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    • xyz123
    • By xyz123 18th Mar 17, 7:34 PM
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    Hammer drill recommendations
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    • 18th Mar 17, 7:34 PM
    Hammer drill recommendations 18th Mar 17 at 7:34 PM
    Hi, any recommendations for combi cordless drill. Budget is about £125. It will be used for diy. I generally prefer to spend decent money to make sure things last a while. I can see there are hundreds of drills with lithium ion technology. Not sure which one are decent, bosch (blue ones) or makita or dewalt. Thanks
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    • Ruski
    • By Ruski 18th Mar 17, 7:56 PM
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    All of the above and you can't go far wrong - personally I use the 'Blue' tools to make a living

    HTH

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    • adonis
    • By adonis 18th Mar 17, 8:15 PM
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    I have hitachi and find it good but most people have their favorites.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 18th Mar 17, 9:37 PM
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    I use Makita cordless and have no complaints.
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    • Davesnave
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    At this price point there's the chance to go brushless. I don't know enough to comment myself, but someone might wish to.....
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    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 19th Mar 17, 7:15 AM
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    While brushless is definitely better, a diy user won't get a lot of benefit unless they do big jobs on a regular basis.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 19th Mar 17, 8:38 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:38 AM
    Wait for Lidl to have one in on their once a year deals.
    • GT60
    • By GT60 19th Mar 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:26 AM
    Check out screwfix for deals on all drills mentioned
    or Lidi or Aldi for a cheaper one they have them on their web sites
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    • Chrishazle
    • By Chrishazle 19th Mar 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:50 PM
    Metabo - metal gearbox, guaranteed replacement battery availability for years (big factor for me, I have 3 cordless Axminster White drills , batteries knackered but drills fine, no replacement batteries available, recell of existing packs £55 per pack!!). Now have 18V and 10.8V Metabo combis, superb tools.
    • xyz123
    • By xyz123 21st Mar 17, 3:31 PM
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    Thanks for all replies.
    • stator
    • By stator 21st Mar 17, 5:37 PM
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    If you're going to use the hammer function a lot then go for an SDS drill, more efficient on hammer setting. Otherwise go for a big lithium-ion battery. Hammer drills use up the battery a lot. Check out the costs of spare batteries, don't buy a cheap drill if the second battery is going to cost a lot.

    I've been using a Ryobi hammer drill and impact driver pair for over a year without complaint. I know they're not recommended by professionals but they've not broken so far.

    Also check out gumtree for other cordless tools from the same range. If you can get lots of tools using the same 18V battery it makes life easier.
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 21st Mar 17, 6:01 PM
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    We use Milwaukee 18v now for the heavy stuff which is good but expensive. Most of the stuff above is pretty good, Ryobi although DIY rated have a pretty decent reputation. Cordless SDS will probably bust your budget, just go for a combi drill. We tried a lightweight brushless combi recently that would fit your criteria, a mate recommended them from his use then my brother saw it tested in a yachting magazine as best buy.

    Its the Erbauer brushless 18v with 2 batteries. Its only 2.ah batts, but brushless they last longer, and with a second battery you won't get caught out. So far been really impressed, it is really light and powerful.

    Its £105, have a look at the spec.

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-eri717ddr-18v-2-0ah-li-ion-brushless-cordless-drill-driver/7897r

    • Chrishazle
    • By Chrishazle 21st Mar 17, 7:09 PM
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    After my poor experience with an Erbauer 1/2" router, I personally would not touch one of their power tools again! However, maybe they've improved!
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