Drills, which one?

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by BMC2000, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. BMC2000

    BMC2000 Screwfix Select

    Hi, need to get a decent cordless.

    I will be using occasionally but need to prepare drill concrete with 5mm bits and then drive 6mm screws into it thereafter - that task will be quite common and the concrete will vary in strength so need something decent to cover me.

    Ideally I will have a masonry bit in one evening cordless and a drive bar and torx head bit in the other to save changing bits etc

    Would this be suitable

    Or is there a better set? PS Don't want to go much past £150, happier with less than 150!

  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Super Member

    Forget Erbauer, no spares available. Other threads on this, do a search, look for KIAB's posts suggesting Bosch models. I'm Makita myself but could be pricey.
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member



    If I £150, then Bosch GSB 18V-EC brushless combi top of my list, search you might find cheaper, also topcash back & quidco, might save you a few more pennies.


    I have both the drills linked to above can't fault either, but the the brushless combi has the edge for power.
    Again you search you might find better offer, but a inclusion of 4Ah battery is perfect if you want to add other cordless tools to your collection like the Bosch GKS 18 V-LI
    circular saw, which I have, & tend to use more than my heavier mains saw.

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
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  4. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Both drills I linked to are well balanced, both are compact, & the led lights are actually useful, batteries last ages.
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  5. BMC2000

    BMC2000 Screwfix Select

    Cheers guys good sage advice!
  6. mrppp

    mrppp Active Member

    i use the BOSCH GSB 18-2-LI PLUS, love it much better than my other Dewalt that constantly drops the drill bit or driver bit out. Battery on Bosch also has a charge indicator on it
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Used with Bosch multi construction bits, it can handle most masonry, might struggle with drilling Accrington bricks being so hard.
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  8. BMC2000

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  9. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member


    Might find cheaper if you search, also 7 piece set available at competitor

    Some of the magnetic bit holders are not suitable for impact use, had one & it shattered.
    I use,think it's a Wera Impaktor or their BiTorsion Rapidaptor bit holder, not cheap though.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
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  10. BMC2000

    BMC2000 Screwfix Select

    Picked up the GSB 18 for 86 quid in B and Q

    They are running their BOSCH stock out in favour of other brands, worth seeing if there's else
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  11. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Good price, if GSB 18-2-Li Plus, you'll like it.

    You will find yourself adding other bits to your kit now.:D
    Added circular saw last year, use it more than my mains one now.
    Bought the GAA 18 V-24 USB battery adapter last month, can now charge my phone & AA batteries.:)
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
  12. BMC2000

    BMC2000 Screwfix Select

    Yes, KIAB same model. The guy was waxing on about how good a deal this was as he had one. I was thinking he may have been following this thread ! Cheers again
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  13. mrppp

    mrppp Active Member

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