Hitachi 18V Combi Hammer Drill (Li-Ion) - was £199.99 now £89.99 @ B&Q (Instore) - HotUKDeals
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(The link in the deal is the same drill but only a single Battery)

Picked one of this up at the weekend as a present - Whilst not *quite* in the Makita league they are rated by the trade and deffo surpass the Dewalts.

APPEARS TO BE INSTORE ONLY - Comes with a case, 2 x 1.5Amp LI-ION batterys, reduced from £199.99

Similar drill in on Screwfix for £129.99, but batteries are Ni-CAD, not LI-ION
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#1
Wouldn't it be a good idea to wait until 1/4/11 and then use the 15% off voucher?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/15-off-orders-instore-online-starts-1st-april-b-q/908903
1 Like #2
My local Homebase had the Bosch 18 with Li-Ion battery for £49.99 plus 15% off that. Was not the hammer version though.
#3
its got a plastic chuck

dewalt hammers have metal

Edited By: tfish on Mar 29, 2011 15:57
#4
Awsome bit of kit.... I bought the 2 pack and they just go and go
#5
xmal
My local Homebase had the Bosch 18 with Li-Ion battery for £49.99 plus 15% off that. Was not the hammer version though.

Not really a fair comparison as the hammer drills are usually more (and req for masonary).... also Bosch do two ranges - Green (cheaper, home use), and Blue (More expensive, trade use).. may have the colours the wrong way around! :)


tfish
its got a plastic chuck

dewalt hammers have metal

Fair point, but this has a tough body and rubberised grip (i.e - shatterproof) the "Pro-Makita" traders I normally encounter have all moved away from Dewalt either due to declining build quality, or that the drills have a tendancy to shatter if dropped a small distance!
#6
luvclub
Wouldn't it be a good idea to wait until 1/4/11 and then use the 15% off voucher?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/15-off-orders-instore-online-starts-1st-april-b-q/908903

Bet you a fiver that this deal ends the day before ;)
#7
Bought 2 of these for a work project, need another two to stop people squabling over who uses these and who get stuck with the DeWalt ones. They are great. I never buy new batteries as y can normally replace the whole drill with 2 batteries for a few pounds more, and Li-ion batteries should have a much longer life than Nicam.

Great piece of kit and a great price.
3 Likes #8
Nicam batteries - they sound great!
southernfamily
Bought 2 of these for a work project, need another two to stop people squabling over who uses these and who get stuck with the DeWalt ones. They are great. I never buy new batteries as y can normally replace the whole drill with 2 batteries for a few pounds more, and Li-ion batteries should have a much longer life than Nicam.

Great piece of kit and a great price.
#9
southernfamily
Bought 2 of these for a work project, need another two to stop people squabling over who uses these and who get stuck with the DeWalt ones. They are great. I never buy new batteries as y can normally replace the whole drill with 2 batteries for a few pounds more, and Li-ion batteries should have a much longer life than Nicam.

Great piece of kit and a great price.


Agree. Got 3 of these drills, 4 batteries and 2 chargers. They have been cheaper previously, but still great value at this price. They're much lighter than most Makita or Bosch equivalents and are top quality, and very powerful. For drywall screwing on ceilings and such like, they make life so much easier.

Highly recommended.
#10
sniperpenguin

Bet you a fiver that this deal ends the day before ;)


You're probably right - although 15% Off the full price would be cheaper than this deal at the moment.
#11
smk77
sniperpenguin

Bet you a fiver that this deal ends the day before ;)


You're probably right - although 15% Off the full price would be cheaper than this deal at the moment.

How does 15% off £199 make it cheaper?? or am i missing something
#12
RamRaider84
smk77
sniperpenguin

Bet you a fiver that this deal ends the day before ;)


You're probably right - although 15% Off the full price would be cheaper than this deal at the moment.

How does 15% off £199 make it cheaper?? or am i missing something


Maybe I am! The link takes you to a Hitachi 18v li-ion combi drill that WAS £99.98. I can see now that this one is instore only and comes with 2 batteries and a case. Is a case and a battery really worth an additional £100??
#13
smk77
RamRaider84
smk77
sniperpenguin

Bet you a fiver that this deal ends the day before ;)


You're probably right - although 15% Off the full price would be cheaper than this deal at the moment.

How does 15% off £199 make it cheaper?? or am i missing something


Maybe I am! The link takes you to a Hitachi 18v li-ion combi drill that WAS £99.98. I can see now that this one is instore only and comes with 2 batteries and a case. Is a case and a battery really worth an additional £100??


Aaahhhh ok just puzzed me thats all :)
#14
bought 3 from trowbridge wiltshire, 2 left. used the 15% off too!!!

cheers OP
#15
I've got this drill, and this is a bargain ' have heat
#16
thingswelike
Nicam batteries - they sound great!


Lol
#17
Website says down from £99.98 or am i missing something ?
#18
Excellent drill,, great for decking,, and going into brick . this does the job..Batts last an age,, and quick recharge,, don't use my dewalt or sds at all now,,

More than an an expert diyer needs
1 Like #19
Last time I used a drill i went straight through a hot water pipe. It was buried in plaster, and it was a plastic pipe - how was I to know?

I gave up DIY at that point, binned the black and decker.

But this is a bargain, I might just take it up again. All I need now is a good price for accidental damage insurance cover.

Heat added.
#20
I also got this drill 2 weeks ago. It is sold and the li-ion batteries pack a fair punch. One battery managed about ~150x 4" screws into pretty solid wood and it still had plenty left afterwards.

The only downside is that the battery feels too light and the balance isn't completely right. I can imagine having my arm ripped off if the drill snags whilst drilling through masonary.
#21
You can get a Ryobi One Plus Kit for the same money. Good idea if you are building up your range of power tools slowy
#22
i have had one of these a while, great drill for the price. Even better if you know somebody who works there and can get you 20% off
#23
if you buy one of these you can go to their website here http://www.hitachi-toolregister.co.uk/ and get 3 year warranty
#24
For the money this is a bargain - have some heat.

If you got a few quid more get the Makita for £150, still want more spend £250 and get a Milwaukee . Dewalt are just dressed up Black and Deckers - the XRP range is good, but sadly overpriced vs the competition:S
#25
Well as i sell power tools as part of my job, i would say this is a bargain,even without the 15% voucher, and again better if you buy 2 though.
Also you can find spare batteries on ebay and/or in the baskets at B&Q etc on occasion....

But makitas older range(red batts) are not great, but the bosch green and blue ranges are really good.
#26
Find it VERY hard to believe this ever retails @£199.. thats true high end dewalt territory
1 Like #27
purchased this drill today thanks to this site.

they also had Hitachi 102 Accessory drill kit Set, Was £29.98 Now half price £14.98 and with further 15% discount £12.74.

Is it worthwhile/compatible getting this kit to use with this drill? thanks

link here:
http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?isSearch=true&isYmal=true&fh_search=5017658060176
#28
just what i needed and for £75.65 with the 15% off voucher its hot from me
#29
Superb deal. Think i got the last one in Banbury store and -15% of course.

Great timing. Second battery just giving up on my 12yr old Hitachi. What a tool it's been- picture available if anyone doesn't think it's been used much! Has been £180 well spent and hoping new one will be even better.

Plastic chuck vs. metal? Cannot believe metal could be any better than old one.
#30
The parts of the chuck that matter are metal.
#31
Phoned Farnborough and they had 800 in stock but showing zero online so please phone up !

I had reserved the last Ryobi but they couldn't find it. They telephoned me and offered 10% off if I bought anything on Wednesday the same as the OAP discount. So I picked this up and some other things and we'll see how I get on. I suspect it will be fine for years to come and I get the online 3 year warranty as well.
#32
Buy one tomorrow and it'll only cost you £75.65 as B&Q are giving 15% off purchases in store and online on the day of the royal wedding. That's one amazing price for a 18V li-ion drill with 2 batteries.

Don't forget about the 3 year warranty if your register online.

http://www.hitachi-toolregister.co.uk/
#33
Can't find it in stock anywhere at all
#34
Their stock system says that there are none in stock at their Washington store but I've just been there and they must have at least 50 on the shelf.

Their stock system really is a complete load of rubbish as it says that there are 999 8ft long x 10mm polycarbonate roofing sheets in stock at Washington which is absolutely ridiculous even if their shelves were full. If you stacked them all together the pile would be 10 metres high. In reality there are 4 on the shelf and none out the back.

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