Combi or corded drill?

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Mr Plumberman, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Mr Plumberman

    Mr Plumberman New Member

    I am thinking about getting a new top class corded percussion drill for all-purpose usage. Is is possible to use a cordless combi drill for the same jobs - light masonry/tiles/steel/hole sawing ect?

    Any opinions will be welcome.
  2. Mr Ian

    Mr Ian New Member

    Cordless definitely - you'll soon get bored of plugging it in otherwise. Just make sure it's top quality and have at least 2 x 2.0Ah + batteries. Three is better.
  3. Lord Gnome

    Lord Gnome New Member

    I find this Makita very good
    Quote No: 25754
  4. Water Systems

    Water Systems New Member

  5. Mr Plumberman

    Mr Plumberman New Member

    Already have the dewalt set - who wouldn't at that price!
    I want a all round drill that will be used all day long, on a variety of tasks. Is a combi up to it, as i have thought that they might be a bit weak. Is there anything that is both cheap and good quality, as the best seem to be £300 plus.

    Sometimes there is can be no compromise on quality . . .
  6. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    £300 is cheap, decent gear is £450-700! :O
  7. Water Systems

    Water Systems New Member

    The ultimate combi drill is the Hilti SFH 151-A. A mains Makita SDS will not outdo it in brick up to 6mm. Not
    cheap though!!!

    In comparison, Makita and DeWalt are only just above PP Pro,
    or whatever B&Q call them now (McAlister I think), when comparing to Hilti in build quality and performance.
  8. G Brown.

    G Brown. New Member

    nice drill the hilti.
  9. Mr Ian

    Mr Ian New Member

    And a nice price! And very tempting to nick for some :(
  10. strappy

    strappy New Member

    I ocassionally use a hilti floor drill at work for taking core samples, infact we've got to do some Saturday,it can drill upto 6" dia a metre deep,you can fix it in any orientation,even on ceilings,it strips down to manageable sections and it just keeps on going,the best drilling equipment I've ever used,pricey but I'm not self employed so it doesn't cost me
  11. tackleburger

    tackleburger New Member

    I have an sfh 151a it is a brilliant drill. You can get one direct from hilti (find out who the rep is usually cheaper than the shop).

    I paid 245 + VAT got the drill charge & 2*3amh batteries.

    Use it all day long and need to charge the battery occasionaly
  12. mantor

    mantor New Member

    Use it all day long and need to charge the battery occasionaly

    You boring *!

    Geddit? boring, drill, all day lo... foget it.

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  13. Brigadier Fudpucker

    Brigadier Fudpucker New Member

    why are you so rude Mantor, what do you get out of it?
  14. tackleburger

    tackleburger New Member

    I got it mantor.
  15. mantor

    mantor New Member

    why are you so rude Mantor, what do you get out of it?

    Says the pot, talking to the kettle.
  16. Water Systems

    Water Systems New Member

    A mains powered Impact driver. A lot cheaper than a battery impact model and no batteries to run down or fade and cost a fortune to replace.
    http://www.itslondon.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?ProdCode=MAK2406951

    Then buy a normal cheapo mains hammer drill. The two of them will work out very cheap indeed and last and last and not fade in use.

    There is a mains drill/driver about, I think it is a Bosch.
  17. mantor

    mantor New Member

    why are you so rude Mantor, what do you get out of it?

    I'm very selective about who I'm rude to. You have to be a right gob* to qualify.

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  18. tackleburger

    tackleburger New Member

    A mains powered Impact driver. A lot cheaper than a
    battery impact model and no batteries to run down or
    fade and cost a fortune to replace.
    http://www.itslondon.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?ProdCod
    e=MAK2406951

    Then buy a normal cheapo mains hammer drill. The two
    of them will work out very cheap indeed and last and
    last and not fade in use.

    There is a mains drill/driver about, I think it is a
    Bosch.

    That's like saying a PC is better than a lap top!
  19. Water Systems

    Water Systems New Member

    A mains powered Impact driver. A lot cheaper than
    a
    battery impact model and no batteries to run down
    or
    fade and cost a fortune to replace.

    http://www.itslondon.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?ProdCod

    e=MAK2406951

    Then buy a normal cheapo mains hammer drill. The
    two
    of them will work out very cheap indeed and last
    and
    last and not fade in use.

    There is a mains drill/driver about, I think it is
    a
    Bosch.

    That's like saying a PC is better than a lap top!

    Nope. A laptop can run off the mains.
  20. mantor

    mantor New Member

    I got it mantor.

    ;)

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