Makita TD020DSE review

FYI
I've been looking for a small compact cordless screwdriver for ages. Main
application is flat pack assembly, but other jobs as well where access is
confined.
Most of the ones I've seen have internal batteries - no good to me, I can't
be doing with that.
Ended up with the Makita TD020DSE, which is a 7.2v Lithium-Ion jobby with
two batteries. Interestingly, its also an impact screwdriver.
I'm a big Makita fan anyway, but this thing is bloody brilliant. Punches
well above its weight.
Torque of 17Nm, but none of this is fed back because of the impact action.
Higher torque than even the Metabo (which was outside my price range).
Good video on the Lawsons site
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't buy mine from there despite the 1200 free screws deal, paid £41 inc
postage on E Bay.
Had it for a week, used it on four jobs already. Fence panel, shelving,
flat pack & a loft ladder. So small & light, slips into the 'ruler' pocket
on the overalls - very handy on a ladder.
For a change the case is actually useful, space for charger, spare battery,
driver bits etc.
Well impressed with it, love the LED job light.
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The Medway Handyman
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Notice there are even lower prices than that. Including postage. There's not a new model with the same number, I suppose?
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Dave Plowman (News)
It is new. They all start at about £20 but go up to approx £35 + postage. Don't know if the sellers get mates to bid just to lift the price to what they want. I bid on three & the same thing happened each time.
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The Medway Handyman
You can do a search with the 'Completed Items ' box ticked to see what they have been going for.
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Mark
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Well since my existing electric screwdriver is getting well past its best, battery wise, I decided to have a punt on one - bought from :-
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it arrived at 08.30 this morning. Excellent service at such a reasonable all in price including postage. And it certainly seems a nice bit of kit. The soft case means it should be able to hold all those extra bits etc you really need to carry with it. And should be a deal more robust in service than the more usual rigid types.
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Dave Plowman (News)
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easily influenced I have also bought one this evening on ebay. It cost £34 with free postage.
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