500w Hammer Drill £14.99 @ Argos C&C
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500w Hammer Drill £14.99 @ Argos C&C

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Refreshed 19th May (Posted 18th May)
As above

Not a bad price compared to elsewhere for a 500w Drill.

The 500 watt motor provides plenty of power, making it ideal for homeowners and DIY enthusiasts. Great value, this well-built power tool is capable of effortlessly drilling into a variety of materials and is packed with useful features that make everyday home maintenance tasks a lot easier. Please not the drill bit is not included.
500 watts.
Reverse function.
13mm keyed chuck.
1 gear.
Max torque 25Nm.
Maximum of 2800 RPM.
Drilling capacity for wood 25mm, steel 10mm and masonry 13mm.
Depth stop handle.
Auxiliary handle.
Cord length of 2m.
Size H20, W7.5, D27.5cm.
Drill weight 1.9kg.
(excludes professional use).
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Good enough for normal use, got it for about 5 years now.
Same as above comes in handy does the job.
Nice one PF
Can I drill in brick with this? Only to install a security light
Had one like this for years I used for the jobs I knew where I was pushing the limits and didn't want to damage my good drill. It has only just started to die on me so excellent value.
This might sound like a really dumb question to most people, but how do you know if the area of wall is safe to drill into in terms of electrics? Do people always use a tool to ensure they're safe to do so before drilling, or is there an easier way to know without taking unnecessary risks?
Edited by: "Dekard97" 19th May
Dekard971 h, 13 m ago

This might sound like a really dumb question to most people, but how do …This might sound like a really dumb question to most people, but how do you know if the area of wall is safe to drill into in terms of electrics? Do people always use a tool to ensure they're safe to do so before drilling, or is there an easier way to know without taking unnecessary risks?


Get a detector- scan area of wall before drilling. Costs 20-30£ will save you a lot more and tonnes of headache! Usually detect metals, live currents - differential thickness of walls.
danflorin34 h, 48 m ago

Can I drill in brick with this? Only to install a security light


Yes
hr083 h, 57 m ago

Get a detector- scan area of wall before drilling. Costs 20-30£ will save …Get a detector- scan area of wall before drilling. Costs 20-30£ will save you a lot more and tonnes of headache! Usually detect metals, live currents - differential thickness of walls.


Thanks
Dekard9721 m ago

Thanks


Lidl had detectors on offer for £9.99 a couple of weeks ago, If you're close pop in. It may save you some money if they still have them in stock.
ellbee5 m ago

Lidl had detectors on offer for £9.99 a couple of weeks ago, If you're …Lidl had detectors on offer for £9.99 a couple of weeks ago, If you're close pop in. It may save you some money if they still have them in stock.


Thank you
Good power level for the amateur too. I recently bought an 850w drill to replace a 500w that I broke, and I can't believe the difference in power. Quite scary for the uninitiated!
Dekard976 h, 26 m ago

This might sound like a really dumb question to most people, but how do …This might sound like a really dumb question to most people, but how do you know if the area of wall is safe to drill into in terms of electrics? Do people always use a tool to ensure they're safe to do so before drilling, or is there an easier way to know without taking unnecessary risks?


Detectors are hit and miss! In theory the electric socket should be fed from either North/South/East/West as you look at it square. Electricians use as little cable as possible! But did an electrician wire your house .. or Bob the bodger?
mullerman1 h, 22 m ago

Detectors are hit and miss! In theory the electric socket should be fed …Detectors are hit and miss! In theory the electric socket should be fed from either North/South/East/West as you look at it square. Electricians use as little cable as possible! But did an electrician wire your house .. or Bob the bodger?


I am lucky on this ground since I have full house rewire before i moved in, so I know every wire and where it is. Unfortunately I also know how the wires were before we started rewiring and it must have been bob the bodger who did them
danflorin39 h, 36 m ago

Can I drill in brick with this? Only to install a security light


Easy
mullerman1 h, 30 m ago

Detectors are hit and miss! In theory the electric socket should be fed …Detectors are hit and miss! In theory the electric socket should be fed from either North/South/East/West as you look at it square. Electricians use as little cable as possible! But did an electrician wire your house .. or Bob the bodger?


Agree unless you come across one like in our old house who ran the cable diagonally to the socket 😣
The old fella we bought our house off had wired the house using lamp cables to the sockets.
The fuse box looked like something out of a Frankenstein movie.....the electrician who rewired the house was amazed it hadn't killed anyone.
Lovely garden though but zero loft insulation so we froze the first winter....but the pigeons on the roof were nice and toasty so it it wasn't all bad!
Anybody recommend a drill bit for mounting and a tv on a brick wall.
googleboogle1 h, 40 m ago

Anybody recommend a drill bit for mounting and a tv on a brick wall.


Use a masonry drill bit. But, that's not a good beginner's project. If your first project is a towel rail, say, and you make a mess of it, the towels won't break when they hit the floor.
Edited by: "GDB2222" 19th May
googleboogle3 h, 22 m ago

Anybody recommend a drill bit for mounting and a tv on a brick wall.


Bosch drill bits are the business, you can get sets on Amazon at a great price.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 19th May
EndemicAlarm31 m ago

Bosch drill bits are the business, you can get sets on Amazon at a great …Bosch drill bits are the business, you can get sets on Amazon at a great price.But this isn't a hammer drill, so you'll be there forever if that's why you're asking.


Well it is advertised as hammer drill. Is that not correct?
eldaniel8 m ago

Well it is advertised as hammer drill. Is that not correct?


Sorry, I'm too caffeine-free to be helping people at the moment. Ignore.
Got a £20 Argos drill from 2011 that's still going strong. It's SDS mind, which is worth the extra IMO. Avoid Dewalt drill bits if possible, bad experiences using them.
Spend another 70 rubs & get an SDS drill , honestly I don’t know why they still sell these.
They’re only really good for breeze & if your drilling breeze we all know you can drill that with a drill that has no hammer function.
stu206 h, 46 m ago

Spend another 70 rubs & get an SDS drill , honestly I don’t know why they s …Spend another 70 rubs & get an SDS drill , honestly I don’t know why they still sell these. They’re only really good for breeze & if your drilling breeze we all know you can drill that with a drill that has no hammer function.


I have a decent but very large/heavy duty SDS drill, but I'm still contemplating buying something like this for the odd job around the house etc. as cordless hammer drills are pretty tedious and the SDS is pretty heavy/unwieldy (especially for stuff like fitting blinds where you need to get close to the window). For £15 it's virtually throwaway - if it does a few years of occasional odd jobs then I'm happy. That said, if you want to pay the extra for me I'll happily buy a smaller SDS drill instead (plus some smaller SDS bits as most of mine are 10mm+) 😁
Edited by: "Aliwoo18" 20th May
I've been using a drill from Wickes that looks just like this one for about 15 years for DIY jobs around the home. It does the job perfectly well and had enough power to drill into most things that a DIY user needs to tackle.
A couple of years ago a plumber that was installing something in my bathroom sheepishly asked to borrow it after his massive pro drill packed up. It did the job fine!
I agree it’s cheap but after a good number of poorly drilled holes in brick I threw it out and got a £30 bosh one with a better chuck that performs so much better. The teeth on the chuck key also rounded off really easily.
Dekard9719th May

This might sound like a really dumb question to most people, but how do …This might sound like a really dumb question to most people, but how do you know if the area of wall is safe to drill into in terms of electrics? Do people always use a tool to ensure they're safe to do so before drilling, or is there an easier way to know without taking unnecessary risks?


I just screw up my face, squint a bit, clench my butt cheeks and drill. Its worked so far.
mikebo127 m ago

I just screw up my face, squint a bit, clench my butt cheeks and drill. …I just screw up my face, squint a bit, clench my butt cheeks and drill. Its worked so far.


Good man
do you need any aditional adaptors for this? does it access hex and cicular drill bits
Returning mine. could not drill my concrete wall. Also the depth gauge was missing from the box.
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