12v drill driver

    Looking to buy a small 12v compact drill driver for light work Any recommendations?
  2. SWD

    Drill bits for the Olde Skoolers

    A friend is having a clear-out so gave me some Intal and Dormer drill bits some left handed.
  3. T

    Best way to drill timbers

    Morning all What ways do people drill out there timbers? I have started using an impact driver but its very noisy!! My makita combi drills are ok but dont like doing it for long until they heat up.....
  4. C

    How to Drill into Ceramic/porcelain Tile Without Cracking It

    Hi all, first of all i don't know whether i have Ceramic or porcelain tiles. also if you could help me identify which type i have, what is the best method for drilling them or technique to avoid cracking them? Is it fairly simple too do or a nightmare? just encase you haven't already guessed...
  5. EalingBadger

    Good deal on Makita drill if you don't need the 'BL' on the side

    FFX are doing a good deal on old stock of a Makita drill at the moment: Makita DHP453Z 18v Li-Ion Combi Drill Bare Unit - https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Makita-Dhp453Z-0088381661287-18V-Li-Ion-Combi-Drill-Bare-Unit It's cheap because it does not have a brushless (BL) motor. It would make...
  6. C

    What is this drill like?

    Considering buying the below SDS drill. I am likely to only use it a couple of times a year at home. Thanks. https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-erh750-3-4kg-corded-sds-plus-drill-220-240v/232fv
  7. E

    Best Masonry Drill Bits for Combi Drill

    At the moment I tend to use these Erbauer ones, they are very cheap and initially quite good but (unsurprisingly for the price) don't last very long. What do you lot use? Are there any that are 2 or 3 times the price that last more than 2 or 3 times as long, or should I just stick with the...
  8. A

    Bosch GBH 24volt hammer drill

    I have a Boch GBH 24v 3Ah hammer drill that I considered a good bit of kit sadly the batteries have died but I still want to use it the batteries were the old NiMH new batteries are now Lithium ones. Bosch doesn't supply the batteries now however there are unbranded ones on eBay but am dubious...
  9. LewisM

    Strange issue with drill

    Hi, my drill bushes burnt out and I've changed them but now when I fully tighten the case the drill doesn't work at all, but when the case is loose the drill works fine. Any ideas Drill is Hitachi DV18DSDL Thanks Lewis
  10. rolyberkin

    My trusty Hitachi SDS drill has died!:-(

    After a long life and valuable service in the face of all adversity my SDS drill popped on Friday!:-( It was like losing a long serving friend. So do I replace with a new Hitachi, Dewalt or other offering? Any suggestions greatly received, not that I really need them, just looking for amusement...
  11. M

    Cordless drill battery charger

    Might be the wrong forum but here goes. I`ve 2 Parkside drill/drivers 10.8v not had a lot of use but come in handy because they are quite small and do the job. Problem is I`ve lost one of the chargers and the remaining one has given up. I`ve inserted a pic of the circuit board, no sign of any...
  12. T

    18V Makita angle drill

    does anyone use either the makita DDA350Z or DDA351Z a 18v angle drills and what the difference is? Need to invest in one for a big job coming up with a LOT of ceiling joist close togther. Or recommend any other decent battery angle drills?
  13. rolyberkin

    Angle drill for joists

    Does anyone have a dedicated battery angle drill or an attachment, if so are they worth buying? Have to drill out joists at 400mm centres for 15mm pipes and cable runs and was looking at a Dewalt DCD 740N, however wondering whether a drill attachment for £15 do the same job?
  14. Gavin John Hyde

    SDS drill for under £30! Curious

    Browsing the screwfix page for some drill bits, came across this sds drill for 30 quid. Made me wonder if its actually any good? If you have a simple job and need something quick it might do the trcick. Likewise if you need to put a fan in and need to core a hole. Anybody got one? Interested to...
  15. gazdkw82

    Cone step drill hole cutters

    Looking at getting a set of cone step drill bits buts it's a mindfield. So many seem really cheap but promise the world. All seem to be Chinese produced and labelled as titanium, is there a particular brand, variety that I should be looking at? I always prefer to buy quality for longevity.
  16. happyhippydad

    SDS drill being used instead of core drill?

    I realise this has been asked before, but I find the search bar really poor on the site since the big change and it doesn't come up with anything useful. I am getting more extractor fan installs that require wall mounted fans. Instead of hiring a core drill once a year I wondered if anyone uses...
  17. H

    Can I drill anywhere on this wall?

    Hello clever people Hope you can help. We have our consumer box in our downstairs toilet, right in the top corner. I want to put up a small shelf above the sink, a mirror and a toilet roll holder on the same wall, but I'm worried about wires when drilling holes. I do have one of those live wire...
  18. loplug

    millwauke angle drill

    any one have any experience of these I have the 18v combi drill impact and sds which I am impressed with the sds so much so I have retierd my bosch 36v. thinking of adding an angle drill for drilling out first fixes.
  19. K

    Hilti hammer drill bits?

    Hi, I was browsing a flea market and noticed that TE-CX Hilti SDS plus drill bits are available in multiple versions. For example 18/48cm and 18/47cm. On Hilti's site I only see the 48cm version. So where does the other come from? Is it older? Are they, both as good, quality-wise, or the newer...
  20. littlespark

    Looking for 6 inch dia core drill plus ducting

    I've got a job to replace a recycling type cooker hood with a vented type. The hood has been bought by the customer and has a 150mm duct hole on top I cant find anywhere locally that will supply me with a 150mm dia elbow and straight duct. The store that she bought the hood from only had a...