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Recommend me a driver/drill for common DIY

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Found 23rd Jun 2014
Looking for a driver/drill that can do most household things. Budget of a around £80. Unsure if thats enough for something that can do what I want or whether I need to spend a little more.

Ideally want it to be able to cope with putting shelves up the house/cupboards/kitchen units, drilling into brick outside to put small light fittings, garden decking/fencing etc

Any help appreciated.

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You don't mention if you want corded/cordless, but I'd definitely recommend cordless and Dewalt has never let us down-twin pack is usually on offer somewhere for about £99. If you're not bothered about brands, B&Q own brand corded is a bargain and has served us for years as a cement mixer (with attachment obviously).

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Prefer cordless. I understand that there may be less power tho to drill through the tougher stuff using one of these.

I got an 18v cordless makita from B&Q about that price with two batteries, never had a single issue with it. Put up loads of fence panels, built a huge decked area, have wall mounted about 10 tv's, put up hundreds of pictures and built various items of furniture. If I were buying again I'd be happy to buy makita again, had a Bosch and it was pants.

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AndrewRoss

I got an 18v cordless makita from B&Q about that price with two … I got an 18v cordless makita from B&Q about that price with two batteries, never had a single issue with it. Put up loads of fence panels, built a huge decked area, have wall mounted about 10 tv's, put up hundreds of pictures and built various items of furniture. If I were buying again I'd be happy to buy makita again, had a Bosch and it was pants.



Whats the model. Always heard these are good tools

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deviouspaul

I got something similar to this in a set for about £50 in … I got something similar to this in a set for about £50 in Feb:http://www.robertdyas.co.uk/b-d-12v-c-less-drill-in-kitboxhttp://www.robertdyas.co.uk/b-d-70pc-piranha-accessory-setAnd that more or less hits your budget and does everything round the house



how does it make light work of drilling holes in a wall without a hammer function?

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this will do everything you want and fits your budget
diy.com/nav…715
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whatsThePoint

this will do everything you want and fits your … this will do everything you want and fits your budgethttp://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/drills-drivers/hammer_drills/DeWALT-18v-Combi-Drill-and-2-batteries-10668127?skuId=11168715 /thread



thanks. seems to be OOS everywhere tho, but may order for delivery

whatsThePoint

how does it make light work of drilling holes in a wall without a hammer … how does it make light work of drilling holes in a wall without a hammer function?



Something similar - it was a 14v with hammer function... fitting name btw

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deviouspaul

Something similar - it was a 14v with hammer function... fitting name btw



your words "does everything round the house"
so are you now saying the link you provided wasn't a recommendation but was to show the op what a cordless drill looked like

I got a ~£30 bosch corded drill on offer and its been good for putting up shelves, drilling 16mm diameter through brick to fit bike anchor and various other diy jobs. I'm not too sure what the expensive drills offer but I don't do enough to justify spending more as mine has been perfect.

whatsThePoint

your words "does everything round the house"so are you now saying the … your words "does everything round the house"so are you now saying the link you provided wasn't a recommendation but was to show the op what a cordless drill looked like



That's exactly what it was - jog on muppet
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