750W Hammer Drill , keyless chuck ............. £9.99 @ wickes - HotUKDeals
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Variable speed control
Forward and reverse actions
Hammer and rotary drilling actions
Supplied with adjustable side handle and depth rod
13mm keyless chuck
Drilling capacities:
concrete/masonry 13mm,
steel 13mm,
wood 25mm
No load speed 0-2800rpm
Weight 2.4kg

in store ,
free delivery on orders over £45,
otherwise £5.95
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#1
http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/186865/186865-ab0-00co_full.jpg
#2
you're on a roll
will have to pop in at this price!

they can't be going bust can they ?, focus sure are
#3
this is hot hot hot will be down there first thing in the morning
#4
Looks like could be a good replacement for my tired looking 5 yr old B&D drill.

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#5
Scorchio, the diesel and bacon sarnie from the van outside will cost more. Top deal.
#6
That is an absolute bargain - anyone know if its OK as a screwdriver? - my battery drill/screwdriver is always flat when I come to use it, a mains powered one would be ideal for me.

Thinking about it I guess it won't have torque settings - but for the price I might get one.
#7
Whats everyones experience with keyless chucks, I recently got a cheap drill from screwfix and it went back as I just couldnt get the drill bit to keep tight in the chuck at all.

So I went back to my trusty old believe it or not Power Devil Hammer Drill (keyed chuck) bought about 7 years ago and still works after many a drilling in this 'ickle house.

Still think now though its on its last legs (slight movement in the chuck barrel) but I am wary about buying a keyless chuck....anybody reassure otherwise?
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Keyless chucks are OK - there is a simple knack to doing them up tight - you hold the chuck with one hand and use the drill to tighten it up - you need to have a strong grip, use a cloth around the chuck for extra grip if you haven't.
#9
What a cracking deal!
#10
JWK
Keyless chucks are OK - there is a simple knack to doing them up tight - you hold the chuck with one hand and use the drill to tighten it up - you need to have a strong grip, use a cloth around the chuck for extra grip if you haven't.


Thanks for that tip, rep left.
#11
Bargain
#12
You only get what you pay for Rohm keyless chucks are great, but they range from more than this drill to twice the price for the all steel heavy duty if you buy them separately. All the major brands use them, but it depends what model you buy. I got the HD version with my Bosch GBH2-26DFR.

http://www.axminster.co.uk/user_search//sfile/1/jump/0/product-Rohm-All-Steel-H-D-Keyless-Chuck-22696.htm
[helper]#13
Bargain - voting hot

Only downside is the keyless chuck but you can might be able to replace it with a keyed chuck........
#14
JWK
That is an absolute bargain - anyone know if its OK as a screwdriver? - my battery drill/screwdriver is always flat when I come to use it, a mains powered one would be ideal for me.

Thinking about it I guess it won't have torque settings - but for the price I might get one.


It hasn't torque settings,but you can dial the trigger down for speed which almost amounts to the same thing. That would allow you use as a screwdriver, but it will be quite heavy for that purpose, perhaps better with a lighter 12v (preferably Li-ion) cordless.

As for keyless v keyed chuck, my B&D cordless has keyless and an old hammer drill has keyed, and I hate the keyed one - my knuckles are constanlty getting clobbered whilst trying to keep the key in the teeth, and after 10 years the key and teeth don't much like each other, love keyless!!
#15
Can't recommend something like this for driving screws.

It probably goes from 0-3000rpm, far too fast for driving screws (<1000rpm is needed.) You can adjust the speed but you will find very very poor torque at low rpm.

Good deal though.
#16
Ideal for mixing plaster etc and even for drilling lol. Great find. How do they make it and sell it for a tenner is mad.
#17
npnw
How do they make it and sell it for a tenner is mad.


Cue Gerald Ratner
#18
RS2000
Looks like could be a good replacement for my tired looking 5 yr old B&D drill.

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"Should've gone to BOSCH. Mine's over thirty years old and in it's prime!
#19
Klyken
Cue Gerald Ratner


More likely: Queue, two hundred primary school kids in a 24/7 Chinese sweat shop!
#20
Golaboots888
Can't recommend something like this for driving screws.

It probably goes from 0-3000rpm, far too fast for driving screws (<1000rpm is needed.) You can adjust the speed but you will find very very poor torque at low rpm.

Good deal though.


Actually, it appears to have an electronic speed control in the trigger (maybe also a mechanical gear box, too). So as it has a reverse mode, I guess they designed it for screwing as well as drilling. Assuming a speed of 300rpm or less can be set, it WILL be good for mixing paint and mortar etc. as well.
#21
zygo;4126691
"Should've gone to BOSCH. Mine's over thirty years old and in it's prime!
Which means very little - how do you know tools of a particular brand made now are made as well as 30 year old ones of the same brand?
#22
JWK;4126149
Keyless chucks are OK - there is a simple knack to doing them up tight - you hold the chuck with one hand and use the drill to tighten it up
Unless you go for something like this, where the spindle automatically locks when you tighten up the chuck!
#23
Klyken;4126313
You only get what you pay for
If that were true, this site wouldn't exist. :roll:
#24
good thanks - just picked one up. They also had Hitachi 18v drills, with Lion batteries for half price on a trolley near the checkout....
#25
pibpob
If that were true, this site wouldn't exist. :roll:


:? Rubbish this site is about getting the best deal on an item whether it be guaranteed to fail like this or guaranteed to last.
#26
You've just proved my point by saying the best deal - i.e. there are different prices for the same thing. So by definition, "you only get what you pay for" is not true.
#27
Not at all you've taken that bit out of context by not quoting the rest of the post.
#28
Klyken
:? Rubbish this site is about getting the best deal on an item whether it be guaranteed to fail like this or guaranteed to last.


Why is it guaranteed to fail Klyken :?
#29
JWK
Why is it guaranteed to fail Klyken :?


Theres no way he can guarantee they will but in my experience though the cheaper tools I have bought have certainly been less reliable (I suppose some of the extortionate cost of the things must go towards better R&D??).

For me this is great as I wont use it often but I seriously doubt you're going to see many pro chippies queuing up for these :thumbsup:
#30
Klyken;4127515
Not at all you've taken that bit out of context by not quoting the rest of the post.
The rest of the post is equally glib - "guaranteed to fail" - when? Will you get your money's worth before it fails because it's £9.99 rather than, say £19.99?
#31
got one - cheers
#32
Numpty question.... what is the difference between a hammer drill and an ordinary drill? :geek:
#33
A hammer drill works like an ordinary one but also has a setting for use with masonry bits for brick, etc. The bit vibrates backwards and forwards rapidly as it turns, breaking bits off rather than cutting.

You could probably have looked that one up on Google far more quickly than it took me to type the answer...
#34
You could probably have looked that one up on Google far more quickly than it took me to type the answer...

Sure, but then it wouldn't have been a numpty question! :whistling:
#35
Heat and rep added :)

Just been on a roadtrip to pick one of these up from the next town. I wasn't too hopeful of getting one but they had around 10 left on the shelf :)

To answer questions, yes you can drive screws with these (albeit carefully). I built a huge workshop using my B&D Drill as a driver (for bother 6" screws and coach bolts). It will run at low speed without a problem. It also comes in a nice hard case to keep it protected along with an extra grip and a depth gauge.

I needed a drill with a variable speed control as my old B&D has now killed the variable speed after years of abuse and its all or nothing.

As for the keyless chucks, I find them absolutely invaluable. I've not had any problems with my B&D one slipping and when you are working on jobs that require lots of drill bit changes, it takes seconds to do and there is no key to lose.

If it lasts a year for a tenner then I'll be happy :)
#36
Are you sure this is a bargain?
I bought a cheap no-name drill last year, £7.99 (admittedly it had a keyed chuck) and it burnt out the first time I used it.
#37
zygo;4126691
"Should've gone to BOSCH. Mine's over thirty years old and in it's prime!

"Power Devil" drills are made by Bosch and are regarded as cr*p.."DeWalt" drills are made by B&D and are regarded as great!
I still have some B&D power tools that are going strong after 20 years.
#38
AndyToys;4130029
I bought a cheap no-name drill last year, £7.99 (admittedly it had a keyed chuck) and it burnt out the first time I used it.
Reminds me - I didn't fare much better. The dreadful switch melted. Also, this drill (from Lidl or Netto) sounded rather like a vacuum cleaner. I concluded that it deliberately had an extremely inefficient motor in order to get a high wattage rating, and therefore needed a lot of air blowing through to get rid of the heat.
#39
pibpob;4130795
Reminds me - I didn't fare much better. The dreadful switch melted. Also, this drill (from Lidl or Netto) sounded rather like a vacuum cleaner. I concluded that it deliberately had an extremely inefficient motor in order to get a high wattage rating, and therefore needed a lot of air blowing through to get rid of the heat.

LOL! Yeah, I think my last cheapy one was drawing a couple of KW when it melted!!

However, I actually bought one of these on the way home as I was passing Wickes anyway, just on the off change that it's actually OK. They had about three left by the checkouts marked as "discontinued" so perhaps it is better than it's price suggests? Who knows?

Have kept the receipt so I'll take it back if it goes "boof"!

Edit: In store sign quotes an original selling price of £19.99, bot the £29.99 quoted on the website..
#40
Got mine today and all I can say is cracking drill for the price even as a backup tool.

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