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Black & Decker 132 Piece 18v Drill Driver Set, £47.99 from £159.99 @ homebase
Black & Decker 132 Piece 18v Drill Driver Set, £47.99 from £159.99 @ homebase

Black & Decker 132 Piece 18v Drill Driver Set, £47.99 from £159.99 @ homebase

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I know it's not the best quality drill but I think for the price, considering all the tools you get, it's pretty unbeatable.

The original price can be seen on the Argos website for the same product.

The price right now is £59.99 plus they are running a further discount of 20% until the end of January. This further 20% even applies to items already on sale! Pretty good!

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Ni-Cad, not voted either way

I know its ni cad not for me but for the light diyer its a good price for the amount u get. Just dont forget to charge the battery the night before you plan on doing any diy and remember this wont put any holes in your walls!

I have owned a few of the NiCad battery drills from B&D, and I haven't had a problem with their performance -- bar one thing. Most people looking at this, will be expecting to leave these in the cupboard for use as situations arise. The NiCad batteries discharge quite quickly when not in use, and after a while won't take a charge at all, rendering the drill-driver useless.. Maybe that's why you don't get a charge indicator light -- leaving you out of power and completely in the dark about it. And a replacement battery can cost as much as the drill in the first place.

I recommend paying slightly more for a device with Lithium batteries, because you can get years of use out of them. These ones here can literally be useless in six months, making this a very poor bargain indeed. If you have a one-off job like a patio deck, look at the 14.4 volt model with two batteries -- you can work with fewer breaks that way, as a full charge can take quite a few hours. I have a lot of experience here, so I thought I'd give a 'heads up' to take into consideration. Don't expect to have this in the cupboard for two years -- the batteries will have discharged long ago, probably won't even take a charge, and the whole thing will only be good for recycling.

I have been using this good design model for many years for serious DIY tasks .The battery is fixed with drill and you can charge and use it at the same time for light work but you cannot properly grip the handle because of charger pin(in the photo) fits there in the middle of handle's back to charge it . A very good companion drill to an electric drill and it is handy and powerful drill.With all the extras a very good value and hot .

I was out and about waiting for the Mrs. to finish shopping in Next. Popped into Homebase and they had the deal on.

Confirm that this is the price after 20% + plus you get your Nectar points.

Confirm also that I posted deal from app (11 hours later) only to have it torn off the website!

All the tool for the average DIY\emergency job. This is probably the BSO of the DIY world but most should be happy.

Happy Drillmas to one and all.

Ajazb

....The battery is fixed with drill and you can charge ...



I picked one up this morning. The battery detaches from the drill, and there is a separate charger to plug it into.

Is there a code for 20% off on online orders, or is the discount applied automatically in store only?

Pretty sure I bought this drill without the accessories on Amazon Black Friday for £26.99.

£39 at local Asda in clearance section. In Asda Farnworth (Bolton) Only the 1 left, i didn't need it so left it

The images on the Home base site show the battery can be removed, the tools on their own would cost a fair bit more than the £48, Black and Decker branded is a damm sight better than some of the crap that's on sale in some places, well suited for the average weekend DIY er and a good price.

The 20% extra discount finished yesterday

mistafaz

I have owned a few of the NiCad battery drills from B&D, ......, and the … I have owned a few of the NiCad battery drills from B&D, ......, and the whole thing will only be good for recycling.


Thank you very much for this info.

marlot

I picked one up this morning. The battery detaches from the drill, and … I picked one up this morning. The battery detaches from the drill, and there is a separate charger to plug it into.



You don't say - and the bit at the front goes round and round!

SCOUSEKEVIN

The images on the Home base site show the battery can be removed, the … The images on the Home base site show the battery can be removed, the tools on their own would cost a fair bit more than the £48, Black and Decker branded is a damm sight better than some of the crap that's on sale in some places, well suited for the average weekend DIY er and a good price.



Err - NO! X)

Besford

You don't say - and the bit at the front goes round and round!

try reading what they were replying to

Very good overall deal, especially for those just starting out in DIY.

At £48 I wouldn't buy it and that deal is expired now. Note: the charging time is 8 hours. I didn't even know there were drills that took that long to charge.

One battery of low capacity and an 8hr charge is not practical for most jobs. Black and Decker quality is base level no better than shop brands or any other low cost imported chinese tools as sold in Lidl, Aldi's etc. Most of these chinese tools are fit for purpose but you pay extra to have a recognised brand slapped on which is money that can't be spent elsewhere.

The drill itself with its spec is worth no more than £25.

This is a far superior drill for the basic DIYer.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7106062.htm

That gives you £33 to spend on a accessory kit. Something like this for £20 is fit for purpose.

diy.com/dep…prd




Edited by: "bonzobanana" 3rd Jan 2015

There are some right ****holes on this site who are happy enough to make derisory comments but haven't anything constructive to say, time-wasters, pointless!!

bonzobanana

At £48 I wouldn't buy it and that deal is expired now. Note: the charging … At £48 I wouldn't buy it and that deal is expired now. Note: the charging time is 8 hours. I didn't even know there were drills that took that long to charge. One battery of low capacity and an 8hr charge is not practical for most jobs. Black and Decker quality is base level no better than shop brands or any other low cost imported chinese tools as sold in Lidl, Aldi's etc. Most of these chinese tools are fit for purpose but you pay extra to have a recognised brand slapped on which is money that can't be spent elsewhere.The drill itself with its spec is worth no more than £25.This is a far superior drill for the basic DIYer.http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7106062.htmThat gives you £33 to spend on a accessory kit. Something like this for £20 is fit for purpose.http://www.diy.com/departments/makita-101-accessory-set-p-67832/84233_BQ.prd



The deal posted is for a cordless drill, not a mains powered one!!

SCOUSEKEVIN

There are some right ****holes on this site who are happy enough to make … There are some right ****holes on this site who are happy enough to make derisory comments but haven't anything constructive to say, time-wasters, pointless!!


if you learnt to read properly then you would notice the derisory comments are constructive

How anyone would want a drill with one battery that will be flat within a few weeks of charging then having to wait 8 hours to use hwne you come to actually need it is beyond me

I've got this, decent enough for a screw driver and a bit of furniture construction. Anything more substantial (masonary etc) you'll want something decent, Lithium with a couple of batteries etc.

SCOUSEKEVIN

The deal posted is for a cordless drill, not a mains powered one!!



A cheap cordless drill like this is hardly practical for any job and an 8hr charger is going to be a manual charger so there is a real risk that you will damage the battery if forget it is charging. You might as well have one of these which isn't far off this drill's performance level.

http://www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/parenting/2007/08/08/sesame_street_giggle_drill200x200.jpg

If your just a basic DIYer and you want just one drill it should be corded. For driving in screws use your own hands if necessary.

If anyone does buy this get themselves a mains socket timer to go with it so you can actually charge it for exactly 8hrs and only charge when the battery is fully depleted at least this should help keep the 1.5Ah capacity for sometime. If you allow the charger to go beyond 8hrs charging or charge when the battery is only partially discharged you will cut down on the capacity of the battery and that 1.5Ah capacity will dwindle to the point where you can do hardly anything with it before it needs re-charging.

A corded drill is much more useful for the light DIYer. It's always ready to use. It can drill holes in masonry. It is a far more effective drill in wood and metal. It may not be as good for driving screws in normally but in this instance the Argos drill linked to has 25nm torque and this cordless drill has 12.5nm. It's unlikely this drill will operate for long driving screws in so again the corded drill has a huge advantage here even though it doesn't have a torque selector. Easy to work around by driving in until the first sign of resistance and then finishing off driving in the screw by hand. That Argos drill may still be working in 10-15 years with light use. The black and decker will probably be thrown out within the year because batteries are sundry items and not covered by the warranty unless the black and decker drill has generous terms that doesn't exclude the battery.

bonzobanana

A cheap cordless drill like this is hardly practical for any job and an … A cheap cordless drill like this is hardly practical for any job and an 8hr charger is going to be a manual charger so there is a real risk that you will damage the battery if forget it is charging. You might as well have one of these which isn't far off this drill's performance level.If your just a basic DIYer and you want just one drill it should be corded. For driving in screws use your own hands if necessary.If anyone does buy this get themselves a mains socket timer to go with it so you can actually charge it for exactly 8hrs and only charge when the battery is fully depleted at least this should help keep the 1.5Ah capacity for sometime. If you allow the charger to go beyond 8hrs charging or charge when the battery is only partially discharged you will cut down on the capacity of the battery and that 1.5Ah capacity will dwindle to the point where you can do hardly anything with it before it needs re-charging.A corded drill is much more useful for the light DIYer. It's always ready to use. It can drill holes in masonry. It is a far more effective drill in wood and metal. It may not be as good for driving screws in normally but in this instance the Argos drill linked to has 25nm torque and this cordless drill has 12.5nm. It's unlikely this drill will operate for long driving screws in so again the corded drill has a huge advantage here even though it doesn't have a torque selector. Easy to work around by driving in until the first sign of resistance and then finishing off driving in the screw by hand. That Argos drill may still be working in 10-15 years with light use. The black and decker will probably be thrown out within the year because batteries are sundry items and not covered by the warranty unless the black and decker drill has generous terms that doesn't exclude the battery.



The deal posted is for a cordless drill, posting a mains powered drill as an alternative is like comparing apples to lemons, yeah they are both fruits but totally different, you can argue and suggest till your fingers are blue (there's a line there) but it wont make any difference.
Cordless not mains powered.

SCOUSEKEVIN

The deal posted is for a cordless drill, posting a mains powered drill as … The deal posted is for a cordless drill, posting a mains powered drill as an alternative is like comparing apples to lemons, yeah they are both fruits but totally different, you can argue and suggest till your fingers are blue (there's a line there) but it wont make any difference.Cordless not mains powered.



Well I suppose I can't argue that if you actually need a cordless drill, i.e. working outside beyond where an extension cable will reach then fair enough but many people buy a cordless drill when in fact they would be far better off buying a corded model. What I can certainly argue though is that this particular cordless drill has an absolutely dire spec and should be avoided.
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