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DEWALT DCD778M2T-SFGB 18V 4.0AH LI-ION XR BRUSHLESS CORDLESS COMBI DRILL - £149.99 @ Screwfix
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DEWALT DCD778M2T-SFGB 18V 4.0AH LI-ION XR BRUSHLESS CORDLESS COMBI DRILL - £149.99 @ Screwfix

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Posted 2nd Apr

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Been looking for a combo drill and thought this was a good price

Ergonomic combi drill with 18V brushless motor and XR technology. Features 13mm metal chuck, spindle lock, soft grip handle and LED light for workplace illumination. Suitable for consistent screw driving into a variety of materials with different screw sizes. Supplied with TSTAK compatible carry case and 2 x 4.0Ah batteries with battery life indicators.

2 x 4.0Ah Li-Ion Batteries
100min Charge Time
Max. Torque: 65Nm
15 Torque Settings + Drill + Hammer Drill
13mm Keyless Chuck
2-Speed
All-Metal Gearing
Electronic Brake
LED Work Light
Spindle Lock
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Already posted but I see thats been expired and should have been re instated. Still Heated
Edited by: "GeordieAffy2014" 2nd Apr
GeordieAffy201402/04/2020 16:46

Already posted but I see thats been expired and should have been re …Already posted but I see thats been expired and should have been re instated. Still Heated


I only posted because I bought it
It's been this price all year, it's in the catalogue! Decent deal though.
andyb8302/04/2020 17:09

It's been this price all year, it's in the catalogue! Decent deal though.


My bad I didn’t realise
andyb8302/04/2020 17:09

It's been this price all year, it's in the catalogue! Decent deal though.


Not true.
It increased to the 'standard price' of £249.99 in January, after being on the 'introductory price of £149.99 since August. It has been 'reduced' again recently alongside the release of the latest catalogue.
A very good piece of kit for the price.
It's not in the same league as the 900 series, but this is more than adequate for the vast majority of DIY needs.
Anyone reccommend any drill bit sets to go with it?
Sounds like I'll be giving DIY a go and having a tradesman on standby....again
cannotthinkofone02/04/2020 18:54

A very good piece of kit for the price. It's not in the same league as the …A very good piece of kit for the price. It's not in the same league as the 900 series, but this is more than adequate for the vast majority of DIY needs.


Not in the same league as a 900 series, in the same way a Land Rover's not in the same league as a Hummer. How many pros need a 9x? How many farmers need a Hummer? This is more than adequate for the vast majority of professional needs.
Do I go for this one or


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:/ haven’t got a clue about drills lol
djswarve02/04/2020 19:47

Do I go for this one or …Do I go for this one or https://www.its.co.uk/pd/DHP485PACK-18v-LXT-Brushless-Combi-Drill-with-1-x-3Ah-Battery,-Charger,-Bag-and-Accessories-_MAKDHP485PACK.htm :/ haven’t got a clue about drills lol


This Dewalt.... better spec than that Makita by far.
jrdld02/04/2020 19:17

Not in the same league as a 900 series, in the same way a Land Rover's not …Not in the same league as a 900 series, in the same way a Land Rover's not in the same league as a Hummer. How many pros need a 9x? How many farmers need a Hummer? This is more than adequate for the vast majority of professional needs.


Both a 1 litre and a 2 litre engined car could drive down round a track at 100mph.
I know which will be most stressed.

The same theory applies to power tools.
cannotthinkofone02/04/2020 21:27

Both a 1 litre and a 2 litre engined car could drive down round a track … Both a 1 litre and a 2 litre engined car could drive down round a track at 100mph.I know which will be most stressed.The same theory applies to power tools.


Not many 1.0L cars top a ton, chief...... and who cares how stressed your drill gets? It’s hardly gonna need counselling or a little lie down, is it?

ALL JOKES. I completely take your point, before we start WW3!
Good brand, great deal
cannotthinkofone02/04/2020 18:54

A very good piece of kit for the price. It's not in the same league as the …A very good piece of kit for the price. It's not in the same league as the 900 series, but this is more than adequate for the vast majority of DIY needs.


I see some 4ah dcb182 battery with black top cover like one in op photo, some with yellow. Is there any difference between them?
joeyist03/04/2020 11:26

I see some 4ah dcb182 battery with black top cover like one in op photo, …I see some 4ah dcb182 battery with black top cover like one in op photo, some with yellow. Is there any difference between them?


Yellow top is the newer range and they have a built in power indicator. Simply press the on-board button and a series of LEDs will indicate the charge level of the battery.
There may be slight tweaks to the power cells too, but I can't confirm any benefits.
cannotthinkofone03/04/2020 12:58

Yellow top is the newer range and they have a built in power indicator. …Yellow top is the newer range and they have a built in power indicator. Simply press the on-board button and a series of LEDs will indicate the charge level of the battery.There may be slight tweaks to the power cells too, but I can't confirm any benefits.


aw, get it. better to opt for yellow top then.

I guess some of these kits would still come with the old black top battery then, just like the op photo?
joeyist03/04/2020 13:09

aw, get it. better to opt for yellow top then.I guess some of these kits …aw, get it. better to opt for yellow top then.I guess some of these kits would still come with the old black top battery then, just like the op photo?


It's possible that stock photos haven't been updated on all websites too, so new stock could be supplied even with old stock images, but that's a chance you take in the absence of any clarity by the seller.
joeyist03/04/2020 13:09

aw, get it. better to opt for yellow top then.I guess some of these kits …aw, get it. better to opt for yellow top then.I guess some of these kits would still come with the old black top battery then, just like the op photo?


Just done a bit of digging...
There must be a crossover between the colour change, as I've got charge indicators on both colour variants.

Yellow topped are definitely the latest batteries that I've bought, but I've got two 4ah, all black, with indicators.

The set in the OP has indicators on the batteries.
cannotthinkofone03/04/2020 13:23

Just done a bit of digging...There must be a crossover between the colour …Just done a bit of digging...There must be a crossover between the colour change, as I've got charge indicators on both colour variants.Yellow topped are definitely the latest batteries that I've bought, but I've got two 4ah, all black, with indicators. The set in the OP has indicators on the batteries.



Speaking of battery capacity, the ebay 15% off code does bring the price down to £45.01 & £50.99 for 4ah & 5ah respectively.

Looks like good price? Seriously thinking to get the 5ah if it is same weight as 4ah for £5 difference, but also been waiting for the 2x 2ah for £25 deal from amazon for the compactness.

I am just a DIYer looking to get my first drill. Can't decide which capacity to get. Any advice?
Edited by: "joeyist" 3rd Apr
joeyist03/04/2020 13:40

Speaking of battery capacity, the ebay 15% off code does bring the price …Speaking of battery capacity, the ebay 15% off code does bring the price down to £45.01 & £50.99 for 4ah & 5ah respectively.Looks like good price? Seriously thinking to get the 5ah if it is same weight as 4ah for £5 difference, but also been waiting for the 2x 2ah for £25 deal from amazon for the compactness. I am just a DIYer looking to get my first drill. Can't decide which capacity to get. Any advice?


If this is to be your first cordless drill, I'd currently recommend that you buy the kit in this OP.

The tool itself is more than capable for general purpose use, without being so powerful that it might frighten you (The more expensive 900 series are often referred to as wrist breakers).

The batteries and charger would normally cost around £110 seperately, then another £15ish for the TStak case.
So you're getting a very good drill for very little money.
Two 4ah batteries is more than you'll need with the one tool.

Start off with this kit and you've then got the batteries to fit additional tools that you may want, then buy extra batteries as and when you feel it's necessary.
Remember that you can charge any flat battery whilst using the charged one and it'll charge in less than 2hrs.

Future purchases of additional tools can potentially be 'bare' units with a Tstak case, but as you'll already have the batteries and charger you could simply clip the TStak cases together creating one large case that transports your kit to wherever you need it.
I simply clip together any combination of cases that I need to take to a job and leave non required tools behind.

There are regular deals from numerous retailers on here, so you'll likely find something sooner or later but those Amazon battery deals come and go real quick.

Next you'll need to keep an eye out for a decent set of drill and driver bits on here.
Warriorz704/04/2020 10:47

Is this the same deal for …Is this the same deal for less?http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=383416453358&category=184655&pm=1&ds=0&t=1585812761000&ver=0&cspheader=1


yes, but they've put the condition down as "new - other". So don't expect a brand new item
juggym04/04/2020 12:55

yes, but they've put the condition down as "new - other". So don't expect …yes, but they've put the condition down as "new - other". So don't expect a brand new item


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Looks like just packaging, may take the plunge.
cannotthinkofone03/04/2020 14:52

If this is to be your first cordless drill, I'd currently recommend that …If this is to be your first cordless drill, I'd currently recommend that you buy the kit in this OP.The tool itself is more than capable for general purpose use, without being so powerful that it might frighten you (The more expensive 900 series are often referred to as wrist breakers).The batteries and charger would normally cost around £110 seperately, then another £15ish for the TStak case. So you're getting a very good drill for very little money. Two 4ah batteries is more than you'll need with the one tool.Start off with this kit and you've then got the batteries to fit additional tools that you may want, then buy extra batteries as and when you feel it's necessary.Remember that you can charge any flat battery whilst using the charged one and it'll charge in less than 2hrs.Future purchases of additional tools can potentially be 'bare' units with a Tstak case, but as you'll already have the batteries and charger you could simply clip the TStak cases together creating one large case that transports your kit to wherever you need it. I simply clip together any combination of cases that I need to take to a job and leave non required tools behind. There are regular deals from numerous retailers on here, so you'll likely find something sooner or later but those Amazon battery deals come and go real quick.Next you'll need to keep an eye out for a decent set of drill and driver bits on here.


thanks for the valuable info.

Between this deal with 778m2 and 796m1 which would you prefer? the 796 is coming with 1 x 4ah battery.
haa051806/04/2020 02:14

thanks for the valuable info.Between this deal with 778m2 and 796m1 which …thanks for the valuable info.Between this deal with 778m2 and 796m1 which would you prefer? the 796 is coming with 1 x 4ah battery.


The 796 is a more powerful tool which is an attractive positive, but you don't say if that 796 is supplied with a case and charger, or the price.

The 778 in this OP is, IMO, excellent value as a complete kit.
One 4ah battery is probably sufficient for many if not most DIY tasks, but a second battery is a time saver if you forget to recharge or the task takes longer than expected.
cannotthinkofone06/04/2020 09:17

The 796 is a more powerful tool which is an attractive positive, but you …The 796 is a more powerful tool which is an attractive positive, but you don't say if that 796 is supplied with a case and charger, or the price. The 778 in this OP is, IMO, excellent value as a complete kit. One 4ah battery is probably sufficient for many if not most DIY tasks, but a second battery is a time saver if you forget to recharge or the task takes longer than expected.


The 796m1 is coming with one 4ah battery and charger and the case too. For around the same price.
Edited by: "haa0518" 6th Apr
haa051806/04/2020 09:43

The 796m1 is coming with one 4ah battery and charger and the case too. For …The 796m1 is coming with one 4ah battery and charger and the case too. For around the same price.


That's very attractive then.
You might find that one battery is sufficient for your needs. You could buy that kit and wait for a bargain on extra batteries as and when required.
cannotthinkofone06/04/2020 09:51

That's very attractive then.You might find that one battery is sufficient … That's very attractive then.You might find that one battery is sufficient for your needs. You could buy that kit and wait for a bargain on extra batteries as and when required.


Great. Buying the 996 then. Hopefully i will not need an impact driver. I am planning to do my kitchen, garden deck, fitted wardrobe. Do you think 996 will handle it easily?
haa051806/04/2020 10:17

Great. Buying the 996 then. Hopefully i will not need an impact driver. I …Great. Buying the 996 then. Hopefully i will not need an impact driver. I am planning to do my kitchen, garden deck, fitted wardrobe. Do you think 996 will handle it easily?


You've just changed from 796 to 996.

996 (The Wrist Breaker) is at the top of the pile and is a hell of a tool.
I use a 996 alongside an 887 impact driver. Very different tools for different purposes.
cannotthinkofone06/04/2020 10:25

You've just changed from 796 to 996.996 (The Wrist Breaker) is at the top …You've just changed from 796 to 996.996 (The Wrist Breaker) is at the top of the pile and is a hell of a tool.I use a 996 alongside an 887 impact driver. Very different tools for different purposes.


Sorry its 796. You think its good for the tasks i plan to do?
haa051806/04/2020 10:40

Sorry its 796. You think its good for the tasks i plan to do?


Certainly.
haa051806/04/2020 10:59

Thanks.. What impact driver would you recommend to pair with 796?


Whichever is within your budget, but as high a spec as possible.
I'd suggest that for any tool.
The 887 is well specified but for occasional use would be overpriced for most, unless you get a good deal.
cannotthinkofone06/04/2020 11:05

Whichever is within your budget, but as high a spec as possible.I'd …Whichever is within your budget, but as high a spec as possible.I'd suggest that for any tool.The 887 is well specified but for occasional use would be overpriced for most, unless you get a good deal.


so 796 combi and 887 impact you think is a good combo? and would get done most of the work.

thank you so much for the valuable info. really helpful
haa051806/04/2020 12:53

so 796 combi and 887 impact you think is a good combo? and would get done …so 796 combi and 887 impact you think is a good combo? and would get done most of the work.thank you so much for the valuable info. really helpful


Definitely more than capable a combo.

No problem squire.
cannotthinkofone06/04/2020 14:12

Definitely more than capable a combo. No problem squire.


Ordered the 796 now after bits and etc
Impact driver next month
haa051806/04/2020 14:48

Ordered the 796 now after bits and etcImpact driver next month


I can vouch for the Dewalt Extreme bits.
There is a set available that contains the most used sizes, normally around £60 but can be had for less occasionally.
cannotthinkofone06/04/2020 17:45

I can vouch for the Dewalt Extreme bits.There is a set available that …I can vouch for the Dewalt Extreme bits.There is a set available that contains the most used sizes, normally around £60 but can be had for less occasionally.


I literally bought them with this drill on Sunday, good stuff and awesome box too suit
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