YET ANOTHER REDUCTION!  1.5Ah 18v Lithium Ion battery for Guild, Worx, Erbauer, Titan, Rockwell (JCB(?), Wickes(?)), etc. REDUCED YET AGAIN to £11.99 (reduced from £19.99 and cheapest seen). At Argos.
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YET ANOTHER REDUCTION! 1.5Ah 18v Lithium Ion battery for Guild, Worx, Erbauer, Titan, Rockwell (JCB(?), Wickes(?)), etc. REDUCED YET AGAIN to £11.99 (reduced from £19.99 and cheapest seen). At Argos.

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Found 24th Feb
REDUCED FOR A FOURTH TIME TO JUST £11.99!

No longer available in every store but there is still stock around (eg in two out of ten stores near me). If you want one I suggest not delaying!

No apologies for posting this for a fourth time as it's been reduced even further: Was £19.99, then £14.99, then £13.99, then 12.99 now only £11.99! This really is astonishing value for a rechargeable with compatibility across a range of brands and containing good quality Samsung cells. 2 year warranty and excellent reviews.

A similar capacity battery for my Ryobi tools is over £40 and I've found these Guild ones are actually better (sadly they're not interchangeable).

I have various Guild (Argos and previously Homebase too) and Worx branded tools which take this 18v Li-ion battery fitment and I know it is also compatible with Erbauer, Titan, Rockwell and possibly JCB* and Wickes* own brand, probably others too (please check). Note: Worx call theirs 20v max or something but it's the same battery - that's marketing guff as voltage is not precise on these rechargeables.

Now £8 off the Guild branded 1.5Ah at Argos so just £11.99, which is the lowest I've ever seen this size. They use high quality branded cells (Samsung) and my experience supports this as they have outlasted my Ryobi ones which cost far more. 2 year guarantee!

Always worth having a spare charged battery on hand when you're doing a job and at this price it's worth grabbing a couple. 1.5Ah is great on a drill as it's light and drills are not too demanding. With something like a circular saw you'd be better with a larger capacity battery though this one will do the job for a few minutes if necessary.

If you know for sure any other brands which take this battery please post for the benefit of others.

*One poster has said not compatible with Wickes, another says compatible with some Wickes. Can't confirm but needs caution. Should be returnable to Argos anyway.
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Will this work with parkside
f4se8ook1 m ago

Will this work with parkside


Don't know for sure but I don't think so. Maybe someone who has tried can confirm?
Good deal but trying to find a store with stock is like looking for a needle in a haystack
Edited by: "davenhaze" 24th Feb
Will not work with Parkside - different attachment.
davenhaze4 m ago

Good deal but trying to find a store with stock is like looking for a …Good deal but trying to find a store with stock is like looking for a needle in a haystack


Has been on clearance for some time but two out of ten stores near me (Solihull) have stock so they are still out there.
How long before it's £9.99?
veedubjai14 m ago

How long before it's £9.99?


Nice thought but they seem to be selling out now. I've already got too many and trying to stop myself buying more at this price!
Stop mentioning Ryobi. It's nothing to do with Ryobi
JoeLennox5 m ago

Stop mentioning Ryobi. It's nothing to do with Ryobi


The comment is entirely relevant as a price comparison. If it's a minor inconvenience to you I'm sure you'll get over it.
Besford13 m ago

Nice thought but they seem to be selling out now. I've already got too …Nice thought but they seem to be selling out now. I've already got too many and trying to stop myself buying more at this price!


You mean panic buying when there's no need for it unless you go through batteries day in, day out. Not me, just occasional use but an extra battery helps on bigger jobs.
veedubjai3 m ago

You mean panic buying when there's no need for it unless you go through …You mean panic buying when there's no need for it unless you go through batteries day in, day out. Not me, just occasional use but an extra battery helps on bigger jobs. [Image]


Oh yes, everyone needs a couple of spares but including my WORX branded ones I think I've got eight! Is counselling available?
Edinburgh North Bridge has it
I gave in and got another one today!

Something looking like a date code on it suggests it was made in early 2016 - I suspect there's a recommended shelf life for the retailer which may explain the enormous reductions but this one is still holding a good charge and it will be fine when fully recharged. I suggest anyone buying one of these (or, indeed, has some already) ensures they get a full charge from time to time. Li-Ion does not have a 'memory effect', you can top up before they are discharged. They are also better stored at lower temperatures so, unlike other types, your shed or garage is fine.
Edited by: "Besford" 25th Feb
Besford8 h, 53 m ago

I gave in and got another one today! Something looking like a date code on …I gave in and got another one today! Something looking like a date code on it suggests it was made in early 2016 - I suspect there's a recommended shelf life for the retailer which may explain the enormous reductions but this one is still holding a good charge and it will be fine when fully recharged. I suggest anyone buying one of these (or, indeed, has some already) ensures they get a full charge from time to time. NiMh does not have a 'memory effect', you can top up before they are discharged. They are also better stored at lower temperatures so, unlike other types, your shed or garage is fine.


Ahem! Lithium?
Anyone ever opened one up??
compadre10 h, 16 m ago

Ahem! Lithium?



Sorry, yes, been looking at too many toothbrushes recently! I'll correct that.
Towelie7 h, 50 m ago

Anyone ever opened one up??


I haven't but it appears to have four screws to open it. Should contain standard Li-ion cells (Samsung) and control electronics. Bear in mind that Lithium cells can be unstable if not properly managed!
Edited by: "Besford" 25th Feb
Besford24th Feb

The comment is entirely relevant as a price comparison. If it's a minor …The comment is entirely relevant as a price comparison. If it's a minor inconvenience to you I'm sure you'll get over it.


It's not even a good comparison. Unbranded generic vs branded.
JoeLennox2 h, 16 m ago

It's not even a good comparison. Unbranded generic vs branded.


They're both 'branded' (in fact the Guild one contains Samsung cells, no idea in the Ryobi ones). Ryobi is hardly top of the pile either. What are you, some kind of battery snob?
So does anyone know site radio that will take a worx 20v battery ? Thanks
ianjury3 h, 27 m ago

So does anyone know site radio that will take a worx 20v battery ? Thanks


I suspect this Erbauer one does (though you should check) - their drills use compatible batteries so the radio almost certainly does too:

screwfix.com/p/e…JVw
Besford6th Mar

I suspect this Erbauer one does (though you should check) - their drills …I suspect this Erbauer one does (though you should check) - their drills use compatible batteries so the radio almost certainly does too:https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-erb661rdi-am-fm-bluetooth-site-radio-230-240v/9967J?tc=WT7&ds_kid=92700022882493556&ds_rl=1249796&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1249484&gclid=CjwKCAiAlfnUBRBQEiwAWpPA6W8HdKF6xHsCliuT_kFYNqZGWJPe-RRJPmAbxVZGPfGlnZa6KyjqNRoCVPQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNGZprGu19kCFZUg0wodwPkJVw


Thank you
My worx is a 20v, would this still work in It?
Edited by: "kencol" 11th Mar
kencol11th Mar

My worx is a 20v, would this still work in It?


Yes - they're the same voltage ands same fitting. The WORX says '20v MAX', but they are both normally classified as 18v in normal use: the voltage isn't that precise.
Edited by: "Besford" 15th Mar
Thanks op got one today
anyone know of chargers for these? i've got a worx wa3731 that has died. got fobbed off when i rang worx, told to visit a supplier that doesn't have stock of anything. She was obviously paid on how many calls she answered rather than the level of service. need to get a job finished soon
cloudwarrior2 h, 48 m ago

anyone know of chargers for these? i've got a worx wa3731 that has died. …anyone know of chargers for these? i've got a worx wa3731 that has died. got fobbed off when i rang worx, told to visit a supplier that doesn't have stock of anything. She was obviously paid on how many calls she answered rather than the level of service. need to get a job finished soon


Lots on line - here's one for only £10 (make sure it's OK for the '20v Max' fittings though):
ebay.co.uk/itm…Mfw

Faster one for £20:
ebay.co.uk/itm…MOy
Besford1 h, 51 m ago

Lots on line - here's one for only £10 (make sure it's OK for the '20v …Lots on line - here's one for only £10 (make sure it's OK for the '20v Max' fittings though):https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WA3760-WORX-3-to-5-Hour-Charger-for-18V-and-20V-Lithium-Ion-Batteries-New/123058504524?hash=item1ca6dbc34c:g:vQgAAOSw~P9axMfwFaster one for £20:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WORX-WA3860-14-4v-TO-20v-Lithium-Fast-Charger-New/123058496301?hash=item1ca6dba32d:g:kd8AAOSw17paxMOy


Hi
Thanks for the tips. I am a little confused. The battery i have is an 18v workx one. these chargers seem to imply that they will charge batteries between 14 -20v, is that correct?
cloudwarrior4 h, 31 m ago

Hi Thanks for the tips. I am a little confused. The battery i have is an …Hi Thanks for the tips. I am a little confused. The battery i have is an 18v workx one. these chargers seem to imply that they will charge batteries between 14 -20v, is that correct?


I believe so but please don't take my understanding as definitive (maybe ask WORX or the charger vendor?). Also, don't be confused by the '18v' vs '20v Max' thing: The voltages of these batteries are not a precise and consistent number and WORX have stretched the definition to '20v Max'. I've seen some others starting to do this too.
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