I have the Argos one and I can definately turn rotation off. There's a
big knob near the chuck mechanism that you have to rotate.
I agree the lack of trigger lock is a PITA. Still, can't complain for
Yeah, I found that turns powered rotation off (ie. for non-drilling work) -
but it didn't lock it so you couldn't rotate it yourself (or by vibration).
In my case the chisel might be facing North/South when I start, but after a
few seconds its rotated itself 90 degrees slowly to East/West.
I did notice though that the switch/knob at the back of it wouldn't go right
to the hammer part - it looked as if it needed to move another couple of
degrees - but no matter what forcing I did - I couldn't get it to go that
final part. I assumed it was just a feature of the knob. I will check
though whether the chuck needs to be at a certain angle before it can lock -
but I doubt it.
If you mean ripping up a whole floor, then don't use an SDS drill for it
- they aren't up to it. Hire something to do the job.
It will chase the walls, but I would not want to hold one of these cheap
heavy jobs up for too long.
I still wouldn't use an SDS for it, it will take ages, and possibly
ISTM that the chiselling function of an SDs is really a replacement for
that where you might have done it by hand with a hammer and cold chisel
or bolster, - chasing, cutting out holes for back boxes cutting out
holes for waste pipes etc.
They aren't breakers.
I'd still hire a small light weight breaker/demilition hammer.
Would you use one for removing tiles
Bathroom tiles floor to ceiling on every wall
(Previously removed tiles by hammer and chisel and it was a PITA)
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Yes, that's fine, you can buy wide bladed chisels for just this job.
But this is certainly a case where I would want to steer clear of these
heavy cheapo drills - my Stayer, which is a fairly typical weight is
about 2.5 kg, that's enough for this sort of job.
I just spend the weekend doing exactly that.
No probs whatsoever using a Bosch PBH2200, which is available for about £90
from Argos. As others have said I wouldn't like to think about using a
cheapo drill for this sort of job, where you may spend some time with the
drill at or above head height
I did fork out another £30 quid for a tile chisel, which offers a decent
improvement over the narrow chisel bit I was using before with less likely
hood of digging into the wall when chiselling. £30 for one bit seemd a lot
initally but I've a complete kitchen do to as well so I could happily
justify this purchase to myself.
Bought a gadget from Tilemates (or similar sounding name) for removing
Basically a 4" square of steel plate sharpened on one edge. Opposite edge
has a bit of 3/4" square bar welded along it. Attached to this bar is an
angled handle. Holding the handle you bring the sharpened edge down the
wall between tiles and wall. The mass of the square bar provides enough
momentum to rip tiles off walls in great sheets with little effort.
Come to think of it, it looks a bit like a small adze.
Oh and it was some completely forgetable, i.e trivial, price.
That sounds like the sort of thing I could do with, instead of the wallpaper
scraper and 'Brickies' trowel. Anybody know what this is actually called
and where I could get one? We don't have a Tilemates in Leeds.
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