For that money if you only used it for screwing it would be worth it.
The only issue I have is the waste problem. How many of these
disposable power tools are actually going to be recycled and how many
will just end up in landfills?
On 9 Oct 2004 12:16:19 -0700, email@example.com (StealthUK) wrote:
Virtally all tools end up in landfills at some point, as long as it's
used within it's normal capabilities ie light DIY, it should last a
At 10 quid a drill it's almost worth having a second one for an extra
battery and spares.
OK, in more detail:
Use the first and keep second as a backup. If the first one goes
wrong, use the second and fix the first if you can. If the second goes
wrong too use bits from the first to keep it going. If both go wrong
get a refund under the 3 year guarantee. In the meantime you have an
spare battery and spare charger too which can be useful, or a complete
spare drill/battery/charger to lend out or use elsewhere.
Not bad for £20 surely...
LOL, was just explaining how a second drill would be used as a backup,
in addition to a useful second battery and charger.
If there are no problems it's hypothetical, otherwise there's always
the option of returning under guarantee for refund or replacement, no
extra time is required. Personally I prefer to spend a little time
repairing something rather than throw it away.
There is still a big gap between these tools and Makita etc, but that
gap has closed a lot over the last few years. IMHO you can expect good
service from these tools in normal DIY use unless you buy the cheapest
of the cheap.
Even mid range stuff isn't without it's problems, I would tend to
steer clear of mid range stuff made in China at present, and either go
for something inexpensive made there or mid range/top line stuff made
Well I bought one, out of curiousity more than anything as I've
already got 2 decent cordless 18v drills.
It appears the Power Direct brand is exclusive to Argos and their
answer to B&Q's Power Pro range. They've now cleared the stock and
have started a new line named Worx using bright orange casings
instead. If you look at the current Worx 18v it's exactly the same as
the PD one. Either these products are produced with higher grade parts
or it's one big marketing con. I'll soon know.
Oh..I reserved it online before going to pick it up on Sunday and was
told I shouldn't have been allowed to reserve it online as it was
clearance and only available from the clearance room which didn't
have any stock.
Then I spot the manager shifting a whole trolley of power tools over
to the clearance room, including the aforementioned.
One excited woman called over to her husband, "Hey, there's a drill
here for £10". Husband glances at them, " Nah...they're crap".
First thing I thought of was this NG. :-)
Trolley was emptied out in about 3 minutes anyway.
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