Makita DHP 453 LXT Drill FIX or THROW?

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by GaryJClay, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. GaryJClay

    GaryJClay New Member

    Hi all,

    After several years of service my Makita cordless has now died. Whilst drilling into a sleeper smoke began to flow from the back of the unit. I stopped immediately but the drill whilst still turning doesn’t have any power.
    Is this a fixable or a ditchable issue?
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Poor Makita.[​IMG]

    Need a very good cordless to drill sleepers, I've struggle to drill them with a large mains drill,as to your Makita,not worth repairing in my opinion,as you most likely fried windings,etc.
  3. JustPhil

    JustPhil Active Member

    They’re only about 40 quid body only, I’d replace. Consider a stronger rated model. Or if you’re batteries are past best, get a package deal.
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  4. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

  5. Joe the Plumber

    Joe the Plumber Screwfix Select

    If you can afford it, the DHP481Z is a wonderful tool.
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  6. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2019
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  7. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    My drills followed the same grave :(
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    Jitender Screwfix Select

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