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Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch

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- Rubberised soft grip of ergonomic design.
- 4 position pivoting head.
- Replacement Xenon bulb.
- Falling impact strength of 1m.
- 18v torch for use with lithium ion batteries
- Weight : 0.36kg

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  • Overall is rated at a 4/5 for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch :

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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by D Baker Carpentry
29th March 2020

Having owned this torch from a Makita kit I bought 4 years ago I have to say it’s been very handy on the odd occasion you are in a badly lit area. Due to using the cordless batteries you haven’t got to worry about finding loose batteries to power. Well worth having certainly as part of the kit.

Having owned this torch from a Makita kit I bought 4 years ago I have to say it’s been very handy on the odd occasion you are in a badly lit area.
Due to using the cordless batteries you haven’t got to worry about finding loose batteries to power.
Well worth having certainly as part of the kit.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by T.A.F Property Maintenance
17th March 2020

Great little torch. The head is moveable to get in most of the stupid angles we all seem to get ourselves into. The light itself in very bright.

Great little torch. The head is moveable to get in most of the stupid angles we all seem to get ourselves into. The light itself in very bright.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Martyn
2nd March 2020

I'd recommend the led stick torch more. but still quite handy for jumping into a loft with battery last ages on torch mode and i often take the battery that wont turn my drill any longer to use in torch.

I'd recommend the led stick torch more. but still quite handy for jumping into a loft with battery last ages on torch mode and i often take the battery that wont turn my drill any longer to use in torch.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Mint Plumbing & Bathrooms Ltd
22nd January 2020

Currently used along with many other items from the range which is great with the interchangeable batteries. Another one to add to the collection :)

Currently used along with many other items from the range which is great with the interchangeable batteries. Another one to add to the collection :)


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by DW ground works
19th June 2019

Used but I do like head touches they work better and last longer if u dont use for ages they are mint but not for a long time but each to there own

Used but I do like head touches they work better and last longer if u dont use for ages they are mint but not for a long time but each to there own


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Aurora Building and Maintenance
19th March 2019

I mean it does what it says on the tin but is very cheap and nasty the clicking of the light when you push it up and down is very annoying out of the DEWALT Milwaukee and Makita this is the worst

I mean it does what it says on the tin but is very cheap and nasty the clicking of the light when you push it up and down is very annoying out of the DEWALT Milwaukee and Makita this is the worst


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by S3 Heating and Plumbing
23rd February 2019

Handy torch that runs off all my existing batteries. Lasts for ages off a 3amp battery. Lightweight and robust with a variable angle head. Spare bulb holder in the head too.

Handy torch that runs off all my existing batteries. Lasts for ages off a 3amp battery. Lightweight and robust with a variable angle head. Spare bulb holder in the head too.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by L Kennedy Property
14th February 2019

A cracking little torch for the money.I use this when my phone light is not enough and the best bit is I don’t have to remember to change it.

A cracking little torch for the money.I use this when my phone light is not enough and the best bit is I don’t have to remember to change it.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by B H heating solutions
25th January 2019

It’s ok not the one I would recommend they do led one which is far better i wouldn’t waste my money getting one of these to old hat not very bright at all

It’s ok not the one I would recommend they do led one which is far better i wouldn’t waste my money getting one of these to old hat not very bright at all


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by A.parsonson plumbing
13th December 2018

If your looking for a very bright, quality and long lasting light and this is for you! I'm more then happy with this light. In my small dark area this brightens the whole area up

If your looking for a very bright, quality and long lasting light and this is for you! I'm more then happy with this light. In my small dark area this brightens the whole area up


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by M.E.T Electrical Ltd
22nd November 2018

Good solid torch, good brightness although it would be good to select different levels. Lasts a long time on the battery and always good to use the same batteries as the rest of my Makita kit.

Good solid torch, good brightness although it would be good to select different levels.
Lasts a long time on the battery and always good to use the same batteries as the rest of my Makita kit.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Wadhams Plumbing and Heating
29th June 2018

Nice solid torch and very bright, doesnt drain the batteries like other branded torches ive user,Would benifit from seperate settings for brightness.

Nice solid torch and very bright, doesnt drain the batteries like other branded torches ive user,Would benifit from seperate settings for brightness.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by ETM MIDLANDS
19th March 2018

Nice little light, good make and sturdy! Would recommend for all round use not just as a builder.. Good buy!

Nice little light, good make and sturdy! Would recommend for all round use not just as a builder.. Good buy!


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by W.c plumbing
26th February 2018

Great torch from makita good price build quality brilliant easy to use flexible new led one is fantastic

Great torch from makita good price build quality brilliant easy to use flexible new led one is fantastic


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Dovetails Joinery
12th December 2017

Great torch, nice and bright great when you tidying tour gear away on these dark nights seems flimsy but has survived over a year now on the same bulb.

Great torch, nice and bright great when you tidying tour gear away on these dark nights seems flimsy but has survived over a year now on the same bulb.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Wealden Boiler Services
10th December 2017

Best torch ive ever owned, i have to purchase the battery but this bad boy just gives hours and hours of use, comfortable to grip, easy to charge, just don’t leave it in someone’s house or you wont get it back

Best torch ive ever owned, i have to purchase the battery but this bad boy just gives hours and hours of use, comfortable to grip, easy to charge, just don’t leave it in someone’s house or you wont get it back


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by A.Gibbins plumbing and heating
1st December 2017

Use my torch quite a lot and does the job it's supposed to. The build feels very flimsy and plastic which isn't ideal for some one as clumsy as myself but that said it's survived so far

Use my torch quite a lot and does the job it's supposed to. The build feels very flimsy and plastic which isn't ideal for some one as clumsy as myself but that said it's survived so far


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Pipeline Plumbing Services Ltd.
29th October 2017

Good torch. Takes the makita batterys. Had this a year now and haven’t had to change a bulb yet. Great to get into small spaces or where an extension lead light isn’t viable.

Good torch. Takes the makita batterys. Had this a year now and haven’t had to change a bulb yet. Great to get into small spaces or where an extension lead light isn’t viable.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Newport Electrical Services
23rd September 2017

Had this for about a year now and within the first few weeks the lamp went complete waste of money. Worked well up till then.

Had this for about a year now and within the first few weeks the lamp went complete waste of money. Worked well up till then.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Rye Shoe Repairs & Locksmiths
13th September 2017

Not the best quality light. Has taken a beating over the last year and still works but can be temperamental at times.

Not the best quality light. Has taken a beating over the last year and still works but can be temperamental at times.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Belle Plumbing & Heating services
26th June 2017

Had one for a while now, already had other makita 18v products. Very robust, took plenty of hammer and still works fine. Only ever used 2 bulbs in it in over 5 years, strong bright buld too

Had one for a while now, already had other makita 18v products. Very robust, took plenty of hammer and still works fine. Only ever used 2 bulbs in it in over 5 years, strong bright buld too


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Ajm plumbing services ltd
9th June 2017

Nice bright light easy to use torch , it does feel a little on the flimsy side but I've dropped mine a few times and it's still going

Nice bright light easy to use torch , it does feel a little on the flimsy side but I've dropped mine a few times and it's still going


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Fitzgerald Electrical & Plumbing Solutions
21st May 2017

Useful addition to your kit as the batteries fit, would not go out and buy just as torch/charger and battery as it would be far too pricey! As you can get LED flood lights now that you charge up for around the same price as this torch bare! Which I have and use more often than the Makita torch, it's not very robust if you were to drop it from a height I rekon you may only come away with the battery still intact lol

Useful addition to your kit as the batteries fit, would not go out and buy just as torch/charger and battery as it would be far too pricey! As you can get LED flood lights now that you charge up for around the same price as this torch bare! Which I have and use more often than the Makita torch, it's not very robust if you were to drop it from a height I rekon you may only come away with the battery still intact lol


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Bennetts safe Gas
18th May 2017

Good as a stand up torch but is very limited. Build is cheap and a bit crap. Bulbs are rubbish and can blow easily.

Good as a stand up torch but is very limited. Build is cheap and a bit crap. Bulbs are rubbish and can blow easily.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Patterson plumbing
10th May 2017

Feels cheap and flimsy and isn't very bright although it is lightweight and easy to use 1 handed. Would buy the fluorescent torch as I have that too and is much better

Feels cheap and flimsy and isn't very bright although it is lightweight and easy to use 1 handed. Would buy the fluorescent torch as I have that too and is much better


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Blue stones tiling solutions
2nd May 2017

Nice little torch. Give you a big bright light. Last long. Came as part of the kit. Doesn't drain battery to quick

Nice little torch. Give you a big bright light. Last long. Came as part of the kit. Doesn't drain battery to quick


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Bitz 'n' PC'z Ltd
30th April 2017

A great addition to the toolkit if you already have the batteries and charger. Good bright light and doesn't drain the battery too quickly.

A great addition to the toolkit if you already have the batteries and charger. Good bright light and doesn't drain the battery too quickly.


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by J K Electrical Services
18th February 2017

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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Afterglow Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
17th February 2017

Great torch

Great torch


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Review for Makita BML185 18V Cordless Torch by Jake Matthews Property Development and Management
10th February 2017

Brillent useful addition to the tool box

Brillent useful addition to the tool box


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Not really a question but I've recently bought an LED cree bulb for my torch. Wow what an upgrade at only £10! Well worth it and doesn't blow like standard bulbs when you knock the torch over.

Asked on 13th June 2019 by S3 Heating and Plumbing

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