DEWALT XR 1.3AH LI-ION DRILL DRIVER & IMPACT DRIVER TWIN PACK 2 BATTERIES £125 @ B&Q
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DEWALT XR 1.3AH LI-ION DRILL DRIVER & IMPACT DRIVER TWIN PACK 2 BATTERIES £125 @ B&Q

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Found 13th Apr
Seems a good price for a basic set, comes with two batteries
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Going rate I think unles you have codes/ vouchers
cheaper on amazon, no deal here
Good price, bought mine for 130 couple years ago
Good deal £1,007.99 on eBay
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10.8v @ 1.3ah is bottom of the range. You need 18v really.
I bought these last time they were on offer, impact driver works a treat. Heat added
No hammer function on the drill driver.. Meh
deleted103252014th Apr

10.8v @ 1.3ah is bottom of the range. You need 18v really.


Depends what you're doing.

I have a Makita 10.8v set I use more than my 18v DeWalt kit, as it's ideal for small jobs, working with wood, using in cupboards and confined spaces, lighter for above head height work etc.

I only use the 18v for heavier work and masonry.

Both have a place. Though I'll admit, if I only had one or the other, it would be 18v as 10.8v is too limiting for some tasks.
I'm in the 18v camp as you can use the batteries in so many more devices, and often get great deals on them without battery.
deleted103252014th Apr

10.8v @ 1.3ah is bottom of the range. You need 18v really.


Depends on the use case!

Horses for courses and all that...
jellybeard9996 h, 36 m ago

Depends what you're doing. I have a Makita 10.8v set I use more than my …Depends what you're doing. I have a Makita 10.8v set I use more than my 18v DeWalt kit, as it's ideal for small jobs, working with wood, using in cupboards and confined spaces, lighter for above head height work etc.I only use the 18v for heavier work and masonry.Both have a place. Though I'll admit, if I only had one or the other, it would be 18v as 10.8v is too limiting for some tasks.



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Isn't it a little pointless buying a driver and impact driver?

Either way, the 1.3Ah batteries are basically one normal battery split in to two, so you are gettting two underpowered 10.8V devices with a single 10.8V battery. £125 is pretty pricey for that
Edited by: "Lexeus" 14th Apr
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Lexeus43 m ago

Isn't it a little pointless buying a driver and impact driver?Either way, …Isn't it a little pointless buying a driver and impact driver?Either way, the 1.3Ah batteries are basically one normal battery split in to two, so you are gettting two underpowered 10.8V devices with a single 10.8V battery. £125 is pretty pricey for that


What kind of comment is this? Have you actually used either a drill or impact driver, the use of an impact driver is totally different and offers solutions to problems that a standard drill driver wouldn’t cope with.... seriously tho if you haven’t used on you ought to try one out, they are a great piece of kit..
I bought these a few months back & they’ve been awesome. Battery lasts ages!
Lexeus14 h, 33 m ago

Isn't it a little pointless buying a driver and impact driver?Either way, …Isn't it a little pointless buying a driver and impact driver?Either way, the 1.3Ah batteries are basically one normal battery split in to two, so you are gettting two underpowered 10.8V devices with a single 10.8V battery. £125 is pretty pricey for that


isn't it a little pointless buying a hammer when you can drive nails with a rock???

the underpowered aspect is quite dull as well, you can drive 1/2 inch nails with a sledge hammer, why would you need a pin hammer???
I got this set for £80 a while ago. I regret the purchase as they're under powered for anything but light DIY like IKEA furniture.

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Edited by: "cjdean1983" 15th Apr
Need 18v to be useful for most jobs. I have the 18v 3/8 impact from the states and the drill. Brilliant solid machines under abuse.
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cjdean198311 h, 41 m ago

I got this set for £80 a while ago. I regret the purchase as they're under …I got this set for £80 a while ago. I regret the purchase as they're under powered for anything but light DIY like IKEA furniture.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dewalt-deal-at-bq-diycom-for-80-2480608


This is untrue if you used the impact driver to assemble ikea furniture you would unquestionably pull the fixing trough by over tightening if you continued to use. The fact people say these are under powered for a job is a joke. If you want to go drilling concrete or solid bricks get an sds a standard hammer drill wouldn’t be efficient enough, for most modern homes with stud walls these would be more than good enough...
Lexeus14th Apr

Isn't it a little pointless buying a driver and impact driver?Either way, …Isn't it a little pointless buying a driver and impact driver?Either way, the 1.3Ah batteries are basically one normal battery split in to two, so you are gettting two underpowered 10.8V devices with a single 10.8V battery. £125 is pretty pricey for that



Why buy a jigsaw and a multi-tool? - because there 2 different tools, which can operate similarly but come into there own when used for specific tasks.

Same with a driver and impact - 2 different tools for different tasks.

Not sure what your understanding of the batteries is?
1.3Ah batteries have the same power as a 2.0Ah battery*, just don't last as long, so your 'underpowered' comment is redundant IMO.

10.8v drivers and impact do have there place in a tool collection, but for most DIYers they'll seem to be lacking in power, tell that to the kitchen installer who builds cabinets all day with one, or the plumber who drills pipe holes in joists under a floor, same for a sparky under the floor drilling holes for routing cables, outside on a ladder etc etc

Theres no way you could say the 10.8v impact is 'underpowered', I've tested my 10.8v impact versus an 18v combi on putting 4" screws into a fence post, the combi struggled, the impact? no problem straight in never missed a beat.
Same test but 6" screws, the combi couldn't drive it all the way, whereas not only did the impact drive it all the way, but only used one hand.


The previous comment about a pin hammer is a good comparison, tools for the job, if you don't have a pin hammer, you could drive in some small nails with a club hammer, it'll work, but if you had to drive home hundreds for a task you would purchase a pin hammer...

Most DIYers won't see the need for 10.8v power tools or even see the need for impacts, but to knock them and say there 'underpowered' is incorrect.


* some say the smaller Ah does affect the power output (I disagree), but between 2.0-1.3Ah it would be unoticeable.
Edited by: "andynicol" 15th Apr
I own Makita impact drive Dtd146. Battery died on me this weekend. I was gonna buy another, but being put off cos the massive price tag.
How does this impact drive compares to Makita mentioned above?
If its same, I gonna buy this and sell my makita on ebay.

I'm. Just thinking about this deal because I need a new drill as well and new battery
andynicol16 h, 54 m ago

Why buy a jigsaw and a multi-tool? - because there 2 different tools, …Why buy a jigsaw and a multi-tool? - because there 2 different tools, which can operate similarly but come into there own when used for specific tasks.Same with a driver and impact - 2 different tools for different tasks.Not sure what your understanding of the batteries is?1.3Ah batteries have the same power as a 2.0Ah battery*, just don't last as long, so your 'underpowered' comment is redundant IMO.10.8v drivers and impact do have there place in a tool collection, but for most DIYers they'll seem to be lacking in power, tell that to the kitchen installer who builds cabinets all day with one, or the plumber who drills pipe holes in joists under a floor, same for a sparky under the floor drilling holes for routing cables, outside on a ladder etc etcTheres no way you could say the 10.8v impact is 'underpowered', I've tested my 10.8v impact versus an 18v combi on putting 4" screws into a fence post, the combi struggled, the impact? no problem straight in never missed a beat.Same test but 6" screws, the combi couldn't drive it all the way, whereas not only did the impact drive it all the way, but only used one hand.The previous comment about a pin hammer is a good comparison, tools for the job, if you don't have a pin hammer, you could drive in some small nails with a club hammer, it'll work, but if you had to drive home hundreds for a task you would purchase a pin hammer...Most DIYers won't see the need for 10.8v power tools or even see the need for impacts, but to knock them and say there 'underpowered' is incorrect.* some say the smaller Ah does affect the power output (I disagree), but between 2.0-1.3Ah it would be unoticeable.


My point was, I want an impact driver, and I want a proper 18V hammer drill, but why do I want a 10.8V driver when I can do the same with my hammer drill?

The 10.8V impact driver would be ok but the battery will not last as long as an 18V. The gearing systems on a decent drill mean it's always best to have a higher voltage, and even better is to have interchangeable batteries
kaisno2 h, 49 m ago

I own Makita impact drive Dtd146. Battery died on me this weekend. I was …I own Makita impact drive Dtd146. Battery died on me this weekend. I was gonna buy another, but being put off cos the massive price tag.How does this impact drive compares to Makita mentioned above?If its same, I gonna buy this and sell my makita on ebay.I'm. Just thinking about this deal because I need a new drill as well and new battery


You could just buy some new lithium cells and refurb the battery your self?
Lexeus4 m ago

You could just buy some new lithium cells and refurb the battery your self?

Thought of doing that, but there is an aspect of laziness on my side, but will have a look at it now you mentioned it. Thanks
Lexeus3 h, 43 m ago

My point was, I want an impact driver, and I want a proper 18V hammer …My point was, I want an impact driver, and I want a proper 18V hammer drill, but why do I want a 10.8V driver when I can do the same with my hammer drill?The 10.8V impact driver would be ok but the battery will not last as long as an 18V. The gearing systems on a decent drill mean it's always best to have a higher voltage, and even better is to have interchangeable batteries



Thats not the point that you put across, what you said was 'Isn't it a little pointless buying a driver and impact driver?' , and I attempted to answer that question and put the point across that they are 2 different tools for different tasks.

But to address your new question 'why do I want a 10.8V driver when I can do the same with my hammer drill?', there's a place for smaller, lighter drivers like I've mentioned previously, particularly when in tight spaces, or up a ladder where through prolonged use, the lighter tool will be noticeable and make for an easier job.

Totally agree re interchangeable batteries, and for your average household, an 18v combi/hammer would tick all the boxes, and be useable in all tasks, couple that with a matching impact and you've covered all the basics, BUT try installing a new kitchen with only an 18v combi, you'll manage but will constantly be changing drill bits and screwdriver bits every couple of minutes.

There's a reason tradesman have multiple tools for varying tasks, 10.8/12v smaller drivers for tight spaces etc, 18v combi for up top of the scaffold to save taking more than one power tool up there, 24v SDSplus for drilling into that concrete lintel, impact for removing stubborn screws and longer deck/fencing screws, but for most households its overkill, but don't knock them as 'underpowered' just because you don't see/have a need for them.
Edited by: "andynicol" 16th Apr
kaisno6 h, 42 m ago

I own Makita impact drive Dtd146. Battery died on me this weekend. I was …I own Makita impact drive Dtd146. Battery died on me this weekend. I was gonna buy another, but being put off cos the massive price tag.How does this impact drive compares to Makita mentioned above?If its same, I gonna buy this and sell my makita on ebay.I'm. Just thinking about this deal because I need a new drill as well and new battery



Definitely the battery? Have you tried with another battery?

You will notice a difference as the 10.8v DeWalt impact (DCF815) isn't as powerful as the 18v Makita DTD146.

Makita LXT 3.0Ah Batteries are around £40 new.
andynicol15th Apr

not only did the impact drive it all the way, but only used one hand.


mine did it with no hands
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