You don't need any power tool if it comes to it. But I use my power chisel
on many occasions for what I consider normal DIY. Of course, if all you're
doing is putting up some shelves any decent SDS drill is probably an
*I yell because I care
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW 12
My SDS has done far more hours in rotary stop than it has spent
drilling holes. The hook to hang the purchase on was chasing out the
channelling for the cottage kitchen rewire.
Speant £99.99 on the Bosch SDS from Argos, with rotary stop. Used the
already existing lump hammer and chisel to remove the tiles. I
wouldn't have liked to have done all the chasing by hand. Very neat
and quick with the SDS.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
I find the SDS chisel to be unbelievably good at removing tiles. With chisel
and hammer it was taking an age to remove them, in tiny slivers and chips.
With the SDS chisel, the tiles came off whole in about half a second.
That'll be why you didn't wait for the SDS then? I could have ordered my
drill from Screwfix and had it delivered before I'd managed to remove the
tiles by chisel and hammer. It took all of 3 minutes to remove the entire
lot by SDS cold chisel. And that includes pausing to take a picture of my
partner with a huge grin on her face as she blasted through the things.
Same here. Almost took me longer to get sds out of its case, connect it up &
lay down dust sheets etc than actually knock all the tiles off a bathroom
I wouldn't do tile removing any other way after this. Almost made a tiresome
job fun ...
On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 15:37:30 +0100, "Christian McArdle"
Tried that some time ago, the adhesive still managed to stuff the belt
on the sander pretty quickly.
Seems like there's only one easy solution to get rid of leftover tile
adhesive. Show SWMBO how to use the appropriate tools......
Thanks for that - I hadn't been aware of that.
I got a dressing stick for my grindstone a long time ago. I don't use
it very often, but when I do I'm always concerned about the grindstone
shattering as you poke this device into the spinning wheel.
Seems to do a good job though.
And when it works spews dust all over the place.
Ordinary tile adhesive is not water proof. Apply water with a drop or
two of washing up liquid leave to soften for a few minutes, scrape
off, easy and no dust.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
Both of those seem well respected.
Another you might want to add to your list is the Makita HR2450 (720W)
at 119.00 pounds. (Screwfix order code 54139) Works out about the same
price as the Bosch above when you factor in the fact that there are no
drills or chisels included with this one. But you do get a bit more power.
are these inc or exc VAT?
D&M list the 566k as £149 inc and the 2450 at £125 inc. If the OP is
around West London then they _might_ have special offers at their show this
weekend. You'd get the chance to play with them at least.
566K mentions torque control and is 650W, 0-2.4J impact energy. 2450
doesn't mention any torque control but is 780W and 2.7J
Keyless chucks are £15 and £20 additional respectively, don't know whether
screwfix include these.
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
If all you want is something cheap what about the Ferm one that screwfix
are listing at the moment, 620W hammer stop and rotary stop, doesn't seem
to come with any tools, but they only want 29.99 for it.
(screwfix prt no 94802)
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