XU1 18V Li-Ion Drill Driver Kit $19.98 @ Bunnings

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This is the cheapest cordless 18v drill kit I have ever seen. I tried one of them, low profile yet powerful.

Package Contents:
Drill Driver, 18V Battery, Charging Adaptor, Instruction Manual
Plus 2 screwdriver bits

This XU1 Cordless Drill Driver is ideal for drilling around the home. With 21 drill torque settings you'll be able to drill into timber and fasten screws with ease.

The keyless chuck provides quick and easy accessories changes, while the LED worklight allows you to operate in dark or confined spaces. This kit comes complete with a 1.5Ah Li-Ion battery and charger to allow you to get to work straight from the box.

This product is intended for DIY use only.

Not compatible with new generation of XU1 Blue 18volt platform

Included battery and charger only compatible with the following XU1 18v products: XDD-180, XHD-180 & XIDK-180. Battery and charger not compatible with XU1 'BLUE 18volt' products.
Variable speed
10mm keyless chuck
LED worklight
Details
Model Name
18V Li-Ion Drill Driver
Model Number
XDD-180
Material
Plastic, Metal
Colour
Blue, Black
Product Dimensions (mm)
W:230 H:202 L:83
Package Dimensions (mm)
W:83 H:202 L:230
Weight
1.1kgkg
Battery Type
1.5Ah 18V Lithium Ion
Chuck Type
Keyless
Chuck Size
10
Cordless
Yes
Batteries Included
Yes
Number of Batteries
1
Battery charge time (min.)
180
Charger Included
Yes
Number of Clutch Settings
21
Maximum Speed (rpm)
700
Case Included
No
Variable Speed
Yes
Hammer Function
No

Additional Info
Warranty Info

12 Month Home Use Replacement Warranty

Related Stores

Bunnings Warehouse
Bunnings Warehouse

Comments

  • +12 votes

    Terrible drill, terrific price!

  • +1 vote

    Wow, just when I needed a cheap drill, what is the catch?

  • +4 votes

    i bought the kit at $50. Works fine. Obviously just for doing really little jobs around the house.

    • +1 vote

      So did i.

      Haven't really done anything especially violent with them yet…

      • +3 votes

        Let us know when you go all Underbelly with them.

      • +1 vote

        This kit was at my local for 29 bucks. Still didnt buy it, I have an old pre powerxchange Ozito that i have had for 7 years and still going strong, but realises that it struggles a bit with very hard wood (the impact driver, not the drill, I tend to just use that for drilling which is fine)

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      Thanks for your review Jimmy. Would you mind telling us, how's the battery life like?

      • +1 vote

        Well the dual kit had two battery. Have never actually used it for more than day 15 minutes. Put together an outdoor furniture set.

        Defo not going to be building a deck with it or anything

  • +2 votes

    Just the battery would be worth $15

  • +3 votes

    Oh, I already bought Workzone 16v drill with two batteries from Aldi for $50, it has 5 years warranty though.

  • +1 vote

    looking to put up a fence u reckon this can be used to screw in timber palings without having to recharge? fence length 5m

    • +2 votes

      I worked with this for several minutes, and kept going at it non-stop and it was going relentless with no remorse! It was precharged though. I reckon for 5m it should be fine. For $20 you can't go wrong but let's wait for the owners who commented above.
      Or buy 2!

    • +2 votes

      Assuming just 2-4 screws per paling, and 40mm screws into treated pine then I think this would do.

    • +2 votes

      if not just have a coffee or 2 while it's charging then you should be right to finish

      • +2 votes

        Agree with this. 5m of fencing is around 50 palings, more if doublesided. 4-6 screws per paling (2 high 2 low plus middle). I'd be wanting a cuppa half way through sounds like a good idea. If it is hardwood he might even need to dill pilot holes.

        • +1 vote

          You ozbarginers have me sold, will pick one up on the way home from work

          -edit worst case will return

          • +2 votes

            @Bluedragon92: As Cainn said below an impact driver is a better tool for this but if this is all you intend to use it for it will get the job done with pine for $20, plus you have a tool for a few small odd jobs around the house. If it blows up, Bunnings will refund/replace it without a problem. If you ever decide to start doing heavy work like a renovations and buy better tools, keep this as a spare drill as is always handy to have a second drill (less changing drills/bits).

            • +1 vote

              @CJ31: used it tonight to undo a few wall mounted brackets that was left behind by the previous owner. One in each bedroom geezes these guys loved their TVs. Does the job. Like you said refund/replace without a problem. Yes for DIY only. lucky i am not licensed!

              This drill will have a good use over the next few weeks as i tidy up this fixer-up

              will post any updates of if it breaks to keep other bargainers informed. The big test is the fence. Posts in the ground beams hanged palings this weekend!

    • +2 votes

      it will do the job, and its only 20 bucks lol cant go wrong!

    • +3 votes

      Do yourself a favour and get an impact driver. Plenty of stores sell this same drill + an impact driver with two batteries for $49 or so.

      Once you have an impact driver, even a low-end one, you'll struggle to comprehend why you spent so many years driving screws with drills. And it's not just about power (which you don't always need), it's about reliability. Impact driver = far fewer shredded screws because they don't have the same tendency to slip even with the exact same screw tip.

      The only downside is that they make more noise. They also aren't suitable for really light duty stuff.

      • +2 votes

        Can't agree with this enough, I have a Ryobi drill which would have done thousands of screws before I got an impact driver, now I reckon the poor old drill is feeling neglected. It's just so good!

  • +2 votes

    I bought a XU1 240v jigsaw for $19 because I was lazy to cut branches with a handsaw, yes I know wrong tool for the job. I have all sorts of bandsaw, chopsaw, dropsaw, circsaw I just hate jigsaws by nature so I got the cheapest nastiest I could get. It cuts badly, it would cut sideways instead of a straight line, it has very little adjustments, the saw clamp is the worst, it's flimsy feet and poorly balanced mechanism it would massage the hell out of my bones.

    7 years later… I am still using it to chop down 6cm thick branches, it does it loudly, fast and in a most violent way. I hate it so much I can't use it for proper wood work but it just wont die and works so well at reducing thick tree branches. :(. It make me boil this thing I want to kill it but it just keep going.

    Cordless drills on the other hand, it's a bread and butter for every Powertool company. If you can't get it right, you not deserve to be selling powertools.

    The weight of this XU1 18V cordless drill is slightly heavier than 12V cordless drills. So it should be very nice for overhead use.

    • +1 vote

      As in a jigsaw jigsaw?? Or more of a sabre/larger reciprocating saw? Because generally a jigsaw is supposed to be used on flat surfaces…not lopping trees.

    • +1 vote

      Why not use a recip saw instead of a jigsaw?

    • +1 vote

      I have the Jigsaw. Can't do much woodwork with recipro saw, it's more of a demolition tool. It should do very well cutting tree branches but I wanted a tool I can use to do woodwork but it's no good at it.

      • +1 vote

        My XU1 jigsaw is broken, the bit that hold the blade crumbled in half, but is an easy fix with a small piece of metal .

  • +2 votes

    I try to recommend getting a hammer drill instead of a standard drill. More versatile, and saves you getting a whole other tool

    • +1 vote

      But this is $20 lol you cant go wrong even as a spare :)

    • +3 votes

      I recommend a corded hammer drill and a cordless standard drill. It's bloody handy to have two drills, saves changing bits every few seconds if you're drilling pilot holes or countersinking. $20 for a second drill is a bargain.

      • +1 vote

        Yes of course if you are that busy with your drills, for most people considering this the audience is just wanting a dril for that odd case, they can change bits once a year for two holes

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        I should add the xu1 hammmer drill has been known to go for 29 follar so only 10 dollars more. Also I have seen the dual standars drill and impact driver going for 29.

    • +1 vote

      I recommend getting a corded rotary hammer drill, a cordless impact drill and a cordless drill. Much more versatile as it covers all your drilling and screw fastening needs. Get the drift?

  • +3 votes

    Thanks op,

    Just what I needed for screwing down pegs for tents/awning. Wouldn't hurt as bad if I end up loosing or breaking this than the AEG.

  • +9 votes

    I have one of these it works pretty well, and gathers dust just as well as a $500 drill would.

  • +1 vote

    Got one, $20 is a fantastic deal!

  • +1 vote

    low speed, but for $20, it is very worthy

  • +1 vote

    Would this be strong enough to drill through walls? I need to install some curtain rails

    • +1 vote

      nope… but you could if you wanted to but with no hammer function it wont be easy.

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        Good answer. It'd be a lot easier to drill through concrete with a hammer drill but you can try a standard drill if you are patient. Obviously you need to be careful about the wiring inside the wall and use a masonry drill bit.

      • +1 vote

        Huh? Have you never used a drill before?

        This will easily drill through walls unless they're made out of valyrian steel

  • +1 vote

    I purchased one of these drills about 12 months ago for odd jobs around the house.

    It works great for the price, not a traddie drill naturally.

    Great for flat packs, wall mounting and just the odd jobs.

    Havn't had any problems with battery life as of yet.

  • +1 vote

    Noob question.

    This surely is good enough to drill plasterboard wall right?

  • +2 votes

    Loads available at Fountain Gate bunnings, they are just hidden in aisle 5 which is the opposite side to the power tools.

  • +1 vote

    Well I just bought one and Ill give it to my dad as the battery has gone on his but its a pretty good quality drill for the price, fairly solid and heavy.

    I think it doesnt have a great top speed as it does not have a 2 speed gearbox.

  • +1 vote

    Still plenty of stock at 4pm today at Ashfield (NSW) outside the tool shop. Tag shows ~$29 but scans correctly at $19.98. XU1 Hammer Drill Kits right next to them for ~$39 — didn't bother to scan one to see whether it was discounted also.

  • +1 vote

    It seems some stores are getting in more stock, I grabbed one in Darwin today to carry in my campervan, they had a pile of them, a couple of days ago they were out of stock…

  • +1 vote

    grabbed one, there were still a couple on the shelf this morning in Port Melbourne

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