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I'm looking for recommendations for a new drill.

I've got a dewalt for general work but need something with a kick that can get through outside walls etc. Also cordless.

I'd appreciate any recommendations.

Thanks in advance.

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i use a dewault 18v for fixings stuff up with but have a 36v sds drill for big work. sds drill is erbauer from screwfix at £250, dont know how long it will last but its been ok for 4 months, however the smaller 18v erbaur drill i bough broke so i replaced it with the dewault version.

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I've got a dewalt for general work but need something with a kick that can get through outside walls etc. Also cordless.

 

If your only doing fixings & say a cable for a EWD, a body only sds to match your current Dewalt batterys ?

 

I have old Makita 24v SDS which appear to have bit more go than  the latest Hitachi 24v SDS we bought

Mr😀 Veritas God

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I have a dewalt 18V SDS and  4Ah batteries not let me down (it aint too heavy either),  start off with a full battery (mind you I have 6 batteries so I shouldn't run out even if I do need to swap), even on Accringrton brick.

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Currently using an 18v Dewalt combi drill for smaller jobs and the 36v Erbauer SDS from Screwfix. The SDS is pretty decent for the price. I drilled a 10mm hole through a foot and a half of precast concrete with it a few weeks ago. Used both batteries and smelled a bit hot but managed OK! It'll fire fixing holes in engineering brick and concrete no problems. Batteries don't last too long is my only complaint (I think they're only 2ah?)

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When I was a kid we did a concrete grain silo on dock,

I was loaned a viz jacket & a Hilti TE5 110v SDS as at the time both where rather expensive...

I recall the hilti being a right beast ;)

Yrs later I replaced the DT & did the fixing holes with 24v makita, I was surprised as I came with corded SDS as I was expecting bother

Mr😀 Veritas God

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24v Bosch which is 12 years old and still going but in new batteries

18v Dewalt / Milwalkie / erbaurer for the fixings side of it

 

Time for a new SDS as the Bosch will **** itself some day, might just go for the erbauer 24v SDS its 2 years warrenty?

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Better of keeping the Bosch and getting a smaller lighter sds on the dewalt , I see Makita do a few versions of sds smaller ones look good for up ladders perhaps

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old makita 24v here too, new batts a few years ago but genuine mains performance.

Friday it drilled about a 3/4 metre through an ancient cottage wall!

So, I've decided to take my work back underground.... to stop it falling into the wrong hands

 

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Currently using the Makita DHR243 18v sds for the drilling through walls and fixings etc. So far no problems.

Pete Bennett

Northern CCTV Services

T: 0845 838 7383

E: info@northern-cctv.co.uk

www.northern-cctv.co.uk

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24v makita here, i have drilled 4" core holes with it before.

If drilling 20mm plus holes through brick or concrete bolcks ect... i start with 8mm, then 12mm, then 16mm ect drill bits. stops the batteries getting caned.

I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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24v makita here, i have drilled 4" core holes with it before.

If drilling 20mm plus holes through brick or concrete bolcks ect... i start with 8mm, then 12mm, then 16mm ect drill bits. stops the batteries getting caned.

You will make h jealous

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