Oh, and Amazon is playing silly buggers at the moment.
My two venerable B&D 12V drills are nearing the end of their battery life.
I don't have the enthusiasm to re-cell the batteries and a replacement
battery looks to be over £30.
So I am looking at what I can get to provide extra drills to avoid
constant swapping of bits for common tasks.
For instance at the moment I am fitting skirting boards with screws so I
Drill hole in board
Countersink (and the drill/countersink combination is proving useless
Drill hole in wall
Now I can do the last two with my Site drill (18V NiCd) and my Makita
impact driver (bought body only to share the Site batteries).
I was using the two B&D drills for the easy bits - drill and counter sink
MDF - but battery life is very poor.
Come the revolution I may be able to stretch the battery by using the Site
intelligent charger but again this will take time from other tasks.
So - I can buy one (or even two) cheapo drill/drivers to replace the B&Ds
or perhaps buy a Makita body for around £50 to use the third NiCd battery
from my Site.
I assume even the cheapest 14.4V drill will out perform my old B&Ds.
Any suggestions, or any really good deals?
looks half way decent.
Oh, and on the silly buggers front the Screwfix site is listing a
which looks a good deal at £50 but there doesn't seem to be any stock
I was checking to see what matched my Site drill from 2010 and I find that
it is still listed by Screwfix although I am pretty sure it has been out
of stock for four to five years by now.
So it looks as though the site offers stuff which is out of stock and may
never come back in.
There seems no way to place an order for them to get an item into stock
Not the best of days for research - never known Amazon go down before.
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