Having read the comments on this ng on cordless drills/drivers I am
unsure of which sort to go for.
I will completely redecorate the house (4 bed), install fitted
wardrobes and some kitchen units and put up lots of shelves!
I have an aged B&D hammer drill which struggles with our brick/plaster
walls so I guess I'll need a fairly powerful cordless drill.
I don't think very cheap drills could possibly last very long, but I
don't want to spend over £150 for just a drill.
I would be grateful for some recommendations on what voltage and make
of drill would be suitable.
"Andy Hall" wrote
| >> No, it's so elephants don't get caught doing unlicensed electrical
| >Elephants only do Trunk...ing.
| Tusk, tusk.
| For that one, I think we should send you pach(yderm)ing.....
Well, even HRH pointed out wiring saying it looked like it had been done by
an Indian ...
"Andy Hall" wrote
| >| >> No, it's so elephants don't get caught doing unlicensed electrical
| >| >> work.
| >| >Elephants only do Trunk...ing.
| >| Tusk, tusk.
| >| For that one, I think we should send you pach(yderm)ing.....
| >Well, even HRH pointed out wiring saying it looked like it had been
| > done by an Indian ...
| So do you think that Phil the Greek is behind part P all the time?
Perhaps the African elephants want to strengthen their trade protection, or
maybe his missus keeps giving him grief for not doing enough around the
I had one of those Wickes pro drills - within a week , the gearbox was
slipping - kept jumping out of gear on the high speed range. I thought it
was just a duff drill, but saw somebody else using one, where he had
taped the gear change up to stop it happening.
After trying Hitachi, Metabo, Makita & Bosch, and having problems with
all of them, I finally bought a cheapish McKeller 24v one from Focus. It
has lasted for about 9 months, and shows no signs of problems (famous
last words?). It cost, IIRC, £65, and is a nice drill to handle & use.
Comes with two batteries & fast charger. Highly recommended.
Oddly, I agree with him on this (mostly anyway)....
If your only "difficult" drilling requirement is making holes for wall
plugs in hard walls then you could go for a less sophisticated SDS mains
drill (say 40 quid), and spend a bit more on a decent drill/driver.
(The Wicks kit can be a mixed bag since they use a number of OEMs not
This is one of the cheapest ones I can find:
Are draper OK nowadays?
Also I'm a bit confused. Some descriptions describe a drill as a
hammer drill with SDS+ chuck. Are these true SDS+ drills?
I've seen worse. All (most) of my power tools are Makita and I
wouldn't recommend anything else.
Yes, these will be a SDS drill with an adaptor that fits in the chuck
of the SDS with a 3 jaw chuick on the end to allow you to use standard
drill bits. These adaptors aren't for use when the SDS is in hammer
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There will be many limitations to the tools at this price point (google
back on this forum, they have been done to death in the past), but if
your requirement in "holes in hard stuff PDQ" then you won't be bothered
by many of them other than perhaps the lack of electronic speed control
which limits the finesse of whole drilling a little.
The NuTool Pro (orange and silver) may do what you want - its not _too_
heavy, and has a safty clutch. You may also find some of the sheds own
brand tools or the Argos offerings OK. If you spend a little more there
is a consumer (i.e. green) Bosch that Argos do that seems to get
If you are using it purely for DIY and you want something that should last
you, look at the factory recon Bosch PBH 2200 RE, £59.00 at the following
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