what makita drill will suit me

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by scotty.b, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. scotty.b

    scotty.b New Member

    hi all. im just getting started on developing my house, i have looked through the makita cordless drill range and must say im confused by all the different options.

    i need a drill to suite these needs.

    fitting plasterboard
    drilling into brick
    drilling through wood
    mixing plaster mix with the long drill bit

    would be great to hear your thoughts, cheers, scott.
  2. was dunc before

    was dunc before New Member

    one drill is not enough, and you are forever changing bits and charging batteries. Your energy should go into your work not into lifting a heavy battery all day.   get a corded drill for the heavier type of drilling and plaster mixing. ryobi or something similar. go sds if you are doing some serious masonry drilling.  a 12 or 14v makita or de walt or whatever, drill for your finer detailings.  the bigger powered drills are heavy and unwieldy in tight spaces. The cost of the two will work out the same as a monster cordless, and you will be more adaptable and productive.
  3. Gray

    Gray Guest

    I just bought my thrid Makita cordless, my first lasted 15 years, my second is 5 years old and still going strong but I 'wanted' a new one. DON'T buy anything below 18 volt. The standard 18v Makita with 2 batteries and a charger will do you for everything except masonry, you'll be faaaaar better off with a corded SDS for that, You'll get change out of £200 for the two and you will need no other. Make sure your corded drill has the static chisel option, also very handy. Makita are best for my money followed by Dewalt.
    Even if it's just for driving screws I wouldn't go below 18v, they last much longer and give much more umph.
  4. scotty.b

    scotty.b New Member

    thank you for your replies, im going to go for an impact driver and a corded hammer drill.

    if its not to much trouble can you please let me know which ones to go for, especially on the impact driver as im struggling looking through all the different options online,

    what does the static chisel option do?

    mega novis as you can se.

  5. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    The static chisel option (on SDS+ drills)  is the option where you can put a special SDS+ chisel bit in the drill and stop the drill from turning round, but still have the hammer function. Great for removing tiles/plaster off walls etc. ;)

    EDIT,,, For mixing plaster, your better off hiring a specialist tool for mixing the plaster (just a bit too heavy on a normal drill) ;)
  6. Gray

    Gray Guest

    DONT get an ordinary hammer drill, they are pre-historic compared to 'SDS plus' http://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-d25013n-gb-2kg-sds-hammer-drill-240v/92018  also http://www.screwfix.com/p/sds-plus-drill-bit-combi-set-17pc/45394

    Correction to previous post you will probably get a Makita 18v for £99 you'll pay more for the impact drill, I considered one but I'm a kitchen fitter so don't need one. You only need one for long screws in thick timber. The Makita 18v with double thread screws will work just as well as any impact drill (but without the noise). Mine will drive a 4" double threaded screw right through and out the other side.

    The SDS above is £150. It has the static chisel option. These two will cope with anything you come across.

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