Corded Hammer Drill Selection and Which is Best for DIY?


Postby manolaren » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:03 pm

Hi. I m in need of a corded drill for non professional use, mostly for house tasks. I have a separate electric screwdriver so i need it only as a driller. Considering my low budget (35 euros max), I have a few in mind and i need some advice about them.

https://www.skil.co.uk/skil-6002-cb-ham ... 002cb.html
http://products.einhell.hu/hu_en/tools/ ... 0-1-e.html
http://products.einhell.hu/hu_en/tools/ ... 000-e.html
http://www.blackanddecker.com.au/en-au/ ... ll/kr504re
http://www.blackanddecker.co.uk/en-gb/p ... kr504cresk

Thank you in advance.
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Postby aleco135 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:55 pm

Hello,
If your budget can stretch a bit I would recommend you get an SDS drill from a brand like dewalt/hitachi/bosch/makita etc.
I had many cheap percussion drills for diy and they didn't last long.
Bought myself cheapest makita sds drill I could and never looked back. I now use it for work doing all kinds of building maintenance and it's still going.
Hope that helps.
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Postby Shanto52 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:51 pm

I think DEWALT DCD985L2 – Best 20V Cordless Hammer Drill.
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Postby KitchenGuy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:28 pm

Obviously it's better to get a pro drill if that's your budget but if not, then out of that list the Einhell ones have more power and look more substantial. They are obviously not the best make but they are far from the worst. Being honest, if you are just a DIY'er and use it occasionally it will most likely last you years. I have a Draper £35 hammer drill that I bought years ago when I was stuck on a job after forgetting the transformer and it is still going, albeit with a bit of a wobble in the bearings. If it was me I would go for the one with the conventional chuck. The quick change chucks are useful if you are changing bits a lot but a cheap one is likely to get real sticky and an SDS quick change chuck will stop you using it for grinding wheels or the many other accessories you may wish to use.
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