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Combi drill will 150 piece accessory set....looks like a good Christmas present...sorry about the links......can't do anything with them......
also comes with TWO batteries and a charger
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#1
Can anyone comment on whether this is a decent drill for occasional DIY?
Does anyone know if this has a non-hammer mode?

Cheers

Edited By: mission701 on Dec 10, 2010 19:08
1 Like #2
mission701
Can anyone comment on whether this is a decent drill for occasional DIY?Does anyone know if this has a non-hammer mode?Cheers
says it can be used for putting screws in so appears to be both hammer and normal....also say good for all general diy jobs around the home...hope this helps
#3
The link just brings you back to the hotukdeals page........not to the B&Q page
#4
ooops just re read it and realised you had actually put something about the link not working....... I just saw what was on offer and clicked!!! lol
#5
This is a decent drill for most DIY jobs - Generally being 18v (the higher the better) and having 2 gears it can handle drilling into brick and masonry pretty well and drive screws in for extended periods. The power combined with the 24 position clutch means you will be able to screw into different materials quite easily and with good control.
The accessory set is a useful bonus and provides the average DIYer with most things they will need.
#6
sorry i was looking at some crazy 'worx' hammer drill on their main page. Black & Decker drill looks great. Thanks.
#7
Just ordered - If you order from http://nextday.diy.com and add something to bring the order up to £50, you get free delivery.

If you need a filler then there are a number of drill bits for £1

"Orders placed on a Friday, Saturday and before 2:00pm Sunday are usually delivered on a Monday by 6:30pm. "
1 Like #8
15% off voucher >

DECTI online

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/images/storevouchers/december/pdf/Tequila_voucher9.pdf

The £140 price is laughable it was never worth that !
#9
Just reserved this for pick up, thanks
#10
Black and Decker!
Your having a Giraffe!
#11
Just picked one of these up from my local store before I saw this thread!
Was labelled up as having the 15% off even though it's not quite over the £50 spend required to get the current 15% off offer. I bought some other stuff anyway so didn't find out if it would work on it's own, but no big deal to spend an extra £1 anyway (without discount drill is currently £49). Leaflets with the discount code were being handed out in store. Makes the drill £41.65 which is a good price.
#12
Just reserved one for pick up. Got the 15% voucher too. Thank you.
#13
Does anyone know what type of batteries there have?? Are they Nicad, or Ni-Hm, etc.?? The closest I can find on the Black & Decker web-site is this:-

http://www.blackanddecker.co.uk/powertools/productdetails/catno/EPC188BK/info/specifications/

But the battery type is listed as '2 Detachable'. It sounds like they avoided the question. By the way, it's in the 'light use' section, the lowest of 3 categories.
#14
I've had one of these drills for years, it's fine for everyday lightweight stuff, copes with anything - even survived being immersed for 2 weeks when we were flooded out :D
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You could expect to see pages of debate on what's a good drill and what's not.
I have bought countless cheap drills which inevitably fail sooner or later despite my occasional use of these.
Most recently I bought a hitachi 18v combi drill ( with three batteries, charger, torch and case) a few months back from screwfix, B&Q's sister company I believe. I ended up paying about 70quid delivered due to an e-mail voucher and screwfix sale.

So, I'd say hold out for a screwfix deal & pay just a wee bit more to get something miles better. They always have deals on hitachi & dewalt.

Before I am shot down oO, I am simply stating my opinion, so on that basis I can’t be wrong ! However I don’t expect everyone to agree. Just the sensible ones (_;)

Having said that, the thread above suggest about £41 which cant be sniffed at as its seems like good value for money. Not a bad deal probably, but not for me.

As a Christmas present? I guess it depends who its for. I wouldn't give my Dad an Asda shirt, despite it being good value for money.
( I'd get him a Tesco's one X))
#16
bbbazman
I wouldn't give my Dad an Asda shirt, despite it being good value for money. ( I'd get him a Tesco's one X))


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9FPkhQ1I4Tg/TI7yGVElRXI/AAAAAAAABMM/85swf2zszoY/s1600/wtf-cat.jpg
#17
@pic above

big time LOL
#18
Not sure whether to go for this , for occasional use , help !
#19
Still, does anyone know what battery technology with uses?
#20
I've got 2 of these drills, one I've had for about 2 years and the other for approx 4 years. Reliability wise they've have been perfect and with a 2 year guarantee that you now get it's a pretty good buy.

Don't be duped by the orginal price of £139.98 as it's probably just been at that price for the minimum amount of time in order to fool the unaware. A more accurate price would be £50 for the drill and £20 for the accessories.

What I would say is that many people will find these drills a bit big and heavy for minimal DIY use.
#21
andy_spoo
Still, does anyone know what battery technology with uses?

Old fashioned heavy nicad and not the lighter and more expensive lithium batteries.
#22
Black and Decker is a cancer on DIY products, do not buy.
#23
WTF, they have screws and plas plugs included as accesories! ~What a con!

Still hot as drill with 2 batteries, 18v and accessories (less than 150!)

Edited By: Red Devil PJB on Dec 11, 2010 15:46
#24
snoopy18
Not sure whether to go for this , for occasional use , help !

Just do it man! You cannot go wrong for £41 with voucher

Edited By: my-planet on Dec 11, 2010 20:25: cos I was drunk
#25
Good drill and set for the money for the average diyer. Personally would go for the bosch li-ion that has 2 batteries for £76 as i have most of the accessories.
#26
Hmm torn on this... Although reading reviews im tempted to use the voucher and get the 18V Bosch Combi for £76??
#27
leeparker
Hmm torn on this... Although reading reviews im tempted to use the voucher and get the 18V Bosch Combi for £76??


Personally i would go for the Bosch, Lithium is more powerful, and the batteries only loose about 5% over a year, they are lighter too

Nothing worse than having the drill in the garage and getting it out for a job and its lost its charge
#28
deanos
leeparker
Hmm torn on this... Although reading reviews im tempted to use the voucher and get the 18V Bosch Combi for £76??


Personally i would go for the Bosch, Lithium is more powerful, and the batteries only loose about 5% over a year, they are lighter too

Nothing worse than having the drill in the garage and getting it out for a job and its lost its charge


Thanks for the reply :) Reserved the Bosch as i would say i do more than occasional DIY and at £76 seems a steal :) Thanks again

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