Mac Allister 1250W SDS Rotary Hammer Drill Was £99.98 Now £40 including Delivery @ B&Q Free 3 year guarantee
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Mac Allister 1250W SDS Rotary Hammer Drill Was £99.98 Now £40 including Delivery @ B&Q Free 3 year guarantee

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Found 7th Apr 2014
Mac Allister 1250W SDS Rotary Hammer Drill Was £99.98 Now £40 including Delivery @ B&Q Free 3 year guarantee

This item is home delivery only.
£35 + £5 Delivery charge

Weight (kg): 5 Brand: Mac Allister
Colour: Black, Blue, SIlver Age

Warranty/guarantee details: 3 year guarantee WEEE Requirements: Elec & Electronic Tools Manuf part no: 3007 Model No.: Z1C-HW-3007P

Material: Aluminum
Volts: 230 Watts: 1250 Category: Hammer Drills Drill Depth - Masonary (mm): 30 Drill Depth - Metal (mm): 13 Drill Depth -
Wood (mm): 40
No Load Speed (RPM):800

39 Comments

Ho!

5kg...bit on the heavy side or is it average for something like this?

i bought a bog standard hammer drill for £24 the other day from Amazon ...not SDS but its just for general household work i.e. drilling into brick wall for putting up picture frames/ heavy mirrors/ tv wall mounts etc....

cant see anything around the web about these tools, must be b&q own brand?

shall i keep it or get this instead?
Edited by: "simba2585" 7th Apr 2014

simba2585

i bought a bog standard hammer drill for £24 the other day from Amazon … i bought a bog standard hammer drill for £24 the other day from Amazon ...not SDS but its just for general household work i.e. drilling into brick wall for putting up picture frames/ heavy mirrors/ tv wall mounts etc....cant see anything around the web about these tools, must be b&q own brand?shall i keep it or get this instead?



depends on what you want to do, SDS drill will drill through pretty much everything around the house like concrete, lintel etc, its a very powerful tool but an overkill if all you want to do is hang pictures, mirrors and curtains etc. Not a bad tool to have though.

This is too heavy for household use - you will end up not using it.
Whether it's any good as a heavy work drill I doubt -even with 3 year g'tee.

thanks for the feedback...think i will give it a miss and keep the amazon one. dont need it for anything major....

It's far to heavy to be any use for general DIY, and a cheap nasty brand for trade use. The only use I can see for this is if you have something that needs stripping or breaking up (assuming it has hammer stop).

Thanks for posting , just ordered. Have been looking for a cheap sds drill/breaker. Got lots of old brick walls and thin concrete garden paths to demolish and this will be perfect with its 1250w motor it should chisel through them relatively easily. The drill action will be useful too as I have to drill a couple of hundred holes in my outside walls at ground level for damp course injection. It may be heavy but you won't have to hold it up for long when drilling because it goes through walls like a knife through butter. Couldn't find any reviews but with a three guarantee from b&q you can take it back for repair, refund or replacement if it breaks or is not up to the job. Heat added.

Never seen this at £99.98 its always round £40.Too heavy for general house drilling.Your arms will be knackered after half an hour with this.

I've got a similar thing to this purchased from aldi about 7 years ago, just been using it again to strip some concrete/cement tanking off some internal walls and good for that but no good as a domestic drill, many of these cheaper ones don't have reverse rotation on them so be careful about getting bits stuck.

den169

Never seen this at £99.98 its always round £40.Too heavy for general h … Never seen this at £99.98 its always round £40.Too heavy for general house drilling.Your arms will be knackered after half an hour with this.



You will be far more knackered if you try removing few square meters of tiles by hands only

Needed to buy an SDS drill to remove tiles from walls and floor - and channel out for wires in the walls. This will be perfect.

Yes it's heavy - but you're buying an SDS drill. Don't buy it unless you need the SDS hammer function!

Anyone know if this comes with any chisel bits?

den169

Never seen this at £99.98 its always round £40.Too heavy for general h … Never seen this at £99.98 its always round £40.Too heavy for general house drilling.Your arms will be knackered after half an hour with this.



Yep, I bought one a couple of years ago from B&Q for about £30 as it was in a sale. It's a decent drill for the price and has been very reliable. Not saying it hasn't ever been full-price in store, but I've only ever seen it at the lower mark.

With SDS drills I would think the weight is a benefit. I have an almost identical one that I bought about 10 years ago (maybe more). It's been used extensively and I wouldn't be without it. It's not a replacement for my standard drill which I spent hours trying to drill into concrete lintels with whilst fitting curtain poles. Ended up using shorter screws and all my drill bits were beyond further use.
Used my SDS when I got it and it was like a hot knife through butter. I've channeled walls, removed tiles, broken up driveways and even taken out tree roots with mine. Mine doesn't have a reverse but it's never been a problem.
For those that don't know (and haven't worked it out yet), this has a rotary stop switch so that you can put SDS chisel bits in it.

good drill, but they had it at £27 about 6 weeks ago. Pretty heavy but good at this price range.

This is awful. I bought it at around £29, and it lasted two holes. Drill died, the sds bit got stuck, I took it back, full refund no question. The specialist drill guy didn't seem surprised at all.

Admittedly I never brought this brand, but I brought a Nutool SDS drill (similar design and weight) for about £30 a few years ago to do one small job. Best £30 I have ever spent on a tool! It has helped me knock down a chimmney breast that had been infilled with concrete, drill 100mm ventilation holes in very hard brick that a normal hammer drill would not touch, chisel out gate posts and dozens more jobs. In fact it has done every task I have tried with it. Only down side is im on my 3rd set of brushes!

simba2585

i bought a bog standard hammer drill for £24 the other day from Amazon … i bought a bog standard hammer drill for £24 the other day from Amazon ...not SDS but its just for general household work i.e. drilling into brick wall for putting up picture frames/ heavy mirrors/ tv wall mounts etc....cant see anything around the web about these tools, must be b&q own brand?shall i keep it or get this instead?



Have you used the drill yet? I'm looking for one for the type of jobs you list. Can you supply the link please? I don't want anything fancy. Putting pictures/shelves on plasterboard walls...

What would people recommend as the best value drill for around the home for someone like me that doesn't really use a drill much but thinks he needs one!?!

Do they not have these instore then?

I have lived a long time in a house with internal Accrington brick walls it s always been pot luck if I hit a mortar line to put a rawl plug in no chance of a hole into the brick it's self with a hammer drill.
Neighbour lent me a sds drill for the first time no problems drilling any where that good went and bought the Aldi sds used it I am well pleased.
Is it to heavy for domestic Occasional use ? I would have thought to heavy for everyday professional use yes.

vijayjain

What would people recommend as the best value drill for around the home … What would people recommend as the best value drill for around the home for someone like me that doesn't really use a drill much but thinks he needs one!?!

I wouldn't recommend it for you. It is way too much overkill for the type of jobs you'll need doing. Anyway, they are always around this price, so hardly a bargain.

If you did lots of heavy duty DIY then it would be OK, but they are very heavy and therefore more difficult to control. Ideal for pushing huge holes through an entire brick or block wall. Not ideal for most daily DIY jobs.

This is B&Q premier own brand and having bought a few different Mac Allister tools can recommend them for the price. The advantage of a SDS drill is that drill bit are relatively cheap and tend not to slip. As many have said however, this is often reduced to about this price.
Edited by: "BeerGoggles" 7th Apr 2014

will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too powerful and end up tearing the plaster?
i borrowed a black and decker hammer drill over the weekend, it was blue/green in colour, and didnt have a second handle, took an absolute age to drill through, bent one bit, blunted another. and cut my hand. and chipped some plaster off my newly painted room..
would this be better?

Gone

t3rm3y

will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too … will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too powerful and end up tearing the plaster?i borrowed a black and decker hammer drill over the weekend, it was blue/green in colour, and didnt have a second handle, took an absolute age to drill through, bent one bit, blunted another. and cut my hand. and chipped some plaster off my newly painted room..would this be better?



It'll do the job OK but it's a bit overkill for that as well as heavy to use, 5KG SDS drills in general are more for heavy duty work like breaking or drilling large holes.

I would recommend a 2KG SDS drill but there doesn't seem any available for this price at B&Q ATM

barneydog

It'll do the job OK but it's a bit overkill for that as well as heavy to … It'll do the job OK but it's a bit overkill for that as well as heavy to use, 5KG SDS drills in general are more for heavy duty work like breaking or drilling large holes.I would recommend a 2KG SDS drill but there doesn't seem any available for this price at B&Q ATM



ok thanks, i got the one blind up, maybe i can hold on until trying the other one

chocolatieclaire

Have you used the drill yet? I'm looking for one for the type of jobs you … Have you used the drill yet? I'm looking for one for the type of jobs you list. Can you supply the link please? I don't want anything fancy. Putting pictures/shelves on plasterboard walls...



hi,

this is the one i got http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GUA7C4/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

havent used it yet as im waiting for the wall mount to arrive...reviews are good though. Price has gone up since i got it.

will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too … will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too powerful and end up tearing the plaster?


When having to do a smaller hole with a SDS, I usually go 1mm less than needed and then if that is to tight, just finish using a normal hammer drill or even cordless. Little more work but better finish.

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t3rm3y

will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too … will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too powerful and end up tearing the plaster?i borrowed a black and decker hammer drill over the weekend, it was blue/green in colour, and didnt have a second handle, took an absolute age to drill through, bent one bit, blunted another. and cut my hand. and chipped some plaster off my newly painted room..would this be better?



For minimum mess you'd be better off with Multi Construction Drill Bits, Irwin are the best and forget any own brand versions like Erbauer. These will drill with no impact through concrete and reinforcing steel you might encounter.

Ner3

For minimum mess you'd be better off with Multi Construction Drill Bits, … For minimum mess you'd be better off with Multi Construction Drill Bits, Irwin are the best and forget any own brand versions like Erbauer. These will drill with no impact through concrete and reinforcing steel you might encounter.



I'm mainly drilling masonry but also plasterboard and the odd bit of wood. Never used multi bits before, do these look alright to you?

amazon.co.uk/Irw…0FW

Worth buying one of these with a box cutter (youtube.com/watch?v=V9MELQh5a-k) to cut sink power and data sockets into the wall. Best purchases I ever made and fun to use too.

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tek-monkey

I'm mainly drilling masonry but also plasterboard and the odd bit of … I'm mainly drilling masonry but also plasterboard and the odd bit of wood. Never used multi bits before, do these look alright to you?http://www.amazon.co.uk/Irwin-Cordless-Multi-Purpose-Drill/dp/B000QWA0FW



That's a good set, do check for wires and pipes though as you'll have next to no margin as the material changes.

Ner3

That's a good set, do check for wires and pipes though as you'll have … That's a good set, do check for wires and pipes though as you'll have next to no margin as the material changes.



Just so I'm clear, these are used without the impact turned on? I have a fairly decent B&D (in DIY terms) that has 32 levels of torque then a hammer mode, I use the torque for all driving but always go hammer when drilling masonry.

tek-monkey

Do they not have these instore then?


There were none of these on the shelves in our local B&Q, but I noticed some stacked up in the reserve and collect section, had a word with the manager and they grabbed one.... £35! bought it, much better for getting into concrete.

And to answer another question... It does come with a couple of chisels.

t3rm3y

will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too … will this be good to drill 5mm / 6mm holes in lintel ? or will it be too powerful and end up tearing the plaster?i borrowed a black and decker hammer drill over the weekend, it was blue/green in colour, and didnt have a second handle, took an absolute age to drill through, bent one bit, blunted another. and cut my hand. and chipped some plaster off my newly painted room..would this be better?

you really shouldnt hammer holes into a component that has been specifically engineered to reinforce a weak part of a building (i.e lintels)

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tek-monkey

Just so I'm clear, these are used without the impact turned on? I have a … Just so I'm clear, these are used without the impact turned on? I have a fairly decent B&D (in DIY terms) that has 32 levels of torque then a hammer mode, I use the torque for all driving but always go hammer when drilling masonry.



Yes that's right hammer off and if you ever use them in a non cordless it would be best to keep the maximum speed similar to what your cordless does.
Edited by: "Ner3" 8th Apr 2014

Ner3

Yes that's right hammer off and if you ever use them in a non cordless it … Yes that's right hammer off and if you ever use them in a non cordless it would be best to keep the maximum speed similar to what your cordless does.



Thanks for that, I'll order a set to keep in my drill case

Bah... B&Pooh phoned this afternoon and told me my order is out of stock, thought was too good to be true. Anyone actually get one for this price?
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