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Hire or buy?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by navgeeza, 23 Jul 2003.

  1. navgeeza

    navgeeza

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    I need to drill a few holes through a brick wall, 1x50mm and two 110mm, was thinking of hiring an sds drill and diamond core bits to go with it.. or could i get away with buying the blackspur drill bits and using a standard hammer drill? Your thoughts/recommendations?
     
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    hire it, how often are you going to drill holes that big?
     
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    Every bloke's dream! A valid excuse to buy a new toy...I mean tool and you want to hire!

    Seriously though, you probably should hire but you might like to know that you can buy a perfectly good FERM SDS DRILL from SCREFIX for £35.99 inc. So you could buy the drill and Blackspur bits for not much more than the hire fee and you'd always have it!
     
  5. navgeeza

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    True probably never going to drill that big holes that often, although i imagined that the blackspur bits would probably only last about a couple of uses.

    I think what i was thinking was would it be cost effective to buy a cheap drill like the one in screwfix (2nd reply) and bits as to hire it will probably cost about the same.
     
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    The tools you hire from the hire shop are normally heavy duty and do the job better & usually get good advice from them,so you get what you pay for.If it was me I would forget about the cost difference as I want the job to go smoothly with no hassle.
     
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