£18.99 for a coloured box! More money than sense.....cold imo :(
Back in stock
Have just ordered the DCF887D2, along with the combi drill DCD996N (body only) from here: https://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/dewalt-dcd996n-18v-xr-brushless-hammer-drill-driver-body-only-pid46204.html So I've effectively got the twin kit for £270, albeit with the lesser capacity 2 x 2Ah batteries. The batteries should be sufficient for my needs as I'm only a DIY'er. In fact, I don't actually even need an impact driver or such a powerful drill. XD
yeah the 3 torque settings and slow/soft mode is a neccessity for varied work imho. hence my purchase, and yes theyve been avilable on ebay cheaper for a while, but 'most' of them are American versions and I wasn't will ing to take a punt on not getting the 3 Yr warranty because of a technicality... if it was discounted enough its maybe worth it, but everyone's different :) Glad a couple of people picked one up anyway :)
OOS now unfortunately
Voted hot. I was looking for this model, good price from a good company drill will be here tomorrow. Thank you for taking the time to post this I am very happy and my son will be when he gets his Christmas present.Just need to find a battery and charger cheap:D
It is tempting to go for the Screwfix one, as the charge and battery are £95 on there own (I doubt the difference between 4ah and 3ah battery will matter much to me). However, my last Makita Drill/Driver lasted me a decade, still tempted to go for the Brushless DHP480, its also a bit lighter. But what do I do, just grab the separate components. Or grab the DHP480 plus the screw fix bundle. £25 more expensive, 3ah battery. But I get a spare body (is it worth much, as I likely won't use it if its heavier then the 480) and case.
btw the new BL one has twice the torque of this, but is about 130
for the drill charger, I think it's nearly worth buying the screwfix exclusive white drill for 120 as the 3ah batt is about 60 the charger 36 blowmoulded case 15 so you get the drill for a tenner.
They were selling as low as £66.99 back in March 2015. Now at £99.95 on ebay oO Don't get me wrong it's a lot of drill for the money and I nearly went for it as I already have batteries and charger from other units. Still tempted even at this price. This will be good as a drill driver and should suit most DIY tasks.
How much was he selling them for on Ebay? Apparently this will be my Fathers day pressie but having to do the research and picking myself :) Also will the battery the OP has listed work with their lighter bodies also? Ideally want a light body for general DIY and a heavy duty one so I don't have to faff around with the corded drill/running an extension/etc. My previous cheap NiCd Makita is finally giving up the ghost and the Mrs is at a loss what to get for Fathers day (my first one :)) so thought that was a good sign as to what to get me. Guess it will also put a stop to the complaining about my tools when a job needs doing.
BUT they are are a great fashion item on most building sites, even more so if you wear the matching clothes and PPE. ;)
Not a bargain at all, I got my Makita from ScrewFix for a similar price with a single 3ma Li-lon battery (less weight), and 120 piece good quality bit set. Its been exceptional. It has in fact put 99% of Alton Towers Terror Of The Towers audio/Visual in place and still like new. Dewalt are great drills too but you need to wait for the right deal to come up, You will always pay over the odds for them and this deal just doesn't cut it.
I own a dewalt 18v the older version with chunky battery for last 7 years, survived heavy diy jobs. it is still good working tool and surprise surprise still the same batteries maybe because I look after them a lot... 2 years ago I bought my dream Makita LXT from screwfix for my father- as occasional DIYer he managed to kill 1 gear on that famous Makita, so only 2nd gear u can use. maybe only personal experience but -> I am gonna stay with dewalt....
I've had a dewalt for a few years... Not impressed compared to the Wickes own brand one I had when I got the dewalt... I'm not kidding either... Within months of owning the dewalt, it needed a new gearbox after the hammer action failed. Then it happened again after 11 months. Still works now, but both batteries fairly short life, and the motor has started sparking and smells pretty bad. The wickes drill on the other hand, helped me build half my first house, was dropped down two flights of stairs, still holds a good charge, still 'hammers', and has never had a single fault, apart form a broken battery clip on its rapid descent down my stairs. Cable ties now hold it in place. I've dropped a hint to the Mrs for a new drill for Christmas, but told her to avoid the dewalt, I'd rather have a top end wickes own brand. Or maybe a Makita, never had one of those... Not voting, as this IS a good price for one of these, but don't buy one thinking you are getting a cheap pro level tool. You are getting a cheap tool with a pro name on it.
My Aldi drill is great at drilling holes
Comments I have read elsewhere indicate that this is much better than the Halfords one - but the metal is still a bit on the thin side.
bought a similar tool chest from halfords for £49. have to say it houses alot but the drawers stick or are hard to open and close and the metal is easily bent/dented. http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_811705_langId_-1_categoryId_255214
Hence the cheap price?
these are cheaply made
It might be because they're not Li-Ion, although they are large capacity batteries. Also it is another 20% off weekend at B&Q from tomorrow, so there may be a decent drill deal to be had there with that discount.
This is a good price for this model not sure why people are voting cold. Is it because it's not a £99 B&Q DIY offer ?
Not a bad price but personally i would pay a bit extra and go for the new 4.0ah DCD985M2 model.
I work with alot of tradesman and if you turned on up site with one of these the batman jokes would follow you to the grave. Neat idea, poorly executed.
over £20 with delivery and VAT
All that space for a hammer and chisel.............Kwik fit fitters compulsory uniform........Allegedly.....;)
Delivery Charge : £3.99
Great, now I can have access to all my tools while I DIY in the nude. No more buidler's crack to worry about!
I'm tempted to...
I hope someone somewhere is walking around their office as an IT technician wearing one of these.
Bullet resistant if your wearing a level 4 multiple hit vest with ceramic plates ............Over it :-/
is it bulletproof
I received mine today...its great lol! I'm a medium and it was a good fit....
I heard the theme music from the bill when i seen this....then i legged it oO
One bad review = slated?
Just went to the link and out of stock
Does not let me add to shopping cart, anyone else hav this problem ?
With the batteries costing around £50 each, I wouldn't consider spending £100 to give a 4 or 5 year old, hard worked drill a new lease of life.
You won't see so many Festool, so by your logic Festool must only be suitable for DIY/ light trade work?
ive never seen any tradesmen with hitachi tools, makita and dewalt yes. Hitachi no.!
why isnt it viable to replace the batteries a few years down the line??
I'm a Muppet. (_;) Last for ever? Ni-MH batteries, throw the whole lot out because it's not viable to replace these a few years down the line.
Its good but no drill holster on it :(
Great, always struggle for dad, bought, thanks
delivered today by Fedex along with various other bits of kit...v good quality....
Looks like this has gone up in price? £14.00 + £3.50 del
thanks ordered -...... Think im gonna look like arnie in predator
Got Mine...Nice!!! Thanks Sparkiegirl
got mine through today great bags. Got a order confirmation and dispatch email
has anyone had order confirmed? i got a message back saying out of stock after i paid and offered a replacement.
thanks op, have risked it :)
yup 100% spot on. wouldnt touch them again. i bought a socket set and they sent me a different brand/lower quality. they werent interested in sorting it out
I've got no idea where these list prices come from, £594?!?! :D These are a great jigsaw, use them at work a lot. Heat added.
you tell them!! lol ;-)
yes we had the same debate a few weeks ago about the bosch tools that would run off 36 volt lawnmower batteries. these are professional tools and not designed for use by the dim wits who think everything should come in one box
Great if you already have a battery & charger (_;)
Not much good without battery or charger ...
To be honest if you haven't put any treatment down then I would go with the oil myself as well as it penetrates into the wood. This stain is more like a paint and sits on the surface of the wood, it looks great when its done but over the winter it peels/flakes away and you are left with a clean up job and having to do it every year. For those who already use it though its a decent price......
I know this is a stain, but we have recently used Cuprinol decking oil 5 litres from screwfix available for £29.99
Good price but wouldn't touch anything with a NiCd battery these days, so no vote from me..
It does not say it comes with three batteries?
I have one of these, came with 3 batteries & cost £50 trade! This is an excellent price as the batteries cost about £25 on their own. Heat & respect!
Voted cold because it only comes with one battery??? ....lol, just kidding. No vote from me. How many batteries do drills usually come with?
Love the Makita use it at work all the time, the charge lasts the whole 10 hour shift normally (obviously depends what the task is). The case we have for them is a bit stupid though, not easy to carry designed to be stacked. The bosch seems like a good deal as well though, hot.
good drill and has been posted on here , but it's a combi drill and is 50% heavier than the bosch. a small light drill/driver is needed for fitting units all day etc.
I pefer something with a bit more power and so I bought the ]Makita 18v combi drill from screwfix. £79.86. Apply ]10% discount code CV200109 (£71.88) plus 6% quidco makes it about £68.13. I think I got the maths right and a good deal for a diy person like myself. It also comes with 3 batteries and a carry case and free delivery.
Pro has metal gearings for longer lasting use. Green has plastic inners for DIY use. You couldn't get this deal for a decent DIY Bosch - HOT
Nice, quality tool. Personally, I prefer something with a bit more power, but for most tasks this would be a fine tool to have. :thumbsup: Most of my tools come from the Bosch blue range and work brilliantly.