DW566 has been a popular tool in these parts for some time now - however,
any idea how it compares to the Makita HR2450?
The Mak retails for about £125, has rotation stop, but is 780W (DW: 650W) &
capable of 2.7J (DW: 0 - 2.4J). Slightly heavier though at 2.4Kg (DW:
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richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
You should have seen the smile on my other half's face when she started
taking tiles off with my cheap as chips NuTool. She had spent 5 minutes
removing 2 tiles as tiny slivers with cold chisel and hammer. With the SDS
chisel, the tiles came of whole, taking all of 2 seconds each. I have never
tried chopping concrete fence posts with them, though. Would have thought a
large angle grinder would be more suited.
Trickey thing there can be most fence posts have steel reinforcement -
not sure what your stone cutting disk will make of them.
You could opt for the clomp the base of the post with a sledge hammer so
that the concrete falls off approach, and then use the angle grinder
with a metal cutting disk for the reinforcing wires.
£40 Argos special- taken out large concrete doorstep, nasty 50's concrete
fireplace, chased electrics thru brick and plaster, took down a brick wall
and drilled for 22mm copper pipe.
nothing's fallen off it yet.
Question to everyone tho- should SDS rotostop actually lock the bit in place
or just not spin it round?
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 16:34:05 +0100, Baxter Basics wrote:
My Bosch £100 Argos locks the bit at any particular rotation, there is
a posistion before powered rotation starts that allows you to turn the
bit manually to the desired orientation.
I would have through trying to chisel stuff without the bit locked
would be a somewhat uncontrolled affair.
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