Stanley FatMax 18V Drill Driver with 2 x 1.3 AH Batteries, Fast Charger and Kitbox £64.44 @ Homebase (store collection only)
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Stanley FatMax 18V Drill Driver with 2 x 1.3 AH Batteries, Fast Charger and Kitbox £64.44 @ Homebase (store collection only)

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Found 1st Apr 2016
Just saw this bargain on the Homebase website.
Store collection only.

£5 off this price with code from Homebase paintusapicture.com survey.
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Lots of stock around Birmingham
Good find, was oos last week ,but now plenty available.
You beat me to posting it! Good find. When I saw the deal I also spotted this for £85: homebase.co.uk/en/…538
£20 more but its a hammer drill, has a metal chuck and 2 x 2ah batteries.

Can anyone advise if this is worth the extra £20?
Edited by: "Gregool" 1st Apr 2016
Yes
Well I will keep posting this : the hammer drill is great but it was £69 a few months back on offer. If in no rush worth waiting.
Gregool

You beat me to posting it! Good find. When I saw the deal I also spotted … You beat me to posting it! Good find. When I saw the deal I also spotted this for £85: http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/stanley-fatmax-18v-cordless-hammer-drill-with-2-x-20ah-batteries%2C-fast-charger-and-kitbox---fmc625d2-322538 £20 more but its a hammer drill, has a metal chuck and 2 x 2ah batteries. Can anyone advise if this is worth the extra £20?



​I bought a very similar Fatmax one for £70 a while back and it's excellent, would not have been unhappy to pay £85 for it. Pretty pointless buying a non-hammer drill I think but each to their own.
Edited by: "errrr2" 1st Apr 2016
Gregool

You beat me to posting it! Good find. When I saw the deal I also spotted … You beat me to posting it! Good find. When I saw the deal I also spotted this for £85: http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/stanley-fatmax-18v-cordless-hammer-drill-with-2-x-20ah-batteries%2C-fast-charger-and-kitbox---fmc625d2-322538£20 more but its a hammer drill, has a metal chuck and 2 x 2ah batteries. Can anyone advise if this is worth the extra £20?


Definitely worth the extra, I own it
errrr2

​I bought a very similar Fatmax one for £70 a while back and it's ex … ​I bought a very similar Fatmax one for £70 a while back and it's excellent, would not have been unhappy to pay £85 for it. Pretty pointless buying a non-hammer drill I think but each to their own.



The specs on the Homebase website seem to suggest that the drill the OP has posted IS a hammer drill.


Blows per minute: 20250 <---------- That's hammer blows per minute !
Number of gears: 2
Battery type: Lithium ion
Voltage: 18V
Suitable for: Drilling into concrete, wood and metal

So it looks to be the same / similar drill as the £84.95 Hammer drill but with 2
X 1.3AH batteries instead of the 2 x 2.0AH batteries, and possibly a non metal chuck... ?

I have the £85 2 x 2.0AH battery version and I really rate it, it is used daily for drilling into masonry and it goes for ages without having to swap batteries / recharge.

That is unless anyone with the £64.44 drill can confirm otherwise ?

I have the £85 ( 2 x 2.0AH batteries version) and it's a very good drill, used almost daily for drilling into masonry and just keeps going for ages without having to recharge.
Gregool

You beat me to posting it! Good find. When I saw the deal I also spotted … You beat me to posting it! Good find. When I saw the deal I also spotted this for £85: http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/stanley-fatmax-18v-cordless-hammer-drill-with-2-x-20ah-batteries%2C-fast-charger-and-kitbox---fmc625d2-322538£20 more but its a hammer drill, has a metal chuck and 2 x 2ah batteries. Can anyone advise if this is worth the extra £20?



That is a good hammer drill (so can drill into masonry which the £65 model won't do). Can be used for screw driving too. Built in LED light. Batteries are 2.0Ah rather than 1.3Ah so 50% extra runtime over the £65 model.

If it's going to be your only drill then definitely worth the extra £20. If you have a hammer drill already which you'll be keeping then you might be happy buying the £65 drill and keeping both around.
rok263

The specs on the Homebase website seem to suggest that the drill the OP … The specs on the Homebase website seem to suggest that the drill the OP has posted IS a hammer drill.Blows per minute: 20250 <---------- That's hammer blows per minute !Number of gears: 2Battery type: Lithium ionVoltage: 18VSuitable for: Drilling into concrete, wood and metalSo it looks to be the same / similar drill as the £84.95 Hammer drill but with 2 X 1.3AH batteries instead of the 2 x 2.0AH batteries, and possibly a non metal chuck... ?I have the £85 2 x 2.0AH battery version and I really rate it, it is used daily for drilling into masonry and it goes for ages without having to swap batteries / recharge.That is unless anyone with the £64.44 drill can confirm otherwise ?I have the £85 ( 2 x 2.0AH batteries version) and it's a very good drill, used almost daily for drilling into masonry and just keeps going for ages without having to recharge.



Yeah, reading between the lines it appears to be a hammer drill. The listing specifies it can drill into masonry with bits upto 13mm (impossible with a normal drill) and lists a bpm figure. In that case I'd save my £20 and buy the one in this listing. Good deal IMO.
Mm' not bad - heat added
Looking closely at the image of the OP's drill it doesn't have the hammer symbol on the side like the ~£85.00 one does, so maybe the specs are wrong and it doesn't have a hammer action .... ? Also the wording on the Fatmax drills on the Homebase site that have hammer symbol on the side of the drill clearly state that the drill has hammer action, whereas the OP's one doesn't mention it. So I'm now less inclined to think that the OP's drill has a hammer function, if any HUK Dealers purchases one please let us know !
is this better than makita drills
lol at the people commenting about hammer drill function..it's pretty much pointless in real life in these units.
you do need a real sds drill if you plan to use it for that type of stuff..
kamran9558

is this better than makita drills


Too soon to tell I think. Lets see if they can last 5 years.

Stanley used to do hand tools, no power tools, then they became part of the Black and Decker group.
Who knows whether they are pitched at Black & Decker level or De Walt level ?

Since the merger, we get Stanley branded power tools and De Walt branded hand tools.
229mel

lol at the people commenting about hammer drill function..it's pretty … lol at the people commenting about hammer drill function..it's pretty much pointless in real life in these units.you do need a real sds drill if you plan to use it for that type of stuff..


Lol At you giving your opinion when you ve never even used this, and no you don't need a sds drill for general diy
Edited by: "snoopy18" 2nd Apr 2016
Dewalt is owned by Stanley Black and Decker. Can imagine these drills to be very similar to dewalt ( obviously not as good though)as they are both are made in the same factory in china now. Dewalt aint what it used to be either.
been using this drill for last two years without any problems
229mel

lol at the people commenting about hammer drill function..it's pretty … lol at the people commenting about hammer drill function..it's pretty much pointless in real life in these units.you do need a real sds drill if you plan to use it for that type of stuff..



​no you don't, hammer drills were around decades before SDS and they worked fine.......

wondered how long the drill snobbery would take to come out. Surprised you didn't suggest paying double for a better drill as that would have been extremely useful.

This however is a good deal, provided it is actually a hammer drill. At this price I would expect it to be.
STOP THE PRESS! I bought the drill I posted above (homebase.co.uk/en/…538?_$ja=tsid%3A21719%7Cprd%3A1546795&cm_mmc=Affiliate-_-Cojun-_-Pepper+Deals+LTD-_-1546795) for £65!!!!!!!!! I went into purchase it today it was on offer for £65 rather than the £85 as shown online. When it scanned it was £85 but when I explained that it was £65 on the shelf and showed the assistant she was fine and charged me £65. I bought mine at the Macclesfield store - I don't know if it is store specific.
Went into Homebase to buy this. Checked manual inside box, torque is only 30Nm (not 50Nm as per Homebase website). Tried to check Stanley website to confirm, not easy to find the unit. I believe it's this one
uk.stanleysites.com/pro…Bag whch says TBC under torque!
So I bought the Fatmax £85 hammer drill instead. For £20 extra, more umpf, PLUS proper hammer function. One drill for 90% of jobs.
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