Nothing like old enough for me to need to be over 100
years old to have learned to saw before you were even born.
You'd need to be over 95 for that and you certainly aren't that
given what you have said about what stuff you were involved
with personally at the BBC just after starting there.
Sorry, I should have been more specific:
I already have a reasonably powerful battery-powered combi drill that I
use for small jobs (screwing, drilling in wood, etc).
The garage is already full, so I am looking for just the one drill for
the more heavy-duty jobs: masonry, large holes in wood, and although
never tried it before, the option to be able to do the occasional
chiselling (power points etc) also sounds attractive.
Weight is not a major issue as it will only be occasionally used.
<snip> >> In an ideal world you would have a 'big / SDS' drill for core drills
That's no problem. I covered all bases just in case. ;-)
Then may I suggest you need a bigger garage (not less tools). ;-)
Again, I don't think any SDS drill used as a power chisel / 'hammer
drill' will be as good as a 'proper' power chisel / Kango but if you
are only doing smaller jobs with it (and not taking down a concrete
air raid shelter, like we did) they can be a real asset.
Understood. I have one of the very first 'cheap' (as in 29 quid) SDS
drills that I think came from Argos and it feels like it's been made
out of old tank parts (and even smells the same).
As an aside, this hammer drill has an appeal and I don't know why ...?
Cheers, T i m
I've had one of those 3 years now. It's very good indeed at heavier work
- large holes/tough material drilling, or removing masonry for example.
Makes my old B&D mains hammer and 18V hammer feel like toys.
I wouldn't use it for lighter jobs though - combination of: it's quite
noisy, messy, big and heavy; cordless is more convenient; the
chuck-changing and bit setting using the chuck is cumbersome (but the
SDS system bits are easy); and, the variable speed isn't the last word
Rob, is it the Lidl one you have and is it three function as the
selector appears to have only two positions and three is not mentioned
in the text?
I am in the market for an SDS+ drill to replace my Makita that has
just died after 3 years. On inspection I found that the pin driving
the impact mechanism was blue from heat and the motor pinion teeth
were mostly missing! I was dismayed to find that there was no apparent
lubrication in the drive and gear mechanism.
I have compared the theoretical spec for the Lidl one and it appears
(on paper!) to be up there with more expensive budget machines from
Lidl Impact force 3J, Input Power 1050W £40
Draper 20503 2.5J, 750W, £80
Sparky BPR261E 3.1J, 820W, 0-5450ipm £100
Looking at Bosch at twice the price the spec appears to be the same
but hopefully more reliable design and build quality .. but are they?
On 02/05/2016 11:16, email@example.com wrote:
The setting it's on is the chisel 'hammer' symbol. The other two are
drill and hammer drill. The 4th setting lets you turn the chisel.
Disappointing for Makita. Mine does get warm, and there's some grease
supplied, which I suppose helps.
FWIW, mine is:
Impact energy: 3 joules max, 1050W
Drilling capacity: 13 mm in steel max. 32 mm in wood max. 26 mm in concrete
The one on sale now does look a little different - the drill casing is
fancier. And it's clean ;-)
Well, there's a question! I do like Bosch tools, but I find the
Lidl/Aldi offerings work pretty well for me.
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