I am a female who does a lot of D.I.Y. Presently use a fairly old Black and Decker Drill. Would like to buy myself a new cordless drill which will drill holes, and screw, screws straight into walls, wood and concrete etc.
Would appreciate any advice on which type of Cordless Drill is the best and easiest to use.
This will drill holes in most things but to drill through brickwork and concrete it might be better to use your old B&D.Good cordless drills with a hammer action powerful enough to drill through brick and concrete are a few hundred pounds as the batteries have to be so strong. You can buy them cheaper but they do not last very long. The one we have linked to is an all purpose drill/driver that will stand you in good stead and last for as long as you need it.
I've just tried the link in the above post and it only takes me as far as the screw-fix home page. Is it possible to identify the drill suggested?
I'm currently on the market for a drill and, like May, am after something cordless that i can use for most jobs (inc drilling in to masonry).
I've been unsure whether to buy a combi-drill or to buy a good quality handy drill (i.e. a 12V for around the house jobs) and also buying a corded hammer drill for jobs that require a little extra umph. Would this be worthwhile as opposed to compromising with a cordless combi-drill (which appear expensive and quite large)?
This will drill holes in most things but to drill through brickwork and concrete it might be better to use your old B&D.Good cordless drills with a hammer action powerful enough to drill through brick and concrete are a few hundred pounds as the batteries have to be so strong. You can buy them cheaper but they do not last very long. The one we have linked to is an all purpose drill/driver that will stand you in good stead and last for as long as you need it.[/quote]
What was this drill?
The link's dead.
I also find myself in need of a decent cordless drill, preferably cheaper than a Makita 24V...
Really, the problem with cordless drills is how much do you want to spend.
You can find them anywhere from Â£20 to Â£350! Personally, I prefer Bosch and Dewalt as I have over the years found these to be reliable and do what they are supposed to.
I use 3 voltages. 12volts - will happily build loads of kitchen units etc. 14.4 volts for light drilling rawlplugs etc, and 24 volts for seriously heavy masonry drilling. I keep the voltages down otherwise I find the drills become too large or heavy to use satisfactorily.
Of course, the money goes on the batteries. NiCad are found in cheaper drills and have the dreaded memory effect, so have to be charged carefully. NiMH are higher power and can be charged at any time but are more expensive.
Cordless power tools need using. Batteries left for long periods without being exercised fully will fail very quickly.
These are similar to two of the drills I have used for the last 4 years:-
i have used JCB 18v cordless drills for the last 4 years.. and i have done over 40 kitchen fits..and 30 bathrooms. and everything else besides..
1 hour charge..
16 tourqe settings.. + drilling
light ish..easy to use.. and it really is a kick of a mule. i swear by them.
for around 30 - 45 pounds.
if you look around.
hope this helps.
I second the suggestion for a hammer drill for concrete. But I think you should check out the new V28 line from Milwaukee. It is a little bit heavier at 6.7lbs, but you get extra power for that weight. I'd be a little skeptical of a hammer drill that's too light.
I think that the (Google "ingersollrandproducts.com/IS/category_nolinks.aspx-am_en-21016] IQv") series is extremely reliable and gives an impressive amount of power with a great battery life. Comparable to Makita in my own opinion.