Hitachi 18v li-ion cordless drill DV 18DCL2 + spare battery £68 at B&Q Castleford
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Hitachi 18v li-ion cordless drill DV 18DCL2 + spare battery £68 at B&Q Castleford

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Found 24th Nov 2012
Just been down to B&Q at Xscape, Castleford, to look at an AEG cordless drill and they had a Hitachi 18v li-ion drill with a spare battery for £68. These are £99.99 in Screwfix and a really nice drill to use. The spare battery supplied is probably more than the £68 for the whole kit.
Comes with a drill, 2 batteries, the charger & a case. I was really tempted to buy 2 at this price.
Sign up to the B&Q club (it's free and you can join as you walk in) to get this price. Not sure if this is nationwide this weekend or not.
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Wowsers that's a great price for this drill, I've used/abused mine on a regular basis for the last couple of years and it's still going strong
Good price - I'm tempted even though I hardly use the drills I have - damn this site lol.
Anyone know if the lithium batteries are interchangeable with my older Hitachi Ni-Cad drill?
sharkmark

Anyone know if the lithium batteries are interchangeable with my older … Anyone know if the lithium batteries are interchangeable with my older Hitachi Ni-Cad drill?



No - they won't be.
anyone know if this is national
Nice, especially being 18v
"There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle lock, so the chuck requires two hands for tightening. It is therefore very difficult to get it tight enough to firmly hold round shank drills."
Great price ! Hot......... Not the best of drills the AEG has proper hammer action.

Had this last year & took it back & swapped it for the AEG which was superb for the money.

Excellent price for but not for pros
YouDontWantToKnow

Great price ! Hot......... Not the best of drills the AEG has proper … Great price ! Hot......... Not the best of drills the AEG has proper hammer action. Had this last year & took it back & swapped it for the AEG which was superb for the money. Excellent price for but not for pros



Obviously it's not for pro's it's £68 ffs.
What has the price got to do with it? ?


Or do you think we should all buy Dewalt lol ?
Oh & by the way I now have a cheap Makita I spent about £95 on !
Hilti
MaximusRo

"There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle … "There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle lock, so the chuck requires two hands for tightening. It is therefore very difficult to get it tight enough to firmly hold round shank drills."



Excellent point, anyone who doesn't have the wrist strength of a three year old girl should probably look elsewhere (_;)
MaximusRo

"There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle … "There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle lock, so the chuck requires two hands for tightening. It is therefore very difficult to get it tight enough to firmly hold round shank drills."



You do not need two hands to tighten. Im assuming you are quoting a comment from elsewhere? You do not need a spindle lock, indeed i never realised drills have them. You just hold the chuck with one hand and pull the trigger to tighten or loosen.
20% off in-store this weekend. The Bosch PSB 18 Li-2 with two 1.5Ahr batteries this weekend, currently £99.98.
Also (excluding discount)
Ryobi one with 2 x 1.4Ahr batteries for same price
20V 'JCB' with 2 batteries for £84.98.
AEG with 1 battery £76.48
diy.com/nav…ess

Edited by: "nidgesy" 24th Nov 2012
£99 in B&Q in Yate (near Bristol)

Edited by: "cartoony" 24th Nov 2012
MaximusRo

"There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle … "There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle lock, so the chuck requires two hands for tightening. It is therefore very difficult to get it tight enough to firmly hold round shank drills."



I would second that.
I have one and would say this is a major flaw with this drill and would stop me buying one again.
Is this combi/hammer drill?

AEG is not what it used to be be...it's now cheaply made on China!
sharkmark

Anyone know if the lithium batteries are interchangeable with my older … Anyone know if the lithium batteries are interchangeable with my older Hitachi Ni-Cad drill?



lol
hawt!
joelp

You do not need two hands to tighten. Im assuming you are quoting a … You do not need two hands to tighten. Im assuming you are quoting a comment from elsewhere? You do not need a spindle lock, indeed i never realised drills have them. You just hold the chuck with one hand and pull the trigger to tighten or loosen.


Automatic spindle locks are brilliant, definitely a plus on a drill (and I'm certainly not a three year old girl...), Cheap ass chucks on drills can be horrible things, either coming loose all the time or unable to loosen it if it's too small to get a good grip on. Using the drill trigger works fine, but it's not especially good on your skin if you're using it all day long and frequently changing...

I've got five drills (1x corded, 1x SDS & 3x cordless), which I use regularly as I'm renovating my house, and my favourite is definitely the one with a spindle lock (it's the £40 Li-ion Aldi one, which is back on special again at the moment).
Edited by: "SanTokiMTB" 24th Nov 2012
v5535

hawt!



lol moron
sharkmark

Anyone know if the lithium batteries are interchangeable with my older … Anyone know if the lithium batteries are interchangeable with my older Hitachi Ni-Cad drill?



yes they are, im a sparky and have this drill, and also have an older nicad sds and my lithium batterys work fine with it.

on the chuck issues, i agree the chuck on this isnt great, but the drill is fine, it beats my old makita 3 ah nicad drill hands down.

voted hot
I bought one a couple of months back for this price. It's light and the batteries charge quickly - but apart from trying it on a couple of screws, to make sure it works, can't say how good it is.

There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle … There is however one distinct disadvantage: It has no automatic spindle lock, so the chuck requires two hands for tightening. It is therefore very difficult to get it tight enough to firmly hold round shank drills.



You wont have any probs with hex shank bits like these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13-PCE-HSS-METAL-DRILL-BIT-SET-1-4-HEX-SHANK-1-5-to-6-5M-TITANIUM-COATED-/170777054176?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item27c31b0be0

They work a treat.

This is a great drill at a great price! I've been abusing mine all this aftie so take some heat.
perkypig

You wont have any probs with hex shank bits like … You wont have any probs with hex shank bits like these:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13-PCE-HSS-METAL-DRILL-BIT-SET-1-4-HEX-SHANK-1-5-to-6-5M-TITANIUM-COATED-/170777054176?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item27c31b0be0They work a treat.This is a great drill at a great price! I've been abusing mine all this aftie so take some heat.



Don't buy those cheap rubbish hex drive drill bits, I've had some and as soon as you drill into something tough the drills spin in the hex drive section and the come out of it.
Edited by: "barneydog" 24th Nov 2012
What about this amazon black friday deal?

Your text here

Don't buy those cheap rubbish hex drive drill bits, I've had some and as … Don't buy those cheap rubbish hex drive drill bits, I've had some and as soon as you drill into something tough the drills spin in the hex drive section and the come out of it.



I've been using these for a couple of years...the same time as the drill and I've never had one spin.....tut tut!
Aldi one is not hammer/combi drill and only comes with one battery so not quite the comparison!
Awesome drill for the price, used it extensively build a wet room. Earlier remarks of not having a proper hammer action are nonsense!
SanTokiMTB

Automatic spindle locks are brilliant, definitely a plus on a drill (and … Automatic spindle locks are brilliant, definitely a plus on a drill (and I'm certainly not a three year old girl...), Cheap ass chucks on drills can be horrible things, either coming loose all the time or unable to loosen it if it's too small to get a good grip on. Using the drill trigger works fine, but it's not especially good on your skin if you're using it all day long and frequently changing...I've got five drills (1x corded, 1x SDS & 3x cordless), which I use regularly as I'm renovating my house, and my favourite is definitely the one with a spindle lock (it's the £40 Li-ion Aldi one, which is back on special again at the moment).



I see. Well, ive had bosch, makita, ryobi and dewalt drills, and never had a problem with them unspinning (except my dewalt xrp when the chuck wore out). I hold the chuck to tighten it, have done all day, everyday, for 10 years and never even thought about it hurting/wearing out ones palm.

But, each to their own!
Edited by: "joelp" 24th Nov 2012
mchu6am4

Aldi one is not hammer/combi drill and only comes with one battery so not … Aldi one is not hammer/combi drill and only comes with one battery so not quite the comparison!


I wasn't making a comparison between drills, try reading it again and get a grown up to help you with the context of the post if necessary.

HTH
I got this drill about 1 year ago for £100 and believe me it's awesome. The man in B&Q recommended this over all other drills (even ones that were £250) so this is a bargain!
I had a similar experience as Youdontwanttoknow. I bought an AEG lithium ion from b&q but either the battery failed or the charger after a short while so took it back and got this cheaper Hitachi and a little money back too.....
I was gutted when I got home! It had nothing on the AEG, after a few tests I found the Hitachi had less torque and the hammer drill was no where near as quick or as confident going through a block as the AEG.
I packed it up and took it back the next day, grabbed another AEG and haven't had a problem since.
Not saying the Hitachi is a bad drill, far from it! But the AEG lithium is a gem.
Heat added for the price, though I would highly recommend spending the extra 20 odd quid for the AEG.
mchu6am4

Aldi one is not hammer/combi drill and only comes with one battery so not … Aldi one is not hammer/combi drill and only comes with one battery so not quite the comparison!


Aldi one is also 14,4V. But it has the 3 years warranty and the 60 day returns.
Edited by: "MaximusRo" 24th Nov 2012
burgo1

Not saying the Hitachi is a bad drill, far from it! But the AEG lithium … Not saying the Hitachi is a bad drill, far from it! But the AEG lithium is a gem. Heat added for the price, though I would highly recommend spending the extra 20 odd quid for the AEG.


Which AEG is that? This one would be even cheaper then the Hitachi, http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/drilling-screwdriving/drilling/cordless/-specificproducttype-combination_drills/AEG-18v-Lithium-ion-Combi-Drill-with-1-5ah-Battery-12408580?skuId=12929286

With the same 20% off discount would be £61. And it does say things like "High power 18v motor for high torque applications (47nm)Metal gears for increased durability" and has 2 years warranty. Only one battery, but cheaper, more torque (47 compared to 38 on Hitachi), and 2 years warranty.

Edited by: "MaximusRo" 24th Nov 2012
MaximusRo
That's the one, its an absolute steel if it can be had for £61 even with just the one battery.

Someone posted a deal for a Ryobi drill earlier that sounded pretty good with two batteries I think. They are made by the same company as AEG and Milwaukee, Ryobi being they're entry level, Milwaukee at the top and AEG somewhere between them. Pretty sure I read that the Ryobi One combi drills got a Which best buy too.
how did this deal work out at this price. its £99 in my local, which works out at £80 with discount.

anybody found this at this price. i would buy a second one at this price, but this seems to be no deal
burgo1

MaximusRoThat's the one, its an absolute steel if it can be had for £61 … MaximusRoThat's the one, its an absolute steel if it can be had for £61 even with just the one battery..


Seems like that would be the price with the 20% off. It certainly looks impressive spec-wise and the price is quite good.
£99 in my store, checked at till too
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