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Makita 18V Cordless Impact Driver Kit with 2x 3.0ah Batteries $179 @ Bunnings

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Hey folks just spotted this deal it might be a price match to a catalogue item from a competitor.
Either way it appears to be a great price. The package cost $185 and you get the two 3amp hour batteries and charger included with the impact driver. The regular price is $249, Right now its around $249 at other shops i couldn't find this price ($185) any where else yet.
The real value here is the batteries they are usually $99 each.

Impact driver skin: DTD153Z
Batteries: BL1830B-L
Charger: DC18SD

Features:
Aluminium hammer case
One-touch bit installation, no need to pull bit sleeve for bit installation
Twin LED job light with pre-glow and afterglow functions
High rotation speed at 3400rpm
Variable speed controlled by trigger
Ergonomically designed handle with soft grip provides comfortable grip and more control while minimising hand fatigue and pain

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  • +4 votes

    Blackwoods has a similar kit where the impact is replaced by a brushless hammer drill and blower for $219, $299 elsewhere.

  • +2 votes

    Bought a similar kit with 3 x 1.5ah batteries years ago for $199 and was one of the best decisions i’ve ever made tool wise, highly recommend Makita. This looks like a great deal with the higher capacity batteries.

  • +3 votes

    I heard from a builder mate that there was a few different ‘grades’ of Mikita kit and that Bunnings has the lower grade - can anyone confirm or deny this info ?

    • +2 votes

      I can't confirm it exactly, but I've heard the same rumour.

    • +1 vote

      There are a lot of 'grades' in them yes. I have several Makita impact drivers and even the lower models work great. I have the black series as well tbh (I think I paid around $800 for a drill/driver set in it) but unless you're using them in your profession and using them a lot then you'll never need them.

    • +3 votes

      check model number of the tools …if the same than you are fine. it’s all about the sku of the items in the kit eg charger and batteries.

      bunnings do sometimes get bundles with “special batteries” , those batteries have a tiny plastic notch that limits the tools they will work on and are usually in starter kit ….typically used to 1.5amp.

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        You can grind out that plastic notch and use the batteries on any Makita 18v tool. Have had to do that once or twice so can confirm it works :)

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        I checked the model number and it's the same as the Blackwoods one.
        DTD153SFE

        Should be exactly the same model.

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      Yes correct.

    • +2 votes

      No the LXT brushless 18v tools Bunnings have are the same quality as other retailers like Sydney tools. Makita does have a number of different models of the same tool, like in the impact drivers they have DTD152, DTD153, DTD154 etc and the differences are improvements in torque and size.

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      Yea all tool brands work the same entry level up to pro level but its not mentioned in the naming you have to look for specs. Top spec drill will have like 100-110nm of torque while lower specs drill be rated like 60-70nm. Metal vs plastic chucks and chuck sizes will vary a consumer drill maybe 10mm chuck while pro will be a 13mm.

  • +1 vote

    I got the battery powered Black & Decker impact driver but it cannot drill through masonry no matter how I tried it (yes I used masonry drill bit).

    I assume to do that I need a cord one as it’s more powerful?

  • +4 votes

    Give me my makita back, mac

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    Have not seen a DTD153 before.

    But a work mate bought a DTD152, and its terrible.

    It would start impacting before the hole has been drill through(self drilling metal screws).
    Which destroys the screw, hurts your ear and slows down the work.

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      I've got two of those that my crew uses, never had that issue in using it with tek screws on roofs through metal or wooden battens.

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      The DTD153 is more compact by 11mm and had 5nm more torque. Also i've never had the problem your work mate has.

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        Makita seem to have lost of models, some one stage torque, variable torque, variable speed, etc and they don't seem to dump models as new ones come out, so if buying check their current model range to see what you want …..

        It's a good deal if you want to get into Makita ecosystem, all you then need is a brushless drill skin and you can get those off ebay as either Australian or grey stock.

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    Picked one up basically for the batteries - Seaford SA had two in stock (one now) … none on display, the only stock they had was up on top of their racking under all their other kits.

  • +2 votes

    This is a great kit to get you started…
    It taken me 10 yrs to build my arsenal of Makita LXT power tools..
    Reciprocating Saw
    Rotary hammer drill
    Hammer driver drill DHP481Z
    Angle Grinder
    circular saw
    Planer
    Vacuum
    Torch
    Angle Impact Driver
    Die Grinder
    Four 3ah Batteries

    .. I plan to get a track plunge cut saw, slide compound Saw and laminate trimmer

  • +1 vote

    Too many rumours about quality.

    Makita has many different model numbers in a product line at varying price points. Often bunnings will have the cheaper models while tool stores will generally have all options. Some say that Japanese made will be better than Taiwan or other countries which may have some truth as a manufacturer looks for cheaper assembly points but mostly just that long standing myth with racial undertones.

    Makita have the widest range of tools, the quality is mid tier as with the warranty and price. Sometimes they take a while to enter the market that another manufacturer has beat them too but the quality will be somewhat better and pricier.

    They are all good depending on how long you want it to last and what use case.

  • +1 vote

    This is a great deal. It is the lower end (doesn't have the mode selection on the base) but has proper variable speed through the trigger.

    This is more than you would need for DIY and even low/middle end handyman stuff.

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    https://www.blackwoods.com.au/power-tools/cordless-power-too... might be a better buy for those who are willing to part with an additional $34.

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    can I use it on brick wall (with masonry drill bits) around home? I don't imagine many occasions but sometimes I will need to drill into brick wall

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    Picked up from bunnings for 161 after price match. justtools are selling for 179 including free delivery.
    https://www.justtools.com.au/makita-18v-3-0ah-lithium-ion-co...

  • +1 vote

    Bunnings now selling for $179. Wont be ale to get price match now .

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