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Makita 18V 2 Piece Brushless Cordless Combo Kit (DLX2283ST1) $256 C&C/ in-Store Only @ Bunnings


Normal price $299, now $256. Excellent value for this kit. They seem to be price matching another tool shop.

  • DHP485Z Brushless Hammer Drill
  • DTD153Z Brushless Impact Driver
  • 5.0Ah Battery
  • Standard (i.e. slow) charger

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  • Ryobi or Makita?
    Makita is a more well known brand, but Ryobi is not too bad either. Ryobi is genrelaly cheaper than Makita.

    I am planning to buy a hammer drill, an impact driver, a circular saw, an oscilating multi-tool, and an orbital sander.

    Any comments?

    • +13

      Depends on how often you are going to use it. If once a month then Ryobi. If it’s for constant use then Makita.

    • I have the brush less hammer drill, kit driver, circular saw and sander. All in ryobi. Love them. Not a tradie, so only getting weekend workouts but I would say I have been fairly harsh with them. Drilling Besser blocks, Drilling and screwing hardwood sleepers, cutting said sleepers.sander just light work.
      My impact driver is just the kit version just waiting for it to die so I can upgrade but it won't.
      Have a few 2.5ah batteries still going strong.
      Had most items for 24 months plus.

    • Milwaukee.

    • I used to be a buyer for this stuff for a wesfarmers business the ryobi has much better battery tech whereas the makita would reskin the batteries making this less of a value proposition. I have 36v ryobi gardening equipment for this reason and it's solid.

    • Ryobi is supposedly for DIY and the home handyman and placed a notch above Ozito and Makia is for trades/worksite use. However if you compare apples to apples I doubt there is much difference in power/torque/reliability/Technology. If you are going to get into Makita's 18V ecosystem expect to pay top $$$ when you are buying other skins and batteries compared to expanding your Ryobi range. Makita's range is somewhat limited( to the essentials used by tradesmen) compared to Ryobi One+ as they seem to have converted even the kitchen sink to work with 18V batteries and sold exclusively at Bunnings so you'll get their industry leading no questions asked warranty and returns.

      • +1

        Makita's range is somewhat limited( to the essentials used by tradesmen) compared to Ryobi One+ as they seem to have converted even the kitchen sink to work with 18V batteries

        Makita's range is limited? First time i've ever heard someone say that. Makita has about 3 or 4 times more tools then Ryobi.

        • makita even has concrete viabrating probes in 18v.

  • +1

    Can't go wrong really with either one, I own mainly Makita tools which perform really well. But also own a few Ryobi tools Nail Gun, One Handed Recip which are also great. As you said Ryobi is cheaper, if your a diyer homeowner I think Ryobi is a good choice as they a vast amount of tools in their range for a good price.

  • I want Makita quality at a Ryobi price…

    • You want the cheapest finest.

    • +6

      You want Mercedes Benz at Toyota price?

      • +2

        I wouldn’t class merc quality over Toyota.
        More like wanting Lexus for Toyota price.

    • I want a high end escort for 10 dollar

      • +7

        That’s a different type of drilling

    • I'm sure you'll find some quality used ones under the Gumtree

  • +4

    FYI, if you are comparing Makita model numbers, the DHP485 is inferior to the DHP481 (despite the bigger number) Biggest difference is a full metal chuck.

    • +1

      Thats correct I think the DHP485 is one of the lower end hammer drills. The top of the line hammer drills in the 18v range is probably the DHP481 and DHP486 with metal chucks

  • Is this a good kit to buy for someone who has no tools and is planning to move out into their first home? I have idea what either tool does 😆

    • As a fellow first home owner who bought a similar kit a year or so ago, yes! You'll find the impact quite useful for putting together furniture and if you plan to mount brackets or shelving, the hammer drill will come in handy.

    • Yes. It's worth every dollar. Shame that this kit doesn't come with twin batteries, so I'd recommend getting an extra battery so each tool has one.

    • You could get away with a ryobi or even ozito set. No need to spend more as a beginner

      • ozito brushless is great for the money ….. drill is the important thing because to assemble furniture you can adjust the torque so doesn’t strip the timber ……impact driver can strip the wooden thread on kit furniture,

    • Its an ideal starter kit. Putting up shelves, repairing loose fittings etc. If you're buying rather than renting you'll need a saw at least to actually make anything.

  • Nice!! I just want the driver so if anyone in bid and wants a drill and charger lmk

    • If you bought the kit and live in Brisbane I can buy the drill

      • Yep I bought the drill. Can you PM me or email me? Fantacular at gmail

  • Hoping to get into DIY stuff and keen on investing in Makita tools cause it seems to be highly regarded and because I like the teal colour. Should I buy 18v or just go for th 40v XGT Makita line for future proofing?

    • +2

      These 18v Makitas have more than enough grunt to DIY tasks. The impact driver has some serious torque, it will snap screw/bolt heads clean off if care is not taken.

      • my 18v impact driver can snap screw heads ….. plenty strong …..

    • 40v might be overkill for DIY. It's too powerful, and used for hardcore (concrete floors and walls/masonry).

      They don't ship with those handles for no reason

  • Anyone got the kit and found everything loose in the box with no proper packaging?

    • Mine was all loose in the box as well

  • +2

    Gimmie my makita back mac

    • +1

      It drills, it saws, it’s mine, not yours

  • it this 18V battery compatible with other makita products, which uses the same 18V battery? For example this one: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/689461

    • +2

      Yes they are compatible, but a 6ah battery might not be compatible with some older skins which has the the model number starting with B

      • If it's a LXT battery should be compatible with all LXT systems

        • +2

          Unfortunately not true. There are at least 3 different types of LXT batteries. Some are not compatible with some tools.

          • @bio: bunnings had entry level drill special packs years ago …..the 1.5ah battery had an extra plastic tag so couldn’t be used on other makita tools or splitting packs and selling off batteries and chargers ……you has to break off the tab and file flush so they would fit other tools …… turns out it was to stop people trying to use 1.5ah that came in these entry level kits for bunnings in higher end makita tools that need 2ah minimum batteries …… i think the negative feedback made sure they didn’t repeat this and i have not seen it since in entry level packs ……..

            • @garage sale: To be fair those 1.5Ah batteries were not marked "LXT" so it was obvious that they were incompatible.

              That was not the only time they did that though. They also introduced a temperature sensor with their 4Ah batteries which made them incompatible with some of the older tools.

              In a nutshell if your tool has a star logo on it and/or has a yellow battery connector you can use all batteries.

  • +9

    For all the people new to tools and wondering if this is the right Kit for you (I see the same questions being asked again and again):

    Makita brand is decent (please note that some of the cheaper models like this are only a bit better than Ryobi and some of the top range are just as good as every other trade quality brand) - personally this kit or Ryobi is much of a muchness for DIY, see which one fits in your hand better or which tool system you like more.

    Makita Tools have a wide range of tools that can use the battery (more range than Bosch) and aren't too expensive (Cheaper than Milwaukee).

    5.AH battery will last me a full day or two using it here and there on a bathroom reno/ walk in robe reno (per tool).

    Brushless is more powerful and longer lasting than brushless. Brushed tools are dinosaur tech now - however if you only hang one picture frame up a month, this makes no difference.

    More expensive than Ozito, if you use it less than once a month, hard to justify paying the extra $$$
    Only one battery, when pre drilling a hole with the drill, then using the impact driver to drive in the screw, constantly changing battery is a waste of time. If you plan on building a deck - you need to buy a second battery.
    Slow Charger is not great for tradies that charge their battery more than once a day, however as a DIY battery should last more than a day.
    5AH battery is heavy and slightly bulky - not a deal breaker but someone not used to using tools might prefer a lighter tool.

    What is a Drill? What is a Driver?

    Doth are simillar that you can puch drill bits, screw driver bits ect and it spins around to screw/ drill.

    is a constant turning force/ motion. This means its better for drilling. Anything which requires more "finesse" drilling like holes into tiles with a diamond bit - use a drill.
    Its screw driving ability advantage is that its also more gentle when using pre-set torque settings (screwing strength) to prevent damaging material like over screwing - easily done in cheap ikea furniture.

    Driver turning motion is derived from a spinning hammer hitting a shaft to turn, its force is not constant (hence the rattle noises - think the rattle guns used to loosen care wheels in a race car pit). However this one is too small for working on cars.

    Driver is lighter and smaller can have between 30 to 100+% more screwing force than a drill.
    For this reason I grab my driver more often than the drill. Its quick and dirty.

    I am well invested in the bosch blue system myself. Great tools (not necessary the best) but I know when I get one its always going to be decent at a minimum - however they have one of the smallest range and are $$$$$.

    Hope this helps.

    • +1

      Great summary. One other thing to note - it is rare to get good deals on makita stuff. So if you are a DIYer and a stereotypical OzBargain member then better to pick another brand. Bosch blue is a good option.

    • *Brushless is more powerful than brushed
      **Both are similar and can put drill bits in both

      I care enough to type the comment but not enough to spell check it. <3

    • +1

      As somebody with a workshop and ~10 Makita batteries and more skins, I sometimes lust over those Milkwaki and DeFault tools. Also Bosch professional stuff feels good, but once invested, it's hard to change.

      Favourite Makita tools = The 6 1/4" Circular saw (even though it spits saw dust straight at me bcos I got the left handed version, doh), the router and the multitool.
      Most used = Orbital sander, Impact driver and drill. The drill's chuck went weird very quickly, where it makes a ratchet noise but still holds.

      • +1

        I have i guess 15 or so Makita skins in the 18v range. I agree the router is a new favourite, the orbital sander i love simply because i hate sanding. Between the circular saw, drill and impact you can achieve a lot.

        The biggest game changer for me was probably the chainsaw, especially when out bush, needing to clear trails and have no stinking petrol in the cab. And it's every bit as good as the Stihl MS170.

        Milwaukee are also nice, i have not used their 18v much but i went with them for 12v and run a couple of tools but mainly got it for their 1/2 right angle wrench (i found mine on Ebay for $199) which is awesome if you work on cars. So you can feed the lust with some compact M12 gear and still stay loyal to the Mak. :)

  • guys, makita or dewalt? and what would you recommend for someone who will use them for everyday house repairs/furniture assemblies?

    • +1

      For everyday, around the house DIY stuff you could just go with Ozito and save yourself some money.

      • what models would you recommend?

        • The ones that you need to use. If you have no idea. Just get the cheapest models and if that's not enough, you will now have the experience to answer your own question and justify buying more expensive tools.

          I started out using my Dad's bosch green/ blue then got myself a cheap Aldi set when I was 22. After that Aldi set died, I started slowly building up my tool collection. Expensive trade quality (bosch hammer drills) for the ones I use alot and cheaper Ozito ones for tools I hardly use (heat gun ect).

      • This.

        Unless you are going to be doing some renovations, a large deck or verandah or building your own furniture. Don't need anything more than Ozito.

    • between dewalt and makita for home use i’d go makita ……you can get aftermarket chargers and batteries and now even makita knock off impact wrenches with same battery fitting pattern …..

      the makita battery pattern seems to have become a knock off / oem favourite due to the popularity of makita …..paid $40 for a makita knock off 1/2” impact wrench for doing car wheel nuts …… fits my genuine makita battery ….

  • Thanks OP bought one

  • For those who prefer yellow tools local bunnings, Maroochydore, had a dewalt drill/ driver 1*4ah battery combo kit for $250 on clearance. Todays the day to buy Dewalt as Sydney tools have 20% credit back and bunnings are price matching.

  • I paid $200 for the Makita impact driver with 5ah battery from Bunnings. This looks like a good deal.

    • Even yours is a good deal. The impact driver itself (without the battery) retails for $189.

  • Ended price back to $299

  • If anyone got the kit and want to sell the drill, hit me up

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