I've just bought myself an SDS drill (the £30 Ferm one from Screwfix), which
won't see much heavy use but will supplement my normal hammer drill when
As I've never played with one before, I grabbed a couple of loose bricks
that were lying around and set to playing with my new toy. Using a chisel
bit made cleaning off old mortar etc childs play, I can see that doing a
pile of bricks will be much quicker with this.
I then tried drilling a couple of holes. Using a 16mm bit, I drilled through
the brick like it was butter (my hammer drill would have taken at least 3
times as long with a 6mm bit, and would have required me applying quite a
bit of force), however when the bit broke through the brick large parts of
brick broke off. When I tried drilling a second hole, the brick actually
broke in two when I was nearly through. Now, before I am actually let loose
on my house, is there a way to use this thing that won't result in large
parts of wall falling off? :)
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