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need a new drill

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by nathsea, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. nathsea

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    Hi,

    first off hope this is ok to post here, if not , mods please move.

    My drill has jst bitten the dust, I have had it for years and all of a sudden it has started smoking and smelling really bad. It was nowhere near a top of the range one, but has lasted me well and does everything I need.

    So can anybody recommend a decent cheapish drill, I have an sds drill and a cordless one, but just need a bog standard normal drill. SO... what have you got and what do you recommend.

    Hopefully something that is available in one of the sheds, so as I can pick it up today/tomorrow.

    many thanks in advance

    Nathan
     
  2. Johnny Thunder

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    You lost me there Nathan.
    Are you looking for cordless, power, SDS............

    Johnny.
     
  3. nathsea

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    i am looking for a power corded drill, I already have a cordless and an sds drill.
    Nothing special, just something that will last, if anybody has any recommendations for manufacturer

    Nathan
     
  4. Johnny Thunder

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    If you are just going to use it for general DIY, then in my opinion, you
    cannot beat one of the cheapo's from B&Q.
    Have a look at THIS page.
    For thirty quid, you can't go wrong. Even the fifteen quid one might do you....
    I am sure if you have a good google about, you may find something cheaper.
    How about a car boot sale. Only problem with that, you may be buying stolen goods.
    If you want quality, personally I will only use DeWalt or Bosch.
    HTH.

    Johnny.
     
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    Just got a second hand DeWalt off a builder friend..

    Different class of drill.

    Would never buy cheap again :lesson:
     
  6. Peter Parker

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    A friend of mine owns an electrical shop said he's noticed that a lot of builders are now buying the cheapest because they've less to lose if it gets nicked or damaged. It works out cheaper to buy a new one every 6months/year for them apparently.

    I bought a £15 drill from Argos and it's lasted me well so far (2 years?), whereas a mate bought a Bosche angle grinder that lasted 3 months and two uses before blowing up. Unusual I know, but there you go...

    Gary.
     
  7. avanzato

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    Yep Gary I've got an expensive Metabo SDS and there's no way I'll leave it laying around unattended. BTW it came with an optional 'standard' drill chuck that I can swap for the SDS chuck so no need for me to have an ordinary drill as well.
     
  8. Peter Parker

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    My battery Metabo drill is still going strong and it's donky's years old now. The battery needs replacing but I can't seem to find one, but I've managed to replce the cells with some that fit but they're not direct replacemnets. It's a work drill so no big deal but it hasn't missed a beat.

    Gary.
     

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