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I currently use a cheap and cheerful B&D cordless drill to wind up and lower the van legs. It's only 9 volts and the battery doesn't last very long. If I forget to charge it before striking camp I have to get the crank handle out to do the legs, so thinking of getting a new one.

 

Must be Lithium Ion, and have 2 batteries, with a carry case, and under £100.

 

Seen a Makita HP457DWEX2 at B&Q which will be £90 on old foggies day. It doesn't worry me that the batteries won't fit other Makita products.

 

Anyone got one and can give an opinion ?

 

Edit: I put this post in the Awning section because I know some of you use a cordless drill to screw in awning pegs - I might consider doing this in the future.

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Yes - I've had several cheapo cordless drills with batteries that go flat before the last leg is wound down. Now I use a 12volt Ryobi drill from Screwfix. It comes with two lithium batteries and charger, all packed into a travel case. Although it's 4 or 5 years old now the batteries still hold their charge for a long time.

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How about one of these??

 

http://www. maplin. co. uk/p/maplin-18v-lithium-ion-cordless-drill-n29lk

 

If you want two batteries, 2 for under £70

 

Dave

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The Maplin one is flippin cheap - same battery power rating as the Makita (1. 3Ah).

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Just be aware that the maplins one is only a 10mm chuck, the Makita is 13mm. not a problem if you only plan on using it for the legs/pegs and get the right adaptor, but a royal pain if you may use it for other things.

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I have always used Bosch drills, I have never been disappointed, one charge will do the van probably, well I don't know as its never gone flat, even after doing the whole van several times, and some drilling jobs inbetween.

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The Makita LXT combi with 2 x 1. 3 lithium batteries is excellent. We run 2 in the buisness and battery life is A1. Its more than youy need for the van but pay a bit more now and save in the long run.£130 before your 10% discount at B+Q. Theres a cheaper one at £99 but never tried that one.

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For the caravan use a cheap :£30 12V Also or Lidl job will do.

With Lithium cells you don't need two batteries as you needed with NiCd.

My 6 yr old 14. 4V Ryobi NiCd cells have had it so am looking to replace it. .. May look at a Parkside one as the little 12 V one I have for the van came into use recently and is remarkably powerful and long lasting.

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The maplin drill above has a low torque setting, so it may struggle if you intend on using it for awning pegs.

I'd like a lithium battery drill, but tbh you can't beat this dewault drill with 2 batteries

http://www. screwfix. com/p/dewalt-dc100ka-gb-18v-1-3ah-ni-cd-cordless-combi-drill/73596

Its never run out on me yet, even after doing a full awning twice and end up charging it twice thru the whole season

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I know you said lithium but I've been using this ni-cad 12v from screwfix at £32 in a case with 2 batteries and charger for winding legs and screwing in awning pegs and it's been great, we are in the van all year round so it gets a bit of use and holds its charge well, I use 16cm coach screws for the awning in winter in case of wind and it drives them in and out merrily!

 

http://www. screwfix. com/p/titan-ttc271ddh-12v-ni-cd-cordless-drill-driver/22026

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I know you said lithium but I've been using this ni-cad 12v from screwfix at £32 in a case with 2 batteries and charger for winding legs and screwing in awning pegs and it's been great, we are in the van all year round so it gets a bit of use and holds its charge well, I use 16cm coach screws for the awning in winter in case of wind and it drives them in and out merrily!

http://www. screwfix. com/p/titan-ttc271ddh-12v-ni-cd-cordless-drill-driver/22026

Intrigued by those coach screws. Good idea
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I have been using Lithium battery powered cordless drill for winding the steadies for two or three years. It is a CoTech from Claas Ohlson in Kingston upon Thames. It cost me just under £30 and the battery lasts for several outings in the caravan before it needs re-charging.

 

It is also used as a cordless drill between trips.

 

It is similar to this CoTech drill

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Intrigued by those coach screws. Good idea

I got the tip off this forum from some bright spark or other! 50 for £13 is a lot cheaper than those hard ground pegs that caravan places sell, I also bought some rubber washers for them - the type they use in flat or corrugated roofing for when the heads alone aren't big enough but I can't remember where I got them from - they were about £4 for a hundred, link for the turbo coach screws below

 

http://www. screwfix. com/p/turbo-coach-screws-zinc-yellow-passivated-m10-x-160mm-pack-of-50/27508

 

Found them in my history! Washers below

 

http://www. tdsupplies. co. uk/sela-washers

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Have a look HERE down the page

 

Dave

I got the tip off this forum from some bright spark or other! 50 for £13 is a lot cheaper than those hard ground pegs that caravan places sell, I also bought some rubber washers for them - the type they use in flat or corrugated roofing for when the heads alone aren't big enough but I can't remember where I got them from - they were about £4 for a hundred, link for the turbo coach screws belowhttp://www. screwfix. com/p/turbo-coach-screws-zinc-yellow-passivated-m10-x-160mm-pack-of-50/27508

Found them in my history! Washers belowhttp://www. tdsupplies. co. uk/sela-washers

Thanks gents

 

Like the rubber washers

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I use an 18v Bosch with li-ion batteries (although higher capacity than the Makita) and use it for steadies and driving coach-screws into the ground for my sunshade. It's never failed me yet, the batteries last forever and are quick to recharge. I can see no reason why the Makita shouldn't do a similar job for you - go for it.

 

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I have an 18v drill and it wont drive coach screws in on many hardstandings. it's fine on grass

 

You can of course still drive them in with a hammer.

 

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My Ryobi One+ 18v Nicads have given up the ghost after four years of very hard graft, but there's nowt wrong with the drill.

 

I got another Ryobi One+ kit - drill, two Li-Ion batteries, a charger and posh bag to hold it all in from B&Q on wrinklys day for £80.

So I've now got two drills,two batteries and a charger. Just one battery & a Li-ion charger would have cost as much.

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I never thought about torque on a drill, but thanks to a poster above, will ask if going for a Li-ion battery drill, what sort of torque should you be looking at for drilling in coach screws on a typical hard standing?

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I have an 18v drill and it wont drive coach screws in on many hardstandings. it's fine on grass

 

You can of course still drive them in with a hammer.

 

poolebob

Not all 18v drills are the same! Before I splashed out on my Bosch Professional drills (I've got 2 now - the first being a 14. 4v which would also drive coach screws into just about anything) I used some cheaper ones from Aldi and Wickes which were much poorer on both power and torque. As always, you tend to get what you pay for.

 

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http://m. screwfix. com/p/titan-ttp451ddh-10-8v-1-3ah-li-ion-cordless-drill-driver/78822?filtered=true

 

I have replaced my old bosch nicd because the batteries are goosed with a 10. 8v titan li-ion from screwfix and very happy with it :)

 

Not needed to charge while away but only takes 30 minutes - have easily managed collection from storage, arrive site, depart site and back to storage without recharging and sometimes another move in between and it is small and light.

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I'd like a lithium battery drill, but tbh you can't beat this dewault drill with 2 batteries

http://www. screwfix. com/p/dewalt-dc100ka-gb-18v-1-3ah-ni-cd-cordless-combi-drill/73596

Its never run out on me yet, even after doing a full awning twice and end up charging it twice thru the whole season

Agreed 100%. I have several DeWalt drills but the above drill is the one that goes camping with me. Drops all 4 stabilisers, screws in all the awning pegs, does all of the above in reverse and will do so twice with loads of power still in reserve for actual drilling tasks ;)

 

Sometimes I've even taken the charger with me just in case, but never needed it.

 

Tony

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Agreed 100%. I have several DeWalt drills but the above drill is the one that goes camping with me. Drops all 4 stabilisers, screws in all the awning pegs, does all of the above in reverse and will do so twice with loads of power still in reserve for actual drilling tasks ;)

 

Sometimes I've even taken the charger with me just in case, but never needed it.

 

Tony

I have the LithiumXS version of this drill with two 4. 0amp batteries. It's a little over the OP's budget but has never let me down and SOOO much power :)

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Not all 18v drills are the same! Before I splashed out on my Bosch Professional drills (I've got 2 now - the first being a 14. 4v which would also drive coach screws into just about anything) I used some cheaper ones from Aldi and Wickes which were much poorer on both power and torque. As always, you tend to get what you pay for.

 

John M

The drill had plenty of torque, it didn't stall. the coach screws just didn't drive in.

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