guild 18v li-ion hammer drill from argos £26.39
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guild 18v li-ion hammer drill from argos £26.39

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Found 12th May 2016
Thought i would post my first deal which hasn't been easy. Still not sure how to add an image.
Has been this price before but now back on.

Product description / spec

The Guild Hammer Drill is lightweight and compact. Featuring a rechargeable 1.3Ah lithium battery pack and 16 torque settings this hammer drill can tackle masonry, wood and metal materials with ease. The soft grip handle enhances comfort throughout repetitive tasks. The temperature overload indicator and fan-cooled motor prevent the drill from overheating. Features a powerful 18 volt motor, single speed, forward and reverse switch, a 10mm keyless chuck for easy bit change and a belt clip.

All Guild power tools are built to last and come with a free 2 year guarantee. So whether you are using a drill to put up a shelf or using a mitre saw to cut decking, you know with guild power tools the products are built to last. Guild - For a job well done.

18V battery power.
Single speed.
Max speed: 550-.
Forward/reverse function.
3 to 5 hours charging.
Charger included.
10mm keyless chuck.
1 gear.
16 torque settings.
Maximum torque 18Nm.
Drilling capacity for wood 20mm, steel 10mm and masonry 10mm.
Temperature overload function which shuts down unit automatically if it overheats.
LED power indicator.
Soft grip handle.
1.3Ah .
Includes 1 battery.

Genral information:

Double ended screw bit included.
Drill weight with battery 1.55kg.
EAN: 4618618.

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Yes it's cheap for a li-ion battery drill, but I think I'd pay a bit more for a better one. 18nm max torque is seriously low, might be fine for drilling soft wood, but this is really going to struggle as a screwdriver.
hahaha for the seriously cheapskate d.I.y.er
Tbh years ago I paid £22.50 for a cheap BnQ battery drill NiMh type. Used it fairly often done some decking a few times general putting fixings and drilling through the odd wall. It's still going strong now, I'm sure this will be up to the task no need to pay the earth for jobs round the house.
good find op, heat added
tectonic80

Yes it's cheap for a li-ion battery drill, but I think I'd pay a bit more … Yes it's cheap for a li-ion battery drill, but I think I'd pay a bit more for a better one. 18nm max torque is seriously low, might be fine for drilling soft wood, but this is really going to struggle as a screwdriver.



​to put this in some context the Bosch professional £99 Screwfix is 63nm max torque. You do get what you pay for but it's a million times better than buying a Nimh battery drill and having to replace it in 12 months time. Great deal for what it is but don't expect to get through a lintel.
paneds

hahaha for the seriously cheapskate d.I.y.er


Erm, no. The company I work for only supply a Bosch 24v drill, it's rather a beast, great for when drilling concrete or through a stone wall with a 1M drill bit. But it's very cumbersome when putting 3mm screws into metal/upvc etc.
So a drill like this fits the bill perfectly, as long as you don't expect it to perform like an SDS drill and realise it will only hammer drill into breeze block then it's a good tool to have.
Heated OP and tempted to buy
paneds

hahaha for the seriously cheapskate d.I.y.er


Erm, no. The company I work for only supply a Bosch 24v drill, it's rather a beast, great for when drilling concrete or through a stone wall with a 1M drill bit. But it's very cumbersome when putting 3mm screws into metal/upvc etc.
So a drill like this fits the bill perfectly, as long as you don't expect it to perform like an SDS drill and realise it will only hammer drill into breeze block then it's a good tool to have.
Heated OP and tempted to buy
Its cheap thats about all I can say for this drill.
which guild does it belong to? that will tell us how mighty it is
won't last five minutes. I'm a professional joiner and I bought my old fella a 12volt Makita over 10 years with 3 batteries. not had a hard life just average Diy use but it's still going strong and I expect it will outlast him! seriously spend a tad more and get yourself a drill that will last you decades.
FoxTwist

won't last five minutes. I'm a professional joiner and I bought my old … won't last five minutes. I'm a professional joiner and I bought my old fella a 12volt Makita over 10 years with 3 batteries. not had a hard life just average Diy use but it's still going strong and I expect it will outlast him! seriously spend a tad more and get yourself a drill that will last you decades.


You may be right, you may be wrong but you have absolutely no evidence on which to base that statement and it comes with a warranty for longer than 'five minutes' (2 years in fact). Arguably a Makita is way over the top for your 'old fella' and I bet it was more than £26.39!


Edited by: "Besford" 12th May 2016
I have got one of these and I use it on a daily basis and it's pretty good i would put it up against a dewalt and Bosch but I have only had it about 7 months so I'll see if it lasts.
Can anyone that owns this confirm that it's variable speed from trigger pressure? Thanks
OK till you need spares, then forget it.
Ignore the scoffing of the 'tool snobs',This will likely do a turn if that's all the money you have.
Hot.

Edited by: "scottswaha" 13th May 2016
ayaz51

which guild does it belong to? that will tell us how mighty it is



That Tommy Walsh guy from pound land?
Wow - it's the same colour as a Ryobi, so it must be good! Though I may wait until they change the colour to Makita and it will be better.
18 volt black and decker, drill driver at homebase is a similar deal for £30
Being "new to power-tools", am I correct in using the analogy of cycling?

ie - most people commenting here would take a £5000 bike out at the weekend, if it was dry, and cycle in full-kit to the local coffee shop with their full-kit mates, all bulging out of lycra in the wrong place? "Dear lord! He only runs 10-speed 105,,,,snigger"

And someone who actually just wants a bike to run down the shop, gets a cheap and cheerful that does them just fine? For years?

Beware: Argos list a battery under 'essential extras' but if you trawl through the fine print and Q&A you eventually discover it's NOT compatible! I suspect if you want a spare battery you'll have to buy another drill - still cheap for Li-ion though.
robertoegg

Being "new to power-tools", am I correct in using the analogy of … Being "new to power-tools", am I correct in using the analogy of cycling?ie - most people commenting here would take a £5000 bike out at the weekend, if it was dry, and cycle in full-kit to the local coffee shop with their full-kit mates, all bulging out of lycra in the wrong place? "Dear lord! He only runs 10-speed 105,,,,snigger"And someone who actually just wants a bike to run down the shop, gets a cheap and cheerful that does them just fine? For years?:{


True up to a point - but the human powers the bicycle regardless of cost whereas the battery+motor power this one and they are more powerful on more expensive drills. Likely to be fine for most DIY purposes but unlikely to manage any heavy work.
Edited by: "Besford" 13th May 2016
If you need something a little better you might like to check this one. Larger chuck, variable speed, more power, faster charging, etc. - yes it's double the price but comes with 2x larger capacity batteries (which are also available as spares):
argos.co.uk/sta…htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156|cid:189934405|agid:18091936165|tid:aud-158518126633:pla-177467329765|crid:77627771125|nw:g|rnd:17908544743507458336|dvc:c|adp:1o3&gclid=Cj0KEQjw9tW5BRDk29KDnqWu4fMBEiQAKj7sp3p3aAxrP4x3i8kSm4lN_FdM5x6ggmmVdVKPjC3Fj-waAq0v8P8HAQ

This was £34.99 at Homebase (incredible value) but unfortunately seem to be all gone now.

Edited by: "Besford" 13th May 2016
my point being spend a bit more and the drill will last. you will spend more time and fuel going back to Argos getting a replacement drill after putting a couple of screws in. and the makita drill I got cost £99. so far better value for money id say. then again I bet you think all the Aldi power tools are great too.
montana78

That Tommy Walsh guy from pound land?


I see. Thats quite a powerful guild.
FoxTwist

my point being spend a bit more and the drill will last. you will spend … my point being spend a bit more and the drill will last. you will spend more time and fuel going back to Argos getting a replacement drill after putting a couple of screws in. and the makita drill I got cost £99. so far better value for money id say. then again I bet you think all the Aldi power tools are great too.


Sorry but you're still expressing nothing more than a personal assumption based on zero evidence.
Besford

Sorry but you're still expressing nothing more than a personal assumption … Sorry but you're still expressing nothing more than a personal assumption based on zero evidence.



Whilst wearing lycra

Plus you could buy a hell of a lot of these for the cost of a Makita with 2 batteries!!

Besford

You may be right, you may be wrong but you have absolutely no evidence on … You may be right, you may be wrong but you have absolutely no evidence on which to base that statement and it comes with a warranty for longer than 'five minutes' (2 years in fact). Arguably a Makita is way over the top for your 'old fella' and I bet it was more than £26.39!


basicly

Can anyone that owns this confirm that it's variable speed from trigger … Can anyone that owns this confirm that it's variable speed from trigger pressure? Thanks



It does not have a variable speed trigger. It either goes full speed or nothing. Returned it for the same reason.
Did anyone had issue unscrewing the chuck in this drill? I tried 3 different drills, all had tight chuck. So, had to return them. The manual was quite basic, so not sure if there is a special way of unscrewing the chuck.
sudhu

Did anyone had issue unscrewing the chuck in this drill? I tried 3 … Did anyone had issue unscrewing the chuck in this drill? I tried 3 different drills, all had tight chuck. So, had to return them. The manual was quite basic, so not sure if there is a special way of unscrewing the chuck.



​what did you expect for £26?! it must be Chinese! come on Besford bite! X) X)
sudhu

Did anyone had issue unscrewing the chuck in this drill? I tried 3 … Did anyone had issue unscrewing the chuck in this drill? I tried 3 different drills, all had tight chuck. So, had to return them. The manual was quite basic, so not sure if there is a special way of unscrewing the chuck.



​theres your evidence Bessie!!

Some similar chucks have to have the small ring pulled back and held before rotating the big ring, if that helps (not always obvious). I had a chuck like that before on a different make of drill and it wasn't mentioned in the instructions anywhere.

Let us know if this is the case here.


sudhu

Did anyone had issue unscrewing the chuck in this drill? I tried 3 … Did anyone had issue unscrewing the chuck in this drill? I tried 3 different drills, all had tight chuck. So, had to return them. The manual was quite basic, so not sure if there is a special way of unscrewing the chuck.


andy_spoo

Some similar chucks have to have the small ring pulled back and held … Some similar chucks have to have the small ring pulled back and held before rotating the big ring, if that helps (not always obvious). I had a chuck like that before on a different make of drill and it wasn't mentioned in the instructions anywhere.Let us know if this is the case here.



Tried that too. Manual says simply to turn. Two of the sets i purchased was previously opened, so might be that others had the same issue and returned it.
I bought this drill after my cheap Argos Challenge Xtreme died after 12 years of use. It was the battery that killed it and the lack of replacements. Replacing the cells cost more than £26. The motor and charger works fine. Sad these things need to go to land fill. This lithium drill is smaller, quieter, and lighter. And it fits in the Challenge case. The speed is slower and has one speed only but it drills through wood with my old drill bits. Very happy to have bought this.
Bought, and then returned. It was well made, compact, and does remains great value for money. However the single speed (550rpm) with no even minor variability on trigger pressure was the deal breaker for me (skating drill bits, risk of stripped screw heads).
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