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Lee Davies

Gas Engineer
Hey all, looking for a bit of advice from people who have these brands or these particular sets.

I am torn between either the ;

MAKITA DLX2145TJ 18V 5.0AH LI-ION LXT CORDLESS COMBI DRILL & IMPACT DRIVER TWIN PACK

Priced at £299.99

Or

MILWAUKEE M18CBLPP2A-402C 18V 4.0AH LI-ION REDLITHIUM BRUSHLESS CORDLESS COMBI DRILL & IMPACT DRIVER TWIN PACK

Priced at £249.99


Now I know that each has pros and cons such as the 5.0mAh vs the 4.0mAh, but I am not too well up on power drills.

These will be used mainly for affixing radiators, boilers, timber works, programmers etc etc.

Anything such as drilling through an exterior wall for condensates etc I will use my Hilti SDS 110v or a WEKA diamond core drill.

TIA
Lee Davies
Pro-Gas

 

SimonG

Plumber
Advent Win
Makita.

Had Bosch when I first started and stayed with Bosch when the first ones bit the dust.
When they went I moved onto Milwaukee, it was on par with the Bosch but endurance was pants.
The Makita I have now has already lasted twice as long as the Milwaukee.
 

townfanjon

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Advent Win
Personally I am a Makita man, my battery’s are the old 3AH and are great.
However nothing wrong with Milwaukee
 
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Lee Davies

Lee Davies

Gas Engineer
Thanks for the messages so far :)

I think I will go with the Makita, okay they may be brushed but it's a brand I have heard of for many years, has a larger battery and faster charge time.
 

gmartine

Gas Engineer
I have a foot in both camps and I'd say those kits are much of a muchness. Although not FUEL the milwaukee does claim to be brushless which will probably negate the lesser run time of the 4A battery. The Makita combi is significantly more powerful which may come in handy, what colour do you prefer or maybe check the weight difference if you're not doing HD endurance work with them but the Makita kit by a knats c**k, both excellent platforms imo.
 
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Lee Davies

Lee Davies

Gas Engineer
I have a foot in both camps and I'd say those kits are much of a muchness. Although not FUEL the milwaukee does claim to be brushless which will probably negate the lesser run time of the 4A battery. The Makita combi is significantly more powerful which may come in handy, what colour do you prefer or maybe check the weight difference if you're not doing HD endurance work with them but the Makita kit by a knats c**k, both excellent platforms imo.

Cheers GMartine,

Will get the Makita set as I prefer the looks haha.
 

Best

Esteemed
Plumber
Advice I was given was buy the best value kit of your chosen brand that comes with a least 2 batteries (of decent ah) and then buy bare tools later.
If you work out the cost, you usually find it is cheaper to buy a brushed twin kit complete with it’s batteries and charger and then buy a brushless bare tool later.
As I said earlier, the Milwaukee from Screwfix offer was £169.99, and then a £10 discount voucher, but the pair of 4ah batteries are worth about £100, the charger I guess about £30, the case at least £20, so good deal even just if needing batteries and spare charger.
 
B

Burger

I had Makita and batteries have been garbage, luckily I didn’t purchase the tools my employer did. Dewalt have always been a lot of people’s favourite, I personally have Lidl’s own (parkside) as don’t do much drilling now and they have been very good.
 

WC1

Gas Engineer
May not be the precise model but this guy does for my money pretty much the only tool reviews on youtubes.


Forgive him, he's Canadian.
 

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer
I’ve got the same drill it’s good
 

Harvest Fields

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Advent Win
The carpenter that boarded my loft said that they are awesome. But he said to stick with Milwaukee.
 
i was told that the new milwaukee is basically ryobi .
my makita lxt 6 piece kit is 11 years old and all still running fine
 
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W

Welder

Many of these products have the same Chinese roots. Remember, not all components are made by the same companies. Take a drill. The plastic outer shell will be made by one company, the gearbox by another, then you'll have the motor, the electronics, the battery & the packaging all made by others. They will all, quite possibly, get assembled & tested by the 'manufacturer' who may have contracted that work too.

Each of those sub-contractors will be selling their components as far and as wide as possible. It's no different to car manus where many many components fit many many cars. It's the job of manus to keep costs down so they share endlessly.

Companies will only pay peanuts, so component manus need to sell much bigger qtys than reqd by one end user to make a profit via economies of scale in their factories. It's all pretty obvs when laid out.

Therefore, it is quite possible these share many components... Proof however is more difficult to obtain.
 

WC1

Gas Engineer
RIP Metabo?
Looking for a small bench grinder, choices = £120 Metabo or £20 screwfix - I went metabo, I've had metabo in the past, generally very good.
Arrived today, it is NASTY JUNK.
Dirty from the factory, massive swarf, patchy paint, faulty casting, rust (yes, rust!).
Looks like Hitachi have hollowed the company out.
Wipes away single tear...
:oops::oops:

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B

Burger

It’s sad as QC seems to be slipping more and more these days - flipping heck I sound old :D
 

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