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  1. oxford 12
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    HAS ANYONE USED OR BROUGHT ERBAUER 10.8V IMPACT DRIVER FROM SCERWFIX,IS IT WORTH BUYING ?.OR IS IT BETTER TO BUY THE MAKITA VERSION.CAN ANYONE RECOMEND ONE :joker:
     
  2. applemac
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    i have the 10.8 makita, very strong bit of kit perfect for small hard to get areas, wouldnt bother with cheap brands...
    battery last ages too.
     
  3. Guest111
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    hang on till harrogate I got a makita 12v with a drill last year,£100 plus vat show special absolutely brilliant
     
  4. SSOTN
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    I have the 10.8 Makita too. I got the 10.8v Impact, drill/driver and torch for £150 from Elliots. Elliott Brothers Ltd | Panasonic | Makita | DeWalt | Bosch | Power Tools

    They are now doing the above and the 10.8 Makita radio for £180. Makita LCT305W Kit + MR051W 10.8 Radio | Panasonic | Makita | DeWalt | Bosch | Power Tools
     
  5. Nishikigoi
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    Yup got that one in a pack with a drill too for about £80, impact driver is great if your not asking it to drive 6" 10's the drill is also pretty good as it's got a decent size chuck.

    Getting 2 batteries was a bonus and the charger is about the best I've ever had, huge RED/GREEN light, you can see if it's charged from a mile away.

    I've got Bosch SDS and combi drills, they are better but if I'm going to drop a drill or get a tool stolen I know I'd rather it was not one of them!
     
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  6. D Skelton
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    D Skelton Fidei Defensor Trusted Advisor

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    I use an 18V Makita. Its an absolute beast and will drive anything! It's handy as it uses the same batteries as my 18V cordless. I don't really see the point of 10.8V and 12V tools? I'm sure someone may enlighten me tho :D
     
  7. Kiers1970
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    thats a great deal on the makita kit! radio too!
     
  8. Nishikigoi
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    Right tool for the job I guess, I've got 24v combi and the new Li-Po stuff has loads of grunt over higher voltage Ni-Cad.

    Sometimes I don't want a beast, I want a light tool that can fit in a pocket.

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    That is a good price on the Makita, I'd buy that in a heartbeat over the Erbauer!
     
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    As said previous, right tool for the job. I have the Makita 18v LXT set as well, but when i'm fixing to ceilings or in awkward places it's great to have the diddy 10.8v impact to hand. I wrote it off when a workmate pulled it out of his bag, then I had a go, went and got the set and wouldn't be without it all now.
     
  10. Heisenberg
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    The Makita is a nice tool, but the Bosch version is the daddy in this category, with an extra 15Nm of torque over its Makita brethren. Unfortunately, it is also more expensive.
    I bought it as part of a kit, together with a drill driver. Quite a few people scoff at it when you bring it out the bag, as the above poster has also found, but they soon change their minds once they've given it a try. It packs a powerful punch.
    If you are going to start down the 10.8 route, Bosch is the way to go. Their range of 10.8 of tools is much bigger than Makita's.
     
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  11. Kiers1970
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    Heisenberg, you been slingin' dope? How good is breaking bad?! I like the look of the milwaukee gear think its 12v but the same physical size. Loads of tools for it too. If I was roling in it I'd ditch the bosch and go for that. Love the bosch 10.8 though.
     
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    This is true and I have tried the Bosch 10.8, but I have had too many problems with Bosch to pay out for more of their gear, so I stick with Makita. Them 15Nm of torque are not much use when the damned thing doesn't work. ;)
     
  13. Heisenberg
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    Sorry to hear that. I've not had any problems with the Bosch gear at all, that why I'm happy to recommend it. Hope the Makita works out ok.
     
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    It was either that or 'Rorschach'. Thought I would go with something more current though :devilish:
     
  15. sjj84
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    Do the Bosch or Makita stand upright? I've been looking at the 10.8V ranges over the last couple of days, think I'm going to go with the Dewalt, they're a little bigger than the Bosch and Makita, but as they use a battery like larger drills you can stand them upright. Not a major concern, or something that'll influence a decision, but it is sometimes handy to be able to balance them on top of ladders etc.
     
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