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Need a new Drill (or maybe 2)

Evilmonkey Avatar
6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Watcha,

The charger for my drill (a 6 year old no-name from B&Q I think) seems to have given up the ghost, effectively knocking out the drill as well. So I'm after a new one...

I'd been toying with the idea of a SDS one, as one of the thing my old one struggled with was drilling into masonry, I'd also thought about giving up on cordless as most jobs were within an extension lead distance anyway.

Before this one gave up the ghost I'd been thinking of the SDS for the hard work and keeping the old one for doing up screws, a bit of wood work etc. So I'm kinda thinking along the lines of 2 drills 1 SDS and one cordless? I'd only use it for the odd bit of DIY (putting up shelves, etc.), so not sure I need top end stuff.

I've a B&Q and a Homebase very near, a wickes not much further if there are any bargains on at the mo. I can get to most of the major supermarkets too and am happy to order online if thats where the bargains are.

Anything decent quality at a decent price out there? Any advice also gratefully received.

Thanks

E.M.
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Budget???

Try http://www.screwfix.com !
#2
Dunno about a budget really, what's realistic?

Like I said my last one must have been £20-30 max and lasted 6-8 years?

I've been looking around at these...

A corded 500W black and decker from sainsburys - £20

A bit more power, but no name on this 850W corded from B&Q - Also £20

And is this digging the bottom of the barrel too much?

A no name 18V 2 battery set from Argos (incl. powered screwdriver) - £40

I fancied the Aldi SDS for £30, but am assuming they've gone now as the offer was a month back...

I guess if I was being honest on price, I'd probably like it under £100 for 2 drills, I'm happy to use no-name equipment all in all.

Edited By: Evilmonkey on Aug 19, 2010 20:26: Bolding
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#4
Got one today from BNQ! Black & Decker - KR554CRESK 550W, 230V, 0-2800 RPM, variable speeds, hammer action etc for £27.96! Bargain! (I thought)
Tbh I don't like battery ones as my last one died on me in just over a year. So this time I went for a corded!
It's not online - found it at Leicester store. May be in other stores too.
This is the drill:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Decker-KR554CRESK-Corded-Drill/dp/B002X797NO
#5
Thanks guys, the ryobi one looks decent, but then reviews of ryobi kit in general seem to be a bit iffy. Does anyone have any experience of ryobi drills? Are they better / worse the same than black and decker or 'own' brands?

Mdamz - The black and decker one looks like the next one up from the sainsburys deal. I need to go to B&Q today anyway, so will take a look...
#6
Evilmonkey
Thanks guys, the ryobi one looks decent, but then reviews of ryobi kit in general seem to be a bit iffy. Does anyone have any experience of ryobi drills? Are they better / worse the same than black and decker or 'own' brands?

Mdamz - The black and decker one looks like the next one up from the sainsburys deal. I need to go to B&Q today anyway, so will take a look...


Yup it is. let me know how you get on.
#7
I went a bit mad in B&Q and ended up with a Bosch 2 piece set, there Boschhammer (I love it just for the name!) SDS drill and a 14.4V drill driver.

If I'm honest, I got what I wanted, a serious corded drill for getting into masonry and a light weight one for simpler bits and bobs + screwing in things. I just would have prefered it a bit cheaper. Having said that the Bosch stuff was 20% off and due to a **** up on their part I got another 10% off that, so both drills came in at £90.

Tried out the SDS - WOW, I was leaning on my old one yesterday drilling a hole for a new mirror and once it got to the brick, it just stopped. It took 5+ minutes per hole. The SDS I had to hold back for fear of coming through the neighbours wall it was that fast!

Thanks for the help. Not sure how rep works now, but have 'liked' your posts.
#8
glad you have got it all sorted :)

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