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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:49 pm 
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I’ve moved into an ex-council flat 50s build, and trying to drill anything into the wall or ceiling is a real struggle. I currently have 710W hammer drill (bought from B&Q a few years ago, think it is an own brand or something budget) and i have to lean in with my whole body-weight while drilling to get anywhere. I have tried new masonry drill bits so i’m guess It’s not that. Can anyone recommend something suitable for me to buy? would rather not spend more than £100 but if you think i’d need to i can.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:46 pm 
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heeelllooo and welcome theSNEW :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
you need an sds drill to drill concrete with reinforcement steel

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As big-all says you need an SDS drill. I had (have) the same problem as you, like you I opted for a cheap drill, it still works after about 2 years, I got This one

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sds drills manage just about anything for houses. and are available often very cheaply at the likes of lidl or aldi

you are using masonary bits with your drill arent you?


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Great, thanks all for the quick responses!

If i want to get rid of my other drill to save space, will i be able to use my non-sds drill bits? For example for non-masonry drilling, or will it require some sort of adapter?


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Yes, it is possible to purchase a conventional chuck mounted on an SDS spindle. However, you cannot use one of these on the 'hammer' setting, and also you will find that an SDS drill is heavier than a normal drill and so will be difficult to use for small bore drilling.


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Lightweight SDS drill £35 with some bits at Lidl from the 7th Jan.


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