Stanley FatMax Lithium Ion 18v Drill  £79.99 @ Argos
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Stanley FatMax Lithium Ion 18v Drill £79.99 @ Argos

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Found 13th Sep 2014
2 x Lithium ion batteries.

Looks a good un.

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I paid £99.99 last year for this from argos, and that was with £50 off so this deal is great. Good spot OP

I own this drill and too paid £99.99 and in truth in the year I've had it, it's never let me down, has been perfect in all I've asked it to do.

A bargain at this price.

HEAT & HOT from me.

HUKD

better going to homebase and price matching + extra £7 off making it £73

3 year warranty as well (if registered online)

I also have this drill.....it's excellent....you won't go wrong buying it.

I've had this drill for around 2 years now. It's brilliant and it's really tough too as I've given it so much abuse and it still keeps on giving.

apart from the chuck that loosens itself if you dont really really tighten it up its perfect.

batteries seems to last quite a while too.

I'm a big Stanley fan due to their products being quite robust.

No I don't work for Argos or Stanley.

Aaargh clicked cold instead of hot! Great drill, got mine about 18 months ago as an argos refurb (as posted on hukd!)

Good drill, but surely the Dewalt on offer from B&Q this weekend for a few £'s more is the one to go for?

A shame they only market one 18V product as their competitors offer several which will work off the same 18V battery

Argos ,homebase same company ; even if the have multiple stock they will will just cancel for any made up reason
Edited by: "redbiro" 13th Sep 2014

HotUKDude

I own this drill and too paid £99.99 and in truth in the year I've had … I own this drill and too paid £99.99 and in truth in the year I've had it, it's never let me down, has been perfect in all I've asked it to do.A bargain at this price. HEAT & HOT from me. HUKD

What have you asked it to do , you can whisper if you like ..........

stanley now own dewalt

theshabster

Good drill, but surely the Dewalt on offer from B&Q this weekend for a … Good drill, but surely the Dewalt on offer from B&Q this weekend for a few £'s more is the one to go for?



Dewalt and Stanley are both Black & Decker's brands, just wonder how they position their products,clearly the b&d is for diy, DW for pro so what's the Stanley's place?
Edited by: "7777777" 13th Sep 2014

To be honest I reckon that the Dewalt and Fatmax will perform similar, and both have the same warranty. They even look similar.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Fatmax is almost the Dewalt with a different badge. The snob in me would pay the extra £2 and opt for the Dewalt, just to be sure.

theshabster

To be honest I reckon that the Dewalt and Fatmax will perform similar, … To be honest I reckon that the Dewalt and Fatmax will perform similar, and both have the same warranty. They even look similar.I wouldn't be surprised if the Fatmax was a rebadged Dewalt. The snob in me would pay the extra £2 and opt for the Dewalt, just to be sure.

If you add the Stanley 100 Piece Drill Bit Set which is £39.99 by itself you get £20 off, so this drill with argos.co.uk/sta…htm for £99.98

These were on offer in Homebase late last year or early this year at £74.99 each. I bought two but have only used one so far. I've used it a lot recently to build 3 shed bases, plus a large log store and it's been superb. Battery charges in about 30 minutes and is always charged before the other one runs out - even if used constantly!

I've been blasting 50mm, 85mm and 100mm screws all week long and no problem - about 500 a day and the beauty of just switching from a dead battery to a newly charged one is great. My only concern, and it's only a concern at the moment as I'm not entirely sure, is that the charge doesn't seem to last as long as it did. BUT, I have been doing a lot of chunky 85mm & 100mm screws today so it's possible that it's taken a lot more juice out of the battery.

But whatever, you really cannot go wrong with these at this price.

There is also an impact driver 10.8v from Stanley @£69.99. (Single battery) . that's a good price too

The 1 1/2 hour charger is off-putting, would rather pay £20 more for this well liked new Hitachi combi-drill from Screwfix; lighter, more powerful, more compact, stronger trade rated carry case, and a 40min charger. Same 3 year warranty.

screwfix.com/p/h…52f

hitachi-koki.com/pow…tml

Phila4

These were on offer in Homebase late last year or early this year at … These were on offer in Homebase late last year or early this year at £74.99 each. I bought two but have only used one so far. I've used it a lot recently to build 3 shed bases, plus a large log store and it's been superb. Battery charges in about 30 minutes and is always charged before the other one runs out - even if used constantly!I've been blasting 50mm, 85mm and 100mm screws all week long and no problem - about 500 a day and the beauty of just switching from a dead battery to a newly charged one is great. My only concern, and it's only a concern at the moment as I'm not entirely sure, is that the charge doesn't seem to last as long as it did. BUT, I have been doing a lot of chunky 85mm & 100mm screws today so it's possible that it's taken a lot more juice out of the battery.But whatever, you really cannot go wrong with these at this price.


I haven't seen it that cheap , but great drill


Edited by: "snoopy18" 14th Sep 2014

Thanks

toaster

The 1 1/2 hour charger is off-putting, would rather pay £20 more for this … The 1 1/2 hour charger is off-putting, would rather pay £20 more for this well liked new Hitachi combi-drill from Screwfix; lighter, more powerful, more compact, stronger trade rated carry case, and a 40min charger. Same 3 year warranty.http://www.screwfix.com/p/hitachi-dv18dgl-jc-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/8652f# http://www.hitachi-koki.com/powertools/products/li_ion/ds18djl/ds18djl.html



The info is wrong in the description.....it's actually a 40min charger

Please be careful with this drill. I bought it from Homebase at the same as this but realised (the same day) when you put a longer than average bit inside (I was using a 20mm wood bit) there was too much play in the chuck; it was difficult to hold and the hole wasn't circular.

I took it back expecting to exchange it but whilst in Homebase they let me try them at the customer help desk before taking them away. They were amazed to find all 7 of their stock had exactly the same issue. In fact some of them were worse than the first I tried. With small bits they were fine, but with larger bits it was utterly useless.

Reading some forums there are several other reports of similar issues. Homebase refunded and took all of their stock of the shelf for return. They had sold plenty of them previously and had no returns but the sales guy said it may well be just no-one has noticed if they don't use longer bits.

If you go for the offer, try it thoroughly first and check the chuck is centred. If it isn't take it back and try another. You might get lucky but it is worth checking. If I could have found a centred one, I would have bought as otherwise it was quite well spec'ed out.

Drill weight 3.8kg!! Never seen a cordless drill weigh this much. The Hitachi mentioned above is only 1.8kg.

Enough to stop me purchasing it.
Edited by: "chocci" 14th Sep 2014

theshabster

Good drill, but surely the Dewalt on offer from B&Q this weekend for a … Good drill, but surely the Dewalt on offer from B&Q this weekend for a few £'s more is the one to go for?


Nope, that one only has one battery

Great drill, solid and powerful. HOT

looks decent enough but a useless light (see 5:50)

youtube.com/wat…sVs

Just to confirm, homebase (who have today reduced their price to £99.99) will pricematch, bringing the price down to 71.99! Unfortunately, the one I just picked up is missing the screwdriver bit and belt clip, so I'll be popping back later!

chocci

Drill weight 3.8kg!! Never seen a cordless drill weigh this much. The … Drill weight 3.8kg!! Never seen a cordless drill weigh this much. The Hitachi mentioned above is only 1.8kg. Enough to stop me purchasing it.




It's nowhere near 3.8kg! It's very lightweight - probably around 1.5kg, certainly no more than 2kg absolute max!

kevsfx

Just to confirm, homebase (who have today reduced their price to £99.99) … Just to confirm, homebase (who have today reduced their price to £99.99) will pricematch, bringing the price down to 71.99! Unfortunately, the one I just picked up is missing the screwdriver bit and belt clip, so I'll be popping back later!



It's 10% of the difference, so would mean £77.99 if their price has been reduced to £99.99.

Hot for me, I got a £10 Argos voucher burning a hole in my wallet, so for £69.99, its not to be sniffed at

Does any one know what the capacity (Ah) of the batteries are? And will it have metal gears?


Edited by: "VictorMeldrew" 14th Sep 2014

theshabster

It's 10% of the difference, so would mean £77.99 if their price has been … It's 10% of the difference, so would mean £77.99 if their price has been reduced to £99.99.



It's match the difference, then an additional 10%. All I needed to show was a printout of the argos web page. The price was £71.99!

2 x 1.5mAh

kevsfx

It's match the difference, then an additional 10%. All I needed to show … It's match the difference, then an additional 10%. All I needed to show was a printout of the argos web page. The price was £71.99!



And at £149.99 you would indeed get it for £71.99 as 10% of the difference is £8. However, it's not an additional 10%, it's 10% of the price difference:

Price Match Guarantee
If you find any comparable product cheaper at another store, we'll match the price and refund you 10% of the difference*. Just bear in mind the following:

Please make your claim within 14 days of purchase.
Your claim must be supported by a written quotation from the national retailer and/or by a current published price list.
The comparison will be made against the actual Homebase store price including any discounts or offers.
Where applicable a Homebase proof of purchase (receipt) is needed.
The product(s) must be comparable in style, quality and structure.
The Price Match Guarantee excludes all online retailers.
Please ask our store staff for full details. Product ranges and pricing in Homebase stores may not be the same as those for comparable products found on Homebase.co.uk.

* Excludes all purchases made from Homebase.co.uk.

homebase.co.uk/en/…icy

theshabster

And at £149.99 you would indeed get it for £71.99 as 10% of the d … And at £149.99 you would indeed get it for £71.99 as 10% of the difference is £8. However, it's not an additional 10%, it's 10% of the price difference:Price Match GuaranteeIf you find any comparable product cheaper at another store, we'll match the price and refund you 10% of the difference*. Just bear in mind the following:Please make your claim within 14 days of purchase.Your claim must be supported by a written quotation from the national retailer and/or by a current published price list.The comparison will be made against the actual Homebase store price including any discounts or offers.Where applicable a Homebase proof of purchase (receipt) is needed.The product(s) must be comparable in style, quality and structure.The Price Match Guarantee excludes all online retailers.Please ask our store staff for full details. Product ranges and pricing in Homebase stores may not be the same as those for comparable products found on Homebase.co.uk.* Excludes all purchases made from Homebase.co.uk.http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/static/pricing-policy



You're logic seems completely sound. Perhaps they made a mistake with me then since the homebase price has definitely dropped to 99.99 today. The guy at customer services said an additional 10% off, which from £79.99 would be £71.99.. Eitherway, it's cheaper at homebase today and I feel like I have a bargain
Edited by: "kevsfx" 14th Sep 2014

yeah but I've ordered plenty from homebase to be told 3 days later by email that they have no stocks. so I would recommend buying only from the store itself where the product is and not the web site.

Looks pretty good price.

7777777

Dewalt and Stanley are both Black & Decker's brands, just wonder how they … Dewalt and Stanley are both Black & Decker's brands, just wonder how they position their products,clearly the b&d is for diy, DW for pro so what's the Stanley's place?



For the professional DIYer!!!

just going to get my dewalt from homebase. price matched will post price later. thanks op
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