Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by thelibertad, Dec 14, 2012.
Any recommendations on a reasonable priced drill to fly threw joists on Rewire s thanks chaps
Links to SCREWFIX so mods should not remove! Cheaper elsewhere.
Right angle drills allow you to drill holes parallel through a joist, not at an angle. This allows pulling in cables FAR quicker and easier. Also allows you to lift a floor board close to a stud wall and drill up through the sole plate from below. If you are clever, and have a bit of the correct length and position your switch height well, you can also drill the noggins through a switch cutout.
BTW The DeWalt Flat Blades are the best I've ever used!
I use the cordless version mostly though.
That's a TOY ! you want the PROPER Mans Makita drill 6300lr with the right angle attachment. and why use spade bits? auger bits fly through compared to hard going spade bits, get with the times
Some of these are ideal, especially at £2.99 so i got 2 sets.
Those are called Forstener bits Wally, normally used for cutting part-way through boards eg when fitting hinges in kitchen cupboard doors etc, not intended for cutting all the way through.
The 6300 is too bulky for my liking. The da3010 is nice and compact and fits in places the 6300 wont. Drilling up through the sole plate of stud walls and oddly joisted floors for example.
The da3010 is lower wattage than the 6300 and is therefor much better suited to flat bits. The dewalt flat bits are excellent teamed with the da3010. Effortless drilling.
Used to have a larger drill with auger bits, and much prefer to use this smaller compact makita.
Drilling through 3' thick Greenheart joists in renovated buildings , twenty plus , I don't think that 'toy' would last long. I have yet to see a spade bit that outperforms an Auger bit
Ofcourse if it's just half a dozen holes in a domestic property , from time to time, then the 'toy' is cheaper and will no doubt suffice
Will check them out, what about a reaSonably priced cordless drill for joists etc
Ive got an AEG 18v cordless which seems to cope well for most joist drilling & wall plug holes so its not often I use the 240v one I had for this purpose. Where it is not good enough for some jobs I use the Hilti. Battery drills have come a long way if your willing to pay good money for one.
I use my cordless drill with a right angle driver with a key chuck and steel bearings in it for joists or difficult places.
I am trying to get another set of those wally who stocks them?
For Drills there are plenty of choices: I've never had a problem with my Bosch GSR 18 VE-2-LI
preferences would include: at least 18v lithium, at least 3ah batteries,
Drill bit choices:
I agree with Lokkars, Auger bits chew through the wood nicely but I would suggest a corded drill to churn through the wood,
If not an auger bit, I'd choose Bosch 'Self Cut' spade bits with wingtips and thread on the centre point and can be used with cordless drills. (My usual)
An alternative to the spade bit is the Armeg Wood beaver Drill set, but again I'd suggest you have a corded drill for the Armeg bits as constant power will be needed to prevent clogging.
'bea ver' is not allowed?
Come on Screwfix. You can't auto-ban common words.
Mr. HandyAndy - Really
Aww Handy, SF might consider "beever" to be a slang term for part of a woman's anatomy.
They might, but it was obviously NOT. It's stupid to ban words that are used in common English in completely different context.
They'll be banning 'dog & duck' next.
Mr. HandyAndy - Really
You know what they're like Handy. Even on the plumbers forum it's very hard to mention stop **** . Instead, I always call it a stop tap . Had to edit that so the cock bit looks like **** . Unbelievable, you can type cock in but not bea, ver .
What I dont get is the link to the beever bit is on screwfix's own site! lol
Separate names with a comma.