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KATSU Cordless 16.8V Impact Hammer Drill with 2 Lithium Batteries - £34.99 @ Dispatched from and sold by AIM Tools Ltd on Amazon

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Posted 8th Jun

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I was looking at getting one of the usual suspects that are posted here (the Ryobi comes up a lot) but I realised it's probably going to sit in its case for most of the year. This is obviously a budget drill but looks OK for the odd bit of home/DIY use and seems good value for the price:

I've copied the blurb below but note there are 2 listings, one is "12V" and the other is "16.8V" but it's a bit confusing with the same details listed across both so although it says 12V, the price is for 16.8V. Also the price seems to go up to £43.99 when stock is low and then comes back to £34.99 if you keep an eye on it. It did the same thing from yesterday to this morning when I ordered at £34.99.

  • 12V Cordless Impact Hammer Drill With 2 Batteries
  • Comes in a plastic carrying case with a fast charger
  • 2 Mechanical speeds and variable electronic speed switch, reversible.
  • Built-in Led light starts when the drill trigger is preesed
  • Battery: Lithium 16.8V DC, 1.5A (They call it 18V)
  • Charging time: 2.5h
  • Max. torque: 30N.m
  • Chuck range: 1-10mm
  • No load Speed (rpm): 0-350/0-1300
  • Torque setting: 18
  • Drilling Capacity:
  • Steel: 8mm
  • Wood: 22mm
  • Brick: 13mm4.
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This Looks good, ofc Ryobi has more torque and etc but for general works this seems good. Thoughts and thanks in advance 🏽
Malik_3408/06/2020 12:50

This Looks good, ofc Ryobi has more torque and etc but for general works …This Looks good, ofc Ryobi has more torque and etc but for general works this seems good. Thoughts and thanks in advance 🏽


I'd rather go for the Ryobi as you'll have more options when it comes to adding other tools to your kit as you can just buy them bare. This is going to be very limited compared to going with Bosch, Ryobi, Makita, or even Workx or Einhell.
Haircut_10008/06/2020 12:56

I'd rather go for the Ryobi as you'll have more options when it comes to …I'd rather go for the Ryobi as you'll have more options when it comes to adding other tools to your kit as you can just buy them bare. This is going to be very limited compared to going with Bosch, Ryobi, Makita, or even Workx or Einhell.


Thanks, apart from adding other kit, are they anymore superior in comparison to price tag? Considering I may hardly use it twice a year. Cheers
Malik_3408/06/2020 13:04

Thanks, apart from adding other kit, are they anymore superior in …Thanks, apart from adding other kit, are they anymore superior in comparison to price tag? Considering I may hardly use it twice a year. Cheers


Yes, the Ryobi has more torque, 50nm as opposed to 30nm here. But those other brands are established where as this is a bit of an unknown, I've never heard of the brand before as it's probably just some other cheap brand with a different sticker on it. If I buy Ryobi then I know that it my battery fails then I can go and buy another battery to replace it, but with this not so. Also there are only a few reviews for it and a couple of them say that it's not great and not suited for more heavy jobs. Personally I'd always prefer to go with a more known brand.

If you really want to go for something cheap then maybe consider this set at £45 from Toolstation which looks a little more substantial perhaps.

toolstation.com/bau…867
Malik_3408/06/2020 13:04

Thanks, apart from adding other kit, are they anymore superior in …Thanks, apart from adding other kit, are they anymore superior in comparison to price tag? Considering I may hardly use it twice a year. Cheers


lidl will be stocking their parkside drill from sunday the 14th - £20 for the drill & £20 for the charger & battery IIRC

lidl.co.uk/en/…524

the toolstation one listed above is marginally better value for what you get as it comes with 2 batteries (albeit smaller capacity)

I suspect the parkside one is better quality though but thats only from looking at the pictures & reading the listings
Edited by: "bayhabourbutcher" 8th Jun
Haircut_10008/06/2020 13:17

Yes, the Ryobi has more torque, 50nm as opposed to 30nm here. But those …Yes, the Ryobi has more torque, 50nm as opposed to 30nm here. But those other brands are established where as this is a bit of an unknown, I've never heard of the brand before as it's probably just some other cheap brand with a different sticker on it. If I buy Ryobi then I know that it my battery fails then I can go and buy another battery to replace it, but with this not so. Also there are only a few reviews for it and a couple of them say that it's not great and not suited for more heavy jobs. Personally I'd always prefer to go with a more known brand. If you really want to go for something cheap then maybe consider this set at £45 from Toolstation which looks a little more substantial perhaps. https://www.toolstation.com/bauker-18v-li-ion-cordless-drill-driver/p91867


Won't a new battery for a Ryobi be more than then OP whole set?
I'm leaning towards the Bauker as it has many more, mostly good, reviews.
Yes please, hold the Curry Sauce.



What?
"They call it 18v"? Who? Liars and scammers?

I call it 14.4v.
Malik_3408/06/2020 13:04

Thanks, apart from adding other kit, are they anymore superior in …Thanks, apart from adding other kit, are they anymore superior in comparison to price tag? Considering I may hardly use it twice a year. Cheers


If you hardly use it, dont waste your money. Yes, Ryobi is superior, but what's the point if you don't need it. I had a Black and Decker, quite basic, for general use around the house. Lasted me 5 years, now shows signs of replacing but only because I've used it for a big job with our decking, after our garder let us down. The price is good for this one, even is not 18v. If you really want something better without spending much more, you can get a Black and Decker hammer drill 18v with a battery and case for £50, or if you don't need hammer drill, you can get a Hilka from Robert Dyas with 2 batteries and a case for about £35. Just bare in mind, this is only 12v, so quite weak, Black and Decker at these specs was £20 a while ago. My suggestion is, even if you don't use it much, to get a 18v but not to go crazy with all the specs you will never use.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 8th Jun
Voted hot, but note, this is 12v. Quite basic but handy as it is small, so easier to handle. I personally believe a 'normal ' 18v will be better.
Haircut_10008/06/2020 13:17

Yes, the Ryobi has more torque, 50nm as opposed to 30nm here. But those …Yes, the Ryobi has more torque, 50nm as opposed to 30nm here. But those other brands are established where as this is a bit of an unknown, I've never heard of the brand before as it's probably just some other cheap brand with a different sticker on it. If I buy Ryobi then I know that it my battery fails then I can go and buy another battery to replace it, but with this not so. Also there are only a few reviews for it and a couple of them say that it's not great and not suited for more heavy jobs. Personally I'd always prefer to go with a more known brand. If you really want to go for something cheap then maybe consider this set at £45 from Toolstation which looks a little more substantial perhaps. https://www.toolstation.com/bauker-18v-li-ion-cordless-drill-driver/p91867


Not to knock anything you said, except that if the Internet is too be believed; katsu is close to a rebagded makita. I found something on a forum that said they used to manufacture parts for makita and have started selling products themselves. Pinch of salt if course, but I brought a katsu mini circular saw from amazon a while back and its been great. But as you said, spares and accessories will be hard to find.

amazon.co.uk/101…c=1
Cheaper on eBay by a fiver ebay.co.uk/itm…881 I have one and it's as good as my Bosch one I got as a deal on here for £66 I think. Spare battery too. Go for it.
enjoy_mush08/06/2020 16:13

Not to knock anything you said, except that if the Internet is too be …Not to knock anything you said, except that if the Internet is too be believed; katsu is close to a rebagded makita. I found something on a forum that said they used to manufacture parts for makita and have started selling products themselves. Pinch of salt if course, but I brought a katsu mini circular saw from amazon a while back and its been great. But as you said, spares and accessories will be hard to find. https://www.amazon.co.uk/101788-KATSU-Compact-Circular-Plunge/dp/B07F2ZTQFP/ref=asc_df_B07F2ZTQFP/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=275572147651&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9195989855906293137&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006565&hvtargid=pla-531967889993&psc=1


I've just found this very interesting thread.

community.screwfix.com/thr…33/
sheffield78808/06/2020 15:37

Voted hot, but note, this is 12v. Quite basic but handy as it is small, so …Voted hot, but note, this is 12v. Quite basic but handy as it is small, so easier to handle. I personally believe a 'normal ' 18v will be better.


It's not 12v. It's a 4 cell (14.4v-16v). So it sits between normal 3 cell (10.8-12v) and 5 cell (18v-20v) tools.
TheEgo08/06/2020 16:25

Cheaper on eBay by a fiver https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293132812881 I have …Cheaper on eBay by a fiver https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293132812881 I have one and it's as good as my Bosch one I got as a deal on here for £66 I think. Spare battery too. Go for it.


That's the 12V which is also on Amazon for £29.99
amazon.co.uk/KAT…7RR

The descriptions are a bit confusing because they seem to have the same info across the 2 variants but I've gone for "16.8V" on the basis that's going to be a bit better then the 12V. It's worth a punt for me as a standby on the odd occasion I'll actually need it. I'm not expecting it to be up there with the brand names.

Just seen it's showing as £43.99 now but it may drop down again if you keep an eye on it. It did the same yesterday when I was about to buy it and then today I got it at £34.99 when I posted it here.
Edited by: "Pepperooni" 8th Jun
Pepperooni08/06/2020 16:46

That's the 12V which is also on Amazon for £29.99 …That's the 12V which is also on Amazon for £29.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/KATSU-Cordless-Impact-Lithium-Batteries/dp/B07L18Y7RRThe descriptions are a bit confusing because they seem to have the same info across the 2 variants but I've gone for "16.8V" on the basis that's going to be a bit better then the 12V. It's worth a punt for me as a standby on the odd occasion I'll actually need it. I'm not expecting it to be up there with the brand names.Just seen it's showing as £43.99 now but it may drop down again if you keep an eye on it. It did the same yesterday when I was about to buy it and then today I got it at £34.99 when I posted it here.


States 12v as the first listed detail haha!! OP could do with clearing that up. Cheers though
Also now £43 quid
Thanks all
GAVINLEWISHUKD08/06/2020 16:45

It's not 12v. It's a 4 cell (14.4v-16v). So it sits between normal 3 cell …It's not 12v. It's a 4 cell (14.4v-16v). So it sits between normal 3 cell (10.8-12v) and 5 cell (18v-20v) tools.


But the description states 12v. I've read at Bosch I think, theirs was initially 10.5 and the new version was advertised as 12v, somebody explained most, if not all, are 12v or 18v. Don't really know about this, but description suggests 12v.
Is this an impact driver or a hammer driver? They are two different things.
Should we expire this as it is no longer £34 .99?
Back to £34.99 guys, I’ve gone ahead and purchased it. It’s amazon so if it goes wrong in a year or 2 it’ll be going back! Thanks for your comments. I only need it for odd bits so it should do.
As a DIY'er I have 4 old cordless drills (Hitachi, Black & Decker, Bosch) with Ni-Cad batteries ranging from 9.6V to 14.4V. Technology has improved but the price of replacement Li-ion battery packs (which have a number of advantages) for my cordless drills are silly prices and it is more cost effective to just buy a new cordless drill. Another option may be to upgrade the battery packs myself - lots of how to videos on YouTube. If I am to buy a new cordless drill then I would probably go for one of the well known trade rated manufacturers e.g. De-Walt. Makita, Erbauer etc. I want one that is to last and for me the torque spec is important as I don't want it stopping when I put it under load. For this brand it is only 30Nm where as it is 60Nm plus for the other brands above. I guess you get what you pay for.
Last week I ordered one of this and not bad
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