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egginyourface

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Evening all

im in the process of looking for a decent sds cordless drill and combi drill?

ive used dewalt for past few years, combi has been ok. Used it with the nano batteries and they have out lasted both drills.

think is time I change them

any one recommend a decent set?
 
M

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Well, another Dewalt set then would be obvious choice. They have been good have they not? Why go for something different?
 

Simon-0116

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dewalt 985? xr 18v good kit good but make sure you register on intertet, as soon as you buy, I made the mistake on mine too busy did it after 5 wks couldn't get extra 2 years warranty bummer.
 

egginyourface

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I was quite happy with the combi set. First one lasted about a year. Second one is still working, and using the nano batteries which are still goin strong.

The sds cordless 18 v only lasted about 2 years and a bit disappointed. Mayb used it too much.

Looking at bosch 18v set or the milwaukeeset.
 

D Skelton

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The Bosch 36V SDS is a beast! Best purchases I've ever made!
 

egginyourface

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For me the 36v is a bit chunky and when I'm drilling bigger holes I tend to use 240 v drill. I need something light and easy to use in tight spaces. Also something that has interchangeable batteries so I have access to more batteries
 

shanky887614

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For me the 36v is a bit chunky and when I'm drilling bigger holes I tend to use 240 v drill. I need something light and easy to use in tight spaces. Also something that has interchangeable batteries so I have access to more batteries
18v sds by dewalt, makita or milwauke then.


Im a makita man myself personally

Bosch 36v are practically unbreakable and feel like they will go on forever
 

shanky887614

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Andy78

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I have this combi and it's a great little tool. It's not as heavy duty as the HD18 as Shanky says, but I find the only limitation it has is a weak hammer. So coupled with the SDS it would make a great kit.
I use it as my main drill and it copes with everything I use it for, with the added bonus of being small so you can use it between joists. I even strapped its handle on and used it with a 52mm diamond core bit with no complaints last week.
 

shanky887614

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I have this combi and it's a great little tool. It's not as heavy duty as the HD18 as Shanky says, but I find the only limitation it has is a weak hammer. So coupled with the SDS it would make a great kit.
I use it as my main drill and it copes with everything I use it for, with the added bonus of being small so you can use it between joists. I even strapped its handle on and used it with a 52mm diamond core bit with no complaints last week.
How long is it? Ive been eying up for a smaller drill mine is too long.

First time I saw the 458 I thought it was low-mid range because of size its tiny.

A mate at work uses the dewalt 14.4 and its a bloody good drill can stand up to 18v drills easily
 
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