For many, the year 2023 also begins with good intentions. Renovation work is certainly on the to-do list again this year, but craftsmen are becoming increasingly difficult to find due to the shortage of skilled workers. This development has been reflected in online retail for a long time, including at Amazon, where DIY enthusiasts can now buy a wide range of tools cheaply, from cordless screwdrivers and circular saws to rechargeable batteries and lawnmowers. The Japanese manufacturer Makita has earned a particularly good reputation among craftsmen in this country. The Japanese convince above all with the quality of their products, but the uniform ecosystem is also attractive for many do-it-yourselfers. At the start of the first week of the calendar, we highlighted some exciting tools from retailer Amazon.
The cordless screwdrivers from Makita are always popular with do-it-yourselfers. Depending on the device, not only can wood screws be turned quickly through slats, but metal and stone can also be drilled through. Inexpensive machines from discounters are certainly also suitable for simple work, but branded devices – and this can also be tools from Bosch Professionell as an alternative, for example – rely on higher-quality components. As a result, the devices are not only more powerful, but also more durable. The latter in particular is becoming increasingly important when making purchasing decisions in times of climate change and raw material shortages.
The most popular Makita cordless screwdrivers according to search queries at a glance:
1st place: Makita DHP484T4JB cordless impact drill 18V / 5.0 Ah, 4 batteries + charger in MAKPAC, petrol/black €379.00 (RRP unknown)
2nd place: Makita DTW700Z cordless impact wrench 18 V (without battery, without charger) €234.90 (€349.99 RRP)
3rd place: Makita DDF484Z cordless drill 18 V (without battery, without charger) €97.44 (€168.20 RRP)
4th place: cordless impact drill 18V / 3.0 Ah, 3 batteries + charger in the MAKPAC €215.02 (RRP unknown)
5th place: Makita DHP482RFX9 cordless impact drill incl. case + 2 batteries 3.0Ah + accessories 227.95 € (RRP unknown)
6th place: Makita DTW300Z cordless impact wrench 18.0 V (without battery, without charger) €180.63 (RRP unknown)
7th place: Makita DHP486Z impact drill 18V (without battery, without charger) €168.99 (€279.00 RRP)
8th place: Makita DHP485Z Cordless Impact Drill 18 V (without battery, without charger) €89.94 (RRP unknown)
9th place: Makita HP333DSAX1 cordless impact drill 12V max. / 2.0 Ah, 2 batteries + charger in carrying case €175.68 (€237.80 RRP)
10th place: Makita DDF484TB3J cordless drill 18V in black / 5.0 Ah, 3 batteries + charger in MAKPAC €296.96 (€423.00 RRP)
Amazon usually offers a good price, although in case of doubt it can of course be worth taking a look at our price comparison. As you can see from the search queries based on our price comparison, hobby screwdrivers are not only looking for particularly cheap tools in the entry-level segment, but also higher-priced models up to complete sets consisting of Makita cordless screwdrivers, batteries, tool cases, drills, bits and Co .like the Makita DHP482RFX9 Cordless Impact Drill.
Makita cordless screwdriver: Buy batteries separately – and use them across devices
The Makita 632F15-1 BL1850B, 18 V is available for 69.99 euros Source: Makita
When it comes to batteries, countless tool manufacturers are trying to emulate Makita. However, the Japanese were early on when it came to deciding on a unified ecosystem. In case of doubt, this means that the same batteries that can be used for your cordless screwdriver can also be used in the lawnmower. Makita undoubtedly benefits from its many years of experience. Once charged, batteries should therefore last quite a while and not automatically discharge themselves just because they were last used a few days ago. How long a battery lasts in use depends on its capacity. If you only turn a few screws here and there, you can of course get by with smaller batteries.
The most popular Makita batteries according to search queries at a glance:
Platz 1: Makita 632F15-1 BL1850B, 18 V 5,0 Ah 72,99 € (69,90 € UVP)
Platz 2: Makita 197599-5 Akku-BL1830B Li 18,0V 3Ah, 3 W, 18 V, M 49,89 € (75,40 € UVP)
3rd place: Makita replacement battery BL 1860 B 18 Volt, 6.0 Ah, with capacity display 85.27 € (RRP unknown)
Platz 4: Akku-BL1820B Li 18,0V 2.0Ah 59,00 € (68,44 € UVP)
5th place: Makita Powersource-Kit Starter Set 18V, 5.0Ah, Li-Ion €183.00 (€219.24 RRP)
Makita drills: More power than a cordless screwdriver
In addition to the much-bought screwdrivers, there is of course also the classic drill from the shipping giant Amazon. “Classic” is an elastic term, because not all drills are wired and therefore just as flexible as the typical Makita cordless screwdriver. Drills are always useful when concrete, deeper in stone or even chiseling is to be done. You may also be planning major renovations in the near future, which the local craftsman will spend a lot of money on. With the right device, however, you can do a lot yourself, even preparatory work on the electrical system. While you leave the connection, wiring and cable pulling to the specialist, hobby craftsmen can drill holes in advance in consultation with the fitter or, if the impact drill also has a chisel function, chisel slots.
The most popular Makita drills according to search queries at a glance:
1st place: Makita DHR171Z cordless rotary hammer SDS+ 18 V (without battery, without charger) 123.93 € (191.40 € RRP)
2nd place: Makita cordless combination hammer (without battery/charger, 18 V) DHR243Z 210.64 € (312.04 € RRP)
3rd place: Makita HR2470BX40 combination hammer including SDS-PLUS drill set in transport case, 780 W, 230 V, Black Edition, incl. SDS-PLUS drill set €118.00 (RRP unknown)
4th place: Makita HP1631KX3 impact drill in case, 710 W + 74 pcs. Accessories €84.01 (€129.92 RRP)
5th place: HR140DSAE1 cordless hammer drill for SDS-plus 12 V Max./ 2.0 Ah, 2 batteries + charger + accessories in transport case €222.00 (€222.00 RRP)
Makita is also a good place to go for saws: What will be in demand in 2023
The Makita DJV184Z cordless pendulum jigsaw 18V costs 159.90 euros at Amazon Source: Makita drills are of course not all-purpose tools, at the latest when sawing, different technology is required. For example, jigsaws and cordless screwdrivers should not be missing in any well-stocked hobby room. They can be used, for example, to saw cutouts for the new sink, to adapt click laminate elements to local conditions or even to shorten a slat to the right size. Makita is also a good place to go here, especially since many devices can be integrated into the well-known ecosystem around the cordless screwdriver.
The most popular Makita saws according to search queries at a glance:
1st place: Makita SP6000J1 plunge saw with guide rail + MAKPAC €391.74 (RRP unknown)
2nd place: Makita DJV184Z cordless pendulum jigsaw solo €159.90 (€163.64 RRP)
3rd place: Makita DJR189Z cordless reciprocating saw 18V (without battery, without charger), petrol black €192.99 (RRP unknown)
4th place: Makita DJV181ZJ Jigsaw 18 V BL Motor, Black/Blue €199.00 (best price)
5th place: Makita DSP600ZJ cordless plunge saw solo incl. MAKPAC 377.38 € (RRP unknown)
Makita at Amazon: Benefits outside of Black Friday and Co.
Unfortunately, the supply battles known from the pre-Christmas period, such as Black Friday, are already over, but buying tools from Amazon can still be worthwhile. For example, through the benefits of Prime membership. These include premium shipping on items shipped from Amazon. In addition, Amazon also sells various cordless screwdrivers and other branded tools outside of Prime Day and Co., often below the recommended retail price. When it comes to sales and offers, we will of course keep you up to date. You will find many offers from the areas of PC, smartphone and technology in our daily updated “Daily Deals”.