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Drilling Through Railway Sleepers for Raised Garden Beds

Postby kennycapes » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:27 am

Hi all,

new here so go easy :-)

starting a project in the garden for raised garden beds and walls using railway sleepers.

i wondering what sort of power drill i would need to help drill through sleepers and also screw in the coach bolts.

I had a small cheap drill which was good for small screws but no good thick wood.

Any help please?

cheers all.
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Postby NathanIfans » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 am

Standard combi drill should do the job, all be it slow. SDS Drill would get the job done easyer/faster.
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Postby shumboom » Fri May 01, 2020 9:45 am

I had to do this and bought a sds drill from aldi with a chuck attachment £35. It was way more powerful than my cordless drills and I used 400mm drill bits from toolstation £20. Then banged in some rebar through the holes. Did the job fine and cheaper than using timberlok screws.
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Postby kjones1829 » Mon May 04, 2020 7:51 pm

The timber lock screws are more appropriate for the job and it doesn't cost that much.
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