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drill wanted

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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
i know nothing about drills, and the one i have struggled to put a screw into my gate. so i am looking for a new one. gotta have a bit of oomph but not expensive. under £50 is good. cordless is a must !
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Quick word of advice. If you are going to use it very rarely you may be best getting a corded one as the batteries wont die whilst its not being used. Try:

www.screwfix.com

There was a voucher code on here a few weeks ago also.
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Foxy102
Quick word of advice. If you are going to use it very rarely you may be best getting a corded one as the batteries wont die whilst its not being used. Try:

www.screwfix.com

There was a voucher code on here a few weeks ago also.


i prob would use quite regular. i got plenty to do around house, and my mother always has something for me to put up. Need cordless, as i like to put power off in case i hit a cable in the wall.
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shanecr
i prob would use quite regular. i got plenty to do around house, and my mother always has something for me to put up. Need cordless, as i like to put power off in case i hit a cable in the wall.


If you can increase your budget I would go for this

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId=100372&ts=58633&id=21623

or a Makita one.
#4
The big names for cordless drills are Dewalt, Makita and Bosch. Bit pricey but they are powerful and the battery lasts ages.
#5
thanks peeps. i'll check em out tomorrow !
[helper]#7
If you're only getting one drill - get a powered one with a keyed chuck if possible and hammer facility.

If you do lots of diy I'd get 2 - a powered one with hammer facility for masonary drilling and a battery drill/driver.

I have a powered Black & Decker which is about 15 years old and a 12v B & D drill driver about 5 or 6 years old, both still going strong. I'm on my 2nd B & D screwdriver but the first did last about 12 years and 3 fitted kitchens!! I bought a B & Q own brand drill driver which only lasted a couple of years and a Bosch electric screwdriver which also only last a few years. So it may seem a bit of a cliche but I'd recommend B & D.

If you have an unlimited budget then go for a DeWalt etc but these are about 3 or 4 times the price....

IMO Screwfix is not the best place for DIY tools - their prices are more targetted at the Trade - you'd be better just keep an eye on sales in Argos/Homebase/B & Q and getting a brand name....

If you're worried about drilling through a cable - get a cable detector.

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