Challenge Xtreme Cordless Drill Driver - 18V  £18.49 @ Argos
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Challenge Xtreme Cordless Drill Driver - 18V £18.49 @ Argos

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Found 10th Dec 2015
not bad if you just need a cheap drill

Product description / spec

The Challenge Xtreme 18 volt cordless drill driver offers variable speed and torque, giving you enough power to drill into both steel and wood. It's ideal for completing all sorts of jobs around the home and garden.

18V battery power.
Variable speed.
Speed 0-350rpm/0-1000rpm.
Reverse function.
3 hour(s) charging time.
10mm keyless chuck.
1 gear.
21 torque settings.
Maximum torque 18Nm.
Drilling capacity for wood 16mm and steel 8mm.
Temperature overload function which shuts down unit automatically if it overheats.
NiCd battery.
1 battery.
Soft grip, .
Accessories included: double-ended screw bit.
Double ended screw bit included.
Carry case.
Drill weight 1.7kg.
EAN: 2395919.
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Cheap for occasional use however the battery technology is a little antiquated. Given it charges in 3 hours can't see it lasting too long in use. Certainly not something that should be marketed as "extreme"
I have the 14V version of this drill and its been very good. So this should be much better. Plus, for the price it doesn't break the bank.
Ni-Cd battery, best avoided.
I have a bosch ni CD drill that can't drill through brick so I'd be pretty cautious of this
theres nothing wrong with ni-cad batteries - if there was, you wouldn't still be able to buy makita/dewalt ni-cad drills. they're just not so up to date. under £20 is an amazing price for an 18v drill that you just want as an emergency/occasional lighr duty drill. long as you have realistic expectations
Seems ok for the cash- heat- reviews on the whole seem decent
Stags

Seems ok for the cash- heat- reviews on the whole seem decent



If you pardon the pun
There is nothing wrong with the ni-cd, I got Bosch impact driver from 2004 ( well it didn't cost £18.49 but almost 10x more) , of course the original battery is already dead, but picked up another off ebay and no problems.
Cheap drill - hopeless battery. Seriously, NiCd is a big mistake: loses charge very quickly and battery becomes u/s after a fairly short time.

If you could buy compatible Li-ion ones this would be a fantastic buy for drill only!
I`ve had a 14.4v Black & Decker cordless drill for a good 8 years, it has a Ni-CD battery & still holds excellent charge & had a good amount of power.

Having said that, Challenge arent quite in the same league as B&D. I`ve found Challenge battery chargers tend to die before anything else. The rubber coatings & grips tend to deteriorate & go sticky after a few years on them as well, especially if you use it with oily hands.

The other problem is, most people dont look after the batteries very well.
My old challenge xtreme drill would be great, if onlythe Ni-Cd batteries weren't both dead.

They just don't last and don't hold the charge between uses.

Outdated!
carolynoliver

theres nothing wrong with ni-cad batteries - if there was, you wouldn't … theres nothing wrong with ni-cad batteries - if there was, you wouldn't still be able to buy makita/dewalt ni-cad drills. they're just not so up to date. under £20 is an amazing price for an 18v drill that you just want as an emergency/occasional lighr duty drill. long as you have realistic expectations



I agree with you.

Its worthwhile having decent drill bits. For example, Poundland masonry bits are really that good for the job! I bought some cracking drill bits in B&Q and still going strong.
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