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Brushless Combi Drill or Brushed Twin Kit?

Postby danhayter88 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:56 pm

Hi there

I’ve got a bunch of DIY needed on a house we’re buying so I’m using the opportunity to buy a combi drill. I need it to be able to penetrate brick, but I’ve got a corded hammer drill for anything that needs more power. I’m mainly wanting something that will work for general drilling and lots of screw driving.

I’m thinking of the dewalt 18v xr brushless combi drill sold here: ... lsrc=aw.ds

But alternatively I’m wondering whether it’s a better idea to go for a twin kits with both combi drill and impact driver as I’ll be doing lots of driving screws in. I noticed this one at b&q: ... 265_BQ.prd

The twin kit has brushed motors but the specs look good (and I like the fully metal chuck). So my question is: for DIY purposes, is it better to go for a twin pack (even if brushed) or better to go for a high quality brushless combi drill and trust it will be good at driving screws too.

Any thoughts? £120 is my limit really


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Postby Dr. Strange » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:48 am

I use my tools daily and brushless makes sense for me for the longer battery life. If you use occasionally I'd go for the regular ones and save some dough...
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