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Argos Challenge Cordless Hammer Drill Kit 14.4V. less than1/2 price only £9.99.

£9.99 @ Argos
Single speed 550rpm. 1 gear. 10mm keyless chuck. 17 torque settings. Hammer action. 3 to 5 hour charger. 1 x 1.2 Ah NiCd battery. 2 double ended bits. Colour box. Good reviews for a general … Read More
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7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
Single speed 550rpm.
1 gear.
10mm keyless chuck.
17 torque settings.
Hammer action.
3 to 5 hour charger.
1 x 1.2 Ah NiCd battery.
2 double ended bits.
Colour box.
Good reviews for a general household odd job drill.
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1 Like #1
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/97-7106299A67UC339553X.jpg
#2
Very hot thanks. Just ordered one,
banned#3
whats the battery like on these ?
#4
gR8_mUndA
whats the battery like on these ?


Its only a 1.2ah so wont last long but if you just want to put up some pictures or build a wardrobe or general household drilling this is an amazing price,
banned#5
tonyg1962
Its only a 1.2ah so wont last long but if you just want to put up some pictures or build a wardrobe or general household drilling this is an amazing price,


yeh need to wall mount my existing telly as i am gettin a new one.

will it work with http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&productId=1500526055


what else would i need to wall mount my tv ? (other than the wall mount itself :P)
#6
It only has a 10mm chuck so it depends on the actual drill bit you use ,Also if you are mounting it on a brick wall i doubt the hammer on this would be powerful enough though it should be fine for Breeze block,
banned#7
tonyg1962
It only has a 10mm chuck so it depends on the actual drill bit you use ,Also if you are mounting it on a brick wall i doubt the hammer on this would be powerful enough though it should be fine for Breeze block,


confused :?

all i know is how to drill. i dont understand the power required. how can i check the power required to drill in a brick ?
#8
To drill into brick a small cordless like this will probably be ok up to about 6mm - maybe 8mm but for a TV wall mount you may need a 12mm or bigger hole for which you really need a mains powered drill ,You need to find out what size holes you are drilling and into what ,Breeze block is pretty easy so this would probably do the job if you wall is Breeze,
banned#9
tonyg1962
To drill into brick a small cordless like this will probably be ok up to about 6mm - maybe 8mm but for a TV wall mount you may need a 12mm or bigger hole for which you really need a mains powered drill ,You need to find out what size holes you are drilling and into what ,Breeze block is pretty easy so this would probably do the job if you wall is Breeze,


and how will i know what my wall is made of ?
banned#10
bod emrys
Very cheap price and argos have an excellent returns policy, so you shouldn't have any problems taking this back when it breaks (it will break).

But be warned, it's going to be a **** drill :)


what do four stars define ?
#11
I would rather pay abit more and get one with a variable speed.
1 Like #12
gR8_mUndA
what do four stars define ?


I'm guessing that the four stars don't mean it's very good!
And looking at your previous posts, you might want to get a professional to wall-mount your TV... :whistling:
#13
Incidentally, on the Argos website it also gets four (good) stars, so I've reserved one - with the £1.49 3-year cover, so I can march back into Argos for an exchange when it breaks! Still a great price, thanks OP.
#14
gR8_mUndA
confused :?

all i know is how to drill. i dont understand the power required. how can i check the power required to drill in a brick ?


Consider how much you spent on the TV and then ask yourself if you could afford to pay for the replacement if it falls off the wall because it wasn't mounted securely.

:w00t: If I knew as little as you about drills, I'd get someone else to hang it. Currys do a decent job, judging from the current TV commercial!
#15
tonyg1962
It only has a 10mm chuck so it depends on the actual drill bit you use ,Also if you are mounting it on a brick wall i doubt the hammer on this would be powerful enough though it should be fine for Breeze block,

I have a 14.4v hammer drill (from B&Q) and it was Ok to drill 8cm thru a concrete wall. Unless your Tv weighs over 50 kg I should imagine 8cm with 10 mm masonry bit will be enough.
#16
i've got this a few months back. i used it twice and is a pile of carp. the battery is already dead and i have lost the receipt. really would avoid.
#17
Just picked one up and it really is cheapo lol;As i said it will be ok for mounting the odd picture and maybe putting a wardrobe together,As for mounting a TV you can forget it,
#18
madmattie2k
I'm guessing that the four stars don't mean it's very good!
And looking at your previous posts, you might want to get a professional to wall-mount your TV... :whistling:


tactful.

lol :roll:

Suggest using progressively larger drill bits to avoid smoke bellowing out of budget cordless hammer drills resulting from over-work.
#19
tdogg
i've got this a few months back. i used it twice and is a pile of carp. the battery is already dead and i have lost the receipt. really would avoid.


Or just hold onto the receipt... :whistling:
#20
got one of these power is terrible battery life is terrible

my 9.6v bosh is more powerful

its ok for going into plasterboard or soft woods but for concrete or hard woods this will struggle
#21
well just reserved one ,for this price its hot hot hot for me cheers op
#22
Argh.. dont kill the world, the battery is Ni-Cad so it'll last a year or two max. then you'll need the hassle of dumping it.. what a waste :-(

Its not even worth it if you dont do DIY much.. Seriously ppl please avoid, I was about to put a post up saying to avoid this at all cost cos its just dumping plastic into the eviroment.

Sorry OP nothing personal tho.
#23
this is a good disposable drill. As soon as the battery starts failing, which could be within a year, you throw it in the bin. - good price.
#24
This drill will really struggle drilling into stone :-D - don't even think about it :w00t: Good for under a tenner though :)
#25
thinks thats a good deal! just a round the house drill. wouldnt use for hamemr action, mains work best for that! just reserved mine :thumbsup:
#26
gR8_mUndA
and how will i know what my wall is made of ?


http://fotosa.ru/stock_photo/Fancy%20by%20Veer/p_2715500.jpg

;-) Then place your tv over the top :)
#27
I've had one of these drills for a couple of years, it's fine as long as you regard it as a cordless screwdriver with some drilling capacity, rather than the bestest drill ever. I have drilled fairly small ( say 6mm dia x 15mm) deep holes in brick with it, but that's pushing it.

So basically if you only want to buy one drill for all moderate DIY use this is not it; as a useful backup for pilot holes / softwood / screwdriving it's fine for the price - I paid about 15 quid 2 years ago IIRC.
#28
why not get one of the cheap mains drills that even beat some really expensive cordless designs when it comes to drilling holes in walls. That way you won't have to landfill this nicad effort in a couple of years.
#29
gR8_mUndA
and how will i know what my wall is made of ?


That's the quote of the day ^^^^^^

That person sounds dangerous let loose with a drill pmsl
#30
gR8_mUndA
yeh need to wall mount my existing telly as i am gettin a new one.

will it work with http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&productId=1500526055


what else would i need to wall mount my tv ? (other than the wall mount itself :P)


MY ADVICE TAKE YOURSELF TO B & Q ETC, FIND MATURE GENT WITH EXPERIENCE, BRING TV FIXINGS AND ASK FOR HELP, ALWAYS BEEN GREAT FOR ME. IF YOU DONT KNOW WHETHER WALL IS BRICK OR BLOCK LOOK OUTSIDE AT BOTTOM AND SEE IF YOU CAN SEE BRICK OR BLOCK MIGHT BE A START. THE NEWER THE HOUSE THE MORE LIKELY BLOCK OR ASK A NEIGHBOUR. YOU MIGHT EVEN FIND ONE WHO WILL PUT IT UP FOR YOU. YOUR LUCK MAY BE IN.
#31
bod emrys
Very cheap price and argos have an excellent returns policy, so you shouldn't have any problems taking this back when it breaks (it will break).

But be warned, it's going to be a **** drill :)


what do u mean "it will break"? ive had once of these cheap drills for over 10 yrs and its still working! only problem is the ni-cad battery wont hold charge after a few yrs but still holds enough charge for like 20mins! This brand is OK u know!
#32
Picked mine up this afternoon but did not get a Challenge, got an ArgosValue one and it does not come in a case
#33
Its Argos Value Drill. Dont bother getting this. I'll be returning it tomorrow.
#34
Aw, I got excited about this before I read the comments =[ been looking for a drill for couple of weeks, does anyone know of a decent all rounder cordless hammer drill for around £30-40? One that would be ok for brick? I need to put a security light up and some other light drilling but wouldn't use it enough to justify spending £70 for a great one. I have a corded one ATM but it's too heavy and takes forever in brick, bit of a pain when I'm without a power socket too!
#35
I picked up 2 yesterday - argos value range - returning em
#36
Was OK the first couple of times I used it but now the battery wont hold its charge - waste of money

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