Black & Decker KR604CRESK 240V 600W Variable Speed Hammer Drill £25.49 @ Amazon
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Black & Decker KR604CRESK 240V 600W Variable Speed Hammer Drill £25.49 @ Amazon

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Found 15th Feb 2015
Looks like it's the best price it's ever been.

The Black & Decker KR604CRESK is a powerful 600W mains percussion drill that has been designed for DIY tasks around the home or at the work place. This Black & Decker corded drill is fitted with variable speed and is ideal for all types of wood, metal and masonry jobs with a decent all-round performance.

Power 600 W;Voltage 230 V;Chuck Single Keyless;Chuck Size 13 mm;Hammer Yes;Beats per Minute 47600 bpm;Max Torque 4.5 Nm;Max. capacity - wood 20 mm;Max. capacity - steel 13 mm;Max capacity - masonry 13 mm;Reverse Yes;Speed Variable;No load speed 0-2800 rpm;Spindle lock Yes;Secondary handle Yes;Adjustable depth stop Yes;Cable length 3 m;Kit Box Yes

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Same price in Homebase today if you apply their 15% discount. Good if you need soon and don't have Amazon prime

Cheers, bought! First DIY purchase for new house so quite excited. Will I need to buy extra drill bits (?) to get shelves up and what not?

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donttouchthehair

Cheers, bought! First DIY purchase for new house so quite excited. Will … Cheers, bought! First DIY purchase for new house so quite excited. Will I need to buy extra drill bits (?) to get shelves up and what not?



Drills don't normally come with drill bits

Anyone knows about the quality?
Black & Decker seems to have 3 ranges (Light Duty, General Duty, Heavy Duty) and this one is listed in Light Duty.
blackanddecker.co.uk/pow…SK/

cmoi

Anyone knows about the quality?Black & Decker seems to have 3 ranges … Anyone knows about the quality?Black & Decker seems to have 3 ranges (Light Duty, General Duty, Heavy Duty) and this one is listed in Light Duty.http://www.blackanddecker.co.uk/powertools/productdetails/catno/KR604CRESK/

indeed. this is for light duty only. I'm a builder myself and using this for putting kitchen togheter and need a drill here and there. usable for wall as well but only for old houses. get a good drill bit set and u will be fine.

A quick question from a diy newbie:
What is the difference between hammer drills and normal ones? From the details it seems this would work for drilling into brick or stone whereas a non hammer drill won't?

thorthemighty

A quick question from a diy newbie:What is the difference between hammer … A quick question from a diy newbie:What is the difference between hammer drills and normal ones? From the details it seems this would work for drilling into brick or stone whereas a non hammer drill won't?


Hammer drills have a vibrating (hammer) action which makes it far easier drilling into masonry, bricks etc. Without the hammer action it can take ages to drill into walls etc. This can usually be turned off for drilling into wood etc

Have always wanted a hammer drill as the drill DIY jobs around the house that my ex attempted never lasted. Is this better than a normal drill for general drilling DIY jobs (I'm talking basic!)? Thanks.

thorthemighty

A quick question from a diy newbie:What is the difference between hammer … A quick question from a diy newbie:What is the difference between hammer drills and normal ones? From the details it seems this would work for drilling into brick or stone whereas a non hammer drill won't?


A hammer drill has a "percussion" setting where it hits the masonry drill bit in to the brick as it turns, it doesnt cut the stone it chips away at it the bit has a chisel shaped end. Normal drilling twist drill cuts the wood or metal with a sharp drill bit.

As for this drill its normally referred to as "Cadbury Black&Decker" as they melt faster than a chewy crunchy chocolate bar , B&D not the brand it once was. Still, better than most budget brands.

dont forget cashback if you're shopping at homebase, topcashback and quidco

Love no hate is my relationship with keyless chucks, great for ease of use but when drills get harder to get tight and they get to tight were I've used a bottle top can opener to loosen,with this slipping the chuck wears so small drills can't tighten.Buying a new chuck is nearly the price of a new drill well cheap ones are and can be pig to get old ones off.Must remember, get a keyed chuck next time but I will probaly forget.

Not bad,

dossdes

Hammer drills have a vibrating (hammer) action which makes it far easier … Hammer drills have a vibrating (hammer) action which makes it far easier drilling into masonry, bricks etc. Without the hammer action it can take ages to drill into walls etc. This can usually be turned off for drilling into wood etc




Don't use a hammer drill on on furniture, i had a bad experience when my rechargeable drill ran out of battery.

Beats per minute? Does it play music as you use it or is that how fast your heart will go out of the frustration of using this tool? I think they meant 'blows per minute'. Black and decker are really only generic quality nowadays same as most shop brands or the low end stuff. 600W hammer drill for £25.49 doesn't seem that great in value to me. I know torque is low on mains drills but 4.5nm is ridiculously low. An entry level Argos drill has 25nm torque (they claim) and it has a keyed chuck with is far better for masonry use. Higher wattage doesn't automatically mean a more powerful tool so motors are less efficient that others. You only have to look at vacuum cleaners where lower wattage motors often outperform much higher wattage motors of rivals. It's also very common for lower voltage cordless tools to outperform higher voltage rivals i.e. a good 14.4v drill versus a poor 18v drill.

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

cmoi

Anyone knows about the quality?Black & Decker seems to have 3 ranges … Anyone knows about the quality?Black & Decker seems to have 3 ranges (Light Duty, General Duty, Heavy Duty) and this one is listed in Light Duty.http://www.blackanddecker.co.uk/powertools/productdetails/catno/KR604CRESK/[img]http://www.camelcamelcamel.fr/uk/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en[/img]



Once in a time work. Basically dont use this daily to build something.

Last time When I tried to use it as a hammer drill ( I was lazy to get the proper hammer drill and paid the price) the bit just stacked in to the drill and hade to pull out with something.
This is a great drill for the price but just basic DIY. If you need proper hammer drill they are a bit more expensive...
Edited by: "Mackokoma" 16th Feb 2015

Stupid Question.. But would I need to Buy a Drilling Set or does this come with everything I need?
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