Ryobi Drill bundle £99.99 @ Homebase
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Ryobi Drill bundle £99.99 @ Homebase

£99.99£129.9923%Homebase Deals
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Found 9th Apr
Bundle consisting of
Ryobi 2 speed drill/driver
2 x 2.5ah Li-ion batteries
1hr Charger
Storage Bag.

Looks like a good deal as it includes 2 larger than the usual 1.3ah batteries commonly offered.
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Picture incorrect. It's not the brushless drill.
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Fab price.
Picture incorrect. It's not the brushless drill.
Same price at Christmas so this is good. Batteries are better than most other bundles.
Does charger work with 4/5aH?

Heat btw
Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant
antispam2469th Apr

Does charger work with 4/5aH?Heat btw


Yes it does. This looks to be the 45 minutes charger which I'm presuming to mean will be 45 minutes with a 2.5Ah battery so would most likely be 1.5 hours with a 5Ah (much better than the bog standard charger I have which is 5-6 hours for my 5Ah battery)
Great set to get you started. I have this and the batteries last for ages in the drill and even in the strimmer and hedge trimmer. I have a few saws and the 4.0ah batteries work best in those. Lower than 2.5ah is not worth the hastle IMO.
lollypoplee27 m ago

Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. …Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant


Sounds like those were the old Ni-Cd batteries, which were poor whatever the brand. Li-ion are far better.

Comparing with Bosch Professional hardly fair either.
Edited by: "Besford" 9th Apr
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Elliot_Hancock1 h, 52 m ago

Picture incorrect. It's not the brushless drill.


Sorry, it's a.stock picture as I couldn't grab the image from the Homebase page. This is my first deal post too - will bear that in mind in future.
lollypoplee1 h, 1 m ago

Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. …Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant


Things have changed since years ago.
this occasionally dips to circa £96 on Amazon...
lollypoplee7 h, 24 m ago

Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. …Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant


Not had that issue with mine and they've seen heavy use.
Love my Ryobi. Had it 5 years. Batteries are good and holds charge well even if I don't use it for months.
lollypoplee10 h, 7 m ago

Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. …Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant



I've had several Ryobi tools & batteries for 5 years now & they all work as new. They have all had much more than average use.
HOTPOT7 m ago

I've had several Ryobi tools & batteries for 5 years now & they all work …I've had several Ryobi tools & batteries for 5 years now & they all work as new. They have all had much more than average use.


Same. I've got some of their first Li-ions, and they still work fine.
I think the picture is of the brushless drill which this isn't but this is still a good deal, had mine for years
lollypoplee11 h, 32 m ago

Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. …Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant


Looks like you don't understand batteries. Not too good at identifying hot deals either.
lollypoplee12 h, 0 m ago

Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. …Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant


Had the same experience,wouldnt buy Ryobi again
Besford1 h, 38 m ago

Looks like you don't understand batteries. Not too good at identifying …Looks like you don't understand batteries. Not too good at identifying hot deals either.


Im an electrician and computer technician so im pretty sure i know what a battery is, and if this is a hot deal i would sooner not understand what one is
2.5ah batteries.....
Edited by: "lollypoplee" 10th Apr
Better off with the bosch pro deal and 4ah battery that comes up every now and then
Not. On. Offer atm but still........ Comes with a proper list box as well.... screwfix.com/p/b…49P
Edited by moderator: "trimmed link" 10th Apr
lollypoplee13 h, 31 m ago

Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. …Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant


They are now lithium ion and really good. The old nicads were rubbish.
lollypoplee31 m ago

Im an electrician and computer technician so im pretty sure i know what a …Im an electrician and computer technician so im pretty sure i know what a battery is, and if this is a hot deal i would sooner not understand what one is2.5ah batteries.....


But you had Ni-Cds and don't seem to understand the difference? You haven't answered the point and appear to be in a minority of one!
Besford5 m ago

But you had Ni-Cds and don't seem to understand the difference? You …But you had Ni-Cds and don't seem to understand the difference? You haven't answered the point and appear to be in a minority of one!


Have i once mentioned the word Ni-Cad !
Have I once mentioned any sort of battery ?
If you think this is a good HOT deal then its you that doesn't understand the difference !
lollypoplee15 m ago

Have i once mentioned the word Ni-Cad !Have I once mentioned any sort of …Have i once mentioned the word Ni-Cad !Have I once mentioned any sort of battery ?If you think this is a good HOT deal then its you that doesn't understand the difference !


Well, so far you have failed to answer the point about about which battery technology you had whereas numerous posters have said how good the Li-ions are. Conclusion: you had Ni-Cads which did what all Ni-Cads do and irrelevant to this post.
Edited by: "Besford" 10th Apr
Besford10 m ago

Well, so far you have failed to answer the point about about which battery …Well, so far you have failed to answer the point about about which battery technology you had whereas numerous posters have said how good the Li-ions are. Conclusion: you had Ni-Cads which did what all Ni-Cads do and irrelevant to this post.


I have honestly not seen any post which asks about the batteries i had ?
Thats not yo say there wasn't one.
Yes i had Ni-Cads as you assumed
This looks ok but reading through the comments I agree this deal is in a similar price bracket to Bosch blue so it’s comparable the real question is ....

Ryobi?

Or

Bosch Pro?

If this was half the price of the Bosch I’d probably go for the Ryobi but it isn’t hence I wouldn’t touch this at this price but eh that’s just me
Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 10th Apr
Bosch blue every day....
Pretty good deal if you need the drill
pennyfarthing884 h, 55 m ago

This looks ok but reading through the comments I agree this deal is in a …This looks ok but reading through the comments I agree this deal is in a similar price bracket to Bosch blue so it’s comparable the real question is ....Ryobi? Or Bosch Pro? If this was half the price of the Bosch I’d probably go for the Ryobi but it isn’t hence I wouldn’t touch this at this price but eh that’s just me


I agree. I have have had the Hitachi combi for several years which was the same price with 2 x 1.5aH batteries and has been on sale for cheaper. Have also seen DeWalt brushless combi with same setup at same price and Bosch blue with single battery. All better drills in my opinion.

Asked to make the choice now, I’d go for the Bosch, but each to his own. I know a guy who has a Ryobi set running on 5aH and I find them to be nothing special.
Edited by: "Murgatr0yd" 10th Apr
The only problem I have encountered with ryobi batteries is they won't charge if they are cold. What seems to be a useless battery is easily remedied by putting putting it on a radiator for 15 minutes. Obviously only a problem in winter and not sure if this is the same with other lithium batteries. Mine have had some serious hammer and still have one from 2009 and another from 2012.
lollypoplee22 h, 9 m ago

Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. …Ryobi batteries are probably the worst available for any power tools. Years ago i had every Ryobi tool available and about 12 batteries. Every battery stopped holding charge within 18 months. Ive now moved over to Bosch Professional range. Batteries and tools are brilliant


Milwaukee is better
lollypoplee10th Apr

Im an electrician and computer technician so im pretty sure i know what a …Im an electrician and computer technician so im pretty sure i know what a battery is, and if this is a hot deal i would sooner not understand what one is2.5ah batteries.....


2.5ah batteries are going to be fine for all but continuous day-to-day use, particularly if you’ve two of them. The average DIYer will find them just fine
Sonnenblume31 m ago

2.5ah batteries are going to be fine for all but continuous day-to-day …2.5ah batteries are going to be fine for all but continuous day-to-day use, particularly if you’ve two of them. The average DIYer will find them just fine


I completely agree, for a 12 year old DIYer they will be perfect
lekydave52 m ago

Milwaukee is better


Hmmm.... i personally beg to differ.
I own and use Bosch Professional and my gaffer uses Milwaukee and i dont think theres much between them.
I think the Milwaukee batteries last slightly longer but i thin the build quality of the Bosch Professional is much better.
Thats only my personal opinion tho
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