About Makita 18V SDS Drills
Founded in Japan in 1915, Makita have established a reputation over the years as a major international player in the power tool industry. After creating the first rechargeable battery-powered power tool in 1969, Makita has become known for its innovation and reliability.
SDS drills (SDS standing for Special Direction System) are high-powered tools, used by professionals for the toughest of jobs. Often fitted with various functions (Such as hammering, chiselling, or normal drill movements) and different attachments, they are versatile instruments which stand up to different jobs, saving you from having to tow around separate tools.
The Makita range of 18V SDS drills are often sold with Li-On batteries, but make sure you are buying one with the battery included if you do not have a suitable battery for the product already. Batteries charge quickly, taking around 20 minutes to charge fully. Other accessories to look out for include drill-bits, cases for the tool, built in electric planers, and battery-chargers to ensure long term use of the drill.
Some models in Makita's range of SDS drills also includes their dust extraction system, which aids in keeping the workplace safe and clean of any small debris. Also look out for models with easy-grip handles towards the front of the tool, which help the user have a firm grip when working. Models are relatively lightweight, weighing around 3kg, slightly more when the battery is included.
Guide prices set the drills at around £100-£300, varying in accordance to various attachments, accessories and features.