DeWalt DCD785M1 18v XR 2 Speed Combi Hammer Drill 1 x 4.0ah Li-Ion £147 delivered @ FFX
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DeWalt DCD785M1 18v XR 2 Speed Combi Hammer Drill 1 x 4.0ah Li-Ion £147 delivered @ FFX

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Found 10th Aug 2013
you can get 2x1.5ah or 3ah for £149 typically but here you get a bigger battery and its slightly cheaper so seems like a decent deal to me..

im in the market for a drill and considering this or one visible in first post..

would be interested to hear any opinions from those in the know

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Original Poster

Makita 3ah with accessory kit @ Wickes £130

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I have the 3ah version, its excellent, tons of power and torque, so this 4ah model will be unstoppable. I'm a trade user and typically my battery will last all day, though i have two of them. It takes half an hour for the 3ah to charge so the 4ah should be around 45 mins. Reference to the comment of makita, personal choice maybe but the dewalt xr range in my opinion are taking the brand back to the top. Just look round the building sites.

I can't remember what version I got but it is a bloody good drill. Been using it for over 5 years.

I have the 2x 1.5
They are beast in my trade, it takes brutal torque abuse & chews through with no problem. I could never take the 1x 3 as I need a spare battery when it does run out of charge.
I'd 5 star the 2x 1.5
I've drilled through every material you could think of with no problems even with low power left. The RPM is higher than the Makita & other competitors.
Check the reviews online @ ScrewFix for more on them both.

Tooled Up currently have a £10 off £100 spend and 5% Qudco which would in the end make it slightly cheaper..

quidco.com/too…up/

tooled-up.com/pro…55/

my tuppence is 4ah batteries are awesome, I have one in the Ryobi One+ range and its the best thing I have ever purchased for the kit, the circular and jigsaw are awesome with the 4ah attached..

Original Poster

jough

Tooled Up currently have a £10 off £100 spend and 5% Qudco which would in … Tooled Up currently have a £10 off £100 spend and 5% Qudco which would in the end make it slightly cheaper..http://www.quidco.com/tooled-up/http://www.tooled-up.com/product/dewalt-dcd785m1-18v-cordless-xr-compact-2-speed-combi-drill-1-lithium-ion-batteries-4.0ah/200055/my tuppence is 4ah batteries are awesome, I have one in the Ryobi One+ range and its the best thing I have ever purchased for the kit, the circular and jigsaw are awesome with the 4ah attached..



saw that actually, but couldnt be much fussed with the quidco, was hoping for a £10 voucher for ffx and then id of taken the plunge straight off the bat..

pfarre10

I have the 3ah version, its excellent, tons of power and torque, so this … I have the 3ah version, its excellent, tons of power and torque, so this 4ah model will be unstoppable. I'm a trade user and typically my battery will last all day, though i have two of them. It takes half an hour for the 3ah to charge so the 4ah should be around 45 mins. Reference to the comment of makita, personal choice maybe but the dewalt xr range in my opinion are taking the brand back to the top. Just look round the building sites.



Xrp for the pro IMO

I am in the joinery trade and we have tried most makes of battery drills and I would put the Dewalt on the bottom of the pro quality drills.
We are putting in 100mm screws and drilling up to 56mm holes with forstner bits and with this type of abuse the dewalts will not last long they just can not take that amount of abuse. We mainly use Metabo drills now because they are not only powerful enough to do the job they can take the abuse.
This drill will be alright for general use but I think you might miss having a second battery IMO
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