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Best Makita Cordless Drill UK 

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best cordless Makita drills that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace. This is a competing brand for Dewalt, and Makita tools are now becoming a very popular choice for many buyers in the UK.

If you can just forget all about the specs for a minute, I can tell you that you are entering the world of superb quality tools. Each and every Makita drill that we have rated here feels perfectly balanced and weighted in your hand. They are rugged, powerful, reliable and will be a tool for life that you will love using. They will never let you down.

You might think they are expensive but they aren't over the top. You are getting a fully professional quality drill and we think that's worth the price that's being asked. This is definitely a time when its right to spend the extra money and get the proper quality.

Just below you will see our top 10 list of Makita drill/drivers. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the best selling Makita HP457DWE10 Combi drill that comes with accessories with carry case. Its absolutely perfect as a complete kit.

Top 10 Drill/Drivers by Buyer Rating

The top 10 are as follows:


Product

Rating

1

Makita HP457DWE10 Combi drill accessories with carry case

96%

2

Makita DHR202Z 18 V Body Only Cordless Hammer Drill

96%

3

Makita DHP484Z 18V Li-ion Brushless Combi Drill 54 Nm - Body Only

92%

4

Makita DHP458Z 18 V Body Only Cordless Compact 2-Speed Combi Drill

90%

5

Makita DHR242Z 18 V 24 mm Cordless Li-ion SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Body Only

96%

6

Makita CLX202AJ 10.8 V CXT Combi and Impact Driver with 2 x 2.0Ah Batteries

96%

7

Makita DLX2145TJ Combi Drill and Impact Driver 18V Kit with 2 x 5.0Ah Batteries

96%

8

Makita DHP482Z 18 V 62Nm Combi Drill Body Only

92%

9

Makita DHR171Z 18V Li-ion LXT Brushless Rotary Hammer

94%

10

Makita HR2630 26 mm 3 Mode SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill

94%

Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.

No 1 - Makita HP457DWE10 Combi drill accessories with carry case Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 3,000+ customer reviews

  • 96% customer satisfaction with a massive 85% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
  • This is the best selling Makita cordless drill in the range by a long way
  • It comes with 2 18 V 1.3 Ah Li-Ion  Batteries
  • Charger Dc 18 W
  • It includes 74 piece accessory set for drilling and fixing
  • Includes carry case
  • Absolute perfect full starter kit that will be used by pro's and amateurs alike, and will be loved!

This Makita model is the best seller and one of the top rated cordless drills in the range. It comes with everything you need to get started and is much cheaper than buying everything seperately. The drill itself is superb and we can easily recommend this as our number one choice for quality and value.

You can read our full and comprehensive review on this model by clicking here.

No 2 - Makita DHR202Z 18 V Body Only Cordless Hammer Drill Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 2,000+ customer reviews

  • 96% Customer Satisfaction with 90% of users giving it a 5 star rating
  • Maximum in wood 26 mm, steel 13 mm, concrete 20 mm
  • 0-4000 blows per minute
  • No load speed 0-1100 RPM
  • Triple operation mode; rotary only, hammer only and rotary hammer
  • High comfort grips, LED job light with afterglow and one touch sliding chuck for ways bit changes
  • Conveniently located push button for forward and reverse

If you have never owned an SDS drill before, then one like this will make light work of any heavy duty serious work. It is not designed for light work around the house, it's built for hard labour !

It goes through brick and concrete like butter and makes chiselling stuff up or off easy. I would suggest that if you have any heavy building work to do then this is definitely the drill for you

You can read our full and comprehensive review of this model by clicking here.

No 3 - Makita DHP484Z 18V Li-ion Brushless Combi Drill 54 Nm - Body Only Summary Review

94% buyer satisfaction from over 1,000+ customer reviews

  • 94% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 0-30000 impacts per minute (Hi) 0-7500 impacts per minute (Lo)
  • 21 plus drill torque settings
  • Electric brake, two mechanical gears
  • Variable speed control by trigger, forward/reverse rotation
  • Compact overall length of 182 mm, keyless chuck
  • Aluminium gear housing, all metal gear construction

I would say this combi drill is at the very high end of the mid ranged models or just creeping into the highest price bracket.

It's really everything you are likely to need in this type of drill and maybe a bit more. All the features are there and the brushless motor is a dream

You can read our full and comprehensive review of this model by clicking here.

No 4 - Makita DHP458Z 18 V Body Only Cordless Compact 2-Speed Combi Drill Summary Review

94% buyer satisfaction from over 1,000+ customer reviews

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Maximum in wood 65 mm, maximum in masonry 16 mm maximum in steel 13 mm
  • No load speed 0-2000/400 RPM
  • 0-3000/6000 blows per minute
  • Enhanced dust and drip-proof performance for use in outdoor applications or harsh environments
  • Single sleeve keyless chuck allows for easy bit installation/removal by one hand
  • Twin LED Job light with pre-glow and afterglow functions

No 5 - Makita DHR242Z 18 V 24 mm Cordless Li-ion SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Body Only Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 1,000+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Powerful brushless motor for high working speed and high torque
  • Electronic speed can be adjusted
  • Hammer facility with 4700 BPM
  • Battery capacity indicator
  • 18-fold torque setting plus drill setting
  • You can tell by the price here that you are getting a top of the range hammer drill

We have absolutey no hesitation in recommending this drill. It will do virtually any job and you know, with the Makita brand, that you will be getting a reliable and a top quality tool.

All backed up by a manufacturers 3 year warranty. Hard to beat!

You can read our full and comprehensive review of this model by clicking here.

No 6 - Makita CLX202AJ 10.8 V CXT Combi and Impact Driver with 2 x 2.0Ah Batteries Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 500+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • HP331DZ combi drill features electric brake, two mechanical gears, variable speed control trigger and keyless chuck
  • TD110DZ Impact Driver features electric brake, variable speed control trigger, forward and reverse gear
  • Both machines feature battery protection circuit, LED job light and ergonomic soft grip
  • 2 x 2 Ah batteries
  • Great Makpac carrying case 

For Makita this is an absolute bargain. You get a drill and a driver, charger and battery all for under £200. This is excellent for anybody starting out or just as a replacement for any old drills or drivers. Definitely worth a second look for value alone.

No 7 - Makita DLX2145TJ Combi Drill and Impact Driver 18V Kit with 2 x 5.0Ah Batteries Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 500+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Drill and driver combi with 2 5ah batteries and a charger
  • Single sleeve keyless chuck allows for easy bit installation
  • Twin LED Job light with pre-glow and afterglow functions
  • Electric brake, variable speed control by trigger, forward/reverse rotation
  • Battery fuel gauge The power remaining in the battery can be indicated in 3 stages 

For Makita this is another well priced kit. You get a drill and a driver, charger and 2 high powered battery . This is excellent for any professionals or dedicated DIYers who just want the best quality tools. 

No 8 - Makita DHP482Z 18 V 62Nm Combi Drill Body Only Summary Review

92% buyer satisfaction from over 2,000+ customer reviews

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 18v combi drill body only
  • Comes with lectric brake,
    mechanical 2-speed control and 
    variable speed control trigger
  • Twin LED job light
  • Compact overall length of 198mm
  • Single sleeve keyless chuck
  • Standard battery protection circuit
  • All metal gears

No 9 - Makita DHR171Z 18V Li-ion LXT Brushless Rotary Hammer Summary Review

94% buyer satisfaction from over 3,000+ customer reviews

  • 94% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This heavy duty hammer drill comes with a brushless motor
  • One touch sliding chuck
  • 2 mode operation; rotary only and rotary hammer
  • Led job light
  • Vibration absorbing housing
  • Capacity in concrete 17mm, steel 10mm and wood 13mm
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty with a further 2 years when registered 

This is a useful drill for general purpose trade use and for home DIY. Rotary drills are usually heavy, but this one has been designed to be lighter.

As we mentioned it doesn't have the full power that larger rotary drills will have, but is is still powerful enough for many tasks.

You can read our full and comprehensive review of this model by clicking here.

No 10 - Makita HR2630 26 mm 3 Mode SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 900+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 3 mode operation: Rotation only / Rotation with hammering / Hammering only
  • One touch sliding chuck for easy bit installation and removal
  • Variable speed control by trigger.
  • Forward/reverse rotation
  • Drilling vibration into metal is 2.5 meter per second square

Makita Drill Buying Tips

You really cant go wrong if you are going to buy one of these Makita drills. They are one of the best drills on the market and great value for money. There are a few things you need to remember before you make a purchase though.

Many of these drills will come as "body only" so that means you will have to buy the battery as well. Can I suggest that you buy two batteries at this point? You will never regret it and although they are not cheap, it will make your life so much easier.

If you are going to be drilling through walls regularly you probably need to consider buying a hammer action only drill. The standard drills above are combi action ( apart from no.2 ) and will, of course, drill through concrete but a hammer model finds it much easier and really that's what the  Makita DHR202Z is designed for.

For any other features you may look for in a cordless drill, these Makita models have them all as standard. Power, torque, variable speed, slow start, brushless motors, large chuck size range, excellent battery, charging station, dual action hammer and standard. EVERYTHING !

Using a Makita Drill

The Makita Brand

The Makita brand sell a wide range of cordless tools and tools for the construction and demolition industries. They also sell some garden machinery. They sell their tools through various stores in the UK including B&Q, Screwfix, Cromwell, Jewson, Buildbase, Bradfords, Wickes and more.

Their HQ is in Japan. Their Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991.

Makita believe that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure our motors are of the best quality.

They use premium grade steel to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used.

They also complete quality control tests on each and every, machine that leaves their manufacturing plants.

Hopefully you have found this information on Makita drills useful. If one of these Makita models is not right for you then check out our article on the Best Cordless Drills UK for some more information.

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