Drill recommendation

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Found 1st Nov 2017
Hi

Our new house ( 1930s built), has quite a few brick walls I need to hang shelves, cabinets etc. I have never drilled into brick walls before.

I had my old cordless bosch drill which did not work.

I then got the following drill, which has masonry bits and a hammer function but did not drill even a little into the walls.

wickes.co.uk/Bos…534

I want to buy a drill which would work on walls without much effort and is less than £75 or about.

Could you please suggest suitable Drill.

Thanks
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Get an sds drill
Edited by: "ScubaDudes" 1st Nov 2017
screwfix.com/p/t…533

I have several Titan tools - including a SDS drill - they are well made and solid.


The new Bosch drill however should work - it is spec'ed for masonry. Is there a switch on it to turn on the hammer mode??
Edited by: "Van1973" 1st Nov 2017
argos.co.uk/pro…062 £17.99

Had one for about 5 years - hasn't failed me yet - does the job (except the plastic hole depth guide is a bit too flexible) - used it a few times


And if the next time I need it it doesn't work I won't mind spending another £17.99 instead of +£50 and getting similar problems



Yes if you are in the trade and going to use it daily/weekly then you'll be wanting that +£200 all singing all dancing branded multi battery gadgety thing but if you are just going to do the occasional DIY jobby then £18 is enough

I've drilled concrete, stone path, bricks, breeze blocks, wood and plastic so far.
Edited by: "philphil61" 1st Nov 2017
Van19734 h, 40 m ago

https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb278sds-corded-sds-plus-drill-230-240v/97533I have several Titan tools - including a SDS drill - they are well made and solid.The new Bosch drill however should work - it is spec'ed for masonry. Is there a switch on it to turn on the hammer mode??

Thanks for your help. Yes, it has a switch for the hammer mode, but didn't work for the brick wall.
philphil614 h, 3 m ago

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7106062 £17.99Had one for about 5 years - …http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7106062 £17.99Had one for about 5 years - hasn't failed me yet - does the job (except the plastic hole depth guide is a bit too flexible) - used it a few timesAnd if the next time I need it it doesn't work I won't mind spending another £17.99 instead of +£50 and getting similar problemsYes if you are in the trade and going to use it daily/weekly then you'll be wanting that +£200 all singing all dancing branded multi battery gadgety thing but if you are just going to do the occasional DIY jobby then £18 is enoughI've drilled concrete, stone path, bricks, breeze blocks, wood and plastic so far.

Thanks
If you need to do a lot of drilling into brick/concrete then an SDS drill is what you need - it's like a hot knife though butter, but you need specialised drill bits to go with it.

If it's only for a few holes then get a decent corded hammer drill.
Get some decent masonry drill bits

Your drill should get through brick easily
allymcfia12 h, 53 m ago

Thanks for your help. Yes, it has a switch for the hammer mode, but didn't …Thanks for your help. Yes, it has a switch for the hammer mode, but didn't work for the brick wall.


So you switch the drill to hammer mode, ensure it's turning the correct way, put it against the hole, pull the trigger, lean into it and then what?

Does the drill bit slow down and stop? Does it spin round and round on the surface? Does something else happen?

There are a huge range of different bricks. Some so soft and crumbly they present almost no resistance, some so hard it's slow going even with a good household drill.

Sometimes the surface is harder than the inside, so if your drill is spinning it's worth keeping the pressure on for a while to try and break through.
EndlessWaves7 h, 59 m ago

So you switch the drill to hammer mode, ensure it's turning the correct …So you switch the drill to hammer mode, ensure it's turning the correct way, put it against the hole, pull the trigger, lean into it and then what?Does the drill bit slow down and stop? Does it spin round and round on the surface? Does something else happen?There are a huge range of different bricks. Some so soft and crumbly they present almost no resistance, some so hard it's slow going even with a good household drill. Sometimes the surface is harder than the inside, so if your drill is spinning it's worth keeping the pressure on for a while to try and break through.

Yes, it just keeps spinning. I have put pressure and kept at it for couple of minutes, best I got was about 2 mm or so.
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