Energer SDS Drill £28.99 (offer ends midnight) @ Screwfix C&C
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Energer SDS Drill £28.99 (offer ends midnight) @ Screwfix C&C

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Found 13th Mar
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Decent price for an SDS Drill. ( was £49.99

Good reviews - Deal of the day ends midnight reserve / order online today to get one at this price.

This Energer ENB569DRL SDS Plus drill is a hard-working, efficient tool in a compact, lightweight body. It’s versatile, with hammer, drill and chisel modes to tackle masonry, softer surfaces and light demolition tasks. With a 750W motor that produces 2.5J of impact energy, it’s powerful too, and can drive holes through masonry, wood and steel. The tool also comes complete with a depth stop so you can work with precision, as well as a carry case, drill bits and chisels to get you started right away.

750W
Drill, Hammer Drill & Chisel
Max. Impact Energy: 2.5J
Mechanical Safety Clutch
All-Metal Gearbox
Lock-On Switch
Single-Speed Variable & Reverse
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Nice one to reserve and collect within 21days. Good find. Heat on baby!
No experience with this particular model, but SDS drills in general are so much better than a regular hammer drill for drilling brick and concrete because the impact is direct to the drill bit not a chuck.
Suspect this will be great for occasional DIY use, and if not screwfix have a great returns policy.
Just collected the last one.
Had one of these Energer drills, and also a circular saw, hardly used either of them and both died just after the year's warranty, avoid
Edited by: "Vawallpa" 13th Mar
Baldy197219 m ago

Just collected the last one.


Not true, they're still available in selected stores.
Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to drill a hole for shower head, only drilling job I could find around the house, next thing I know I had broken half the wall tile and hole I made could fit a whole shower head, haven't touched it since.
Vawallpa1 h, 18 m ago

Had one of these Energer drills, and also a circular saw, hardly used …Had one of these Energer drills, and also a circular saw, hardly used either of them and both died just after the year's warranty, avoid


I have the energer Jigsaw, it's taken a beating for the last year and still going strong. Used almost daily.
Great find loads around my area for now. Recently bought the lidl one so don't need another SDS.
Heat.Sink59 m ago

Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to …Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to drill a hole for shower head, only drilling job I could find around the house, next thing I know I had broken half the wall tile and hole I made could fit a whole shower head, haven't touched it since.


Ouch. May have found it easier with some masking tape, a normal drill and some tile bits.

Have to say my SDS has been a life saver. Moved from a new build house where my trust old Wickes cordless handled everything to a 1950s semi. Spent half an hour trying to drill holes to mount some cupboards in a brick garage. Bought a Bosch SDS and some cheapo bits from Toolstation and the difference is night and day, like a hot knife through butter.
Heat.Sink1 h, 11 m ago

Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to …Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to drill a hole for shower head, only drilling job I could find around the house, next thing I know I had broken half the wall tile and hole I made could fit a whole shower head, haven't touched it since.


My advice is never use hammer action on tiles. Glass drill bit is what I use on ceramic tiles. Gently drill a hole with minimal force and definitely no hammer action
SDS drills are great for masonry or heavy duty drilling. They are brutal and no good for little jobs.
Thank to OP, bought. Another item added to my toolkit thanks to HUK!
I've had one of these for a while. Have to say gearbox is very noisy but it packs nice punch though. For a small drill of this size it's very powerful at 2.5j impact.
Baldy19722 h, 35 m ago

Just collected the last one.


You did not. My six local branches have stock. My last post suggesting you were mistaken was removed by the moderators!
I can only assume that your local branch is now out of stock, might have been helpful to mention that. Anyway, I give up. This forum is so unbelievably sanitised by the moderatosr.
Heat.Sink2 h, 54 m ago

Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to …Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to drill a hole for shower head, only drilling job I could find around the house, next thing I know I had broken half the wall tile and hole I made could fit a whole shower head, haven't touched it since.



Never use hammer action when drilling through a tile, or the tile will crack, sds drill or not. There are special tile bits which are used with rotation only, or you could use a glass bit and you need to be gentle and to not overheat the tile and maybe use a bit of paper tape to stop the bit skidding when you start.

I would also suggest when you tile your bathroom keeping some spare tiles in case you ever crack a tile.

Sds are an essential tool in my house, if I drill 4 holes to line up accurately, I can practically guarantee I'll hit something in the wall that a conventional hammer drill won't penetrate.

I once punched a hole right through an internal breeze block wall while fitting a socket using an SDS drill and the exit hole is much larger than the drill bit when you use SDS.

I'd cut a neat hole using an sds chisel bit, peeled back a narrow strip of the wallpaper and chased the cable run in the wall, so that I wouldn't need to redecorate, and just had to drill the holes to screw the metal box to the wall. Set the drill to rotate, barely touched the trigger and immediately released it, having realised I'd left it on hammer action, but it was too late. Fortunately the other side was painted and we had just enough paint left in the garage to touch it up after I filled the hole.
Edited by: "melted" 13th Mar
Interestingly, on the thread about the Parkside drill, hidden amongst the silly bouts of tool snobbery it was pointed out that, being a cheap SDS drill, it wouldn't have a clutch. This Energer one does.
Heat.Sink4 h, 12 m ago

Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to …Thought it would be cool to have sds drill so bought one and used it to drill a hole for shower head, only drilling job I could find around the house, next thing I know I had broken half the wall tile and hole I made could fit a whole shower head, haven't touched it since.


good work! Mark the tile carefully, wack in a decent SDS masonry bit, switch that baby on to hammer and hey presto! Luv it! Might be worth upgrading to a Hilti 110v just take wall out, no more stupid tiles.
After midnight and - guess what - it's still on offer....
Just tried and not valid anymore
pibpob2 h, 55 m ago

Interestingly, on the thread about the Parkside drill, hidden amongst the …Interestingly, on the thread about the Parkside drill, hidden amongst the silly bouts of tool snobbery it was pointed out that, being a cheap SDS drill, it wouldn't have a clutch. This Energer one does.


I'd be surprised if the lidl parkside drill didn't have a clutch.
Great buy!
Even comes in a Nice case, they even include a fire blanket to put the fire when it gets too hot.
I had one of these for my first drill, lasted for four holes. Sparks shot out the sides, made me jump back. I exchanged it for the Erbauer. Two years warranty instead of one, has not let me down since. Drilled some pretty big holes for the boiler flue, too.
Edited by: "Adam_C-82b30.64866" 16th Mar
Adam_C-82b30.6486619 m ago

I had one of these for my first drill, lasted for four holes. Sparks shot …I had one of these for my first drill, lasted for four holes. Sparks shot out the sides, made me jump back. I exchanged it for the Erbauer. Two years warranty instead of one, has not let me down since. Drilled some pretty big holes for the boiler flue, too.


Reinforces my view that one reason why these tools are cheap is that the customer, rather than the factory, gets to do the quality control. In these situations, if you are happy to take it back for a replacement, you are likely to win. Things are likely to fail when new, but that doesn't mean that they're inherently unreliable; if you can get past the tap end of the "bathtub curve" then you are likely to get good service out of the tool.

I bought an Energer hot air gun which failed very quickly. Replaced without fuss by Screwfix; its replacement has been used quite heavily and is still going strong.
pibpob16th Mar

Reinforces my view that one reason why these tools are cheap is that the …Reinforces my view that one reason why these tools are cheap is that the customer, rather than the factory, gets to do the quality control. In these situations, if you are happy to take it back for a replacement, you are likely to win. Things are likely to fail when new, but that doesn't mean that they're inherently unreliable; if you can get past the tap end of the "bathtub curve" then you are likely to get good service out of the tool.I bought an Energer hot air gun which failed very quickly. Replaced without fuss by Screwfix; its replacement has been used quite heavily and is still going strong.


Tools like this will be sold until it becomes uneconomical to stock. However, looking at both our experiences, Screwfix has won; I spent more than I first wanted to by ‘upgrading’ the tool.
Edited by: "Adam_C-82b30.64866" 17th Mar
Adam_C-82b30.648668 m ago

Tools like this will be sold until it becomes uneconomical to stock. …Tools like this will be sold until it becomes uneconomical to stock. However, looking at both our experiences, Screwfix has won; I spent more than I first wanted to by ‘upgrading’ the tool.


I didn't though - I got a replacement heat gun of the same model, which as proved to be much more reliable.
pibpob10 h, 2 m ago

I didn't though - I got a replacement heat gun of the same model, which as …I didn't though - I got a replacement heat gun of the same model, which as proved to be much more reliable.


Yeah, my point was that according to our experiences, some customers will spend more to ‘upgrade’.
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