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Challenge Xtreme 18V Cordless Drill Driver

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      28.08.2014 21:28
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      • "lightweight "
      • "fine grip"
      • "Easy to use"

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      more power to the people .... or at least the DIYer

      It looks like your standard cordless drill, being about 250mm long, 65mm wide and about 230mm in height, weighing in at no more than 3kg.
      It has a soft grip handle, meaning you can hold it for longer periods without blisters of your palm.
      The drill bit housing is right at the front and has what in the trade is called a key-less chuck, with this one being rather easier to handle than most key-less chuck units, if I'm honest, as I can tighten of loosen the chuck with one hand, allowing the clutch of the drill to lock in place so that the back section of the chuck does not spin around as I turn the front section of it.
      Just behind the chuck there is the torque setting which are changed by simply turning the thick black ring and selecting the number that you feel gives the right torque for the job in hand.
      Right on the top you'll see a black switch that can be slid forward or backwards. This is the gear shift slider that, when slid forwards gives you the higher gear, with pulling it back giving you the lower gears. This makes it a lot easier to drill through more things that may be more dense. Right on the top there is the gear select slider, from first gear to second gear, normal to hammer.
      There is a little light just above the trigger that shines on the area you're drilling/screwing. Then there's the reverse/forward slide button which is just up on the handle.
      On the bottom there is the battery housing, which the battery is slid and locked into place.

      The specs....
      The battery is a 1.3Ah, 18volt lithium Ion battery for longer use between charges. It has 11 torque setting using a two gear system with a double sleeve key-less 10mm chuck
      It has a 3 hour charge from flat to fully charged and as the battery is Lithium Ion it holds its charge for longer in between uses.
      And it all comes in a plastic case to keep all the bits and bobs in.

      It's easy to use, easy to change bits, nice and light and has the stamina of a greyhound whilst giving you the power of a steroid addict in the gym...and there's a nice little strap near the battery that helps you keep it on you if you lose grip of the handle

      It cost about £80, give or take, and is money well spent for the power and the fact that the battery is a Li-Ion and will outlast many other batteries for stamina.

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