Challenge Xtreme Cordless 18V Hammer Drill - 2 batteries, 3x drill bits and auxilary handle and case £25.99 @ Argos online and instore
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Challenge Xtreme Cordless 18V Hammer Drill - 2 batteries, 3x drill bits and auxilary handle and case £25.99 @ Argos online and instore

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Found 18th Aug 2014
Quite cheap for an 18V cordless hammer drill with 2x batteries charger, drill bits, auxilary handle and a nice case to carry the lot in.

Descriptive text from Argos:

The Challenge Xtreme 18V Ni-Cd Cordless Hammer Drill lets you work with confidence on your DIY projects around the home and garden, handling wood, steel and masonry with ease. It comes with two battery packs, minimising down time and the built in LED lights up your working area whilst a soft grip handle ensures that its practical to use.
•Soft grip handle. LED sight light. 13mm keyless chuck with metal sleeve.
•18V battery power.
•Variable speed.
•Speed 0-400rpm/0-1200rpm.
•Reverse function.
•3 to 5 hours charging time.
•13mm keyless chuck.
•2 gears.
•21 torque settings.
•Maximum torque 21Nm.
•Drilling capacity for wood 25mm, steel 13mm, masonry 13mm, .
•Soft grip handle.
•Auxiliary handle.
•NiCd battery.
•Battery indicator.
•Accessories included: 2 Ni-Cd batteries, 1 charger, 3 masonry drill bits, 1 auxiliary handle.
•Carry case.
•Drill weight 1.75kg.
•EAN: 7114315.

25 Comments

Good but low stocks.

Good price but Ni-Cd battery

Original Poster

scotty2

Good price but Ni-Cd battery

you are unlikely to get lithium ion for anything near this price though

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scotty2

Slightly dearer but good reviews for this one -Maplin Lithium ion drill


thats a good price

Be aware the Maplin Drill only has 1 Battery though.

Great, reserved for tomorrow

I had a drill from these guys it stopped charging after 1 use. Returned to store..

May have been a faulty unit so not condemning the brand!

oh dear bought a challenge with only one battery from argos today, that will be getting taken back tomorrow. hope they refund my money would rather have this one.

The Maplin one doesn't have hammer action I think too.

A local argos has one superb thanks op.

oos in south east london

Got a challenge extreme 2 years ago, if I've used it a dozen times?
Both batteries shagged now, don't bother unless you can keep the ni-cd batteries optimised properly.

Pay more, get li-ion battery.

mriceman1974

Be aware the Maplin Drill only has 1 Battery though.

twe

The Maplin one doesn't have hammer action I think too.


And it has pretty low torque and also very low speed at 550rpm, unless the specs are wrong and missing the higher speed rating (if it has 2, that is)?

If after a general do all drill, better with the Worx one posted, or the 10.8v Bosch if you also have a corded hammer drill already.

I would say it's one of those..you get what you pay for items..definitely for the very occasional DIY'er only, amazed Ni-Cd drills are still being sold.

hapless

Got a challenge extreme 2 years ago, if I've used it a dozen times?Both … Got a challenge extreme 2 years ago, if I've used it a dozen times?Both batteries shagged now, don't bother unless you can keep the ni-cd batteries optimised properly.Pay more, get li-ion battery.



Agree. The Worx one is a bargain. Grab it while you can.

mriceman1974

Be aware the Maplin Drill only has 1 Battery though.

I bet one battery last more then two combinated.

Whats the difference between this on and the one from Homebase? hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

cleverduck

Whats the difference between this on and the one from Homebase? … Whats the difference between this on and the one from Homebase? http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/worx-wx368-18v-li-ion-hammer-drill-2-battery-instore-online-50-off-49-93-homebase-1979250?page=2#post22584975


Biggest difference is lithium ion batteries with the Worx which hold their charge better and don't have the same memory effects. Plus that one has higher rated drilling capacity, so possibly greater torque, but can't see this specified. Oh and 3 year warranty, so go for that Worx over this.

Original Poster

I'll go for a makita over a worx or if I was in the trade and money is no object; a Milwaukee but those are quite a bit pricier
Edited by: "mmuw" 19th Aug 2014

Bought a couple of these yesterday, first impressions very good, clearly not as good as a £100 drill but good value.

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Qman

Bought a couple of these yesterday, first impressions very good, clearly … Bought a couple of these yesterday, first impressions very good, clearly not as good as a £100 drill but good value.


One for each hand?

Bought a Challenge a few years back as a second cordless drill. Which means it gets an easy life, considering the first choice branded drill got more use.
The Challenge batteries still did not last. I shall not be buying another.
Much better to pay 2 or 3 times the money and get a branded drill that performs better AND lasts 3 times as long (or more).

AVOID

jaizan

Bought a Challenge a few years back as a second cordless drill. Which … Bought a Challenge a few years back as a second cordless drill. Which means it gets an easy life, considering the first choice branded drill got more use. The Challenge batteries still did not last. I shall not be buying another. Much better to pay 2 or 3 times the money and get a branded drill that performs better AND lasts 3 times as long (or more).AVOID



agreed the batteries in these really are the worst that money can buy. the maplin drill for 35 would be much better I have had that one for a year and batteries are good as new

rodman

I bet one battery last more then two combinated.



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