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Old 16-08-2018, 08:08 PM   #1
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Recommend cordless drill

I'm looking for a new cordless hammer drill for very occasional diy use. Budget is £70-80. A colleague has just bought an Erbauer from Screwfix and says he is pleased with it. This is not a make I'm familiar with but happy to take advice from the collective wisdom on the forum

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Old 16-08-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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You will get many responses nudging you toward dewalt / Makita both of which are excellent but above your budget. Have a look at Stanley fatmax / Erbauer / Hitachi / Worx which should all be nearer your budget and be fine for more than occasional use.
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Old 16-08-2018, 08:26 PM   #3
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I was bought a ryobi cordless drill set about 8 or 9 years ago. It has been absolutely brilliant, the batteries last for ages, and they pack a great punch, even for masonry work or for long wood screws. I'd happily buy another again.

Just a wee tip, the higher the amp/hour aH rating on the battery, the longer they'll last and the harder they'll punch.

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Old 16-08-2018, 08:30 PM   #4
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makita 18v lithium all day long , had mine years with no issues
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I was bought a ryobi cordless drill set about 8 or 9 years ago. It has been absolutely brilliant, the batteries last for ages, and they pack a great punch, even for masonry work or for long wood screws. I'd happily buy another again.

Just a wee tip, the higher the amp/hour aH rating on the battery, the longer they'll last and the harder they'll punch.

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Ryobi was one of the names that escaped me, their one range with one battery that fits all tools comes with good reviews.
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makita 18v lithium all day long , had mine years with no issues
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Old 16-08-2018, 08:45 PM   #7
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Useful advice. I made the foolish mistake of buying cheaply and regretting it. Bought a Bosch and it had next to no power and then I bought a Draper, an impulse buy when they were on half price offer at ASDA, battery life is under 10 minutes.

Like so many other things, buy cheaply and buy twice or buy a good product and buy it once.

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Inspired by this just went looking to see whats around, need to be careful, saw a number of offers where no battery and no charger was included with the deal.

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There are quite a few and I'd certainly recommend DeWalt or Makita (@dholdi ), but what I would say for definite is buy something with the best amp/hour battery you can...

Bosch do some very nice DIY cordless drills - father in law has one and it's nice bit of kit to use on the occasions he does...
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I don't have any Bosch cordless tools, however I have 2 Bosch angle grinders one of which is over 20 years old and still going strong, the other is the most ergonomic tool I've ever bought. I also have a Bosch SDS which is very powerful and as light as a feather.
As GPP says you can buy cheaply and twice however you need to balance that with use.
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Old 16-08-2018, 09:26 PM   #10
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For occasional use, wouldn't a corded drill be better? I realise that Taxboy asked about cordless.....

I dont actually know, and you guys will know better than I do, but my occasional use cordless drill batteries always seem to fail after a while of not cycling the batteries, and I return to the corded one.
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