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Screwdriver bits for a cordless drill

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by wbmkk, 29 Sep 2013.

  1. wbmkk

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    Somebody has just given me a cordless drill, as I had mentioned I wanted to but one ... think I'll mention the Ferrari next.

    I have recently got an allotment, which was what the drill was to be used for .. making raised beds.

    I have a conventional electric drill, so ave plenty of drill bits.

    However, I don't have a screwdriver bit.

    Is it simply a case of sticking in a bit with a pozi or flat ended screwdriver at the other end, ie like this sort of thing
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DeWALT-DT...Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item19d9ecb194
     
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    At its simplest - yes. Most people use a bit holder though. Two reasons - the extra length gives more control and means the cheaper 25mm bits are usable and the bit holder allows much faster bit changes.
     
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    Dont waste your money on Wera ones, they dont last much longer. Its better buying a box of the cheap Dewalt ones.

    John
     
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    Thank you for your replies

    Will order a set from ebay, with a holder too :D
     
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    This was going to be a question of mine, too, except that I need not only screwdriver bits but drill bits as the few I still have are old, cheap and (mostly) blunt! I need masonry and woodworking bits; are the big kits containing lots of pieces any good, or should I be buying small sets?
     
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    just remember 90% off wood screws are pz2s

    if it makes a drrrrrrr noise its the wrong bit or a worn bit
    DO NOT let it slip otherwise it will be useless after a few screws
     
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    By and large, you get what you pay for. One of the kits will get you started for DIY and cover pretty much everything you need but they are not the sort of thing that any tradesman would use.
     
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    From experience, I do not recommend Poundland masonry bits :oops:

    I only had two holes to drill, so not worth buying a more expensive bit; I thought between the five in the set I would get two holes out of them.
     
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    This does seem to be the case in all things. It's easy to get less than you pay for, but very rare to get more!

    Unfortunately, my first foray into DIY in a very long time is a large project: thermal insulation to 46sq.m of stone external wall, replacing 53sq.m of stud wall and acoustically insulating 25sq.m of floor (and I mean "lifting it up, installing acoustic membranes and acoustic mineral wool then replacing it", not "putting down a heavy rug" ;) ). It might be "only DIY", but this is the first of several jobs on the same scale I need to undertake in the house so it's trade quality gear I'm looking for!
     
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