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    drill wanted

    i know nothing about drills, and the one i have struggled to put a screw into my gate. so i am looking for a new one. gotta have a bit of oomph but not expensive. under £50 is good. cordless is a must !

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    Quick word of advice. If you are going to use it very rarely you may be best getting a corded one as the batteries wont die whilst its not being used. Try:

    ]screwfix.com

    There was a voucher code on here a few weeks ago also.

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    Foxy102

    Quick word of advice. If you are going to use it very rarely you may be … Quick word of advice. If you are going to use it very rarely you may be best getting a corded one as the batteries wont die whilst its not being used. Try:]www.screwfix.com There was a voucher code on here a few weeks ago also.



    i prob would use quite regular. i got plenty to do around house, and my mother always has something for me to put up. Need cordless, as i like to put power off in case i hit a cable in the wall.

    shanecr

    i prob would use quite regular. i got plenty to do around house, and my … i prob would use quite regular. i got plenty to do around house, and my mother always has something for me to put up. Need cordless, as i like to put power off in case i hit a cable in the wall.



    If you can increase your budget I would go for this

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    or a Makita one.

    The big names for cordless drills are Dewalt, Makita and Bosch. Bit pricey but they are powerful and the battery lasts ages.

    Original Poster

    thanks peeps. i'll check em out tomorrow !

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    Half price black and decker!

    If you're only getting one drill - get a powered one with a keyed chuck if possible and hammer facility.

    If you do lots of diy I'd get 2 - a powered one with hammer facility for masonary drilling and a battery drill/driver.

    I have a powered Black & Decker which is about 15 years old and a 12v B & D drill driver about 5 or 6 years old, both still going strong. I'm on my 2nd B & D screwdriver but the first did last about 12 years and 3 fitted kitchens!! I bought a B & Q own brand drill driver which only lasted a couple of years and a Bosch electric screwdriver which also only last a few years. So it may seem a bit of a cliche but I'd recommend B & D.

    If you have an unlimited budget then go for a DeWalt etc but these are about 3 or 4 times the price....

    IMO Screwfix is not the best place for DIY tools - their prices are more targetted at the Trade - you'd be better just keep an eye on sales in Argos/Homebase/B & Q and getting a brand name....

    If you're worried about drilling through a cable - get a cable detector.
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