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  1. #1
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    Default Recommend a cordless drill

    The 18v B&D drill that I use for odd jobs on the boat has packed in, the chuck, which was always poor has seized and does not seem to be replaceable, leaving me with a working motor and two batteries, the latter lasted really well. The model has changed so the batteries I have are now useless.
    I would like to purchase a cheap replacement for occasional light duties mainly on the boat, (I have a mains drill with keyed chuck for serious tasks) hopefully one with a chuck that can grip a round drill shank when making small holes in grp.
    I am a cheapskate so do not want DeWalt. Any recommendations?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Quote Originally Posted by Quandary View Post
    The 18v B&D drill that I use for odd jobs on the boat has packed in, the chuck, which was always poor has seized and does not seem to be replaceable, leaving me with a working motor and two batteries, the latter lasted really well. The model has changed so the batteries I have are now useless.
    I would like to purchase a cheap replacement for occasional light duties mainly on the boat, (I have a mains drill with keyed chuck for serious tasks) hopefully one with a chuck that can grip a round drill shank when making small holes in grp.
    I am a cheapskate so do not want DeWalt. Any recommendations?
    Lidl ? Sunday 26th

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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Are you sure the chuck is not removable?
    Most have a screw on the inside and a LH thread onto the shaft.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Lidl Parkside

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Quote Originally Posted by lw395 View Post
    Are you sure the chuck is not removable?
    Most have a screw on the inside and a LH thread onto the shaft.
    and/or the screw may be left handed ???
    Last edited by VicS; 18-05-19 at 12:50.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    I needed a drill for a job when away from base and bought a Screwfix own-brand cheapo (Trojan?) as a one-off. Came with two batteries for around £45. Turned out to be perfectly capable for light/medium work and I have continued to use it in preference to my "better" kit. Interestingly, I have since looked at the reviews on the Screwfix site and a lot of people think it's the bees' knees.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    I've a DeWalt which I like, but on a recent trip to Aldi they were offering their "Workzone" branded drill for ~£30. Can't really go wrong at that price.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    +1 for the LidlParkside. i bought 3, one for the flat (45 stairs up), one for the garage/car and one on the boat. Interchangable batteries make even major drilling possible.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Check what is available secondhand on eBay that would fit your existing batteries. Cheap as chips.
    If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.

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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    You won't go wrong with Wolf. I use them on a semi-professional basis and I've never been let down yet.
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