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Can I use SITE batteries in Makita tools?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by skenk, 14 Dec 2009.

  1. skenk

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    The SITE versions are significantly cheaper than the Makita branded tools and screwfix are claiming they are the "same product, different colour" anyone know if the batteries are interchangeable?
     
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    most manufacturers when the bring out a budget range down scale on things like lower ah batts plastic gear boxes but often use the same moulds to save costs so
    although the batteries may look the same they are unlikly to fit as they may contain inferiour batteries

    having said all that the componets could be identical but different colours

    you realy need to take your tool to a retailer who will let you try
    and be warned iff you can make the battery fit by a bit off tinkering with the ribs around the batteries dont expect your charger to work on it but it might
     
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    Would suggest 99 out of 100 retailers would tell you to sling your hook if you tried this :LOL:
     
  4. skenk

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    Any update on this? Surely someone has both SITE and Makita tools??
     
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    i have since had sombody say they do fit but i dont know where or when or how reliable the information is
     
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    screwfix say that Site is the same as Makita; but if you look closely you will see there are subtle differences in the specification.

    Don't take it to a tool retailer. You would be wasting their time.
     
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    completely compatible and do fit .............my makitas have been working with them for months ! no problem.
     
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    problem solved, but has everyone forgotten that you can buy and return unused items to screwfix within 30 days for a refund?
     
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