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Erbauer 18v Brushless Combi Drill 2 x 2.0Ah Li-ion, Brushless Motor, Metal Chuck & Free HSS bit set @ Screwfix - £89.99
Erbauer 18v Brushless Combi Drill 2 x 2.0Ah Li-ion, Brushless Motor, Metal Chuck & Free HSS bit set @ Screwfix - £89.99

Erbauer 18v Brushless Combi Drill 2 x 2.0Ah Li-ion, Brushless Motor, Metal Chuck & Free HSS bit set @ Screwfix - £89.99

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18V Brushless combi drill
13mm Metal keyless chuck
2 x 2.0 Ah Li-Ion batteries
48min charge time
LED work light
Free HSS bit set

Product contents:
Combi Drill ERI691COM, 2 x 2Ah Li-ion batteries, charger and carry case.

2 Year Guarentee!

Just had a leaflet through from Screwfix to say this is on offer for 8 days, the drill has been reduced (according to the leaflet) and the bit set is apparently worth £14.99.

For a brushless drill with a metal chuck and 2 x 2.0Ah Lithium batteries, this is a great price!

7 Comments

Erbauer = Chinese not german

Original Poster

AzeemB

Erbauer = Chinese not german



Hi AzeemB, not sure what you're trying to prove here.

Do you mean they are a Chinese brand or are made in China?

Because Erbauer are a home brand of Screwfix and the tools may well be made in China.

DeWalt is owned by Stanley Black & Decker, and the laser level I own is made in China. So not German?

Makita is owned by Makita Corporation and all the drills, skill saws etc I have are made in China. So also not German?

The 'German' Bosch Blue multi cutter I have is made in Malaysia. So is that really German?

If you want to compare this to a German tool then you'll have to compare it to Hilti, in which case you might be able to pick up a second hand combi drill for £300. Not exactly new for £89.99 with a 2 year Guarentee.

Sackboy1

Hi AzeemB, not sure what you're trying to prove here. Do you mean they … Hi AzeemB, not sure what you're trying to prove here. Do you mean they are a Chinese brand or are made in China?Because Erbauer are a home brand of Screwfix and the tools may well be made in China. DeWalt is owned by Stanley Black & Decker, and the laser level I own is made in China. So not German?Makita is owned by Makita Corporation and all the drills, skill saws etc I have are made in China. So also not German?The 'German' Bosch Blue multi cutter I have is made in Malaysia. So is that really German?If you want to compare this to a German tool then you'll have to compare it to Hilti, in which case you might be able to pick up a second hand combi drill for £300. Not exactly new for £89.99 with a 2 year Guarentee.



Just so people realise that it has nothing to do with german engineering as the german sounding name suggests

link not brushless but £100 not budget brand, battries and spares likely to be available in future
Edited by: "AzeemB" 10th Apr

Original Poster

AzeemB

Just so people realise that it has nothing to do with german engineering … Just so people realise that it has nothing to do with german engineering as the german sounding name suggests :)link not brushless but £100 not budget brand, battries and spares likely to be available in future



It's a fair point you make, but personally I'd take the Erbauer every day over the Bosch. Even if the prices were the same. Metal chuck, 2 batteries and can easily take it back to Screwfix and get it swapped straight away for another one when I break it within the 2 years.

Sackboy1

It's a fair point you make, but personally I'd take the Erbauer every day … It's a fair point you make, but personally I'd take the Erbauer every day over the Bosch. Even if the prices were the same. Metal chuck, 2 batteries and can easily take it back to Screwfix and get it swapped straight away for another one when I break it within the 2 years.


Erbauer over Bosch only if your comparing to diy bosch

Sackboy1

It's a fair point you make, but personally I'd take the Erbauer every day … It's a fair point you make, but personally I'd take the Erbauer every day over the Bosch. Even if the prices were the same. Metal chuck, 2 batteries and can easily take it back to Screwfix and get it swapped straight away for another one when I break it within the 2 years.



yes the warranty makes it sweeter,
however my erbaur drill driver (not brushless) failed just outside of the warranty. the brake function stopped working first, followed by the motor, light to medium use over the years. So I had to buy a new drill. I would be less hesitent to purchase a makita, bosch,milwaukee tool etc at around this price. I own some titan (screwfix) and Aldi tools and they are great to, so hmmm

At this end of the market cordless tools are almost like printers. The biggest investment is in the consumables (batteries).

Whilst even premium tools can fail. I have a bit more confidence the batteries won't change/fail prematurely. So even out of warranty you can get a new body without too much pain. Also you can be confident of picking up other bodies over the years.

The worry I have with the budget brands is they will suddenly change battery design, or they will fail prematurely.
Edited by: "Mentos" 11th Apr
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