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Cord or Cordless (Makita)

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by studeywebs, 8 Jun 2014.

  1. studeywebs

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    Hi everyone,

    I've always wanted a makita for around the house jobs and bigger diy projects.

    Expected i would buy the impact driver, 18v cordless however after a quick google today i came across the corded version which i wasn't even aware of! they start around £80 which seems a bit of a bargain as batteries and a charges can easily cost more than that.

    Corded one http://www.axminster.co.uk/makita-td0101f-compact-impact-driver?gclid=CLyg24yB674CFYjjwgodBToAEg

    So is this too good to be true or well worth the buy?

    whats the benefits and negatives? (working around the house so i have power!)[/url]
     
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    Pretty sure the battery version is the same price, seems the obvious choice?

    Battery wins every time
     
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    No the base + battery is more like £140 - 160,

    corded is only £80
     
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    I got a Makita kit, with a battery (Lithium too!) impact gun, small cordless drill, 2 batteries and a charger for £120 a year ago

    The impact gun is great, and the small lithium drill has all but replaced my larger battery Makita drill.

    Consider if you have any other battery tools, and could therefor buy a body only, or whether you want a few tools, and could get some that share a common battery type.

    Corded would be such a pain. There is never power quite where you want it, and battery tools when crawling in a roofspace avoids many tangles.
     
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    any chance you remember where you got it?
     
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    I did see one of these but was wary of the voltage, as you have first experience is it good for drilling wood?

    i plan to make a small stud wall, thats as hard as it should get for the drill.
     
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    It will go through like butter. Easy peasy.
     
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    Now thats what im talking about thanks for your help :)
     
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    If you are only going to use it occasionally then a corded one might be worth thinking about as batteries do need to be used, ie charged and discharged from time to time or they will loose their ability to hold a charge.

    However, I say this without experience as it has never happened to me but it always used to be quoted as 'perceived wisdom'

    I ought to add that otherwise a cordless is the way to go without doubt !
     
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    I've used corded screwdrivers in the past and can honestly say that I found them to be ok. Granted you have cables trailing around and as has been pointed out they are less use in roof spaces and suchlike but on the other hand as long as there is a socket you have screwing ability all day long and they will almost certainly outlive a cordless especially if you are only going to be using it occasionally.
    I don't have one now but do have an sds bit holder which is used on my corded drill.
     
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