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Hi folks, my shed was robbed the other week lost some kit, could have been worse as I interrupted them!
Covid blues is doing my wife's head in and mine, need to get some tasks done to keep some balance and move my lazy ass!
I;m looking at replacing my battery drill, it was a 14.4 V but might be better to up it to something around 18v, possibly with hammer action, I will not be using it a lot, only DIY. last one was a Makita but doesn't have to be a known name. Budget......£60 - £100 recommendations would be much appreciated.

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I bought this www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-ecd18-li-2-1 ... rill/265fv when my Dewalt died. I was in the middle of a job and bought this drill as at the time it was £65 on offer. I have had it a few years now and it has given excellent service. It recharges quickly, and the battery seems to last ages in use. I think for £100 it is a good buy as I think it measures up to A line brands very well and the one battery Erbauer system means you can add bare tools at a reasonable price.

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I too have the Erbauer and it's excellent - but needing a second battery drill (to avoid constant changes from drill to Pozi bit) I bought a cheapo Aldi Ferrex drill for about £40. Better than good after a lot of use. It's in the online store at Aldi.

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Post by big-all »

its worth remembering with li-ion batts you can short charge and as frequently as you like you dont need to do the full cycle
as in
battery flat put on charge for 10 mins whilst you have a cup off tea[25% charged]
10 mins later after constant screw insertion another 10 mins charge[25%-15%+22%=32%]
the way a battery charges is perhaps 60% in 30% off charge time and 80%in 40% time now not the exact figures but you get the idea
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I have the dewalt, £99 inc two batteries Click here

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(mine is 3 years old, still going strong)
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I bought the Erbauer impact drill from the EXT range a year ago and it’s a great drill for the price ,I have since bought The jigsaw to replace my ageing Makita 110v jigsaw
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Hi folks, thanks for the advice re-drill, I going for the DeWalt.
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Have a look on the lidl site, they have a 12v bare unit drill on offer for next week at £14.99 and a 4ah battery also at 14.99 and the double charger is £12.99 .
As a back up drill it’s cheap as chips for small jobs.
There is also a variety of other 12v kit that may be useful if you get a few extra batteries.

Just a thought

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I have the older version of that drill Mike and it's superb. The original battery (at least 5 years old) is going strong and last year I picked up on the of 4Ah ones on 30% discount. The battery is identical aside from one little plastic tab they put on there (marketing ploy maybe?), I cut it off and it works a treat.
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