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    Should I buy a new power drill?

    My trusty Black & Decker has given up the ghost after about 20 years, and the charger on my Aldi 24v ni-cad cordless has gone on the blink.
    I've got an 18v Li-ion drill driver, a bench drill press, and a 240v SDS+, pondering whether to buy 240v drill, or a higher spec 18v Li-ion rechargeable.
    For general DIY and rod building, so I need to have a chance at drilling through 3mm chassis sections etc.

    Thinking Makita, De Walt or similar.

    Thoughts and advice ... ?


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    bosch
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 352 kum View Post
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    But 240v or 18v?


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    Don’t buy makita brushless....they are crap. I have an old makita 18v and it’s brilliant. I also have a Bosch sds which I also abuse, but one of the most useful drills I have is a metabo angled 240v....really useful for those awkward places to reach

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    agree with russ, newer Makita are not as good as the older ones, I have both 14v and 18v Makita and are great tools. had dewalt and bosch in the past but the Makita outperforms them.

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    i've got an 18v dewalt i use for most things, but i bring out the old makita 240v wrist breaker for big/heavy work. you need to be ready to let go and get clear if it jams a bit in something as it won't stop 'on the spot' like modern drills do.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    So basically, buy yourself a 240angled drill and an 18v one as well. The Chippy’s I work with say new dewalt stuff is very good

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    Should I buy a new power drill?

    Thinking a Makita, De Walt or Bosch 240v tbh.
    (Probably Makita, cos my SDS drill is great)
    (and it has a keyless chuck, the De Walt has a keyed chuck)
    And when my cheapy 18v one gives up, buy a proper one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 352 kum View Post
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    I have a Bosch 240v drill that I bought in 19945, it's 440w single speed with old fashioned key chuck and has been used and abused massively ever since then. The Markita 18v state of the art cordless etc etc is ok but if I want the **** to hit the fan or I want to drill holes in walls cast iron or use a big wire brush then the old Bosch is the favourite tool. (oh and it cost me about £45 quid then)

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    nobody has mentioned Milwaukee. I have a full set of Milwaukee tools and they are the most powerful I've ever had. Yes I've had an issue or two with them but I do abuse them. I have had every other make available over the years and nothing is as tough as a Milwaukee. The 18v stuff is the best.
    If it's got tits or tyres, its gonna be trouble

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