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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Quote Originally Posted by Quandary View Post

    ...........I am a cheapskate so do not want DeWalt. Any recommendations?
    I'd take a look at Machine Mart power tools. The branded Clarke and Einhell drills and impact drivers are good.

    Not in the £30 range but certainly not DeWalt/Hilti money.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Quote Originally Posted by VicS View Post
    and/or the screw may be left handed ???
    Or is it LH screw, and RH on the chuck???

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    I've got 18v Ryobi drills at home, going strong, about 6 years old now and used extensively whilst working on our extension 5 yrs ago. On the boat I keep an Aldi 16v drill - excellent, nice and compact, includes a built in light & I've just bought a spare battery for it. Aldi now do 18v drills and Lidl have 20v drills which look good and the batteries are much cheaper than other well known brands.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Buy cheap, buy twice. I’d buy a very good one. Good tools make you happy, crap tools make you sad. It’s not just about the financial impact.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    I use screw fix Titan cordless Drills, they are about £45.00 for 13mm chuck. I have 3 of them and I use them professionally everyday, the first one I bought is still going strong as are the batteries after nearly 4 years hard work.
    They out perform the hitachi and the dewalt which were 4 times the price.
    I even dropped one into bilge of a boat I was working on, it was in 2ft of water for about 5 minutes until I managed to fish it out, took the battery off dried it and left it and the drill on a radiator for a couple of days and it still works fine.
    Don't fall in to the trap of thinking a well known brand name has to be the best, because they aren't .
    Of all the things I've lost in my life, the thing I miss the most is.....my mind

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Pucker up and get a Makita 18v - shop around and look out for deals.

    Make sure you get a battery and charger in the first deal.

    Tried many others and settled on the Makita.
    Gwylan, a settee with a sail

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Quote Originally Posted by Zing View Post
    Buy cheap, buy twice. I’d buy a very good one. Good tools make you happy, crap tools make you sad. It’s not just about the financial impact.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gwylan View Post
    Pucker up and get a Makita 18v - shop around and look out for deals.

    Make sure you get a battery and charger in the first deal.

    Tried many others and settled on the Makita.
    Exactly. I’ve got a Makita 18v and it’s a great bit of kit. (The first one got stolen so the current one is brand new).

    I used to have Dewalt but I wore the first one out and the second one is my emergency boat drill kept on board. I rarely use it as I end up taking the Makita with me. Buy cheap buy twice doesn’t mean you get twice as much for your money!
    Semper aliud

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    I am going to buy a new drill for the boat. I am looking at 12V batteries, not 18V, so they can be recharged from the ship supply if necessary. My choice is the latest Metabo, for a cheaper on look at the latest Bosch.
    If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Have you taken the B&D apart to look at the chuck shaft?
    Else go to Lidl.
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  10. #20
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    Default Re: Recommend a cordless drill

    Quote Originally Posted by Zing View Post
    Buy cheap, buy twice. I’d buy a very good one. Good tools make you happy, crap tools make you sad. It’s not just about the financial impact.
    Until you drop it over the side! Then the pain and cost is four fold.
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