Product Type: Argos Power Drill
Newest Review: ... time and it has only been used a further two times since we bought it. So the Argos Basic range Hammer Drill seemed perfect. It was £14.9... more
Member Name: purplekimmy
Argos 500W Hammer Drill Kit
Advantages: £14.99 is a good price for a simple drill
Disadvantages: I wish we had used it for other things
I bought my fiancé a dartboard a year ago and gave no thought to how we would fix said board to the wall!! (That's what you get for being female!). This is when we decided that we needed a drill of some description. We turned to the old faithful Argos book and searched the drill section.
We have no great need for a drill at any other time and it has only been used a further two times since we bought it. So the Argos Basic range Hammer Drill seemed perfect. It was £14.99 but having a £5 giftcard from previous purchases, we paid less than £10.00 for it. The box is nothing dramatic, a white box with a drawing of a drill on the front! The drill itself is black with the odd red detailed bit like the trigger etc. It has a 2m lead which is ok, 500 watts, and it comes with one masonry drill bit. It is quite lightweight, easy to handle and use.
The drill was only used for drilling 5 holes in a wall to put up the mentioned dartboard, we have also put up two lots of shelves with it and it handled all these tasks with ease. It isn't that noisy, I wish we had put it to other uses because then I could have given it a better review. If all you need a drill for (like us) was to drill a few holes to put up a shelf or coat rack etc, then this drill is perfect.
Summary: For the basic needs we had, it was perfect