1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. mhar

    GE RCD query

    Went to a property yesterday to do some odds and sods, replace the cu and do some remedials following a condition report customer obtained prior to purchasing the property. The cu is made by GE and was installed in 1997, half the board rcd protected and half not. One of the observations on the...
  4. G

    Whiska Quixx

    Just seeing peoples opinions on the whiska Quixx glands for tails? Bad practice to use them without tails clamps within CU?
  5. M

    Getting into a resin filled joint

    Hi all, Couldn't find existing thread on this. Need to get into a large resin filled joint on a 120mm 4 core SWA and wanted to know if there was a solution to dissolve it or is it a case of hammer and chisel like the old days. It is a cold cured, two part resin Kit from CTC. Any help...
  6. Leesparkykent

    Hitachi 24V SDS drill.

    Been thinking of buying my apprentice this drill Hitachi DH24DVC 24v SDS Hammer Drill 2 x 2.0ah NiMH Any one used one or know of any half decent that they would recommend for a similar price?
  7. wirepuller

    Looping in at switches.

    :6::6:I've not finished yet!......:wink:
  8. B

    Crabtree Shaver Socket Removal

    Hi I have to remove a screw less chrome ( NOT THE FLAT ONES) cover plate of a crabtree shave socket and no luck to date I notice that there are two little gaps that you can put a flat blade into but nothing seems to happen and I don't want to put loads of force on it in case it bends Any...
  9. Pete999

    Builders eh

    Wr were going to start a rewire this weekend, empty house nice, you would think, we could get all the wiring done before they start, you would think, well no not really just had a phone call, oh we've boarded the walls can you come and put your wires in? easy, you would think, well I think I'm...
  10. J

    2kg SDS hammer drills - what to buy?

    Hi all, im about to buy a sds hammer drill as i have been using my 5kg for most things but its a bit awkward using such a large drill for small jobs. so, options. im currently looking at two drills, makita or milwaukee. im after any personal experiences you may have had with either drill, i...
  11. G

    first job tools

    Just wondering what will i need for my first day work?
  12. Tidy Max

    Last job of the day...

    Has anyone EVER had a 5 minute job? I have heard a lot about them but i am yet to see or do one. Last job of the day, 8pm, change a light fitting. Got there, whole house had been freshly plastered and decorated, along with the frigging ceiling rose. Managed to score around it until it was loose...
  13. L

    chasing bits for a sdh hammer drill

    I need to get some chasing bits for my SDS hammer drill as im sure the right tools will save me making such a mess of things when im chasing. what bits do you all use for chaseing please, if you dont mind sharing
  14. zap

    Competition! How many separate parts in the illustrated BS1363 13A double socket?

    As there's a discrete number of parts only one guess each (your first). Winner gets a Like :waving:
  15. A

    Makita AVT or not on hammer drills

    Hi has anyone noticed if there is much of a difference in the vibes to the user between a Rotary hammer and an AVT Rotary Hammer drill? For example Makita HR2611F v HR2610. I am wondering if it is worth the extra few quid for AVT (Anti Vibration Technology)
  16. G

    dewalt xr range

    just upgraded all my cordless tools to the dewalt 18v xr range , got to say they are great tools i was using bosch professional 18v li but find the dewalt xr better , anyone else had these tools for a while or had any problems
  17. richy3333

    Drill/Hammer for installing earth rods.

    I'm fed up with whacking these things in by hand and so have decided to by a drill/hammer for putting these blighters into the ground. Around here the earth is not obliging so I'm looking for something with some power. Just wondered what other people use and what sort of power (joules?) other...
  18. P

    Plasterer - stealing work from honest sparky

    Well, was asked to add 10 sockets to a ring and convert a double to a single to make way for the partition wall. Did all the pre-work, only thing left to do was break into ring and convert the existing socket. Was waiting for client to give me date and time to take the power off (its a 10way SP...
  19. D

    decent drill

    Hi im a new spark starting out and looking to get a drill... any advice on which one... any advice will be appreciated
  20. sjhall

    Core drilling

    Question for any of you guys that do a fair bit of core drilling- Do you drill with hammer action on or off ? I've got a decent enough drill ( makita 8406c 1400w) Ive found I get better results on hammer but dont want to damage the drill ... Thoughts? Cheers