"Powerful long lasting drills. Comes with the smaller batteries but you can upgrade these to the larger ones, unlike current offers at other stores where larger batteries aren't compatible. Makita website shows new longer lasting 5Ah battery out in September 2014 (if you have an item of Makita kit that has a star symbol on the connector plate, or a yellow connector plate with a star on, or have a yellow connector plate only they are compatible with larger batteries). Would be better if drill came with belt clip and battery indicator as on the impact drill but that's just me being fussy. Thanks Screwfix for a great item at a bargain price."
"this is the best upgrade i have ever done,i have got the older version of makita with the red batteries .they don't last long. these new drills are brilliant,i drilled 20 16mm holes through joists and the battery held up, i am well impressed ,as for value for money .you cant go wrong with the deal they are offering (230.00) bargain. i like the the button on the drill to tell you the battery life its a great feature.as for reliability i have only had this for a week and i am impressed( J K Morgan plumbing and heating)"
"Just received my combi drill & impact driver & it seems the bees-knees. Main plus point for me is the all metal gearing as previous cheaper cordless drills have given up the ghost after heavy use. Loads of power & feels reassuringly solid. Can't really comment on reliability as only just got it but I'm sure it will be able to handle anything I can throw at it with DIY."
"First of, impact driver is fine, no issues there feels solid and does it's job.
The combi drill however i can't recommend, If your trying to drill holes in joists then this combi drill is woefully under powered, it will go through if your using a new auger bit or fresh flat bit but anyone who uses these with any frequency knows how quickly they will dull under heavy use. On a full charge i managed to drill through about 12 joists (TGI joists mind you, not real wood) at which point the battery threw its hand in, so for a 30 minute charge expect to get about 10 minutes hard use out of the thing. Perhaps a greater Li-Ion battery would remedy this but i cant see it making a big improvement to the drill's innate power.
Drills into thermalite blocks easy enough, and if that's all your doing it will but anything tougher and your going to be there a while. Frankly the thing is a glorified screwdriver, and it will serve fine for the occasional DIYer who may want to bang up a few shelves. But if you are a tradesman and your needs are more demanding of a drill save your money and go for something bigger and more powerful."