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Hammer drill 500w £13.59 @Argos C&C
Hammer drill 500w £13.59 @Argos C&C

Hammer drill 500w £13.59 @Argos C&C

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Was £16.99

Bargain for around the house DIY.

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The 500 watt motor provides plenty of power, making it ideal for homeowners and DIY enthusiasts. Great value, this well-built power tool is capable of effortlessly drilling into a variety of materials and is packed with useful features that make everyday home maintenance tasks a lot easier.
500 watts.
Reverse function.
13mm keyed chuck.
1 gear.
Max torque 25Nm.
Drilling capacity for wood 25mm, steel 10mm and masonry 13mm.
Depth stop handle.
Auxiliary handle.
Cord length of 2m.
Size H20, W7.5, D27.5cm.
Drill weight 1.9kg.
(excludes professional use).

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Had one for about 5 years - used a few times - does the jobs I need and for me was a bargain @ £16.99

And unless you are a tradesman then there's no need for these high end / designer labelled / expensive tools

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Thats me drilling all weekend

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Cheers PF. Heat added
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Cheers PF. Heat added

As an amateur DIY'er I wish I had bought a new 500watt drill when my old one broke. Instead I got a 1000watt drill, and I am not happy to use it - way too powerful for DIY plebs like me! So have some heat, as I go get one of these!

When does this end n what drill bits will I need to buy please?

Thats me drilling all weekend

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Had one for about 5 years - used a few times - does the jobs I need and for me was a bargain @ £16.99

And unless you are a tradesman then there's no need for these high end / designer labelled / expensive tools

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ruheluddin86

When does this end n what drill bits will I need to buy please?



Not sure when it ends as for drill bits any really ( apart from the ones you can pick up in the pound shops ) something like these should last well..

argos.co.uk/pro…582?

Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 6th May

Looks good for the price. I've had a similar one for years now, under a different brand name but looks exactly the same, and fine for most minor jobs. No need for Makita when you're drilling a few dozen holes a year!

The Stanley 12" tool bag, 20% off in special offers, is also a good buy at £8.00 - argos.co.uk/pro…215 . It's a perfect size for keeping a few of the main tools handy rather than having to lug a full tool box around. Fits nicely in a kitchen cupboard or similar.
Edited by: "RiTSo" 6th May

RiTSo

Looks good for the price. I've had a similar one for years now, under a … Looks good for the price. I've had a similar one for years now, under a different brand name but looks exactly the same, and fine for most minor jobs. No need for Makita when you're drilling a few dozen holes a year!



​me me drilling every night but always the same hole

Cheers. Gonna put this away for Fathers day off my son. X

pennyfarthing88

Not sure when it ends as for drill bits any really ( apart from the ones … Not sure when it ends as for drill bits any really ( apart from the ones you can pick up in the pound shops ) something like these should last well.. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/3329582?



Don't you need SDS drill bits?

a drills a drill. its all about having a decent chuck makes all the difference

ruheluddin86

Don't you need SDS drill bits?


Depends what you are drilling into

Main drill bits for DIYer to have are 6mm and 10mm Masonry and then the odd metal and wood drill bits (but usually a metal drill bit will be usable as a wood bit)

But if you are going to drill a hole for say an external power point then you'd need a long masonry bit

Same as if you are needing a 2" circular hole then you'd need the set of circular bits but you only need to buy what you need at the time unless you come across one of those sets at a very very cheap price

And no I think SDS drill bits are for a different / specialised chuck - this drill uses normal bits

The ‘Slotted Drive System’ means that SDS+ drill bits have slots at the en … The ‘Slotted Drive System’ means that SDS+ drill bits have slots at the end of the shank which fit into the chuck of an SDS+ drill.


Edited by: "philphil61" 6th May

philphil61

Depends what you are drilling intoMain drill bits for DIYer to have are … Depends what you are drilling intoMain drill bits for DIYer to have are 6mm and 10mm Masonry and then the odd metal and wood drill bits (but usually a metal drill bit will be usable as a wood bit)But if you are going to drill a hole for say an external power point then you'd need a long masonry bitSame as if you are needing a 2" circular hole then you'd need the set of circular bits but you only need to buy what you need at the time unless you come across one of those sets at a very very cheap priceAnd no I think SDS drill bits are for a different / specialised chuck - this drill uses normal bits



ruheluddin86

Don't you need SDS drill bits?


This chuck won't take sds drill bits.

ruheluddin86

Don't you need SDS drill bits?


Not for this drill.

My personal opinion is that the torque on this drill is pretty pitiful for a corded drill (my cordless has 3x the torque of this). However it *is* cheap, so maybe fine for the very occasional job (as long as you're not drilling into hard brick/concrete...)

RiTSo

The Stanley 12" tool bag, 20% off in special offers, is also a good buy … The Stanley 12" tool bag, 20% off in special offers, is also a good buy at £8.00 - http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6174215 . It's a perfect size for keeping a few of the main tools handy rather than having to lug a full tool box around. Fits nicely in a kitchen cupboard or similar.


Sorry, no. That's a £5 bag with a +£3 label on it. No doubt priced by Argos so they can reduce it at some point. Screwfix have had some pretty good unbranded bags for around a fiver.

Edited by: "Besford" 6th May

FatalSaviour

Not for this drill.My personal opinion is that the torque on this drill … Not for this drill.My personal opinion is that the torque on this drill is pretty pitiful for a corded drill (my cordless has 3x the torque of this). However it *is* cheap, so maybe fine for the very occasional job (as long as you're not drilling into hard brick/concrete...)



Mine has been used in concrete - and it's still working but then again I'm no meat head - I understood that it doesn't have the power that other more expensive models have and that I needed to take my time

But I also know it's a hammer drill and guaranteed so if it fails to perform I would of got my money back in the first year.

As I said in my original comment - for the occasional DIY job it's worth the money but if you are a tradesman then you need to pay for something more suitable.

I've even got a cheap battery powered drill from ALDI that's been used to drill 6mm masonry holes in breeze block and plaster but again you need to understand what you are drilling and use the correct tools.

Edited by: "philphil61" 6th May

drilled into brick ok with one of these , hammer actions a bit crap but adequate for the odd job

monty9120

a drills a drill. its all about having a decent chuck makes all the … a drills a drill. its all about having a decent chuck makes all the difference


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/HildaOgden.jpg/200px-HildaOgden.jpg

Cold. not an iphone

Ordered thanks.

It's a very good drill for they money but has turned up on hotukdeals many times, even as low as £2.47 at Tesco at one point. just use the search box and search '500w drill' to see it under many different brands. My mother has one and I think it was on a 3 tools for the price of 2 at argos and was £9.99 so effectively £6.66 each. I guess with chinese goods increasing in price and sterling dropping in value the current price is probably fair.

bonzobanana

It's a very good drill for they money but has turned up on hotukdeals … It's a very good drill for they money but has turned up on hotukdeals many times, even as low as £2.47 at Tesco at one point. just use the search box and search '500w drill' to see it under many different brands.



Yeah, bought the one from eBuyer posted 8 years ago in this thread:
hotukdeals.com/dea…708

Does this use android or iOS to operate?

FatalSaviour

Not for this drill.My personal opinion is that the torque on this drill … Not for this drill.My personal opinion is that the torque on this drill is pretty pitiful for a corded drill (my cordless has 3x the torque of this). However it *is* cheap, so maybe fine for the very occasional job (as long as you're not drilling into hard brick/concrete...)



But that torque figure will probably be running at much lower rpm and is largely irrelevant when drilling smaller holes. Your 18v cordless drill outputting 500w would last about 10 mins with a fully charged 5ah battery...

In my experience, this kind of drill is suitable for the very occasional user only.

Poor chuck grip and low power tend to make them too much of a pain for major DIY projects.

Just seen this deal, heat added Penny

fubar888

But that torque figure will probably be running at much lower rpm and is … But that torque figure will probably be running at much lower rpm and is largely irrelevant when drilling smaller holes. Your 18v cordless drill outputting 500w would last about 10 mins with a fully charged 5ah battery...



Clearly you haven't a clue when it comes to cordless tools and batteries. a 5ah cordless would perform a lot better than this tosh. I've drilled 20mm holes in concrete on a 5ah cordless. For a diyer I would recommend spending a bit more money on a better quality drill like a makita or a bosch which will last a lifetime. there's a red makita drill 710w at screwfix for 50 pounds which would do for any drilling at home.

About as useful as a hammer drill as a chocolate fireguard is to assist.

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cbrown1979

Clearly you haven't a clue when it comes to cordless tools and batteries. … Clearly you haven't a clue when it comes to cordless tools and batteries. a 5ah cordless would perform a lot better than this tosh. I've drilled 20mm holes in concrete on a 5ah cordless. For a diyer I would recommend spending a bit more money on a better quality drill like a makita or a bosch which will last a lifetime. there's a red makita drill 710w at screwfix for 50 pounds which would do for any drilling at home.



What's the torque on that makita as a matter of interest ?

For £16 (£2.50 extra for 3 year warranty) you can't go wrong! Buy this 3 x n it still doesn't cost £50!!! The Bosch or Makita will only come with a 2 year warranty n for DIYers that will only drill a dozen holes a year I don't see why this won't last for many years!

pennyfarthing88

What's the torque on that makita as a matter of interest ?


Usually the cheapest Makita cordless drills are abput 42Nm torque but mid range might be 60 and their higher spec like the 458 drill is about 92 which breaks wrists as well as chews through concrete.... and none of those are SDS that I'm talking about.

Is this sds drill ! Lol

Heat for price

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spannerzone

Usually the cheapest Makita cordless drills are abput 42Nm torque but mid … Usually the cheapest Makita cordless drills are abput 42Nm torque but mid range might be 60 and their higher spec like the 458 drill is about 92 which breaks wrists as well as chews through concrete.... and none of those are SDS that I'm talking about.



Interesting.

This one I've posted has 25Nm of torque which I reckon is plenty for as I said ' around the house DIY '

The makita ones and Bosch etc don't appear to mention torque and those that do are not far more ( if any ) then this and they are five times the price ?!

Can you find me a 500w corded drill which has better torque then the one I've posted. Just to compare like

cbrown1979

Clearly you haven't a clue when it comes to cordless tools and batteries. … Clearly you haven't a clue when it comes to cordless tools and batteries. a 5ah cordless would perform a lot better than this tosh. I've drilled 20mm holes in concrete on a 5ah cordless. For a diyer I would recommend spending a bit more money on a better quality drill like a makita or a bosch which will last a lifetime. there's a red makita drill 710w at screwfix for 50 pounds which would do for any drilling at home.



You missed my point entirely and clearly don't understand the irrelevance of torque in this instance. Ever tried using your "5ah cordless" at maximum torque to drill a hole in concrete (that would be in gear 1 to get your 3x torque figure)? No, thought not!! You'd be there for ages as the rotational speed is too low. Of course you can get cordless tools that will far outperform this for drilling holes in concrete but they're in a completely different price bracket.

Just to be clear the Ah of a battery does not dictate the power of a cordless tool, just its runtime. The effectiveness of a tool is likely to be related to its power which is a function of voltage and current drawn (irrespective of battery capacity)
Edited by: "fubar888" 6th May

fubar888

You missed my point entirely and clearly don't understand the irrelevance … You missed my point entirely and clearly don't understand the irrelevance of torque in this instance. Ever tried using your "5ah cordless" at maximum torque to drill a hole in concrete (that would be in gear 1 to get your 3x torque figure)? No, thought not!! You'd be there for ages as the rotational speed is too low. Of course you can get cordless tools that will far outperform this for drilling holes in concrete but they're in a completely different price bracket.Just to be clear the Ah of a battery does not dictate the power of a cordless tool, just its runtime. The effectiveness of a tool is likely to be related to its power which is a function of voltage and current drawn (irrespective of battery capacity)


I do get where you are coming from with regards to torque vs rotational speed fubar888 (and I think it's a fair point). However, my counter to that would be that for a large proportion of jobs, a higher rotational speed is not desirable as you are more likely to overheat and dull your drill bits.
I fear that the thread is in danger of going severely off topic - I think the summary (from my point of view) is that I wouldn't expect too too much from this drill - it's cheap but suitable for very occasional DIY.

Just picked up, will be ideal in the workshop complementing my 10.8v makitas when i need the advantage of mains power using forstner bits. Thanks OP!

Comments are becoming ever so technical! Lol in laymans term, this drill will do all your day to day DIY jobs?!? SIMPLE!

I love cheap tools, you get the privelidge of buying a proper one when this one fails to chooch
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