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JCB Cordless 20V 3Ah Li-ion Impact driver 1 battery CID180JL
- Comes with - Battery, 75min battery charger, belt clip, carry bag & PZ2 50mm bit
- No load speed: 0-2800 rpm
- 1 function drill functions; Impact driver
- Single speed variable speed gearbox
Features and Benefits
- At least 50% more battery run time and 5 times longer motor life than a non-brushless motor
- High performance - max torque 140Nm
- 3.0Ah Lithium-Ion battery pack; doesn't lose it's charge whilst not in use
- LED light for improved visibility
- Guarantee - 3 year
|Number of batteries||1 battery|
|Amp rating||3 Ah|
|Battery charger||Battery charger included|
|Charge time||75 minute|
|No load speed||0-2800 rpm|
|Blows per minute||0-3300 bpm|
|Max masonry drilling capacity||16 mm|
|Rotation direction||Forward & reverse|
|Locking device||Automatic spindle lock|
|Gearbox Housing||Plastic gearbox housing|
|Handle type||Soft grip handle|
Mikec1011 - 2 years ago
I already use a Dewalt brushed impact driver but wanted a second as I regularly use two different fasteners. Having a second driver saves swapping bits every other minute.
I saw this on offer and against my inner voice telling me otherwise I went for it, mainly because it was brushless.
As far as performance goes I can't really fault it. It performs just as well as the brushed Dewalt (which as it happens is virtually identical spec wise) and if it was the only impact driver you have ever used or held I'm sure you would be more than happy with it.
However when you compare it against the Dewalt (similar price but brushed) you start to notice the small details that as a whole make a huge difference.
Firstly the grip, the Dewalt just fits in the hand better. Second the bit holder, on the JVC you have to hold the sleeve back to insert a bit, the Dewalt you just push it in. On both you have to hold the sleeve back to remove the bit, the Dewalt then ejects the bit. The JVC you have to pull it out. Nothing major but all these little things add up.
Lastly the casing on the Dewalt has solid bits of rubber in strategic places that protect it when you inevitable knock it over. This is absent on the JVC.
All in all its not a bad tool and if you judge it on its driving ability alone then you would give it five stars. However when you compare it to similar priced offering from the likes of Dewalt, Makita etc it lacks the subtle refinements to really hold its own
Impressive, but poor longevity ruins it
Anonymous - 2 years ago
Bought in June 2016, and (like all impact drivers) I was impressed with how well it drove screws home in comparison to what a combi drill can achieve.
However, JCB branded drills have poor longevity. This impact driver of mine has now failed (only two months old) as it only operates the chuck in reverse, irrespective of where the switch is set to. I also had the JCB combi (as both drills use the same charger pack), again good drill but fails quickly. I've had two in the space of a year, and will be returning this second one for the same fault as original - drill won't take load. Even in maximum torque setting it disengages the drive even by lightly grabbing the chuck. Useless.
In short, impressive until it fails. I'm returning both drills to buy Makita instead. My recommendation is for light DIY use these are good, but expect to fail within six months. Else, but something else.
I love it
WGR - 2 years ago
I am only a low level DIYer but had some birthday money and thought I would treat myself to an impact driver. I had a good look around for one and thought that the JCB was outstanding value. It so powerful yet totally controllable. An excellent buy
Better than any of the major brands!
Guitarman_jamie - 3 years ago
I bought it around a month ago and it's coped with everything I've thrown at it with ease. I use 7 days a week whether I'm at work drilling and screwing through almost anything or at home rebuilding my classic cars. The best bit is I've charged it 3 times!!!
great performace, very strong machine
joao paulo - 3 years ago
Very strong machine, it better than makita or dewalt, as it is 20v you can fill how strong it is