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 Post subject: Which drill?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:37 pm 
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Need to replace my Maktec battery drill as the batts are no longer holding charge. From the key manufacturers does anyone have sokme recommendations please?

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Budget ? or money no object ? Trade/pro use or DIY ?

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Not trade but serious DIY. My tools are generally Blue bosch, Makita or Dewalt. Current battery is 1.3Ah 18 Volt so 2Ah with 2 batteries will be fine I think


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This is a good buy https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcd77 ... rill/2710p Add another £50 for the 2ah battery option. Not sure it is worth it with two batteries and a short recharge time.

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Brushed or brushless?


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That's a brushed tool. Just to point out - brushless tools are generally a lot more expensive than equivalent brushed motor tools with a premium (on 18 volt tools) of £50 to £100 in many cases. OK, so you get another 40% run time and some more power, but it comes at a price

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What about other brands or is Dewalt best?


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All the premier brands are good but quite frankly for frequent DIY use, which you have indicated, I think you should take a step back and look at something like this https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-eri6 ... rill/5304p with a 2 year guarantee. It will do what you want and after two years of £1 a week depreciation you can write it off. I am sure it will keep going well for years.

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In the "good brands", it is worth going to shops to check the hand fit, balance that is particular to you.
Toshiba, Metabo and Makita fit me. Dewalt and Milwaukee less so (in past experience they tended to hurt my hand between the thumb and index).


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can off worms really
makita bosch hitachi dewalt aeg plus many more all the best tools or the worst tools :lol:

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Thanks for the input all helps


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dewaltdisney wrote:
All the premier brands are good but quite frankly for frequent DIY use, which you have indicated, I think you should take a step back and look at something like this https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-eri6 ... rill/5304p with a 2 year guarantee. It will do what you want and after two years of £1 a week depreciation you can write it off. I am sure it will keep going well for years.

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However, even if only doing frequent DIY use I still opt for the better brands, especially in something like a drill. Sometimes on a cheaper one you can knacker with one bad move and straining it too much (as a paddle mixer etc). I have dropped mine down the stairs severals times and is still going strong. I found with the cheap ones, the battery loses charge quicker and chuck locking mechanism starts to fail

Some other tools like a sliding compound Miter saw is too expensive to justify going for pro version. Or perhaps a core drill where I might need to drill one hole in ten years. In that case I rent it
Also I get an enjoyment out of using well build tools, but others may not want to spend the extra cost.

If it was a car I was considering: if it gets me from A to B thats me satisified. I don't even need electric windows :lol:


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A quick extra tip:

A lot of good tools on the outside have a small marking that includes “GF30”.
This means that whatever plastic was used is 30% glass fibre, way more drop resistant than straight plastic.



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After the fire I'm beginning to replace some of my tools, before I had just about most makes in my collection, the first drill I bought was the 18vlt Metabo, after we got paid out, I went for Bosch 18Vlt "Blue" I had already owned a few Bosch "Green" tools, and never had a problem with them, so I bought the "six pack" with three 4 A/h batteries, cheaper off Amazon than Screwfix. Nos


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Her indoors got me a good blue bosch one for Xmas. I had a feeling she would but it is always a worry, she bought me a ferm one before and it was utter rubbish, lots of play in the drive and weighed a ton.


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