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Be very careful when using the cheap brico jobs when drilling large diameter holes, they don't have a clutch and when the drill bit jams it can spin you over and could certainly break your wrist.


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True. Hold on tight with both hands and brace yourself.

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Ally wrote:
True. Hold on tight with both hands and brace yourself.

Ooh err missus :lol:

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teapot wrote:
Ally wrote:
True. Hold on tight with both hands and brace yourself.

Ooh err missus :lol:



Better still, just go into Leroy Merlin and ask them if my 'bit' is any good for drilling.


28 Sep 2013, 10:31
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Have a look at this link and note the length of the front handle, even though it does have a clutch: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230999686324? ... 1439.l2649

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28 Sep 2013, 14:31
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Mikej wrote:
Have a look at this link and note the length of the front handle, even though it does have a clutch: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230999686324? ... 1439.l2649

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But that is a core drill used for big holes i.e 40mm plus and not an SDS, it spins much slower than an SDS.


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My SDS does not spin at 0-1500 or 0-3000 or anything near that.

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28 Sep 2013, 15:23
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I've got the cheapo BD one. Its light, 2 year guarantee, got a clutch, more pleasant to use than any others I've used except a Hilti.
I had a dexter one, that was a piece of crap.


29 Sep 2013, 12:09
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Those heavy SDS drill/breakers with rotation stop are the only cheap tools that I have had consistently bad luck with, all of them have worked for a very short while before becoming a piece of crap.

I always strip and repair cheap tools, often its a case of putting right factory defects of tolerancing etc but these cheap breakers have defeated me and wasted lots of my time, something seems to be sticking in the action under load which is not apparent when stripped on the bench, they make loads of noise and vibration but have no effect apart from operator fatigue, even percusssion drilling is pretty hopeless.

For breaking I now use my compressor and air chisel, far more powerfull, quieter, much much lighter hence little or no fatigue, , easy to use at full stretch etc, if i could find some long chisels then it would be perfect, i would make some but hopefully I am at the end of the housebashing part of my project.


29 Sep 2013, 12:16
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I think the OP probably doesn't do much DIY and definitely isn't in the trade so doesn't need anything fancier than the cheap BD drill and bits.


29 Sep 2013, 12:25
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