Worx WX369.3 18v NiCd Cordless Hammer Drill with Second Battery 50nm £38.25 - iINSTORE - Normally £59.99 @ Homebase
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Worx WX369.3 18v NiCd Cordless Hammer Drill with Second Battery 50nm £38.25 - iINSTORE - Normally £59.99 @ Homebase

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Found 27th May 2013
The easy to control WORX 18V Cordless drill has many features to make your jobs easier
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Features: Chuck system with shaft lock for one-hand operation, Trigger operated speed control, Forward and reverse rotation, LED light and hammer function.
Voltage: 18V.

Speed: 2-speed variable speed range: speed1 0-350⁄min for high torque; speed2 0-1300min for high speed
Number of gears: 2.
Torque setting: 22 torque settings including drill mode maximum torque of 50Nm.
Maximum drilling capacity for metal: 13mm.
Maximum drilling capacity for masonry: 16mm.
Maximum drilling capacity for wood: 38mm.
Cordless: Yes.
Weight: 2.4kg.
Batteries: 2 NiCad battery included.
Battery charging time: 3 hours.
Grip details: Soft grip for optimal handing.
Includes: 13mm keyless chuck.
Guarantee: Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee included.

Absolute Bargain - Went into Burnley Store Yesterday - was reduced from £59.99 - to £44.99, then was told that there is a further 15% OFF marked price - so only Paid £38.25

This drill is on for £60 everywhere else £21.74 SAVING

21 Comments

good drill for the money even if it has nicd batterys

Might also want to consider the Li=Ion version for £69.99 minus the 15%
homebase.co.uk/web…455

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spannerzone

Might also want to consider the Li=Ion version for £69.99 minus the … Might also want to consider the Li=Ion version for £69.99 minus the 15%http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=172455?


Thanks for the heads up, I might give the li-on a go as i missed out on the Bosch last weekend at B&Q

It looks half decent for the price and the 2 lithium batteries make it more likely to last a couple years unlike some Nicad batteries.

Cheap but Ni-Cd is the killer.

Every time a cheap drill come up people moan on about the lack of li-on. How did we ever cope with the humble nicd for all those years.

Hot for what it is...

Just been to Homebase Newcastle where the WX 369.3 is £59.99. I asked a member of staff to scan it and it still came up at £59.99 so this Burnley store must have been a one off.
Edited by: "Barso" 27th May 2013

BeerGoggles

Every time a cheap drill come up people moan on about the lack of li-on. … Every time a cheap drill come up people moan on about the lack of li-on. How did we ever cope with the humble nicd for all those years.Hot for what it is...



Yes hot for what it is but it might be a false economy if a Li-Ion version isn't much more money as they batteries should last longer than Nicads but like you say, we did cope before and we did cope before cordless drills too!

spannerzone

Yes hot for what it is but it might be a false economy if a Li-Ion … Yes hot for what it is but it might be a false economy if a Li-Ion version isn't much more money as they batteries should last longer than Nicads but like you say, we did cope before and we did cope before cordless drills too!



Not much more money you are talking £30 more??? We all got by with Nicd for years, including trades people. They do a job and for the home diy'er this will be fine.

Well yes it is £30 more but it might be £30 extra well spent, depends on what you want. Yes we all got buy with nicads, me included but many of us have nicad drills that no longer work as the batteries failed and it's not cost effective to replace them, hopefully li-ion batteries might last longer, especially when not used for long durations like the average DIY'ers drill.

Luckily, it's entirely optional what you buy so if you feel the the cheaper drill is fine then I wholeheartedly support your buying descision.

Of course the serious money savers will forgo costly batteries altogether and use a proper drill

http://studioefra.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/old-hand-drill-small.jpg

get a proper li ion drill that will last . cold cold cold

HOT! Had mine for two years, spent a lot more than this and still going strong.

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leekickass

good drill for the money even if it has nicd batterys



Nought wrong with Ni Cad. They are still the best for power tools as they put out max power until falling of the cliff edge. Jeeeezuuus - load of old tosh. They r brill in everyday and continuous use.

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spannerzone

It looks half decent for the price and the 2 lithium batteries make it … It looks half decent for the price and the 2 lithium batteries make it more likely to last a couple years unlike some Nicad batteries.



Only poor quality ones. It seems battery technology is lost on most people.

Here begineth the first lesson:-

Charging Nickel-cadmium

NOTE: For NiMH batteries, please read our Charging Nickel-metal-hydride article.

Battery manufacturers recommend that new batteries be slow-charged for 16 to 24 hours before use. A slow charge brings all cells in a battery pack to an equal charge level. This is important because each cell within the nickel-cadmium battery may have self-discharged at its own rate. Furthermore, during long storage the electrolyte tends to gravitate to the bottom of the cell and the initial trickle charge helps redistribute the electrolyte to eliminate dry spots on the separator.
Battery manufacturers do not fully format the batteries before shipment. The cells reach optimal performance after priming that involves several charge/discharge cycles. This is part of normal use and can also be done with a battery analyzer. Early readings are often inconsistent and a battery may require 50–100 charge/discharge cycles to reach the best formation. Quality cells are known to perform to full specifications after only 5–7 cycles. Peak capacity occurs between 100–300 cycles, after which the performance starts to drop gradually.
Most rechargeable cells include a safety vent that releases excess pressure if incorrectly charged. The vent on a NiCd cell opens at 1,000–1,400kPa (150–200psi). Pressure release through a re-sealable vent causes no damage; however, with each venting, some electrolyte escapes and the seal may begin leaking. The formation of a white powder at the vent opening makes this visible, and multiple venting will eventually result in a dry-out condition. A battery should never be stressed to the point of venting.

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spannerzone

Well yes it is £30 more but it might be £30 extra well spent, depends on w … Well yes it is £30 more but it might be £30 extra well spent, depends on what you want. Yes we all got buy with nicads, me included but many of us have nicad drills that no longer work as the batteries failed and it's not cost effective to replace them, hopefully li-ion batteries might last longer, especially when not used for long durations like the average DIY'ers drill.Luckily, it's entirely optional what you buy so if you feel the the cheaper drill is fine then I wholeheartedly support your buying descision.



Buy one for ten pence, open the box then bin it.

Thanks for the lesson in batteries

I work in an industry where Nicads, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries are used in thousands of our devices so am well versed in the pros and cons.... we've long since stopped using Nicads (over 12 years ago) and avoid NiMH's usually. There are certainly some advantages to using Nicads but for us at least tehre are far more advantages using Lithium ion batteries, not to mention the trend to move away from heavy metals like cadmium, The EU directive 2006/66/EC, the sale of consumer Ni–Cd batteries has now been banned within the European Union except for medical use, alarm systems, emergency lighting and portable power tools... one can't help but think tool makers are just flogging all they can until the law comes into play.

Our particular business would never consider using Nicads now, we dispose of far less Li-Ion batteries than Nicad or NiMH. The memory effect of Nicads made them unreliable for our customers...I don't want to get into an arguement about Nicad vs Li-ion but suffice to say nearly every other battery powered device has moved to Li-Ion and it hasn't been a problem generally speaking.

anyway, hot for the deal at hand.




Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th May 2013

Banned

Thanx. Here is my cut n paste contribution(further) from Wik.

Environmental impact

Ni–Cd batteries contain between 6% (for industrial batteries) and 18% (for consumer batteries) cadmium, which is a toxic heavy metal and therefore requires special care during battery disposal. In the United States, part of the battery price is a fee for its proper disposal at the end of its service lifetime. Under the so-called "batteries directive" (2006/66/EC), the sale of consumer Ni–Cd batteries has now been banned within the European Union except for medical use; alarm systems; emergency lighting; and portable power tools. This last category is to be reviewed after 4 years. Under the same EU directive, used industrial Ni–Cd batteries must be collected by their producers in order to be recycled in dedicated facilities.
Cadmium, being a heavy metal, can cause substantial pollution when landfilled or incinerated. Because of this, many countries now operate recycling programs to capture and reprocess old batteries.

OK, time to call this one quits wouldn't you say

lithium ion batteries

are better than anything " out there "


enough said xxxxxxxxx

mrtech007

lithium ion batteries are better than anything " out there " … lithium ion batteries are better than anything " out there " enough said xxxxxxxxx




Agreed, but at a price. This drill was cracking value and I have used mine often. The reason I opted for this particular one is because my 10v Black and Decker Ni–Cd has lasted me five years and had two owners.

There is nothing wrong with Ni–Cd batteries. Lithium ion may be better I agree, but for the money there was nothing comparable to this with a spare battery or build quality at £38.25 at the time. For an extra £30 some say much better to get Lithium ion drill with just the one battery. Myself, stick another £8.25 to it and have two drills, using one as the drill and the other as driver .... Two chargers four batteries too!

I adore my my Worx drill, even with it's such shocking Ni–Cd batteries x2
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