Ryobi +one Combi Hammer Drill and Drill Driver pack + 2 batteries and fast charge £99.99 @ Maplin
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Ryobi +one Combi Hammer Drill and Drill Driver pack + 2 batteries and fast charge £99.99 @ Maplin

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Found 2nd Jul 2016
Been looking for a Ryobi drill to use around the new house on various projects, and found these!
Was going to buy the combi drill from B&Q with 2 batteries, but got a whole other drill driver for an extra pound or so - with a fast charger too! Free Delivery

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Great deal, heat added
I have the combi drill and bought the other drill separately with some vouchers when it was on offer. Still cost me a bit more than this though. Had them both for nearly 5 years now and although the Bosch and Makita boys will say Ryobi isn't in the same league I beg to differ. I used mine for work for a while mainly as a putting in no. 12 x 3" and no. 12 x 3.5" screws in all working for a sign company. The combi drill will drill most bricks. Good value for money and 20 minute charge is useful. They are now retired for diy use due to change of job but I would buy another as they have been good. The firm I used to work for bought these also. Only issue I had was a battery fail at 13 months. Got a free one from Ryobi. Excellent service.
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Not the best combi drill but with the drill driver its an excellent price
may have to look at this, get it for £75 as well
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Smartguy1

I have the combi drill and bought the other drill separately with some … I have the combi drill and bought the other drill separately with some vouchers when it was on offer. Still cost me a bit more than this though. Had them both for nearly 5 years now and although the Bosch and Makita boys will say Ryobi isn't in the same league I beg to differ..



thanks! I have been using an old bosch one that my dad gave me. The batteries won't hold their charge for even 10 minutes anymore!! Heard good things about the Ryobi's so glad I gave them a punt x
Will this be powerful enough to drill into window lintel (steel) to fit blind? If not, which will be a better alternative under £100 budget?
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peecee98

Will this be powerful enough to drill into window lintel (steel) to fit … Will this be powerful enough to drill into window lintel (steel) to fit blind? If not, which will be a better alternative under £100 budget?



With the right drill bit (metal) & not in hammer mode it should be fine but you will need to take it very slow. Concrete lintels it will be useless at.
Fredi1428

thanks! I have been using an old bosch one that my dad gave me. The … thanks! I have been using an old bosch one that my dad gave me. The batteries won't hold their charge for even 10 minutes anymore!! Heard good things about the Ryobi's so glad I gave them a punt x



One of my batteries is dated 2009 and the other 2012. They have done some graft in their time. I am not sure about other brands but don't leave your batteries in a cold garage and then try and charge them. They like to be warm for charging.
peecee98

Will this be powerful enough to drill into window lintel (steel) to fit … Will this be powerful enough to drill into window lintel (steel) to fit blind? If not, which will be a better alternative under £100 budget?



What sort of blind are you fitting. I have fitted loads of blinds and never had to drill a lintel.
Smartguy1

What sort of blind are you fitting. I have fitted loads of blinds and … What sort of blind are you fitting. I have fitted loads of blinds and never had to drill a lintel.




I assume Roman blind. I had a problem installing one as I hit either an RSJ or lintel. I then drilled an inch or so to the side and it went in ok.

I'm very proud of my blinds X)

Made and installed with my own fair hands

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/Mobile%20Uploads/3107E953-77B5-4628-ADF7-0604E618DE3E_zpslhtorycs.jpg

This is the one I had to fiddle about with & drill a new hole, but the track covers up all of the holes & fittings so no one will ever know!

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/Mobile%20Uploads/F1A4EEC1-37BB-4700-B0D4-8C6190C491EE_zpskqzbm6p4.jpg
I just bought this to replace my other man-drill amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467503401&sr=8-1π=SY200_QL40&keywords=cordless+drill&dpPl=1&dpID=51PYqoxfR3L&ref=plSrch
Otherwise I'd have been contemplating this deal!
Very nice. You should have 12.5mm plasterboard which is normally 'dot and dabbed' to the brick which will usually be about 20mm thick giving you a total distance of 30mm or so before you hit any lintels. What I have done before putting the old style curtain rails up and coming across a concrete lintel is just shortened the plugs and used shorter screws. Obviously not an issue now as we buy poles and never come across an RSJ for a lintel in a house but depending on who's built it then I suppose they can use anything but on new builds they tend to use catnic lintels which are quite thin and easily avoided (depending on your luck of course).
I've voted hot but if your only going to use it on diy bases don't bother. The batteries will only last a couple of years at best also the performance will only be 70% of pro tools, I would buy a corded sds drill with viable speed and chuck adaptor which will last a longer time. Just think how many holes this will do and how much each one has cost.
twonk1515

I've voted hot but if your only going to use it on diy bases don't … I've voted hot but if your only going to use it on diy bases don't bother. The batteries will only last a couple of years at best also the performance will only be 70% of pro tools, I would buy a corded sds drill with viable speed and chuck adaptor which will last a longer time. Just think how many holes this will do and how much each one has cost.



Does this just apply to Ryobi or does the same go for the Bosch GSB's and other similar deals that have come up on here? I really would like the convenience of cordless but it would be purely DIY use at home. I was just about to order a Bosch but would appreciate your thoughts on battery lifespan before I do!
twonk1515

I've voted hot but if your only going to use it on diy bases don't … I've voted hot but if your only going to use it on diy bases don't bother. The batteries will only last a couple of years at best also the performance will only be 70% of pro tools, I would buy a corded sds drill with viable speed and chuck adaptor which will last a longer time. Just think how many holes this will do and how much each one has cost.

Smartguy1

Very nice. You should have 12.5mm plasterboard which is normally 'dot and … Very nice. You should have 12.5mm plasterboard which is normally 'dot and dabbed' to the brick which will usually be about 20mm thick giving you a total distance of 30mm or so before you hit any lintels. What I have done before putting the old style curtain rails up and coming across a concrete lintel is just shortened the plugs and used shorter screws. Obviously not an issue now as we buy poles and never come across an RSJ for a lintel in a house but depending on who's built it then I suppose they can use anything but on new builds they tend to use catnic lintels which are quite thin and easily avoided (depending on your luck of course).




One of the things that I've learnt from my research is that you should go for Li-ion batteries and avoid the NiCad ones (Li-Ion lasts much longer). Hopefully someone else can be more succinct and helpful than that

I'm happy with the Bosch one that arrived yesterday, but to be fair, I only put up a door hook so it wasn't exactly tested to the max X)





It's a brand new extension and I know I hit metal as the drill wouldn't go any further (I did persevere with the drilling for a few mins out of sheer desperation/stubbornness but my now-retired-drill couldn't do it) and the noise was screechy like metal on metal/a cat dying.
In the end I just measured up another hole to the other side of a hole which had previously 'worked' and voila, no problem (big sigh of relief when it went in easily X) ).

I've made & installed about 10 Roman blinds in the house and only have 3 left to sew & install! I've lived here 2 years...it's a work in progress X)
Oh, and DIY-wise I had initially inherited my dad's wired drill but it was a faff to plug in, find a long adapter for, annoying having the wire hanging down and it was a heavy beast. I gave up and bought a cordless drill, but should have invested in a decent one first time around.

With the cordless drill I'm so much more inclined to want to use it and fix stuff X) It's not really a hassle & also I find that it's easier to store as I keep it stood upright on its base & don't need to put it in the big box & wrap the cord up.

If the batteries die, you can always replace the batteries or get them replaced under warranty if they're only a few years old.
Oh, and to the person installing blinds, don't forget you'll need a hacksaw or an electric saw with a blade suitable for metal (i bought a black & decker one from Amazon which works a treat cutting the blind tracks) to cut them to size.

When you install the track brackets, place them a couple of inches away from the ends of the track as the gubbins on the side for operating the blind needs to be 'free' of the bracket to install it properly. If you look at the track then what I've said should make more sense. Just make sure the bracket isn't placed where the turning module will be.
Good deal. Gotta be better than the Makita I got for the same price. It struggles with drilling.
Wouldn't touch Ryobi junk. I had a strimmer from them one that died after light use. Google search revealed the petrol engine had a plastic camshaft. PLASTIC?!? Utter ****.. avoid.



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I had the Ryobi combi drill (hukd deal) a while now. Used for numerous DIY jobs. Can't fault it. Even though I may leave it for months it still has charge when I want to use it.
Good deal op.
brooky_agn

Wouldn't touch Ryobi junk. I had a strimmer from them one that died after … Wouldn't touch Ryobi junk. I had a strimmer from them one that died after light use. Google search revealed the petrol engine had a plastic camshaft. PLASTIC?!? Utter ****.. avoid.https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ryobi+plastic+camshaft&rlz=1CDGOYI_enGB590GB590&hl=en-GB&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwics5zD1NbNAhULKMAKHVzxA4gQ_AUICCgC&biw=375&bih=591


I wouldn't write off all ryobi as junk because the strimmer packed up this thread is relating to battery drills which don't even have a petrol engine or camshaft.
sickly sweet

One of the things that I've learnt from my research is that you should go … One of the things that I've learnt from my research is that you should go for Li-ion batteries and avoid the NiCad ones (Li-Ion lasts much longer). Hopefully someone else can be more succinct and helpful than that :DI'm happy with the Bosch one that arrived yesterday, but to be fair, I only put up a door hook so it wasn't exactly tested to the max X)It's a brand new extension and I know I hit metal as the drill wouldn't go any further (I did persevere with the drilling for a few mins out of sheer desperation/stubbornness but my now-retired-drill couldn't do it) and the noise was screechy like metal on metal/a cat dying. In the end I just measured up another hole to the other side of a hole which had previously 'worked' and voila, no problem (big sigh of relief when it went in easily X) ). I've made & installed about 10 Roman blinds in the house and only have 3 left to sew & install! I've lived here 2 years...it's a work in progress X)



Definitely go for the Li-ion batteries night and day comparison with the Ni-cad.

I have a Ryobi one, drill, driver, recip saw, circular saw, leaf blower, hedge cutter & 2 vacuums. The improvement when I replaced the original nicads with lithium was incredible. Previously the grinder was practically useless and hedge trimmer very limited.
Li-ion batteries given these tools a new lease of life, highly recommended
I have this exact drill and it's an excellent piece of kit. Would definitely recommend it.
A combi drill is a drill driver with a masonry impact function so for me its a strange combination of two very similar tools. It's like an impact wrench and impact driver combination where the wrench or driver end can easily be adapted to be the other tool. If you really need 2 drill drivers fair enough but a mains masonry hammer drill and a combi drill is a better combination. Cordless combi drills aren't normally that great for masonry, light masonry use only normally and are just as good as a drill driver as a standard drill driver.

Have this and a few more ryobi one+ items. You'll always get the haters saying stay away as it's junk. Ive had mine for years and love all of the items. The higher capacity batteries were a good purchase also
I have a ryobi kit and it is abosulute rubbish stay away, most of the problems are with the battery's, they are weak and don't last long, I've gone through a few already, I work as a housing maintenance worker for the local council so they get used lots, get makita if you can afford it, stay away from ryobi , you have been warned..
fozzy17

I have a ryobi kit and it is abosulute rubbish stay away, most of the … I have a ryobi kit and it is abosulute rubbish stay away, most of the problems are with the battery's, they are weak and don't last long, I've gone through a few already, I work as a housing maintenance worker for the local council so they get used lots, get makita if you can afford it, stay away from ryobi , you have been warned..


Nonsense!
Maplin and deal? Not the two words you'd normally see together in a sentence.
These 1.3ah batteries aren't great for a lot of things, but should be fine for basic drilling.
(The protection cuts in far too quickly on angle grinder, for instance.)

The drill it's self - I must have had mine over ten years now and it still refuses to die despite plenty of abuse.

Which is annoying, because I'd like to justify one of the new brushless (high torque etc) models, but don't have any real reason to get one when I've got a perfectly working drill.

The gear selector did brake - I thought the gear box it's self was gone, but unfortunately after some investigation it was fixed with a couple of dabs of superglue.
bonzobanana

A combi drill is a drill driver with a masonry impact function so for me … A combi drill is a drill driver with a masonry impact function so for me its a strange combination of two very similar tools. It's like an impact wrench and impact driver combination where the wrench or driver end can easily be adapted to be the other tool. If you really need 2 drill drivers fair enough but a mains masonry hammer drill and a combi drill is a better combination. Cordless combi drills aren't normally that great for masonry, light masonry use only normally and are just as good as a drill driver as a standard drill driver.


I was about to write a long reply about how an impact driver has way more torque than a combi drill. Using a proper driver makes screwing a doddle. With the right screws you won't need to drill pilot holes. Although this depends on what you are screwing. Plus the driver has a hex head which is far more convenient for driver bits.

But then I noticed that this is a combi drill + a drill/driver. So neither tool is a pure driver. Both have less than 47Nm of torque, my middle of the range Makita driver has 165Nm.
sickly sweet

I assume Roman blind. I had a problem installing one as I hit either an … I assume Roman blind. I had a problem installing one as I hit either an RSJ or lintel. I then drilled an inch or so to the side and it went in ok. I'm very proud of my blinds X)Made and installed with my own fair handsThis is the one I had to fiddle about with & drill a new hole, but the track covers up all of the holes & fittings so no one will ever know!


is it me or does the bottom window look wonky
alasrati

I was about to write a long reply about how an impact driver has way more … I was about to write a long reply about how an impact driver has way more torque than a combi drill. Using a proper driver makes screwing a doddle. With the right screws you won't need to drill pilot holes. Although this depends on what you are screwing. Plus the driver has a hex head which is far more convenient for driver bits.But then I noticed that this is a combi drill + a drill/driver. So neither tool is a pure driver. Both have less than 47Nm of torque, my middle of the range Makita driver has 165Nm.



Let's keep in mind that an impact driver can't simply replace a drill for all situations though, so it's not fair to just quote torque values. I own most tools (drills, impact drivers, impact wrench and so on....) and there have been many jobs where a drill was the better tool over the impacts. It just really depends on what you're doing.

This package includes a good set for the price. As long as the batteries haven't been on the shelf for years, it's great value.

twonk1515

I've voted hot but if your only going to use it on diy bases don't … I've voted hot but if your only going to use it on diy bases don't bother. The batteries will only last a couple of years at best also the performance will only be 70% of pro tools, I would buy a corded sds drill with viable speed and chuck adaptor which will last a longer time. Just think how many holes this will do and how much each one has cost.



I have two Ryobi 18v batteries with the oldest dated 2009 !!
nomnomnomnom

Let's keep in mind that an impact driver can't simply replace a drill for … Let's keep in mind that an impact driver can't simply replace a drill for all situations though, so it's not fair to just quote torque values. I own most tools (drills, impact drivers, impact wrench and so on....) and there have been many jobs where a drill was the better tool over the impacts. It just really depends on what you're doing.This package includes a good set for the price. As long as the batteries haven't been on the shelf for years, it's great value.


The point here is that this kit contains two drills whereas it would be more useful if it had a drill and a driver. (I'm not saying anyone should buy a driver and use it for drilling, that would be a terrible idea.) The "drill/driver" in this kit still has very low torque and would not make a good driver.
I have ryobi batteries from 2009 still working fine. Cheap DIY shop own brand battery power tools I have had no luck with, batteries always die.

I am generally happy with the quality of the One+ range, I have heard that their petrol strimmers are pretty poor though.
brooky_agn

Wouldn't touch Ryobi junk. I had a strimmer from them one that died after … Wouldn't touch Ryobi junk. I had a strimmer from them one that died after light use. Google search revealed the petrol engine had a plastic camshaft. PLASTIC?!? Utter ****.. avoid.https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ryobi+plastic+camshaft&rlz=1CDGOYI_enGB590GB590&hl=en-GB&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwics5zD1NbNAhULKMAKHVzxA4gQ_AUICCgC&biw=375&bih=591



Was about to call out a liar or dismiss it as a pub rumour you must of heard. I personally didn't think 4 stroke strimmers were available and I'm a maintenance engineer and them using plastic for the cam shaft ( what next a plastic crank ? Lol ) is insane and cost cutting at the max.
For an extra £48 this is a far better buy

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One drill body but 2 X 4 Ah Lion batteries which retail at £75 each - means effectively a free charger & drill !
Besford

Nonsense!


It's not nonsense I've gone through a few battery packs they are rubbish, do some research before you comment, I work in the trade and ryobi are known to be troublesome
Bikerdanny

Was about to call out a liar or dismiss it as a pub rumour you must of … Was about to call out a liar or dismiss it as a pub rumour you must of heard. I personally didn't think 4 stroke strimmers were available and I'm a maintenance engineer and them using plastic for the cam shaft ( what next a plastic crank ? Lol ) is insane and cost cutting at the max.



It sounds more like the same tactic KitchenAid use. When you have the option between having a breakable camshaft or a burnt out motor, always take the easier and cheaper thing to replace. At least if that dies it's an easy fix, but a motor is expensive.
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