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    Drill DIY

    Any recommendations on a drill ?

    I've got a hammer drill and a Bosch small drill the the Bosch is what's letting me down.

    It doesn't seem to have the power to fully nip up screws etc and struggles when it starts to get tough.


    Anyone recommend a cordless drill for screws etc that has good power ?

    Cheers.

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    Depending on your budget, a drill /impact driver set may suit.

    I have the 18v DeWalt set and think it's excellent

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    All my pro tools (Milwaukee mainly) went with my business; I have been re-equipping for a more DIY lifestyle with Erbauer, the in-house range from Screwfix, and find them a good balance of reliabilty, power, and price. They do an 18v range of cordless that all share the same battery, so you can have several tool heads (drill, impact drill, angle grinder, circular saw etc) and share a spare battery.
    If money is no object I would suggest Milwaukee.

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    Get an impact driver / drill combo. Screwfix or Tollstatuon have decent ranges in.

    You’ll find the impact driver more useful for screwing.

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    Just bought a DeWalt combi drill today myself. As others have already said, get a combi drill/impact driver twin pack. If you're happy to spend a few quid I'd stick with DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee or Bosch blue.

    The Screwfix website is pretty good as it tells you the max torque of all the tools at a glance.
    Last edited by Lampoc; 10th November 2019 at 23:01.

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    Have Hitachi myself. Never let me down. Hardly need to charge the battery too!


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    I bought a Makita drill and driver set in a Screwfix sale a couple of years ago. The Blue stuff is the proper trade gear, these were white so the next level down.
    Amazing for a DIY'er.

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    I bought one of the green Bosch 18v combi drills to replace a makita Nicad drill very light but put a whole bathroom in on 2 charges

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    Just found this kit online which is what I bought around 12 months ago.

    https://www.selcobw.com/products/han...ver-multi-tool

    Only 10.8v but hasn’t let me down for home use. Comes with a multi tool and a total of 3 batteries. Not bad for £200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    I bought a Makita drill and driver set in a Screwfix sale a couple of years ago. The Blue stuff is the proper trade gear, these were white so the next level down.
    Amazing for a DIY'er.
    I have this 18v version and its extremely capable- I'm sure they are the same as the blue just in a ltd colour as my daughter BF is a chippie and said he had one

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    18v Dewalt ,about £100.00 or there about with spare battery.

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    Bought an 18v hitachi from screwfix . Been brilliant , batteries last forever and has a quick charger too

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    Another vote for Milwaukee.

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    More than the drill, choose well the batteries. Should be Li-ion, and 3Ah or more. Personally have Hitachi, impact 10v, drill 18v.

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    I have a Makita 18v hammer drill/driver and it’s excellent. Get a 4ah battery or two. Also have a skill saw and strimmer from Makita that use the same batteries.
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    I have a Makita 18v hammer drill/driver and it’s excellent. Get a 4ah battery or two. Also have a skill saw and strimmer from Makita that use the same batteries.
    Same here 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post
    Same here 👍




    They do an excellent range of quality tools all using the same batteries so only need one charger and a couple of batteries. https://www.powertoolworld.co.uk/bra...ita/makita-18v

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    The Bosch PSB-1800 is an excellent little drill/driver:

    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-Cor...s%2C189&sr=8-2


    It's £80, but is frequently available discounted to ~£40. It's Black Friday in a couple of weeks, so it may be worth waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    They do an excellent range of quality tools all using the same batteries so only need one charger and a couple of batteries. https://www.powertoolworld.co.uk/bra...ita/makita-18v
    Yes, I have drill/driver, jigsaw, chain saw and strimmer and will be buying lawnmower next spring.

    Amazing their range including obscure stuff like heated jackets and a motorised wheelbarrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
    18v Dewalt ,about £100.00 or there about with spare battery.
    I have this and more than happy with it. Only 1.5amp batteries, but for my level of usage thats fine. The spare charges from empty in 40 mins, so i'm never without.

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    Have to put a word in for Ryobi - some of their stuff isn't too clever, but the drill I bought a year ago is superb, even with the standard battery I have yet to run it flat in a day's work in cold weather, and it survived a fall from 2nd-storey scaffolding to the ground completely unscathed. Best £60 I've ever spent.

    Do not, however, ever buy their weed sprayers!

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    I bought the dewalt “brushless” 18v impact drill... I also got the 18v brushless 1/2” drive impact gun. Bothe have been excellent

    Brushless is the way to go IMO

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    Screwfix have an offer on their homepage- Dewalt twin pack £150
    https://www.screwfix.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    The Bosch PSB-1800 is an excellent little drill/driver:

    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-Cor...s%2C189&sr=8-2


    It's £80, but is frequently available discounted to ~£40. It's Black Friday in a couple of weeks, so it may be worth waiting.
    That's the one I've got looks and feels like a toy but I put a bathroom in with it, no use for drilling concrete lintels though

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Screwfix have an offer on their homepage- Dewalt twin pack £150
    https://www.screwfix.com/

    But notice that they short change you with the batteries, I got caught out by this con.


    https://www.toolstation.com/dewalt-d...yABEgIKnfD_BwE
    Last edited by adrianw; Yesterday at 15:08.

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