Worx WX368 18V Hammer Drill 2 Lithium-ion Batteries Half Price £49.99 at Hombase Instore and Online
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Worx WX368 18V Hammer Drill 2 Lithium-ion Batteries Half Price £49.99 at Hombase Instore and Online

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Found 25th Apr 2014
Bought this yesterday after researching various cordless drills and I am pleased with it for the price. Reviews on related Argos website (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7114803.htm) gives this 4.9 out of 5 from 70 reviews, although I have reservations on the way these are collected.
At the end of the day it seems well made, is for home use, comes with three years guarantee, two lithium ion batteries, hammer action, two gears, and a case.

Voltage: 220-240V~50/60Hz
Battey Pack: 18V / 1.3 Ah Li-ion
Torque settings: 22 including drill mode
No-load speed: 0~350 / 0- 1,300 / min
2-speed gear box for high torque/high speed
Maximum torque: 50Nm
Max Chuck capacity: 13mm
Drilling Capacity: Wood:35 mmConcrete:16mmSteel:13mm
Machine weight: 2.1Kg
Charging Time: 3 hours


Included:
(1) Double Ended Bit
(2) 18V LithiumPower Battery
(1) Battery Charger
(6) Drill bits
(1) Auxillary handle
- stealthx

36 Comments

Cracking deal
I bought a Ryobi set at Christmas for £80 but would have gone for this if I hadn't
Not a big fan of the Ryobi tool bag, prefer a proper case like this and the extra handle looks useful

Whats the charge time anybody know..

what is the size of batteries? ?

Charge time 3 to 5 hours not surprised as would have been in description if it was usual one hour you get what you pay for

A lot of Worx tools are manufactured by Chingischanai and other Chinese manufacturers so the quality can be variable. Has anyone actually got this particular drill?

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Battery so small they don't even mention its capacity, very low I'd imagine.

mumcp2305

20% off botch garden power too on line & instore


???

plus quidco for reserve & collect - only 1.5%

Agreed, those batteries are going to be loooowww for that money.

The description says 1.3ah...should be sufficient for most diy jobs, although it is a little low.

I've got a very similar WROX drill (model without the hammer action) with the same batteries. The batteries are outstanding. I've used just one battery on one charge to :-
- raise and lower the corner steadies on my caravan at least 4 times (this takes lot of power as the drill will actually raise the caravan slightly)
- screw in about 30 threaded awning pegs
- unscrew said pegs
- drill a few holes and sink some screws fitting hand dryers in my office.

At this point in time, there's still plenty of charge left.

My older bosch drill would never have coped with half of what the WROX dealt with (although to be fair, the bosch doesn't have Li Ion batteries).

Anyway, I've had the drill for 4 weeks and are so impressed that I'm considering buying the one posted in this deal. I would never have considered a battery operated hammer drill but after witnessing the power of these batteries first hand, I am in no doubt that this will be a great drill.

think you can get 2% quidco as well!
addition
up to 2% ?
although they want you to input your bank details - which personally I don't like doing!
Edited by: "matthat" 25th Apr 2014

Anyone know if spare batteries are generally available for these? Lack of spares backup is what killed my last drill.

23.4 watt hours and max torque 50Nm are the important bits. 13mm chuck is handy.

Godspeed

23.4 watt hours and max torque 50Nm are the important bits. 13mm chuck is … 23.4 watt hours and max torque 50Nm are the important bits. 13mm chuck is handy.



Is that good or bad?

just ordered one for collection, thanks

Thanks OP. I've been looking for these to be on offer again (the Easter discount didn't tempt me) as I purchased one in the New Year Sales for £59... what can I say, a fantastic drill for the money. It's fine for people to read the specs and say you get what you pay for, but it really is better than that. I suggest reading the 70+ Argos reviews to form a rounded opinion from people that own one.

I'm very happy with my original purchase, which is why I've just picked up a spare and one for my Dad, who was impressed when he used mine previously.

Hot!

thanks for heads up. ordered one for pick up.

HOTPOT

Is that good or bad?



Hammer action on a cordless is gonna chomp away at the battery - 23 watts will be ok for light use in housebrick i.e a few shelves etc but won't go the distance on any bigger projects. 36 watt hours and above is where the mens toys start i.e 2.0Ah packs @ 18v and above. 35Nm is the minimum I'd want from a drill really - anything over that is pretty respectable - other drill offers on here have been as low as 15Nm items. They quote 50Nm max but like all marketing figures take some salt with that.

It's all horses for courses though - If its only for light occasional diy and a good price along with a guarantee from a highstreet retailer you can't go wrong really.

Godspeed

Hammer action on a cordless is gonna chomp away at the battery - 23 watts … Hammer action on a cordless is gonna chomp away at the battery - 23 watts will be ok for light use in housebrick i.e a few shelves etc but won't go the distance on any bigger projects. 36 watt hours and above is where the mens toys start i.e 2.0Ah packs @ 18v and above. 35Nm is the minimum I'd want from a drill really - anything over that is pretty respectable - other drill offers on here have been as low as 15Nm items. They quote 50Nm max but like all marketing figures take some salt with that.It's all horses for courses though - If its only for light occasional diy and a good price along with a guarantee from a highstreet retailer you can't go wrong really.


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Thanks for the reply. I do have a good 18v SDS drill for walls etc, & a good impact drill, but I have been looking for a cheapish normal drill but a bit better than the very cheap ones. This looks like it may do.

picked one up just now @Cambridge HB, comes with a handy case and quality looks solid too.
Happy with this 50 spending. Quidco tracked 0.75 pound within one hour after order was placed.

only one major issue with these worx products - when the batteries die, you cannot get replacements so its worthwhile paying the extra for the 3 year guarantee.

mumcp2305

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Er, so if I was to do a botched job then I guess I really could blame the tools then huh ?

Great drill this is two batteries so I never run out of drill time in my day excellent price I payed £90 back in December habe some heat

Fanimal

Whats the charge time anybody know..



Battey Pack: 18V / 1.3 Ah Li-ion


not sure if they will cover the battery's - standard warranty with this is 3 years if you register - otherwise 2 years - but only one year one the battery ! (that's what the paper work say's)

salsheikh

only one major issue with these worx products - when the batteries die, … only one major issue with these worx products - when the batteries die, you cannot get replacements so its worthwhile paying the extra for the 3 year guarantee.

Fanimal

Whats the charge time anybody know..

Battey Pack: 18V / 1.3 Ah Li-ion

Picked mine up yesterday. Impressed with the torque and will be used as a diy only cannot complain at the price. Thanks OP.

Ordered one today, looking forward to trying it out. Cracking deal. Thanks Stuntgut. Have some heat..

salsheikh

only one major issue with these worx products - when the batteries die, … only one major issue with these worx products - when the batteries die, you cannot get replacements so its worthwhile paying the extra for the 3 year guarantee.

Fanimal

Whats the charge time anybody know..

Battey Pack: 18V / 1.3 Ah Li-ion



Argos tend to cover the whole product (unless the staff member is clued up and reads the T&C's) if you purchase their extended warranty so if a replacement item is not available then you get a full refund minus the guarantee cost.

Back to full price now (£99.99).

needed one of these. thanks

back to £99 now !

matthat

back to £99 now !

noo, i was waiting too long

rodman

noo, i was waiting too long


there will be others - more powerful bigger battery's etc
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