WORX Professional WU175 Brushless 18V Drill Driver 2 x 5.0Ah Batteries £99.99 positecworx / Ebay
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WORX Professional WU175 Brushless 18V Drill Driver 2 x 5.0Ah Batteries £99.99 positecworx / Ebay

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Found 18th Feb
The WORX WU175 Hammer Drill is built with a brushless motor. Brushless motors are the Pro's technology of choice, providing: 50% more run time* than a standard cordless power tool motor. 25% More power * 10x Longer motor life* *Compared to a standard brushed cordless power tool motor.

The 5.0Ah Li Ion batteries provide a superior level of runtime, and an improved efficiency in supplying power for heavy duty Pro applications
Box Contains:
Worx Professional WU175 20V Brushless Cordless Combi Drill
2 20V 5.0Ah Battery packs
x1 20V fast Charger
x1 Carry Case
belt clip
double ended bit
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The specs on this are very good for the money (5ah batteries, 2000rpm, 60nm torque), but just know that if anything goes wrong with it you're on your own- Worx/Positec offer no level of service whatsoever. They simply do not respond, I don't how you'd even get on returning it under warranty. You'll struggle to get a similar specced combi for anywhere near this price though, so it might be worth a gamble.
Looks amazing spec for the money, anyone actually bought one to report back on quality etc?
Dave3679964253 m ago

Looks amazing spec for the money, anyone actually bought one to report …Looks amazing spec for the money, anyone actually bought one to report back on quality etc?


If it helps, they're sold under the Rockwell brand in the US. Reviews in general for Rockwell aren't great, particularly on the service side, which ties in with my experience with them.

You could make a few quid out of this however- the Erbauer 4ah battery currently sells for £50, and the charger £25. From experience I'd say you could split this and sell the lot for at least £150-£170 (Erbauer & Worx same company, batteries interchangeable).
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 18th Feb
I have several worx tools. Quality seems very good. Cannot compare to dewalt but they seem better than my makita tools.
gold3n_dragon24 m ago

I have several worx tools. Quality seems very good. Cannot compare to …I have several worx tools. Quality seems very good. Cannot compare to dewalt but they seem better than my makita tools.


I would respectfully disagree. Through experience these do not come close to the quality of Makita. Similarly I have owned many Dewalt power tools also and whilst they are very good, I would still choose Makita over them everyday.

The main thing to consider is that when you buy Makita / Dewalt you are not just paying for the name you are paying for the quality and very importantly the after support.
You won't always get that with the lesser brands.
Again, this is only my opinion.
Although this spec' for that price... Might be worth a punt!

Voted hot.
Edited by: "aka80" 18th Feb
Just got 1 but Better be quick only 1 left...........!
I love how someone bought 14
5Ah batteries with a low consumption drill is not the most sensible combination: makes the drill unnecessarily heavy in use. You'd be better with some smaller batteries, eg these are compatible (even the colour!) and only £12.99 at the moment:

hotukdeals.com/dea…987


The 5Ah ones are better on a high consumption tool like a circular saw or lawnmower, or sell them on and make your money back?
Edited by: "Besford" 18th Feb
Too late.......all gone....!
Besford7 m ago

5Ah batteries with a low consumption drill is not the most sensible …5Ah batteries with a low consumption drill is not the most sensible combination: makes the drill unnecessarily heavy in use. You'd be better with some smaller batteries, eg these are compatible (evebn the colour!) and only £12.99 at the moment:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/15ah-18v-lithium-ion-battery-for-guild-worx-erbauer-titan-rockwell-jcb-wickes-etc-reduced-yet-again-to-1299-reduced-from-1999-and-cheapest-seen-at-argos-2890987The 5Ah ones are better on a high consumption tool like a circular saw or lawnmower, or sell them on and make your money back?


I thought the same but it's surprising how quickly you get used to it. Mine came with 4ah's which are still pretty hefty. At first I thought it seemed heavy so I bought a 2ah, but when I put it on it seemed to unbalance the drill so I went back to the 4ah and it doesn't feel that heavy at all really now- I'd call is "solid" rather than "cumbersome".
If you missed that you may want to consider this. Decent 'amateur' tools in my experience; same battery fitting so maybe even same manufacturer?:

argos.co.uk/pro…889
If these come back in stock, and you want to take a fairly low-cost punt on a decent spec drill (especially as a back-up drill), I'd consider selling the batteries immediately (you'll comfortably get £55 each on ebay) and buying two 2ah Erbauer ones at £23 each- that way the whole lot should stand you at under £50.
ThanksForThat19th Feb

If these come back in stock, and you want to take a fairly low-cost punt …If these come back in stock, and you want to take a fairly low-cost punt on a decent spec drill (especially as a back-up drill), I'd consider selling the batteries immediately (you'll comfortably get £55 each on ebay) and buying two 2ah Erbauer ones at £23 each- that way the whole lot should stand you at under £50.


Or even a couple of Guild 1.5Ah ones at £12.99 each! Perfectly good for a drill and they even match in colour - 5Ah way over the top on a drill in my opinion.

hotukdeals.com/dea…987


I managed to get one of these WORX drills and it arrived today (next day delivery despite saying it would arrive next week). Pity it isn't a hammer drill but otherwise seems good with a Jacobs chuck (which tends to be the weak point on cheaper drills including Guild). I'm pretty certain these are the same manufacturer as Guild - it's not just the battery fitting: there are so many points in common including very similar graphics on the labels, etc.

I'll consider your idea though I suspect they may be useful on my WORX strimmer and Guild circular saw. I'm keeping a look out for a hedge trimmer which takes these batteries too but there don't seem to be any good deals at the moment.
Besford52 m ago

Or even a couple of Guild 1.5Ah ones at £12.99 each! Perfectly good for a …Or even a couple of Guild 1.5Ah ones at £12.99 each! Perfectly good for a drill and they even match in colour - 5Ah way over the top on a drill in my opinion. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/15ah-18v-lithium-ion-battery-for-guild-worx-erbauer-titan-rockwell-jcb-wickes-etc-reduced-yet-again-to-1299-reduced-from-1999-and-cheapest-seen-at-argos-2890987I managed to get one of these WORX drills and it arrived today (next day delivery despite saying it would arrive next week). Pity it isn't a hammer drill but otherwise seems good with a Jacobs chuck (which tends to be the weak point on cheaper drills including Guild). I'm pretty certain these are the same manufacturer as Guild - it's not just the battery fitting: there are so many points in common including very similar graphics on the labels, etc.I'll consider your idea though I suspect they may be useful on my WORX strimmer and Guild circular saw. I'm keeping a look out for a hedge trimmer which takes these batteries too but there don't seem to be any good deals at the moment.


Are you sure it's not a hammer - it was listed as one?
ThanksForThat45 m ago

Are you sure it's not a hammer - it was listed as one?



ThanksForThat45 m ago

Are you sure it's not a hammer - it was listed as one?


No, definitely not. Error in OP's listing I think. Too late to correct it now.

Ah, just checked the vendor's listing; OP's listing appears to be a cut and paste from there. Headline description is correct but in the small print it does say it's a hammer drill (which is a different model number). I'll try to take that up with the company though I've read they may be difficult to contact.
Just checking ebay listing and there are more available again! Saying 3 left at 4:30pm Tuesday. Be quick but also be aware it's NOT a HAMMER drill!
Edited by: "Besford" 20th Feb
Not impressed with this, specifically ordered it for the hammer function, not the OP's fault it's the vendor having misold them on eBay,
Ultimate11114 m ago

Not impressed with this, specifically ordered it for the hammer function, …Not impressed with this, specifically ordered it for the hammer function, not the OP's fault it's the vendor having misold them on eBay,



Agreed though I do think it's a genuine error (which they quickly corrected when I pointed it out). Most of the listing is accurate but it looks like they cut and pasted a bit from another tool regarding brushless technology without realising the error.
aka8018th Feb

I would respectfully disagree. Through experience these do not come close …I would respectfully disagree. Through experience these do not come close to the quality of Makita. Similarly I have owned many Dewalt power tools also and whilst they are very good, I would still choose Makita over them everyday.The main thing to consider is that when you buy Makita / Dewalt you are not just paying for the name you are paying for the quality and very importantly the after support.You won't always get that with the lesser brands. Again, this is only my opinion.


I suspect that if you're a professional using your tools every day then the (much) higher cost of the premium brands may be justified - though they all seem to trade on their name with amateur quality tools in their ranges for sale in B&Q, etc. However, even for a very keen, busy amateur I suspect Ryobi, WORX, etc. will do the job very well at a good value price. Much as I dislike the idea of disposable items I suspect it may be cheaper to buy again when some of this stuff fails (please recycle!).

Over the years I've given 'amateur' power tools some pretty tough use and the only failures I've had are with useless NiCd batteries (oh and various B&D tools - really a company trading only on it's name these days).
Just my opinion too of course.

On this particular deal I've had contact with the importer/supplier - it had been suggested elsewhere that they are difficult to reach and unhelpful but I've found them to be one of the most responsive and helpful companies I've ever dealt with. I'd certainly have confidence in them.
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