XU1 18V Li-Ion 2 Piece Combo Kit $49 (Was $98) @ Bunnings Warehouse

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This XU1 2 Piece Cordless Combo Kit features an 18V drill driver, 18V impact driver and 2 x 1.5Ah lithium ion batteries. With 21 drill torque settings and a 110Nm impact driver, you'll be able to drill into timber and fasten bolts and screws with ease. 

Not compatible with new generation of XU1 Blue 18volt platform

This kit will meet all your household fastening needs and help you get started on your next DIY project.

This product is intended for DIY use only. 

Included batteries and charger only compatible with the following XU1 18V products: XDD-180, XHD-180 and XIDK-180. Batteries and chargers not compatible with XU1 'BLUE 18VOLT' products.

18V drill driver

18V impact driver

Lithium Ion technology

2 x 1.5Ah battery packs

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    Any reviews on these?

  • +10 votes

    Great value for small home jobs.

    2 tools with 2 batteries; I'd snap these up if I didn't already have the ozito ones.

    Better value here than the recent black and decker deal.

  • +8 votes

    That's ridiculously cheap.

    Even if you have decent ones already, it's really useful to have extras so you don't have to change bits when you need to predrill / countersink / screw something

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    Was looking into getting one today. Thanks OP. The comments above made me not even look into reviews.

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    What's the warranty?

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    Wait. What’s an impact driver vs normal drill?
    I’ve heard of an impact wrench for taking wheels off cars (got one in the $10 Bunnings deal thanks ozbargain!) but not driver

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      From google:

      instead of a keyless chuck, it has a collet that accepts hex-shanked driver bits. It's specially engineered to do one job: drive screws, which it does faster and easier than any other tool

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        Yeh I found that but to me a normal drill does that just fine for driving screws. I’m low on storage space so would prefer not to double up unless it’s particularly useful.

        • +9 votes

          when the impact driver senses resistance, it can produce greater power. added bonus is that it makes you less likely to waste screws by stripping their heads

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          I did all the home jobs fine with just an hammer drill. Had plenty of torque in it for those basic screw driving jobs. I have since bought an impact driver as a Bunnings clearance impulse buy which makes it convenient (not switching tools) but I honestly could do without it.

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            @dufflover: So long as you have one you can turn the hammer function off on though :P

            If you have anything that needs any real torque though the impact is great. Pain in the butt trying to do those large deck screws with anything but an impact (and the cheapo impact drill did a great job).

            • +2 votes

              @freefall101: Agreed, I have done two decks in the past 12 months, one with and one without an impact driver, I would definitely never attempt another deck without one again. With the impact driver I didn't strip any screws and it's a lot easier on the wrists and arms, the only downside is the noise.

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            @dufflover: An impact is good for repetitive driving of multiple screws, such as when you're building a deck, hanging plasterboard, framing a house etc. Also handy to have if you're doing your own tyre rotations on your car so you don't have to use a wheel brace for the whole process.

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              @Nomadesque: Is this impact driver powerful enough for tyre rotations?

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                @ozeebee: I doubt it would be able to break the nuts loose if they're done up properly. I normally use a brace to break them loose and do the final snug up, but an impact to spin them off and on as it saves a lot of time.

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              @Nomadesque:

              An impact is good for repetitive driving of multiple screws, such as when you're building a deck, hanging plasterboard, framing a house etc

              Agreed … but I'd hardly say any of those are in the realm of a DIY guy/gal putting up some shelves at home or in the garden in the brick wall or that hose hangar in the brick garage.

              I'm still trying to figure out what the heck Le Grille is!

    • +11 votes

      What’s an impact driver…

      That was me, Saturday night, driving home on a narrow country road when a roo decided to jump in front of the car…

    • +2 votes

      Impact drivers are life changing. The way it applies torque means you don't need to push down on the screw so hard and it doesn't strip the head. Also, it's a lot faster than the drill.

      Usually I predrill using the drill and use the impact to drive the screw. Don't need to keep switching bits.

      It's got way more max torque so useful for removing stuck bolts etc too.

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      It's a very noisy way of driving screws, benefits being that it applies more torque in multiple bursts with little kickback compared to a drill which applies torque continuously. It also won't strip screw heads as easily as a drill.

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    I need to put a tv wall bracket on the wall will this do the job?

  • +5 votes

    Is it just me or does it look like XU1 is going to be the future "Aldi price matching brand" instead of Ozito (and before that was Ryobi). Bit of a downward trend if so …

    • +2 votes

      Yeah, I just checked out the XU1 lineup at Bunnings and I think you might be right! May not be quite as good as the ALDI stuff but definitely on par with the B&D gear.

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        I'd have thought Aldi's products to be on par with the budget/cheapest brands at Bunnings, wouldn't have guessed that they would be better.
        I thought Black & Decker was one of the really good quality brands, and Aldi's tools match it?

        • +2 votes

          I was referring to the recent B&D deals here. B&D used to be amazing (many years ago) but I owned two sets of the B&D Lithium stuff and although OK I found the Ozito PXC range is much better.

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            @SteveAndBelle: Ah thanks.

            I've actually never used Black & Decker before, hardly use power tools for that matter.
            Black & Decker being amazing years ago explains it, as it was from my parents years ago that I heard it was a very good quality brand.

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          Aldi's 18v tools all come with a five year warranty. Bunnings convincing customers that XU1 is their Aldi Workzone equivalent would be a classic Bunnings move.

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            @Luckypenguin: Well I'd buy the Bunnings Ozito or whatever over Aldi because if it broke, Bunnings would replace it on the spot.

            Aldi would refund your money, but then you dont have a drill/driver/whatever until the next annual cycle of that product in Aldi comes along.

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              @aussietivoman: I’ve had an Aldi drill break before, instead of taking it back to the store I rang the support number in the drill instruction manual. They posted me a new drill (the new model no less). But if you go to the store then yes, will just be refunded,

  • +1 vote

    Will the impact drill have any trouble drilling into brick?

    • +6 votes

      Get a hammer drill instead perhaps

    • +2 votes

      You may be getting hammer and impact confused.

      This includes an impact driver (not drill) which is essentially an electronic screwdriver with impact feature.

      You'd use the drill with a masonry bit for brick. Depending on the type of brick this may or may not be enough. If not you'd need a hammer drill.

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      Hammer drill is suited for this job.

      Any other drill,will cause frustration. I say this from firsthand experience…

    • +2 votes

      Impact driver, hammer drill. The impact driver impacts rotationally to increase torque, while the hammer drill hammers longitudinally in addition the rotation. Hammer drills are used for masonry.

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      You would need a hammer drill, or at the very least a decent quality regular drill. This thing will go nowhere.

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    will I be able to drill in brick pier or double-brick wall with any of these? thanks

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    ridiculas price!

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    This just came after I bought an impact driver skin, and waiting for a deal on battery and charger. Will def return, and get this.

    Thanks OP!

  • +4 votes

    Let me guess Aldi have tools on sale tomorrow?

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    Does it include the screw bits ?

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    So why have they dropped it?

    I don't see anything at Aldi coming up.

    • +1 vote

      Not the same, but Aldi have cordless power tool skins and batteries in that deal.

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    just went innloo store there are more than 100 in stock.

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    is it include a charger?

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    good value.will buy one set tomorrow morning.

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    XU1 Blue 18Volt 2 Piece Cordless DIY Kit and XU1 18V Li-Ion 2 Piece Combo Kit looks almost the same but not compatible with each other funny

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    Im about to diy some window block out blinds will these do? Also does these have the bits included ?

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    This will be good for light DIY jobs around the house. I won't hold my breath with any heavy drilling since I doubt the drill and impact driver will have brushless motor so it'll be only be suitable for light jobs and 1.5Ah battery will also require frequent recharging
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    • +1 vote

      I have a set of brushed tools that I use daily in my work. They have built hardwood retaining walls and drilled/cut through all matter of materials over the years. My next set will certainly be brushless as the technology is clearly better, however well-built brushed tools can certainly do a lot of heavy work.

      • +1 vote

        Agree, brushless is obviously better that non-brushless, but the build of the tool is pretty important as well. If there was an XU1 brushless drill it's still not going to set the world on fire.

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        I recommend Metabo. I got the hammer drill brush less and impact driver brushed motor with 5Ah batteries. Couldn't justify paying additional $150 for brushedless driver. Pretty pricey but absolutely quality built and German built. The best present my missus has given me and I love it. It hammers hard and goes through concrete like cheese. But again I think my concrete could be made of cheese. Lol

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          Pretty pricey but absolutely quality built and German built.

          Metabo have been making some of their tools in Shanghai for about 15 years now. Do yours say made in China or Germany?

          Also, I'm pretty sure Metabo only offer a 3 year extended warranty if you register your tools within a month of purchase. Compare that with Ozito's 5 year warranty without registration for their Power-X-Change line and it's hard to justify paying extra for Metabo if you're a home DIYer.

          • +1 vote

            @Nomadesque: The Metabo hammer drill body is made in Germany, the impact driver body is made in Korea and the 5.2ah batteries "assembled in Hungary".

    • +1 vote

      Brushless is nice for many reasons but it's absolutely not essential. Brushed motors have been used in all sorts of devices for the last 100+ years without any issues at all.

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      A poorly designed/cheap brushless drill can be a pain for very slow controlled drilling or driving because the of the cogging nature of brushless motors. I haven't used this set though. They are theoretically more efficient than brushed so may last longer on a charge.

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    Cheers, scored 1 set at Rockdale. The staff was surprised at the price

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    Is 1.5Ah battery sufficient? Seems a higher Ah battery makes drilling easier and quicker.

    • +1 vote

      1.5ah just refers to the capacity. A bigger battery will last longer between recharges.

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        That is not quite accurate. Yes 1.5Ah definitely refers to capacity & time between charges but a higher capacity battery is also able to supply more instantaneous current. I have brand new Makita 1.5Ah & 3Ah batteries and the 3Ah definitely has more power when you are pushing it hard (for example driving large screws with an impact driver or drilling large holes with drill). A 3Ah has 10 Li-ion cells (5 lots of 2 cells in parallel that are then wired in series to get 18v) while a 1.5Ah just has 5 cells in series. So at a lower level the bigger battery has bunches of 2 parallel cells that can provide twice as much current than the bunch of single cells in the smaller battery.

        • -1 vote

          The configuration is the important part, but that is usually better in bigger batteries as pointed out above. My Ryobi impact driver is much the same with the high capacity and low capacity batteries most of the time, but if you're really giving it some the bigger (and heavier) battery performs better.

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      Well for many jobs you'll only need the one yet will have two batteries.

      Two batteries, one cup.

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    Does the impact driver require longer bits?

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