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Black & Decker 18v Cordless Drill £29.99 @ Homebase
Black & Decker 18v Cordless Drill £29.99 @ Homebase

Black & Decker 18v Cordless Drill £29.99 @ Homebase

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I was looking for a cheap branded cordless drill for light to medium home DIY and found this which is about the cheapest 18v drill I could find, bought one yesterday and it is not bad for the price.

Ok it doesn't have hammer action or dual speed or lion battery but it will do fine for what I need, I have a corded Makita for heavy stuff.

Was £59.99 then £44.99 now £29.99

Also 60 Nectar points according to the site.

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Also a promotion at the minute if you buy anything small, get a till receipt then complete a short online customer satisfaction survey get £5 off a £50 spend.

Original Poster

Nice info Gaz, thanks.

Thanks, reserved at my local store

good price, as my old black and decker drill replacement battery will cost as much.

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Sorry. Ni-Cad. Really not worth the hassle. The battery will always be flat when you want to use it. A few quid more will get you a Lithium-Ion battery. The difference in battery technology is like night and day.

Original Poster

Could you find me an 18v Lithium Ion one for a few quid more then please? Interested to know what a few quid is?

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T2000Bill

Could you find me an 18v Lithium Ion one for a few quid more then please? … Could you find me an 18v Lithium Ion one for a few quid more then please? Interested to know what a few quid is?



Don't be so lazy. Go look yourself. WTF.

Edit. There you go ya lazy ****. maplin.co.uk/p/m…9lk
Edited by: "bruceboy" 16th Jul 2014

Original Poster

Woooaaa! no need to bump ya gums, I wasn't being lazy I was genuinely interested in finding one, that one never came up while searching, I may go and check it out at Maplins.

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T2000Bill

Woooaaa! no need to bump ya gums, I wasn't being lazy I was genuinely … Woooaaa! no need to bump ya gums, I wasn't being lazy I was genuinely interested in finding one, that one never came up while searching, I may go and check it out at Maplins.



Sorry.

bruceboy

Sorry.

shpuld never say sorry, it's a sign of weakness


or a sign of good manners

Original Poster

Lol, I don't mind I'm thick skinned, good find Bruce I will look at them at the weekend.

£10 extra for an unbranded one cause of a different battery? If it was that good a deal why you not posted it?

Bought this last week, good for the basics, never going to be up to Makita standards but for 30 quid can't really complain.

bruceboy

Don't be so lazy. Go look yourself. WTF.Edit. There you go ya lazy ****. … Don't be so lazy. Go look yourself. WTF.Edit. There you go ya lazy ****. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-18v-lithium-ion-cordless-drill-n29lk



Completely uncalled for. If you say you can buy it "for a few quid more" then include a link to back up that comment.

I have had one of these for a couple of years now, (it came with 2 batteries,and cost me nigh on £60) and as already said,the batteries are always dead when you need it.It drives me insane.The batteries only take 3 hours to charge,but still annoying that they start loosing their charge from the minute you take it off the charger.It takes about 2-3 weeks to loose the charge completely.
O.K for £30 as long as you are the type of person who can pre plan when they are going to use it and charge it up beforehand! (needless to say I am not that well organised!).
Shame the other 18v is from Maplins...I have found their returns policy one of the worst I have ever experienced.I bought a DVD player from them and it didn't even power up.Returned to the shop on the same day and they would not replace it!,had to wait 3 weeks for it to be 'checked' and a repaired!.It broke within a week,so returned it back to the store for refund,no chance!,had to wait another 3 weeks for replacement which lasted all of 2 months...Gave up after that and bought one elsewhere.
Edited by: "DrTerror" 17th Jul 2014

Good drill poor battery, NiCad just lose to much capacity within months. I purchased this as a backup for my makita, although at the time it was only £29.99 with free delivery maplin.co.uk/p/m…ARw
but was that impressed it has become my main work horse. I'm not normally a fan of maplin but this drill is worth every penny, had it over 12 months now nd it will not give in despite taking a lot of abuse....

Edited by: "POWYSWALES" 17th Jul 2014

bruceboy

Sorry. Ni-Cad. Really not worth the hassle. The battery will always be … Sorry. Ni-Cad. Really not worth the hassle. The battery will always be flat when you want to use it. A few quid more will get you a Lithium-Ion battery. The difference in battery technology is like night and day.

Agree about the Ni-Cad, my battery always flat when I go to use until last week when discovered battery dead after over night charge. As this has had very little use, it puts me off ever buying a Ni-Cad again (although it was a B&Q own brand, not a big name brand). Have had a Bosch Li-Ion screwdriver for years and it has never been flat, no matter how long it has been left. Still voting hot for a cheap branded drill.
Edited by: "Benodet" 17th Jul 2014

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T2000Bill

Lol, I don't mind I'm thick skinned, good find Bruce I will look at them … Lol, I don't mind I'm thick skinned, good find Bruce I will look at them at the weekend.



I was actually not really being serious when I posted the comment. Hope I did not offend you too much.
I bought my daughter the Maplin one for her Xmas (how sad am I). Anyway, she has not used it and the battery is still good to go. Hope that helps. It certainly is not a quality piece of kit but I am sure it will do a job. I have a Hitachi drill I bought from B&Q when on sale a couple of years ago for 70 quid. Came with two batteries, I have used it on my house refurb. job and it is absolutely brilliant.
screwfix.com/p/h…195

h2yprboy

£10 extra for an unbranded one cause of a different battery? If it was … £10 extra for an unbranded one cause of a different battery? If it was that good a deal why you not posted it?



it's been posted before a few times.

Ive had this drill for nearly 2 years (think I paid £60) and has been OK for a house renovation. Both batteries are now worn out and only last maybe 15mins from an overnight charge. I have also had to repair the chuck twice now as the plastic on the collar rounds off and the chuck doesnt lock. I looked into it and a replacement chuck alone is £30.
For this price its a good drill for simple work and if you charge ahead of time.
Having said that, I will never buy another NiCd battery drill again!

T2000Bill

Woooaaa! no need to bump ya gums, I wasn't being lazy I was genuinely … Woooaaa! no need to bump ya gums, I wasn't being lazy I was genuinely interested in finding one, that one never came up while searching, I may go and check it out at Maplins.



He thought ya need a good drilling and was happy to provide.

(what a lousy pun)

aw, now i don't have an excuse to not do the DIY around the house...

bruceboy

Sorry. Ni-Cad. Really not worth the hassle.



There seem to be a lot of misconception around battery technologies in this forum.

There are pros and cons to both of technology.

Li-Ion, yes they are better at faster charging times and the able to hold onto the charge for weeks. Also they do not suffer from memory effect so can be toped up at any point. But their lifespan is shorter, after about 2 years they will only hold 50% of the charge and by 5 years they are more or less spent and need to be replaced. With the batteries costing nearly as much as cheap drills.

In contrast, Ni-Cd batteries on average take longer to charge, loose most of their charge within a week, and have to be left to discharge fully before recharging. But a well-cared for Ni-Cd can be used for 10 – 15 years.
The problem is, a lot of DIY users now-a-days have no idea how to treat Ni-Cd batteries or have patience and kill the battery by charging it when it still has charge in it.
Edited by: "Shock" 17th Jul 2014

Shock

In contrast, Ni-Cd batteries on average take longer to charge, loose most … In contrast, Ni-Cd batteries on average take longer to charge, loose most of their charge within a week, and have to be left to discharge fully before recharging. But a well-cared for Ni-Cd can be used for 10 – 15 years.



I've had many drills, many makes. I looked after all of them. Never had a good Ni-Cd. All went beyond usefulness within 2 to 3 years, some before. Never, NEVER again.
Edited by: "HOTPOT" 17th Jul 2014

Wait for a Lidl Li-Ion drill to come up on offer, usually around this time of year, brilliant drills.

bruceboy

Don't be so lazy. Go look yourself. WTF.Edit. There you go ya lazy ****. … Don't be so lazy. Go look yourself. WTF.Edit. There you go ya lazy ****. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-18v-lithium-ion-cordless-drill-n29lk

this is not a Black &Decker make if it was it wouled be a lot dearer, so your non wiser buying this cheap version.

I think you are better off with a 10v cordless drill for general duties these days, such as this Black and Decker cordless drill driver:

hmftools.co.uk/pro…08K

It costs more but it performs better and is lighter - that's important for many users.

Heat added OP as that is a good price for a cheap drill drive in any case.

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Blackhatter

I think you are better off with a 10v cordless drill for general duties … I think you are better off with a 10v cordless drill for general duties these days, such as this Black and Decker cordless drill driver:http://www.hmftools.co.uk/product.php/section/1008/sn/B%2FDEGBL108KIt costs more but it performs better and is lighter - that's important for many users.Heat added OP as that is a good price for a cheap drill drive in any case.



Way too expensive for an average drill. 60 quid Amazon 70 quid Maplin.

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LLANDWROG

this is not a Black &Decker make if it was it wouled be a lot dearer, so … this is not a Black &Decker make if it was it wouled be a lot dearer, so your non wiser buying this cheap version.



What??

RustySpoons

Wait for a Lidl Li-Ion drill to come up on offer, usually around this … Wait for a Lidl Li-Ion drill to come up on offer, usually around this time of year, brilliant drills.



The one I posted at hmftools.co.uk/ is a Lithium Ion drill driver, that's why I posted it lol!

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Blackhatter

The one I posted at http://www.hmftools.co.uk/ is a Lithium Ion drill … The one I posted at http://www.hmftools.co.uk/ is a Lithium Ion drill driver, that's why I posted it lol!



Aye you did. But it is way too expensive. Have you done a price check?

Blackhatter

I think you are better off with a 10v cordless drill for general duties … I think you are better off with a 10v cordless drill for general duties these days, such as this Black and Decker cordless drill driver:



...erm, one that is almost three times the price of the posted deal?
Plus, do you ever do price comparison? The one you recommended will cost you over 30 quids less elsewhere

Nicad batteries on drills are not very reliable imo go for lion or cable.

Original Poster

Have to fess up here that I bought the B&D one and took it back due to a few issues.

It doesn't come in a case, it doesn't have a charger the lead plugs into the unit which means you can't have 2 batteries using one and charging the other, it is NiCad as opposed to Lithium.

The Maplin one has a few handy bits and also has an LED light than helps in dark areas, the battery on the Maplin one was good out of the case, it charged in 2 hrs and it has 15nm or torque as opposed to 12nm on the B&D one, you can get an extra battery on the Maplin one for £19.99.

To be honest they are both great deals but if you just need a screwdriver for putting up pictures, shelves, curtain rails etc either will do nicely.

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T2000Bill

Have to fess up here that I bought the B&D one and took it back due to a … Have to fess up here that I bought the B&D one and took it back due to a few issues.It doesn't come in a case, it doesn't have a charger the lead plugs into the unit which means you can't have 2 batteries using one and charging the other, it is NiCad as opposed to Lithium.The Maplin one has a few handy bits and also has an LED light than helps in dark areas, the battery on the Maplin one was good out of the case, it charged in 2 hrs and it has 15nm or torque as opposed to 12nm on the B&D one, you can get an extra battery on the Maplin one for £19.99.To be honest they are both great deals but if you just need a screwdriver for putting up pictures, shelves, curtain rails etc either will do nicely.



So glad my very polite reply has helped you find a better drill
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