"I spent an hour comparing offers on combi-drills as I wanted to buy a replacement drill.The usual problem with battery drills is they are used intensively for short periods and then left for maybe weeks before being needed again.Thus it all comes down to the batteries in the end. Ni-cd types eventually grow internal crystals that prevent correct recharging and must be replaced.These battery packs cost nearly as much as the drill. The answer is li-ion which does not have a memory and can be left partially charged for a lot longer.Trawling through the makes outlined that there were a lot to chose from but few came with two li-ion batteries and were hammer/driver types and cost less than £100. The Titan CD1218KL fulfilled all the above criteria but I had never bought this make before but the majority of the write ups were positive.On receipt the Titan was well made and rugged but only time will tell.I did some test drilling and it was as good as a Bosch that I used.The comments about the reversing switch being near ones thumb when holding the drill is true but once you realise this it is not a problem.The only other warning is make sure the speed change switch is positively in one position or the other as with all drills if not it can damage the gearbox.As with all li-ion batteries ensure they don't get too hot either from charging or from use . The intelligent charger should cater for all conditions but its a good idea just to check occasionally.The pack has a thermal sensor but its best not to rely too often on this . The drill is lighter than most mainly due to the type of battery used which is definitely a plus point Overall a purposeful drill for the keen DIYer at half the cost of equivalent well known makes."
"Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago as my old corded Black & Decker was starting to show its age. I was a bit dubious about whether a cordless drill could cut it, but I haven't been disappointed: so far I've used it for general drilling in wood, as a screwdriver, and for enlarging holes in a cast iron garden bench frame. It's tackled all jobs without fuss and is still on its original charge! Plenty of power while still being light and easy to get into tight spaces, and the depth gauge and auxiliary handle were a nice bonus. I didn't expect the keyless chuck to be as effective as it is, either - one less bit of kit for me to mislay! The only drawback, as Golo has noted, is that the forward/reverse switch is quite near the base of your thumb and can be applied accidentally, but once you're aware of it this isn't really too much of a problem. All in all it's a really useful drill and I wish I'd bought one years ago!"
"At about half the price of the big brands, this drill offers exceptional value for the DIY'er. Comes with 2 1.3ah Li-on batteries which charge up really quick. The drill itself has the feel of a much more expensive brand and is a joy to use."
"been buying titan for number of years and for the price you pay you get your moneys worth always, choose the drill with li-ion batteries as these are lighter and last well once charged than other battery type, for a small light combi drill they have a lot of power, also 1 hr or less you can recharge and ready to go with having 2 batteries, recommend this drill and titan"
"Absolutely brilliant. Contrary to the instruction booklet both my batteries have charge in them. My first use has been to drill holes in some alloy tubing A real pleasure to use this drill which I am sure will give me a long working life."
"Purchased this to replace old drill, and was also moving house. To date I cannot fault it but time will tell, that's why I gave it only 4 stars for reliability. There is a small button on back of drill which you press, and it gives you the battery condition, which I could not find any info in instruction manual. But all in a very good drill."
"Can't fault this! Fabulous package - drill itself is nice and compact, comes with two batteries, charger and carry case. This lets you keep working even when one battery is drained, just swap and keep working while the other charges - should be standard on ANY cordless drill! I've used this to drill masonry, metal, tiles, and wood - even with reasonably large forstner bits, it coped brilliantly. As a screwdriver it's small enough to get into most places, the adjustable torque is precise and effective, and the battery life is seemingly limitless when on screwdriver duty. Great drill - really cannot fault it."
"My only real problem was the chuck which was a little stiff when purchased. I applied some WD40 which eased it but it wouldn't grip drill bits very well. One of the batteries was also suspect it seemed to have been broken and welded back together. Screwfix were brilliant they took the product back and exchanged it without fuss. New drill seems much better at the moment."
"my old ni cad drill was shot so this came recommended by the shop staff as 2 of them had one, was reduced in price and came with 2 batteries, charged both up and have used the drill a lot and it's still using the first battery, wonder how long it will go on for !!! it,s light and fits in the hand nice too as it's not an oversized drill, comes with a decent case & charger like most drills do but no free bits with this one but not a problem as most diy'ers or tradesmen have zillions of them anyway as i do !!"
"As a DIY person rather than a professional I wanted a good value tool - this met my needs. It does say that it is for "Occasional use for drilling masonry" but it has coped well with more than occasional use. The 2 batteries is a godsend"
"I got this drill as a second to save changing from drill to driver, its a fantastic little drill but to me it seems very toy like and not built for heave use, but on the plus side at the price at with 2 battery's its fantasic"
"used this now for few months waited to write a review. I have used this on multitude of jobs and its been fantastic until I used it to put up guttering. as certain points the drill dies then it gets going again. I though it was the battery but it bursts into life like nothing happened. I aim to use it a little more before taking it back to get it changed. battery life brill, the price excellent. just the one issue which I hope is one of those things while the batteries get their full use this may sort itself out."
"I have been looking for a replacement drill for sometime. This one seemed to fit the bill. I wanted an 18volt drill and must have li-ion batts, also wanted a spare battery. This one has all that and a case as well. I have been using a Makita drill at work with a 4AH batt which just goes on for ever between charges, but I could not justify the cost as a DIYer. So this was good compromise. For the money, this one seems a good buy at present."