Summary: I have never used Uktoolcentre before, tho I have purchased tools for many family members in the past,so was very nervous about useing thier online service.I am very happy to say that the service from them as company was excelent and I would deffinately reccomend them to anyone and everyone on my experience.
Summary: First of all people complaining about drill pieces coming loose are you people using hexagon head drill pieces designed for manual tightening? Pretty standard common sense I would have thought, but I got caught out as well on that. only used twice to date am awaiting my hexagon head pieces to come in the post but so far I think it just about has enough power to do most household jobs including screwing joinery together.
Summary: It depends, of course, on how 'heavy duty' your drilling needs are. If, like me, you want something cable-free that will drill through wood, the occasional bit of brick-work, and also act as a screw-driver, all very occasional DIY, then this is a good choice considering the low price and does the job well. You can adjust the torque settings and the drill speed (2 speeds), and it has a hammer function for masonry.
Summary: Black & Decker EPC188BK 18-Volt Hammer Drill Firstly it was described as having Lithium Cells it does not they are 18V Nicads Secondly it has the fault described by others of insufficient grip by the self locking Chuch. Without a Chuck Key you cannot lock the Drill or Drivers in tight. Hence the Drill is driving but the bit is still. I really liked the look of the machine.
Summary: This drill is Very disappointing. It has hardly any strength to do more than drilling small holes into chipboard, so I guess if that's all you need it for then it's fine. I bought it based on peoples recommendations of it on here but am thoroughly disappointed!
Battery life good, okish drill, torque for screw driver poor
C/C++ programmer, amazon.co.uk
21 September 2010
Summary: As previously stated, it doesn't seem to have enough power to act as a screwdriver. Ok for drilling small holes and undoing quite loose screws, but not nearly strong enough to get them out itself.
Summary: I bought this product recently for use during caravan holidays and to build a Pergola and Decking. It has been well used and it is perfectly OK on most tasks. Drill bits do sometimes get stuck as it is hard to get the chuck tight enough and when the battery runs down it under performs( Just change the battery, it came with 2. For the price it is a good domestic drill but not in the league of expensive profesional drills.
Summary: Got this for my husband last month after his previous ones battery wouldn't hold the charge anymore. Batteries were up to £40 to replace each, so cheaper to buy a new drill. That's probably why they make them so expensive: forcing us to buy a new drill instead. Anyway, hubby is pleased with the drill and the price was pretty good.