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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:53 pm 
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Hi,tried to hang a roller blind off a window lintel today with my oldish 24V battery challenge extreme SDS power drill,wouldnt touch it so need to purchase another but not too expensive,best bang for buck one out there please as it wont get used much as SDS battery or mains :dunno:


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The cheap Titan? SDS and similar from screwfix have the best bang for your buck of just about any tool going.



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if its not gonna get used much its pointless getting a cordless one coz itll be donald ducked when ya go to use it next almost guarantee it


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I got one from screwfix. They don't have the exact same one, but This one is closest. Must be 5 years old now, still works when needed.

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those ones that someone else linked up seem to have been round for years in slightly different clothes. obviously a budget machine. they must be manufactured by one company and perhaps badged up by up to 10 maybe more different tool makes


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Are you sure it's not a metal lintel?.


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another option over windows is a 4" plank the width off the window plus around 7" either side with 3 or 4 screw in the 2 to 3" at the end with no nails or silicon to support along the length

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Rorschach wrote:
The cheap Titan? SDS and similar from screwfix have the best bang for your buck of just about any tool going.


I'd agree with this. Recently got stuck and needed one with a chisel action so got this one from S/fix http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb278s ... 240v/97533 It was like a knife through butter, and certainly decent enough for a regular diyer :wink:


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Hi,

I got caught out drilling the lintel above our front bedroom window; I was using a masonry drill which simply didn't penetrate; it turned out to be a wooden lintel so a standard HSS bit went straight in.

Another thumbs up for the Titan SDS from Screwfix; I bought mine over three years ago and its been absolutely brilliant and earned its keep on the very first job. I paid extra and bought it with the extended accessory kit which really is amazing value.

When I first bought this Titan SDS I had never tried drilling with it until one day I was asked if I could drill some holes into a concrete garage wall where the owner had tried his hammer drill without making an impression. I took along my big Bosch hammer drill plus the new Titan SDS; I tried the Bosch first and sure enough the garage wall just laughed at it; I then tried the Titan; at first I thought this is no better than the Bosch as the new masonry bit was not penetrating at all; I then gave the Titan a push to see the drill bit go straight through the garage wall as though the wall wasn't there; WOW that was impressive.

I've done lots of work with my Titan and in chisel mode it makes light work of the most arduous job; a few months ago I used the Titan in chisel mode to chop out a course of bricks below DPC; I was replacing these sodden bricks with engineering bricks and installing a drain; I blessed the day I bought the Titan.

I ensure the gearbox is always topped up with HMP grease; this is accessed at the top of the drill by removing four small machine screws then lifting the cover; not a big job but important; here's the type of grease used and its cheap;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carlube-EP2-Lithium-Grease-High-Melting-Point-500g-Tin-New-/152284844495?hash=item2374e251cf:g:joMAAOSwpLNYBV0X

The Titan SDS is a lot of kit for little money; it comes with a two year warranty and I highly recommend it for a home workshop. :salute:

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A third recommendation for the Titan from me. Good all round use with the roto stop chiselling capability making it very versatile.

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Morbius wrote:
Are you sure it's not a metal lintel?.

After having a go at it and shining a light up im not sure I thought the very same,the house is my sons so next time I go round im taking a strong magnet with me to test it


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The main thing to say against the Titan is that for an SDS drill it is ridiculously heavy and therefore can be difficult to control, especially for shoulder height or above working

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Just a small tip, drill some pilot holes where you want to fix to because the SDS will have a mind of its own and if starting a hole without pre drilling it can wreck the surrounding plaster.
When you start to drill, give it a few short pulses to get a bite then drill as normal.

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Job and Knock wrote:
The main thing to say against the Titan is that for an SDS drill it is ridiculously heavy and therefore can be difficult to control, especially for shoulder height or above working

yep that's exactly what I did started off with a small sds drill bit


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