AEG BSB 18 STX-R 18V Cordless Hammer Drill - £85 @ B&Q
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AEG BSB 18 STX-R 18V Cordless Hammer Drill - £85 @ B&Q

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Found 9th Nov 2008
Weight (kg): 3.1
Brand: AEG
Hammer (Y/N): Yes
Keyless/Keyed Chuck: Keyless
Warranty/guarantee: Warranty
Warranty/guarantee details: 3 years
WEEE Requirements: Elec & Electronic Tools
Manuf part no: BSB18STX
No. of Drill Speeds: 2
Power (Volts): 18
Product Type: Cordless
Corded/Cordless: Cordless
Drill Depth - Masonary (mm): 18
Drill Depth - Metal (mm): 13
Drill Depth - Wood (mm): 38
Specific Product Type: Combination Drills

Additional Information

22-stage torque adjustment plus additional drilling stage
Electronic switch with variable speed
FIXTEC and metal keyless chuck for comfortable, one-handed bit changing
Ergonomic soft grip T-handle design
Hammer drill mode for masonry and stone
Two speed planetary synchromesh gears

Thish has two NiCd 2.0Ah batteries.

Note that attached to the drill on display is a tag saying free maintenance and batteries for life. I'm not sure if this means that if the supplied batteries fail they would be replaced with Li-Ion but I guess it might.

It seems very well constructed and was originally £200 plus and currently it has 15% off the discounted price of £99. Two tradesman and me were all discussing it in store and all agreed it to be great value and bought one.

37 Comments

to expensive, i got my challenge super drill from woolworths for £12.99

Original Poster

Hardly the same. This is a serious professional quality bit of kit.

This is a good price for this particular drill, especially from an high street store. Recently reduced to £165 on Screwfix. Next cheapest I can find is £125.

The Challange drill is targeted at a completely different market. OK for odd jobs I suppose.

Original Poster

Note that the 15% off everything is a 4 day special and I'm not sure when it ends. I've just charged this up and tried it and it has that quality feel about it. Only slight negative is the weight but I find that reassuring.

handsomejackuk;3413183

to expensive, i got my challenge super drill from woolworths for £12.99


LOL!

Great deal. The choice is between this & the Makita combi at £99.99 but with 3 batteries:

screwfix.com/pro…741

or of course 6 drills from homebase but lets forget that silly suggestion.

Would the pros please comment on AEG v Makita assuming that the combi bit isn't that critical.

handsomejackuk;3413183

to expensive, i got my challenge super drill from woolworths for £12.99




Quote of the year !

Chris52;3413864

Would the pros please comment on AEG v Makita assuming that the combi bit … Would the pros please comment on AEG v Makita assuming that the combi bit isn't that critical.



Get the Makita, AEG are now part of the Electrolux Group:x .. their quality is nowhere near as good as Makita.

challenge drill is great, i use it really often, and its got a spare battery pack, and some screwdriver bits tucked in the bottom, dont see why its not rofessional ?

B&Q offer is on till end of Monday, (15% off everything providing you spend £50).

Inactive;3414005

Get the Makita, AEG are now part of the Electrolux Group:x .. their … Get the Makita, AEG are now part of the Electrolux Group:x .. their quality is nowhere near as good as Makita.



Dont often post but would add that a lot of Makita products now made in China - not in itself a bad thing - but Makita do seem to be offering a lot of DIY type products. Have seen some in Robert Dyas not the same quality as my 8 year old used daily Makita! Although the original batteries are shot.

Stand to be corrected but the majority of AEG stuff seems to be made in Europe.

Looks like a good bit of kit.

handsomejackuk;3414023

challenge drill is great, i use it really often, and its got a spare … challenge drill is great, i use it really often, and its got a spare battery pack, and some screwdriver bits tucked in the bottom, dont see why its not rofessional ?



It'd last about half an hour on site

This one is designed to be used daily, yours is not

Pipcola;3414124

Dont often post but would add that a lot of Makita products now made in … Dont often post but would add that a lot of Makita products now made in China - not in itself a bad thing - but Makita do seem to be offering a lot of DIY type products. Have seen some in Robert Dyas not the same quality as my 8 year old used daily Makita! Although the original batteries are shot.Stand to be corrected but the majority of AEG stuff seems to be made in Europe. Looks like a good bit of kit.



Doesn't matter where stuff is made, it is the quality of the item that is imperative, Makita is still far better than AEG ( Electrolux ) IMO.

Inactive - "Get the Makita, AEG are now part of the Electrolux Group .. their quality is nowhere near as good as Makita"

Pipcola - "Dont often post but would add that a lot of Makita products now made in China - not in itself a bad thing - but Makita do seem to be offering a lot of DIY type products. Have seen some in Robert Dyas not the same quality as my 8 year old used daily Makita!"



Quite depressing really. Two makes that I have always thought of as top quality appear to be not necessarily so. Join DeWalt I guess.

Any further knowledgable opinions about the Makits v AEG decision?

Chris52;3414331

Quite depressing really. Two makes that I have always thought of as top … Quite depressing really. Two makes that I have always thought of as top quality appear to be not necessarily so. Join DeWalt I guess.?



I agree that it is depressing, Flymo used to make really good long lasting mowers, however since Electrolux took them over they have been rubbish.

i use mine nearly every day and i have had it about two weeks, seems to be lasting great. i did lend it to someone the other day and it came back with one of the bits missing but he did replace it he commented on how strong the power was so must be good.....i used it the other day for drilling into plasterboard for a couple of hours and it was great on site. its got a guarantee with woolworths as well....

voted cold sorry poor value for money

AEG and Makita are both top quality professional brands.

This drill is great if your doing mainly masonry work, but it's heavy.
You also get 3 years warranty and a lifetime service agreement if it's still on.

The Makita is more suited as an all rounder, not as good in masonry but much lighter so better for repetitive work.

my woolworths drill has got 5 year guarantee

owlass;3414838

AEG and Makita are both top quality professional brands.This drill is … AEG and Makita are both top quality professional brands.This drill is great if your doing mainly masonry work, but it's heavy.You also get 3 years warranty and a lifetime service agreement if it's still on.The Makita is more suited as an all rounder, not as good in masonry but much lighter so better for repetitive work.



Could not have said it better!

handsomejackuk;3415081

my woolworths drill has got 5 year guarantee





Dosent mean its good tho, if you look it wont include batteries tho

Original Poster

I was aware of the Makita offer but decided on this for a number of reasons including:

The Makita has only 1.3Ah batteries, not 2.0 Ah.

The AEG has 68Nm of torque compared with 42 Nm for the Makita.

The Makita has a 1 year warranty, the AEG 3 years plus the lifetime maintenance and free batteries for life.

My understanding is that the red battery Makita range is their budget range. If we were comparing the AEG to the equivalent balck batteried Makita I would choose the Makita but not the budget Makita.

And the AEG was £15 cheaper with the offer.

And I've just been using it with 150mm timberlock screws and also coachscrews and it worked effortlessly and didn't seem too heavy.

yeah, batteries with it, in fact there are two..

Original Poster

Do you make comments like this about everything? For example, Sony or Panasonic TV deals are all cold becasue you can get a budget brand one cheaper elsewhere (Woolworths maybe?) or are you just a troll?

dan73;3415229

the AEG 3 years plus the lifetime maintenance and free batteries for … the AEG 3 years plus the lifetime maintenance and free batteries for life..




Batteries are not included

aeg-pt.com/int…ent

"AEG will give a 3-year warranty for all registered electric tools. Rechargeable battery packs, battery chargers and any accessories supplied are not included in the extension of the warranty"

Original Poster

There were tags on these and others saying free maintenance and batteries for life. I couldn't find the T&Cs though hence why I haven't put too much emphasis on this. I am looking into it though.

Just to add that although I'm not really arsed about the deal being voted hot or not, I think it's a bit daft to vote a good deal for a quality item cold because you can get a woolies one cheaper.

Original Poster

This site refers to the offer - I'm about to register for the warranty and will make an enquiry by email if I don't get details automatically.

ps-tools.com/cat…262

dan73;3416041

This site refers to the offer - I'm about to register for the warranty … This site refers to the offer - I'm about to register for the warranty and will make an enquiry by email if I don't get details automatically.http://www.ps-tools.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/262



found it

lifetimeserviceagreement.com/abo…asp

deanos;3415821

Batteries are not … Batteries are not included]http://www.aeg-pt.com/internet/CmsTest2003A.nsf/vwSLPagesNav/SERVICEWarranty!OpenDocument"AEG will give a 3-year warranty for all registered electric tools. Rechargeable battery packs, battery chargers and any accessories supplied are not included in the extension of the warranty"



Batteries are included, that isn't the correct link. The one mentioned later on is. I have one of these, and the batteries are included, BUT, the website says the deal lifetime cover ended in September, but I still got mine registered successfully recently.

still think wooworths is the muts nuts as far as the better deal........
5 Year guarantee what does that say, must be good to wartantee it it for 5 years

Original Poster

Thanks. The website says the offer ends September 2008 but I just registered and got a confirmation email and it would appear that it's ok. The terms and conditions just say "THIS OFFER IS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED PERIOD OF TIME AND MAY BE WITHDRAWN AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE"

As I have acceptance I should be ok.

I'm going to print everything and keep it with the receipt.

would be a good idea to print everything it will probably break down in a week..

get the o ne from woolworths instead you wont be disapointed...:-D

handsomejackuk;3416527

would be a good idea to print everything it will probably break down in a … would be a good idea to print everything it will probably break down in a week..get the o ne from woolworths instead you wont be disapointed...:-D



You are such a troll :-D

The OP must be pretty depressed with some of the negative posts. Especially with a Challange drill which has been tested to near destruction by drilling plasterboard!

If you want a drill for light or occasional use buy the Challange. I purchased a cheap Powerbase 8" grinder to cut some concrete tiles and slabs when I was extended my house. I took 5 back because the tool just wasn't up to the job (5 journeys i.e. cost and time). In the end I hired an Hilti.

Another example is a a cheap 850W £30 SDS drill for demolishing a wall last year. I was very pleased with it until I tried using it to do the toilet waste with a core drill. It literally fell to pieces.

No one has yet pointed out that Challenge and Challenge Xtreme are both Argos own brands - so how the troll has bought one from Woolworths is anyones guess!

Ahh,,,,,

so your missus bought you one as well !!!

I thought they from woolworths now you tell me still...

its got the 5year guarantee...


God you lot are so easy to wind up

He he he he he

Go this one.. great drill - for those who bought the Woolies one... hmm... let's hope the guarantee is with someone else. IMHO, they amount you pay for a drill is largely determined by 1) chuck type/quality 2) battery type/quality. Yes, you can get drills for £30, but I doubt the battery will be any good after a few months. I charged this AEG one up on the day I bought it, and it still works fine. My own brand one drill's battery is dead after 48 hrs (with no use)

dan73;3416450

Thanks. The website says the offer ends September 2008



I queried this as I knew nothing of the offer.. they told me that it has been extended to the end of the year... "This offer has been extended until 31st December"
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