Hitachi DV 18DCL Cordless Impact Driver Drill with 2 li-ion batteries £79.98 @ B&Q (in store)
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Hitachi DV 18DCL Cordless Impact Driver Drill with 2 li-ion batteries £79.98 @ B&Q (in store)

£79.98
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Found 12th Mar 2010Made hot 13th Mar 2010
This went to over 300 degrees at £99.98 5 weeks ago

hotukdeals.com/ite…-dr

Gutted - I bought it then!! This is an amazing price, about 15 boxes left at Hereford but going fast!

I have checked and can't find this deal posted - sorry if it has!

UPDATE This price is after the weekend 20% deal - so when that finishes it'll go back up to £99.98 (if they have any left...)

33 Comments

Is this including the 20% discount for this week-end

Original Poster

I'm gonna go and see if I can get my £20 quid back by exchanging :thumbsup:

Let us know how you got on with exchange?

Hot deal
Glad I never bought it at £99.98

is this drill better than the makita one also posted?

Original Poster

AlphaPets;8086073

Let us know how you got on with exchange?



When I eventually found the bloody thing I realised I had broken the cable tie seal to check the drill over after I bought it, and I've thrown away the outer card box so I'm assuming this is now classed as 'used'.

Original Poster

gchild;8087098

is this drill better than the makita one also posted?



Haven't been able to try both drills but....
The batteries with this one are lithium ion (li-on) - no battery memory effects so thay last longer
The batteries with the Makita are Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) so are affected by battery memory etc

Lithium Ion batteries should last longer and not gradually lose their ability to charge up fully line Nicads do.

Hope that helps :thumbsup:

Original Poster

twinkle;8085976

Is this including the 20% discount for this week-end



Yes it is, will update the first post to clarify

blister;8087290

Haven't been able to try both drills but....The batteries with this one … Haven't been able to try both drills but....The batteries with this one are lithium ion (li-on) - no battery memory effects so thay last longerThe batteries with the Makita are Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) so are affected by battery memory etcLithium Ion batteries should last longer and not gradually lose their ability to charge up fully line Nicads do.Hope that helps :thumbsup:



Thanks, may have to pick one up

These drills are top quality - i use the Ni-cd version when at work and that is very impressive.

A bare one of these (without battery) will cost this at Screwfix.

I'm so tempted.

Excellent deal and good drill. Thankyou for posting this.

Cheers

Rich

I have this drill paid £99.00 a couple of weeks ago, its been brilliant so far. I have been screwing down 25 floor boards so give it a real test and has worked at treat.

blister;8087262

When I eventually found the bloody thing I realised I had broken the … When I eventually found the bloody thing I realised I had broken the cable tie seal to check the drill over after I bought it, and I've thrown away the outer card box so I'm assuming this is now classed as 'used'.



blister;8087290

Haven't been able to try both drills but....The batteries with this one … Haven't been able to try both drills but....The batteries with this one are lithium ion (li-on) - no battery memory effects so thay last longerThe batteries with the Makita are Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) so are affected by battery memory etcLithium Ion batteries should last longer and not gradually lose their ability to charge up fully line Nicads do.Hope that helps :thumbsup:



blister;8087313

Yes it is, will update the first post to clarify



you might find the "Multi Quote" button useful :whistling:

I'm gonna go and see if I can get my £20 quid back by exchanging


I bought one yesterday for 79.99 then took it back with my recipt from teh one i bought three weeks ago for £99.99.
and got the £20 back. all in all a great price three weeks ago scorching now in the sale. at least 10 left in aintree store friday evening.

the hitachi one sailed through my brick wall as good as my 650watt wired bosch hammer drill. I can recomend it oh and its great for screws with its low speed / high torc(brute force) ratio.

This is a good deal, but the drill is not all they would have you believe. It is OK, but certainly not worth the original 200 quid.

It performs reasonably well, and will be great for DIYers, but sub par for professionals. Compared to the 'real' hitachi drills, it looks like it came out of a kelloggs packet, and would shatter if dropped from distance.

The batteries are li-on, but not the best quality - 1.5ah - so do not last long between charges, which is really annoying as a pro.

This drill will not get you into hard brick unless you have a spare 15 minutes and don't mind your arm being shaken off. Trying to drill concrete blocks is a complete waste of time. It is perfect for minor duties, and will run a 20mm spade through timers easily, but struggles with anything larger than a 16mm auger.

Cracking deal for a DIY or complimentary drill.

Hope you guys are not forgetting quidco
3.5%for the basket value of every Reserve & Collect item i got 2 in the last deal awsome drills one for screwing one for drilling.

Heat added

Would I be able to use this for screwing in bolts with an attachment (for steel deck) or would I be better off going for an impact driver and drill driver set like this one

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Thanks for any advice, new to power tools.

Would I be able to use this for tightening bolts on steel deck? Or would i be better of with a separate impact driver?

Thanks for any advice.

What about this one. £40 with 20% off and 2 batteries:
diy.com/diy…lse
Can't get link to work. But it's an 18V black and decker with 2 batteries.

Cupboardman;8095999

Would I be able to use this for tightening bolts on steel deck? Or would … Would I be able to use this for tightening bolts on steel deck? Or would i be better of with a separate impact driver?Thanks for any advice.



You could use this to tighten bolts on decking if you had the correct bits for it, you can pick them up quite cheaply anywhere, ive not used one of these drills first hand so i am unsure as to the power it can give, i have a lithium makita, An impact driver is more powerfull but does give the tendancy to snap cheap bits and possibly damage bolts or overtighten if missused, hope this helps.

ScoobyZ;8096163

What about this one. £40 with 20% off and 2 batteries: … What about this one. £40 with 20% off and 2 batteries: http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10798550&fh_view_size=10&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues__wide_price_range=-1&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues__wide_price_range=-1&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues__wide_price_range=-1&fh_eds=%3f&fh_eds=%3f&fh_eds=%3f&fh_sort_order=1&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues_categories=-1&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues_categories=-1&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues_categories=-1&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues__enrichedChAv=-1&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues__enrichedChAv=-1&fh_maxdisplaynrvalues__enrichedChAv=-1&fh_sort_by=%40display_name&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2f_wide_price_range%3d0-50&fh_search=drill&fh_refview=search&ts=1268500863169&isSearch=false



ok for diy use now and again but not really made for day to day use on site etc, the hitachi is a much better drill for little more money, and with the lithium batteries they charge a lot quicker and dont hold a memory of charges so are less likely to get damaged by charging the battery when half full etc.

paid a ton for the DeWalt some months back so this for under i guess is good value. plus any discount vouchers and codes wow, :thumbsup:

DFD;8096166

You could use this to tighten bolts on decking if you had the correct … You could use this to tighten bolts on decking if you had the correct bits for it, you can pick them up quite cheaply anywhere, ive not used one of these drills first hand so i am unsure as to the power it can give, i have a lithium makita, An impact driver is more powerfull but does give the tendancy to snap cheap bits and possibly damage bolts or overtighten if missused, hope this helps.



Thanks for the advice. Looking at the torque this seems a good all rounder to get then and maybe add an impact driver later on if needed. Seems better than the 10.8V double pack i've been looking at.

Rep added:thumbsup:

Canadian website shows this but oddly not th eUK one.

hitachipowertools.ca/en/…318

Seems a pretty good drill. I just don't understand why my dad seems to prefer a 12v Ni-Cad Dewalt drill/driver which is like a toy in comparison.

The Li-ion batteries on the Hitachi are so light too.

G

hitachipowertools.ca/en/…d=7

Interesting reading on the batteries. It was certainly interesting to note that the Hitachi comes out the box with two fully charged battereies whereas my Dads new, probably to be retunred DeWalt Ni-Cads were damp Squibs.

G

DanCaek;8095822

This is a good deal, but the drill is not all they would have you … This is a good deal, but the drill is not all they would have you believe. It is OK, but certainly not worth the original 200 quid. It performs reasonably well, and will be great for DIYers, but sub par for professionals. Compared to the 'real' hitachi drills, it looks like it came out of a kelloggs packet, and would shatter if dropped from distance.The batteries are li-on, but not the best quality - 1.5ah - so do not last long between charges, which is really annoying as a pro.This drill will not get you into hard brick unless you have a spare 15 minutes and don't mind your arm being shaken off. Trying to drill concrete blocks is a complete waste of time. It is perfect for minor duties, and will run a 20mm spade through timers easily, but struggles with anything larger than a 16mm auger.Cracking deal for a DIY or complimentary drill.



These are perfectly good for heavy duty professional use, we have 3 of the 14.4v versions in our workshop and are used and abused day in day out, no problem.

redheap;8095750

I bought one yesterday for 79.99 then took it back with my recipt from … I bought one yesterday for 79.99 then took it back with my recipt from teh one i bought three weeks ago for £99.99. and got the £20 back. all in all a great price three weeks ago scorching now in the sale. at least 10 left in aintree store friday evening.the hitachi one sailed through my brick wall as good as my 650watt wired bosch hammer drill. I can recomend it oh and its great for screws with its low speed / high torc(brute force) ratio.



Hi I just did this today aswell, well happy... got me a one handed workmate for £64 too :thumbsup:

DanCaek;8095822

This is a good deal, but the drill is not all they would have you … This is a good deal, but the drill is not all they would have you believe. It is OK, but certainly not worth the original 200 quid. It performs reasonably well, and will be great for DIYers, but sub par for professionals. Compared to the 'real' hitachi drills, it looks like it came out of a kelloggs packet, and would shatter if dropped from distance.The batteries are li-on, but not the best quality - 1.5ah - so do not last long between charges, which is really annoying as a pro.



I disagree sorry,do you have one? Ive had good experiances with other Hitachi drills so dont see why this one would be any different. It has a very torquey motor for an 18v and the build quality seems good if a little more plasticy then my other one which lasted some 5 years heavy use at the beginning of its life and is still working for my mother another 5 years on. Yes there are better drills I suppose but its certainly not only uiseful for DIY.

As for the battery, personally I like the 1.5ah, its smaller (I got this as a small drill for fitting kitchens, bathrooms etc...) lighter, and no more of an issue since the 1.5ah takes only 20 mins to charge, easily lasts more than that and the 3.0ah one takes 45 mins to charge so is no better tbh, plus being lighter it means a little less arm ache ;-)

DanCaek;8095822

This drill will not get you into hard brick unless you have a spare 15 … This drill will not get you into hard brick unless you have a spare 15 minutes and don't mind your arm being shaken off. Trying to drill concrete blocks is a complete waste of time. It is perfect for minor duties, and will run a 20mm spade through timers easily, but struggles with anything larger than a 16mm auger.Cracking deal for a DIY or complimentary drill.



If you wanted a drill for masonary you'd get an SDS anyway, for occasional masonary / small holes its cool but yes its a normal hammer action and not massive so what do you expect?

matt_n_mich;8099191

I disagree sorry,do you have one? Ive had good experiances with other … I disagree sorry,do you have one? Ive had good experiances with other Hitachi drills so dont see why this one would be any different. It has a very torquey motor for an 18v and the build quality seems good if a little more plasticy then my other one which lasted some 5 years heavy use at the beginning of its life and is still working for my mother another 5 years on. Yes there are better drills I suppose but its certainly not only uiseful for DIY.As for the battery, personally I like the 1.5ah, its smaller (I got this as a small drill for fitting kitchens, bathrooms etc...) lighter, and no more of an issue since the 1.5ah takes only 20 mins to charge, easily lasts more than that and the 3.0ah one takes 45 mins to charge so is no better tbh, plus being lighter it means a little less arm ache ;-)If you wanted a drill for masonary you'd get an SDS anyway, for occasional masonary / small holes its cool but yes its a normal hammer action and not massive so what do you expect?



Maybe I was a little harsh. Agree with all that you said - It's for use as a small drill. Fitting bathrooms and kitchens wasn't what I had in mind. We use one of the proper 18v models to chain drill wall chases sometimes, whereas this model struggles to get a couple of rawl plugs in.

toaster;8098489

These are perfectly good for heavy duty professional use, we have 3 of … These are perfectly good for heavy duty professional use, we have 3 of the 14.4v versions in our workshop and are used and abused day in day out, no problem.



I was drilling 16mm auger holes through 12" timber, and I had to switch batteries every 3rd hole. An 18v Hitachi usually creams those.

What sort of 14.4 is it? Hitachi drills usually have a much more solid body, and this is the point I was making. I expect your 14.4 versions are not the same drill type.

I do like it, but it is not the typical high standard. My intentions are not to mock the drill, but make people aware of it's uses. A bargain at the price. It is, what it is.

:? 20% discount ends Saturday!!! I've been in B&Q today.:?

Original Poster

piotrluk24;8100911

:? 20% discount ends Saturday!!! I've been in B&Q today.:?



OK, expired :thumbsup:

Just so people know for the future. I reserved this on the Saturday at the 20% off price and had an e-mail stating it was reserved. When I went to B&Q on the Sunday they said it would cost me the full price even though I had reserved it at 20% discount. On checking the small print on the e-mail it states.

"Prices may change on a daily basis. The price you pay will be the price in store on the day you collect and pay for your items, which may be different to the price shown in this email."

piotrluk24;8100911

:? 20% discount ends Saturday!!! I've been in B&Q today.:?


same here:)missed it! may be next time if any;-)
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