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Time for an upgrade (corded drill)

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Alz0r, 28 Jan 2010.

  1. Alz0r

    Alz0r

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    I've just managed to misplace my drill bit set (they were all knackered anyway) and my long suffering combi drill cant even hack drilling through 3mm Stainless Steel.

    Time for a corded drill I think. Can anyone recommend a drill for moderate use, mainly for:

    Masonry drilling (wall plugs)
    Stone tile drilling
    The occasional exterior wall penetration.

    My budget is £100 or less.

    Cheers!
     
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  3. gregers

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    find a few quid more and invest in a bosch blue,there bomb proof.
     
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    yeah go for the bosch very good drill :LOL: :D
     
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    Bosch is the best
     
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    BOSCH BLUE SDS.
     
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    which one? :LOL:
     
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    Bosch Blue or Makita. Personally I would go for the makita, have had 3 bosch blues burn out.
     
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    My last Bosch blue lasted over ten years this was with extraordinary daily use.
    The one prior lasted longer.

    There are few tradesmen on this forum who have said otherwise so i find cook's statement hard to believe unless the drills were abused. There is nothing and no one that would convince me to buy any thing other than a Bosch blue sds drill.

    Hilti are the very best but come with a hefty price tag.

    I have to say though the ones i buy are purely for drilling. I don't buy the bells and whistles roto stop fellas as i prefer to use drills for drilling and demolition hammers for bashing.
     
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    OK, let me clarify things a little, as noseall seems to be calling me a liar. Firstly I never ever abuse my tools, however I do use them on a daily basis. I had a bosch blue demolition hammer for seven years until it finally burnt out. I was so happy with it that I bought another one which is still going strong. I had a bosch blue SDS for 3 years which also died so I changed it for a Makita and have never had a problem with it. I owned a bosch blue cordless which broke and was going to cost too much to fix. I then bought a Dewalt which was rubbish. SO have now bought a Makita Li-ion and it is superb.

    So as I said previously I would recomend Bosch Blue or Makita. My Makita tools are excellent and as far I have had few problems. The Bosch Blue tools were also good, I think I was just unlucky with the SDS.

    So Noseall before you start saying that people are "hard to believe", this forum is all about peoples experiences and opinions.
     
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