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The Hardest Bricks Known to Man - which drill to buy?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Lord Snooty, 27 Jul 2019.

  1. Lord Snooty

    Lord Snooty

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    Have moved into a new house and it's built with the hardest bricks that I've ever encountered. Drilling into them is virtually impossible with both my drills. My cordless drill is just cheap and my corded is years old. I'd like to upgrade to a more suitable drill. Any suggestions - I'm hoping for something £100 or less (preferably less)?

    And what sort of drill bits should I be using?

    Btw. I'm very happy to buy second hand, if that means I can get an expensive drill for a reasonable price.

    Thanks,
     
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    What size of holes do you want to drill?
     
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    SDS drill .
     
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    Just get some decent bits.
     
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    SDS. Full stop.

    When I moved in to my current home I tried using my drill. I even managed to bend drill bits.

    I purchased a SDS drill and rather than wasting 20 minutes to drill (unsuccessfully) a hole I discovered that a SDS drill will drill the same hole in 30 seconds.
     
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  7. Harry Bloomfield

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    SDS Aldi/Lidl sometimes have them on offer, the cheaper ones are the corded ones. Make sure it has variable speed, rotation stop and hammer stop for best versatility. Rotation stop allows one to be used for chiselling, hammer stop allows for a normal chuck to be inserted for wood and metal drilling etc..
     
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