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Help and advice on choosing a new drill

Postby RichTea » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:25 pm

Hi,

My old drill, which was very cheap and not really up to much, has finally given up. The battery no longer holds any charge. So I’m looking to buy a replacement.

I’m not a DIY enthusiast, but I do like to have the right tool to hand when needed. Saying this, I want to be sensible on the price and know people I can borrow tools from for a one off job. I’m thinking something around the £50 mark, good value for money and possibly some accessories to help build up my tool box.

The type of things I’ve done in the past 12 months include building a play house, putting up some heavy duty hooks to hold a roof box to the garage wall, mounting a hose reel to the outside wall and putting up an ironing board hanger. I’d imagine I’d use it once a month on average and for things similar to the above. I’m also moving house soon, so that will bring with it plenty of new use cases I’m sure.

So far I have a short list of 3...

Black & Decker 18V Cordless 2-Gear Combi Drill with Kitbox and 1.5 Ah Lithium Ion Battery for £53.99 - BCD700S1K-GB
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079K56H8T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NbwkFbTRFHF0R

Blackpine 20V Cordless Drill with Impact Function Lithium-Battery 21+3 Torque Setting with 2 Speed 10mm Metal Chuck 63PCS Accessories Supercharge 2000mAhx1 for £53.99 -https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VV3S561/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_F.vkFb9HV0BPH

And...

Cordless Drill Driver 12V, GOXAWEE 100Pcs Electric Screwdriver Set (2 Batteries 1500mAh, Max Torque 30Nm, 2-Speed, 10mm Automatic Chuck) for £49.98 -
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RDJRL6X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4dwkFbBQR0FY9

Any guidance or advice from the community here would be much appreciated!

Thanks!
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