Makita 520mm 18V Hedge Trimmer Combo $299 Delivered @ Total Tools

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Hi,

I'm trying to start changing my corded tools to cordless.
Thought to start with Ryobi. This seems good value but you need to buy a lot and some of them might not be used.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-18v-one-2-5-5-0ah-9-piece-...

Came across with this hedge trimmer combo from totaltools. Seemed good value.

  • 18v Li-ion Hedge Trimmer: normal price $159
  • Makita 5.0Ah Lithium Battery with Charge Indicator BL1850B-L: normal price: $159
  • Makita DC18RD 14.4-18v Dual Lithium Charger Fast Charger: normal price $249. but this looks bit too much, might be a price error: https://www.totaltools.com.au/makita-18v-lithium-ion-dual-po....

$299 total price for the above seemed very good value.
If buying this, then all the tools in the future I might stuck with makita. Some people also meantioned that Makita isn't as good as it used to be.

What do you think?

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Makita is great. Pricey for DIY but quality of the trade. Much better than Bosch or Ryobi in my personal experience.

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      Bosch Blue in general is better quality than Makita, but Makita will normally be better than the DIY Bosch gear you see at Bunnings (also, much of the Makita gear you see at Bunnings is down-speced DIY models anyway).

  • -2 votes

    Why?

    Ozito is good and dirty cheap. Otherwise Ego for better gear at same price. There's no point in Makita.

    Hit up gumtree first.

    • +5 votes

      Ozito is not comparable in quality and EGO is gardening tools only. Not really alternatives to Makita.

      • +1 vote

        You don't need one ecosystem. I wanted a single system. Ended up with dewalt, ego and ozito. I thought it would be annoying, in reality I don't even notice it. Imho the fact ego only does garden tools is therefore not an issue.

        Ozito is not meant to be comparable quality because it's the same price. They have a few duds but the Powerxchange stuff is actually decent for most people.

        • +1 vote

          I agree Ozito is decent for its price for DIY.

        • +2 votes

          Agree 100%.

          I've got Ego 56v for most garden equipment, Makita for drills and Ozito for everything else. And whilst it may not be the same build quality as the Ego kit, for gear that I'm only using a handful of times each year, I can't fault Ozito.

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          Yes i went with Makita for all 18v stuff and have about a dozen tools. However went with Milwauke for the 12v stuff, their wrench is better then Makita's offering and a tool i use quite a lot.

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      Ozito brushless is decent, brushed isn't that great.
      Still not on par with my Bosch tools, but quite usable.

    • +2 votes

      There's no point in Makita.

      Huh? Makita is one of the best power tool brands with good quality, diversity of tools and warranty/support. Most of the tradies I know use Makita, otherwise, they're using Milwaukee or DeWalt.

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      If Ozito is good, want to link me to their brushless angle grinder i can buy?

  • +4 votes

    You can't go wrong with Makita. It's really good. This kit might not be the best starter combo though. Do you really need a hedge trimmer right now? If not Bunnings sells a brushless hammer drill + impact driver combo with a 5Ah battery for the same price. I would get that instead. You can always buy the hedge trimmer skin in the future if needed.

      • -1 vote

        Always do your homework on Makita gear from Bunnings. A lot of what they sell are 'made for Bunnings' models where they've cut corners to make them cheaper. Compare model numbers and specs very carefully.

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          Actually you look at torque, revolutions & impacts (per minute). That tells you the best tool

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          No they aren't.

        • +1 vote

          I have never seen a Makita tool bought from Bunnings with a non standard model number. They are usually entry level models, but certainly not "made for Bunnings".

          You might be thinking of Ryobi or Ozito.

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      thanks for the suggestion. I'll probably do that.

  • +1 vote

    Makita brushless is good quality stuff, a lot of people who say it’s not as good as it used to be are buying their brushed stuff and comparing it with stuff like Milwaukee.

  • +1 vote

    Makita is good. I think they have one of the widest 18v range for the "premium" power tools (not Ryobi). Brands do deals like this to try to get you into their ecosystem, that's why pricing is bad value on individual items. So this isn't really a special deal.

    A good deal is when Total Tools do either a special/discount or the insider night or the credit back at certain intervals. Total Tools usually do insider nights twice a year (I think March/November around ACT). Then there are the brand specials, something like Bosch Bananza or Makita Mack Cash or something like that. The Makita one happened a few months ago, so probably be a few months before the next one.

  • +5 votes

    Standard price. What’s the deal?

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      sorry, didn't know that was the standard price. new to the power tools and thought it was a good value comparing buy each item separately.

  • +3 votes

    Can't comment on the quality of the tool, but the price seems pretty standard.

    I know Ozito brandname doesn't fare as well as Makita, but their PXC cordless range (branded under the manufacturers name Einhell in many other countries) are a well regarded cost-effective option. The link below is $129 for Ozito PXC 18V Blower And Hedge Trimmer Kit with charger and 3.0Ah battery. Great value proposition for anyone without a blower and/or hedge trimmer.

    www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-pxc-18v-blower-and-hedge-trimmer-k...

    • +1 vote

      Wish I knew about this kit. Bought the Ozito blower (skin only) couple of weeks ago and now in need a hedge trimmer.

    • +1 vote

      thanks for the recommendation.

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    I mean it's a good deal but I feel you are better off paying a bit more for their brushless stuff and wait for a Makita trade night through Sydney Tools or Total Tools or similar promotion. https://sydneytools.com.au/product/makita-duh602pt-18v-50ah-... is a good quality hedge trimmer, if you were going to be using it a lot I'd recommend this one

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      Dude how do we register or get notified for trade nights? And is this only for tradies?

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        Na it's for everyone, just subscribe to the Sydney Tools and Total Tools newsletters. A lot of them are 1 day only events and they only let u know that day. I recommend always reading the T&C of the promo though as things like some brands are excluded, the store credits often have to be spent within 2 weeks etc

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      thanks. I'll do that.

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        Hi mate, Sydney Tools currently have their Makita roadshow on. Normally when these run Bunnings reduces the prices of Makita gear a bit which is probably better than the credit Sydney Tools give you. Anyway worth a look.

  • -1 vote

    18v is rubbish for garden tools. Try mowing or blowing a big yard/gutters with 18v. Useless
    Ryobi brushless 18v for power tools, EGO brushless 56v for garden tools. Nuff said

    • +1 vote

      did not…

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        Grosely underrated response!

    • -1 vote

      Well actually there are exceptions - I use an 18V Bosch sabre saw for fruit tree pruning and it is excellent for the job. Will cut the largest limbs cleanly and easily, and it beautifully light and easy to handle. Horses for courses.

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        A Ryobi 18v Reciprocating Saw can do pruning also. Doesn’t make it a chainsaw

  • +1 vote

    Thanks everyone for helping me out about what I should do. I think I'll hold buying this kit for the moment. might pick up the bunnings drill combo with the same price for now.

  • -1 vote

    Amusing how everyone has their favourite, but in reality most of these are built in the same Chinese factories to pretty much the same specs. Each has a 'basic' range that are pretty basic, and a 'tradie' range that are better. Just go with whichever you think has the range of tools you're likely to use, and decide if you want basic or better durability.

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      At the tradie end of things there's still a lot of difference between brands. But tradies know this so not much point arguing about it here on Ozbargain.

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      No. Brushless is not brushed