent - I did try to drive a screw with it but it knurled the screw head.



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The bosch frill will be fine I use this drill for most of my work http://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-eri69 ... rill/5304p
Battery life is amazing and good torque

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