DeWalt Cordless 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill 1 Battery DCD776C1-GB £68 @ B&Q This Weekend - Instore, Click N Collect or Free Home Delivery,  (£95 with an extra Battery Home Delivery only)
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DeWalt Cordless 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill 1 Battery DCD776C1-GB £68 @ B&Q This Weekend - Instore, Click N Collect or Free Home Delivery, (£95 with an extra Battery Home Delivery only)

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Found 20th May 2016
DeWalt Cordless 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill 1 Battery DCD776C1-GB £68 usually £86 @ B&Q This Weekend
£95 with an extra Battery Home Delivery only, (3.15% Top cashback)

Instore, Click N Collect or Free Home Delivery

Features and benefits
•Part of the intelligent XR Lithium Ion Series designed for efficiency and making applications faster
•Intelligent trigger design allows for total control of application
•Two speed settings, variable speed and reverse switch for maximum control
•Guarantee - 1 year

Technical specifications

Number of batteries
1 battery

Amp rating
1.3Ah

Voltage
18V

Battery type
Li-ion

Battery charger
Battery charger included

Charge time
1hour

No load speed
0-450/1500rpm

Blows per minute
0-7650/25500bpm

Torque settings
15

Max masonry drilling capacity
13mm

Max metal drilling capacity
13mm

Max wood drilling capacity
30mm

Chuck size
13mm

Locking device
Automatic spindle lock

Gearbox Housing
Metal

Braking
Electric brake

Handle type
Rubber coated grip handle

74 Comments

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Good find OP.

Bought one of these at the full price last week. Great bit of kit. Very pleased with it.

Heat added!

Wait for a double battery deal as you'll regret it. Great product but you want two batteries nearly every time

ok, somebody remind me of the basics please... difference between a combi-drill and impact driver?
I was thinking of getting the Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 for £80 on amazon with 2 batteries.

I'll be using it for very basic drilling/screw driving but prefer something half decent.

why can't there be a similar deal on impact drills...

Wait for a double battery deal as you'll regret it. Great product but you … Wait for a double battery deal as you'll regret it. Great product but you want two batteries nearly every time



How much is a second battery and how long does the first one last? Never needed a spare for any other drill I've had - and this seems cheap for this?

Update - saying that, just seen it's usually only £86! I thought these were like £150 usually!

Edited by: "Broadsands" 20th May 2016

ok, somebody remind me of the basics please... difference between a … ok, somebody remind me of the basics please... difference between a combi-drill and impact driver?I was thinking of getting the Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 for £80 on amazon with 2 batteries.I'll be using it for very basic drilling/screw driving but prefer something half decent.



A combi-drill is a drill, usually with hammer action, that drills holes. It can be used, badly, as a screwdriver.

An impact driver is an electric screwdriver. It allows better control and considerably more torque - allowing screws to be driven into hardwood without much effort. With a drill you just end up damaging the screwhead.

A combi-drill is a drill, usually with hammer action, that drills holes. … A combi-drill is a drill, usually with hammer action, that drills holes. It can be used, badly, as a screwdriver.An impact driver is an electric screwdriver. It allows better control and considerably more torque - allowing screws to be driven into hardwood without much effort. With a drill you just end up damaging the screwhead.


thanks, I guess i best stay well away from this dewalt and possibly the Bosch too.

Wait for a double battery deal as you'll regret it. Great product but you … Wait for a double battery deal as you'll regret it. Great product but you want two batteries nearly every time



Great idea but I'm desperate to get on and need a new drill, would love a 2 battery deal any you know about?

Wait for a double battery deal as you'll regret it. Great product but you … Wait for a double battery deal as you'll regret it. Great product but you want two batteries nearly every time



Are you really going to get a 2 battery deal at this price?

You may as well get the 2 battery version from Screwfix - screwfix.com/p/d…648
Edited by: "sherlock747" 20th May 2016

loofer

ok, somebody remind me of the basics please... difference between a … ok, somebody remind me of the basics please... difference between a combi-drill and impact driver?I was thinking of getting the Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 for £80 on amazon with 2 batteries.I'll be using it for very basic drilling/screw driving but prefer something half decent.



​An impact driver gives high end Torque and power and delivers it in a method which doesn't destroy the motor or grarbox, your average to top end drill driver's just can't get that torque and power and the battery life also pays

I have one of these and use it often. The second battery get's used almost every time unless I've planned ahead and charged the battery in advance.

Can be had for £99 with a spare battery at Screwfix which is the standard price.

This is a good deal if you're far more organised than me

Really good offer, most of the deals sneekly have the 10V Dewalt

Best trick is to buy a good two battery drill deal and then buy a bare (no battery) impact driver to match which uses the same battery type. Best of both worlds then at a value price.
Edited by: "ro53ben" 20th May 2016

bought one of the last time they were on offer at the same price. not a bad drill for the price . works well and battery last well. only complaint is the chuck seems to slacken off quite a lot but worth it for £68.

​An impact driver gives high end Torque and power and delivers it in a m … ​An impact driver gives high end Torque and power and delivers it in a method which doesn't destroy the motor or grarbox, your average to top end drill driver's just can't get that torque and power and the battery life also pays



One thing to mention (that may be obvious), is that most impact drivers will not have a clutch to adjust the torque of the screws. If you're paying enough attention, that shouldn't be an issue, but it's something to watch out for - I've occasionally ended up whacking a screw in 10mm deeper than I anticipated because it's just too damn easy to screw with an impact driver. That's entirely down to the user though! :-)

Brought this from screwfix last week 2 batterys .a case and there is a 3 year guarantee for £99

If you can, try and get a bigger amp hour battery, the 1.3ah are ok but 3ah is sooooo much better, I have 2 in my Makita kit between an hammer drill and an sds drill and have had them for 5 years, still going strong now,

Why bother having two batteries?
- have you ever gone to use your drill and found that the battery is flat?
- have you ever found the battery has run out part way through your job?
If the answer to either of these is 'yes', then buy a two battery version and charge the second one as soon as it has gone flat.

Don't think of buying a spare battery later - when sold separately they are usually nearly as expensive as buying a new tool.

Comment about higher capacity batteries is true - on the downside, the tools with higher capacity batteries are much more expensive, and the larger battery adds weight. Unless you are using the tool professionally, it's unlikely to matter.
The Screwfix offer linked is the two battery pack version for £100 against £68. Code SFG125S32 should give you 15% off (until 22 May), bringing the price down to £85. Or you could have the Bosch from amazon for £80.

Toss a coin.
Edited by: "pcs7038" 20th May 2016

It comes down to how they drive the screw really. A normal combi drill is … It comes down to how they drive the screw really. A normal combi drill is a simple 'turning' head. A impact pushes down on the screw as well as turning it at the same time. Think of it like a small hammer strike, along with the turn. It makes putting screws into harder wood much easier.A impact has much more torque and will do your hands favors if you use it often



NO!

An impact driver doesn't push down on the screw at all - it 'taps' the screw in using a rotary hammer (ie one that taps round in circles applying a torque rather than one that taps towards the screw like a hammer drill would).

It's difficult to explain really, but you can think of an impact driver working like a spanner attached to a bolt, and you use a hammer to tap on the end of the spanner to apply a torque to the spanner. A hammer drill (like a combi, impact drill, whatever you want to call it) is the equivalent of just hitting the end of your screwdriver with a hammer (which won't do anything useful!)

I've seen some animations of how the different types work - I'll try and dig them out as this explanation is a bit crappy...

Combi's and Drill/drivers make great screwdrivers though, but they can struggle with high torque screws and they do impart more torque to your hand/arm so they are more tiring to use than an impact driver.

edit: for those that are interested, this youtube clip shows a cut-away impact driver in slow motion so you can see how the mechanism works: youtube clip

Edited by: "lilbeastie" 20th May 2016

Why bother having two batteries?- have you ever gone to use your drill … Why bother having two batteries?- have you ever gone to use your drill and found that the battery is flat?- have you ever found the battery has run out part way through your job?If the answer to either of these is 'yes', then buy a two battery version and charge the second one as soon as it has gone flat.Don't think of buying a spare battery later - when sold separately they are usually nearly as expensive as buying a new tool.The Screwfix offer linked is the two battery pack version for £100 against £68. Code SFG125S32 should give you 15% off (until 22 May), bringing the price down to £85. Or you could have the Bosch from amazon for £80. Toss a coin.



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Edited by: "snappyfish" 20th May 2016

Original Poster

£95 with an extra Battery Home Delivery only,
Thou the battery on the Dewalt drill I have lasts really well, and only takes less than half an hour to recharge.

diy.com/bas…985
Edited by: "goldy12" 20th May 2016

Got this last time it was on offer and I like it a lot.

Got the attachment set for £20 also which compliments it well.

Max masonry drilling capacity 13mmMax metal drilling capacity 13mmMax … Max masonry drilling capacity 13mmMax metal drilling capacity 13mmMax wood drilling capacity 30mm



Dont waste your money on this crap. It might be a dewalt but you are buying a BMW with a 50cc two stroke engine. AVOID

abaxas

Dont waste your money on this crap. It might be a dewalt but you are … Dont waste your money on this crap. It might be a dewalt but you are buying a BMW with a 50cc two stroke engine. AVOID



Please explain.

Dewalt rate this drill for 1.3cm max into masonry/steel and 3cm max into wood.

Translation is : this is no use for general DIY but would be great for someone doing light duty jobs (eg kitchen fitting, decking etc)

How does this compare to the Worx 20V 2AH 3-in-one with SDS so many of us just had delivered for £55 from Amazon?

hotukdeals.com/dea…785

Dewalt rate this drill for 1.3cm max into masonry/steel and 3cm max into … Dewalt rate this drill for 1.3cm max into masonry/steel and 3cm max into wood.Translation is : this is no use for general DIY but would be great for someone doing light duty jobs (eg kitchen fitting, decking etc)


You are aware those dimensions are for the diameter of the hole drilled, not the depth? When will the average DIYer (or most tradesmen) need to drill a hole more than 3cm wide into wood? If they do then they'd be using a more powerful combi or a more specific tool for the job. Even high end £400 combi drills still only have a capacity of 13mm in steel.

Edited by: "Littlechat" 20th May 2016

Your code does not work?



Sorry about that. Received this code by post and email and doesn't mention any exclusions. Maybe worth trying giving them a call or even ordering by phone.

Dewalt rate this drill for 1.3cm max into masonry/steel and 3cm max into … Dewalt rate this drill for 1.3cm max into masonry/steel and 3cm max into wood.Translation is : this is no use for general DIY but would be great for someone doing light duty jobs (eg kitchen fitting, decking etc)



A better translation is: you don't know what you're talking about. Even the best non-SDS cordless combis can only do ~16mm in masonry, and you're looking at £300-ish for those. 13mm in masonry is more than enough for most professionals, let alone for DIY use.

If you need bigger holes than that you want to be getting an SDS drill anyway.

How does this compare to the Worx 20V 2AH 3-in-one with SDS so many of us … How does this compare to the Worx 20V 2AH 3-in-one with SDS so many of us just had delivered for £55 from Amazon?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/worx-wx390-20v-3-1-h3-max-lithium-ion-rotary-hammer-54-99-amazon-2441785



this is better for 'general' use (screwdriving, small holes for pictures, shelves, light fittings etc), the SDS is much better for drilling larger holes in brick and concrete but is poor at screwdriving and more 'subtle' tasks.

I got one of the Worx SDS's and I'm keeping it, but I also have a small combi and a big corded SDS to completment it. This DeWalt is really the better all round drill if you just want 1 in the house.

abaxas

Dewalt rate this drill for 1.3cm max into masonry/steel and 3cm max into … Dewalt rate this drill for 1.3cm max into masonry/steel and 3cm max into wood.Translation is : this is no use for general DIY but would be great for someone doing light duty jobs (eg kitchen fitting, decking etc)



Hmm, that's what I thought you were going to say. You don't know what you're talking about do you.

I doubt it but I guess someone knows of a good 2 battery deal???What … I doubt it but I guess someone knows of a good 2 battery deal???What about the Bosch Dynamic Series Cordless 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill 2 Batteries 0615990G6W at amazon?



Budget range drill, batteries are only compatible with tools in the same range...which are quite limited.

Hmm, that's what I thought you were going to say. You don't know what … Hmm, that's what I thought you were going to say. You don't know what you're talking about do you.



Aghghghghgh! 13mm is useless for anything but light DIY. Buy something that will do everything or buy a 20 quid argos cheapie.

15/40mm is what you need. Then you can actually do some plumping too :P



Best trick is to buy a good two battery drill deal and then buy a bare … Best trick is to buy a good two battery drill deal and then buy a bare (no battery) impact driver to match which uses the same battery type. Best of both worlds then at a value price.


Now that sounds useful. Loads of bare body impact driver's available on amazon. Just wary of getting correct battery as even with same brand, the part numbers vary and it's difficult for a novice to know about compatibility.

abaxas

Aghghghghgh! 13mm is useless for anything but light DIY. Buy something … Aghghghghgh! 13mm is useless for anything but light DIY. Buy something that will do everything or buy a 20 quid argos cheapie.15/40mm is what you need. Then you can actually do some plumping too :P



​Absolute rubbish.

abaxas

Aghghghghgh! 13mm is useless for anything but light DIY. Buy something … Aghghghghgh! 13mm is useless for anything but light DIY. Buy something that will do everything or buy a 20 quid argos cheapie.15/40mm is what you need. Then you can actually do some plumping too :P



In what normal DIY situation would you need a masonry bit larger than 13mm?

Now that sounds useful. Loads of bare body impact driver's available on … Now that sounds useful. Loads of bare body impact driver's available on amazon. Just wary of getting correct battery as even with same brand, the part numbers vary and it's difficult for a novice to know about compatibility.



The Bosch drills are colour coded. A blue battery will work on any blue tool. I bought a blue Bosch professional drill with two batteries from Screwfix and have since bought a bare impact driver from Amazon and a bare circular saw from eBay. Best price for each by shopping around, 3 tools, 2 batteries to share around as needed. Charge one whilst using the other.

ro53ben

The Bosch drills are colour coded. A blue battery will work on any blue … The Bosch drills are colour coded. A blue battery will work on any blue tool. I bought a blue Bosch professional drill with two batteries from Screwfix and have since bought a bare impact driver from Amazon and a bare circular saw from eBay. Best price for each by shopping around, 3 tools, 2 batteries to share around as needed. Charge one whilst using the other.



Out of interest, how does the circular saw perform? I've got a lot of Makita LXT stuff and thought about a circular saw, but I read that the 18v ones were a bit under powered. I ended up getting a 240v one instead.

Out of interest, how does the circular saw perform? I've got a lot of … Out of interest, how does the circular saw perform? I've got a lot of Makita LXT stuff and thought about a circular saw, but I read that the 18v ones were a bit under powered. I ended up getting a 240v one instead.



I used it to board my loft and it was great, although I was only cutting chipboard which isn't much of a challenge. I've cut a bit of LDF/MDF too but nothing major.

Only thing I did notice was it did use up battery fairly quickly. I have the Bosch wireless battery charging system and there is a battery charge indicator right on the battery itself allowing each checks - it goes down rather a lot quicker than it does with drilling or driving. I'm using 2.0Ah batteries, which lasted OK during the loft job, recharging during breaks, but most people recommend 3.0Ah batteries as a minimum for circular saw use.
Edited by: "ro53ben" 20th May 2016
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