Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 16 October 2012, 19:43   #1
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Cordless Drill recommendation?

Any good buys going that you know about?

I need something with two batteries, Li-ion I guess, for general DIY (I drill a lot of holes ) - max budget is 150 incl. UK shipping (did I mention I was mean?). I'd go for new refurb but not used.

Any pointers much appreciated
__________________

__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 October 2012, 19:56   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
Years ago I went to a show and everyone said that Panasonic was the best?

But I always use Mikita or Hitachi.
__________________

__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2012, 01:30   #3
RIBnet supporter
 
Ian M's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: New Milton
Boat name: Jianna
Make: Osprey
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 E-TEC
MMSI: 235076954
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,933
Not sure how good they are, but Amazon are doing a deal on Draper 18V cordless hammer drills c/w spare battery and carry case for 63.
__________________
Ian

Dust creation specialist
Ian M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2012, 02:24   #4
RIBnet supporter
 
Nauti Buoy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Wittering
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,447
B & Q are doing De-Walt 18v Drill with two batteries for 99 at the moment.

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
__________________
richard@kidzrides.co.uk
Mobile: 07885 487777
Nauti Buoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2012, 02:34   #5
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Used a few different brands and if it was my money I'd go for Dewalt.
__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2012, 02:52   #6
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Rosas
Boat name: Conqueror
Make: Valiant
Length: 7m +
Engine: Outboard 150hp Merc
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 541
Send a message via Skype™ to Courageous
DeWalt every time Willk. Picked mine up from ebay with 2 batteries for less than ninety quid:

dewalt cordless drill | eBay
__________________
Courageous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2012, 03:04   #7
Member
 
Anchorhandler's Avatar
 
Country: France
Town: Huisnes sur Mer
Boat name: Raufoss
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 50
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 789
I used to use Makita in the workshop but got fed up the gearbox's failing.... 80% of my portable stuff now is Milwaukee 18v..... Really pleased with them and will not be using anything else now.

If you shop around, you might fund one on sale somewhere fir 150 but failing that do as others have said and get a Dewalt.

Simon

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
__________________
C'est pas l'homme qui prend la mer, c'est la mer qui prend l'homme....
Anchorhandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2012, 03:05   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Milwaukee cordless power tools are the best by a country mile.

We sell power tools.

I personally have some Dewalt XRP gear, unfortunately it has been down spec'd over recent years (nylon g/box componants ) .

Hitachi is pretty good,

Makita OK.

Bosch blue (pro range) is now made in China and should be avoided. Ruined.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2012, 03:08   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
18v Milwaukee is perfect for heavy DIY work, 28v for trade users.

Go for at least 2.4Ah batts or more , not the cheaper 1.4Ah.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2012, 03:10   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nauti Buoy View Post
B & Q are doing De-Walt 18v Drill with two batteries for 99 at the moment.

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
Avoid. Down spec'd, small Ah batteris.
__________________

__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.