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Looking for a new cordless drill.

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by conny, 29 Apr 2020.

  1. conny

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    My old cordless drill/screwdriver has packed up, or rather the charger has, and I'm looking for a new one. The old one was from ASDA about 4-5 years ago and has shown good service for the battering it's taken in that time so for £50 I can't complain.
    Only need it for DIY, nothing to big or heavy like constructing a new shed or dormer etc.
    Found this on amazon and would like some opinions. Personally I think it would suit me fine as I have corded hammer drills if I need to do heavy stuff or drill walls/concrete etc.

    What do you guys think?

    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-Co...um-Ion+Batteries,+Green&qid=1588173784&sr=8-1
     
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    I've been looking at the same drill as my previous bosch is on it's last legs after 8+ years of hard DIY work.

    Interested on feedback too.
     
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    I have Lidl’s Parkside one’s, they take a good hammering and are very decent imho.
     
  5. conny

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    Nearest Lidl to me is about 50-60 miles away but thanks for the reply.
     
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    Lidl also only have the items on the middle section occasionally - its changes each week, and it maybe a year before they are next in
     
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    Probably go with the Bosch then. Dewalt combi drills canbe had for £99.99 as well. I also have a worx which aren’t bad.
     
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    I've had that Bosch model for about 4 years now, and it's not missed a beat.

    Struggles on our hard brick, but goes through everything else with no concerns, and the batteries, although small, are more than adequate for DIY
     
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    I tend to use a corded hammer drill for brick/concrete unless I know it's soft brick/thermalite stuff.
    Cheers Mikey.
     
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    So do I now! Got fed up of a 5mm hole taking 15min of sweat, and brought myself a DeWalt corded during lockdown
     
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