Worx WX369.3 18V Cordless Hammer Drill & Second Battery - ARGOS - £43.99 with £10 off voucher (In Post)
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Worx WX369.3 18V Cordless Hammer Drill & Second Battery - ARGOS - £43.99 with £10 off voucher (In Post)

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Found 22nd Sep 2012
Been looking for a good spec drill for a number of weeks and just come across this one at Argos. Seems a good spec and also has the bonus of an extra battery. I have used WORX products in the past and found them to be of good quality. Reviews are positive so have reserved one for store collection


Any feedback appricated before collection tommorow

Voucher-

hotukdeals.com/vou…e=3

With the Worx 18V Ni-Cd Cordless Hammer Drill in your toolkit you can be confident that you have the right drill for the job. Making light work even of masonry, completing your DIY projects and tasks around the home and garden will be a breeze. It comes with two battery packs and sports a keyless chuck, minimising your down time.

Features:

•Hammer drill for powerful drilling in masonry.
•Compact battery and ergonomic shape for better balance.
•13 mm NoKey™ keyless chuck.
•18V.
•Variable speed.
•Speed 0-350rpm/0-1300rpm.
•Reverse function.
•3hrs charging time.
•13mm keyless chuck.
•2 gears.
•22 torque settings.
•Maximum torque 50Nm.
•Drilling capacity for wood 38mm, steel 13mm and masonry 16mm.
•Temperature overload function which shuts down unit automatically if it overheats.
•Soft grip handle.
•Auxiliary handle.
•Keyless lock.
•Accessories included: 2 Ni-Cd batteries, 1 charger & 1 auxiliary handle.
•Carry case.
•Drill weight 2.4kg.
•Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee.
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SuperEd
Link should work now - Thanks for posting
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Good price and heated it for you - but Li-on is the way to go IMO.
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Feel this drill will be fine for general DIY use but know what you mean about Li-on

Might be able to drop it to £43.99 with this voucher on Argos vouchers page on HUKD. Worth a try, wont put it it title until confirmed

£10 off a £40 spend using promotion voucher code @ Argos in store

hotukdeals.com/vou…gos
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Feel this drill will be fine for general DIY use



Your right there and Worx are a pretty good budget brand.
I have 2 dead nicad drills in the garage a couple of years old wouldn't pay a tenner for another one, just bought a pair of Hitachi li-ion drills from Screwfix for £150 quid great quality and as long as you don't drain them completely they should go on for years.
Went for the Hitachi too, Excellent drills and and a bonus with 2 li-ion batterys.
Agree with the comments above. Li-ion is a better technology for power tools. More power, none of that degraded performance whne the battery is dying either. The battery gives you %100 till the end.

You may not to spend £150 though, lol. Try this from B&Q.

Good make, LI-ion, only one battery though, but I thnk this would be a better buy. If you are not on-site all day,1 battery should be enough for the DIY'er
I got this drill a few weeks back in the bumbase sale. Ive put it through its paces and it's been great for all bog standard DIY jobs. Very useful having 2 batteries as well
Had a worx dril, drill was fine but batteries were poor, after a coupleof years they wouldnt hold their charge and replacements were a ridiculous price so ended up buying anew drill
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Dadd10

I have 2 dead nicad drills in the garage a couple of years old wouldn't … I have 2 dead nicad drills in the garage a couple of years old wouldn't pay a tenner for another one, just bought a pair of Hitachi li-ion drills from Screwfix for £150 quid great quality and as long as you don't drain them completely they should go on for years.



I think you mean as long as you DO regularly drain them completely, they should go on for years...
From what I understand:
Li Ion batteries DO NOT like getting drained regularly.
Ni Cad do need draining regularly.

My Bosch Li Ion drill seems to have some electronic control to stop the drill when the battery reaches a certain level. All I can say, is I hope the Li Ion cells last a lot longer then the Ni Cads on the previous Bosch drill.
Just purchased it, lady at the till look puzzled at the coupon but they accepted it, bargain price for a drill imo. Have some lovely heat.
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I just printed the page from the vouchers page on here. She put the code in as a promo voucher and it worked. Happy days
Can some kind soul confirm the batteries that come with this drill, are they Part# WA3152, its so its a sale. . .

Edited by: "memememe" 23rd Sep 2012
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Part on bottom of battery is WA3106
philscales336

Part on bottom of battery is WA3106



Thank you
I agree with what other people have said.

I had an old heavy 24v NiCAD drill before my 18v Hitachi Li-ion drill that Ive had since about 2009 - its had some heavy use, and especially so over the last 3 weeks (4-6 battery packs put through a day) and still going strong. The twin kits for £150 are a steal - only have one myself but got it when they did the hammer drill with 2 batteries for £100 - and then brought it on a 20% off weekend - deal. In comparison if I brought a NiCAD in 2009 - it would have needed new batteries by 2010 probably with my usage + the Li-Ions have much more torque.

If you can wait for a good deal and use your drill a lot it can be more cost effective long term to spend an extra £35 or so like I did. The only thing on my Hitachi now after 3 years of heavy use is the chuck is a bit worn.

(normal average usage at a guess for me is a battery pack a day, 5 days a week - but 4-6 a day when I'm on a big job)
Edited by: "rendeverance" 23rd Sep 2012
I have just been instore and the voucher does not work any more. They are aware it is has been posted on Hotukdeals.com and no longer accepting it. So no doubt someone from argos head office will be reading this, and monitoring forum. Gutted I wasted petrol to travel there. did not buy at 53 or what ever. O well..
Anyone know the Mah of the batteries please?
For what it's worth i bought a similar Worx cordless few year back and its still going strong after plenty of use.
Worth the money andi would buy another no problems!
Li ion have no memory effect and as such, you can top them up more often. NiCad and NiMH do get a memory effect if you don't run them down (I used to work for Hilti)
Manbag

Li ion have no memory effect and as such, you can top them up more often. … Li ion have no memory effect and as such, you can top them up more often. NiCad and NiMH do get a memory effect if you don't run them down (I used to work for Hilti)



Yup.

As has already been said if you want the best life from your li-ion batteries don't run them to empty; stop using and recharge the battery as soon as you notice power loss.
Don't leave them for long periods with a low charge as the charge will drop over time and the battery can become damaged.
It's best not to leave them continually charging (though properly the charger should stop charging once the battery is full).
Keep in a cool dry place; avoid freezing temperatures, avoid extreme heat (not usually a problem in the UK!), if the battery starts to feel very hot in use stop using it and allow it to cool down.

Ni-cad batteries aren't as useless as some of these deal threads seem to imply; they provide good power over their entire capacity, can be run to empty and re-charged quickly. They aren't so useful for the occasional DIYer as they should ideally be stored close to discharged and should be occasionally used or the battery can fail completely; all this means your drill might not be ready to use when you need it.
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