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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 pm 
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mdvineng wrote:
Dewalt change battery cases regularly making it useless within a few years


Thats true and very bloody annoying at first. Fortunately, there are plenty of after-market options.

My DIY drills are now fed using compatible batteries off of Amazon. Higher capacity than the originals and cheap.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:45 pm 
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Anybody want these old Bosch bodies?

Are chucks removable? Presumably all the brands are different again. What a waste. Bodies are still perfectly useable.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:45 am 
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You can get yourself one of these now.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Makita-DCM50 ... .l4275.c10


This was my recent drill purchase. Thought i'd embrace the latest technology 8)
https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Bos ... ombi-Drill
Performing well thus far, though the 4ah batteries are a fair weight so i think ill also buy a smaller 2ah to lighten the load.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 am 
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I have a thing for drills... :oops:

This was my latest purchase to accompany the other cordlesses, and the 110V corded BoschHammer which is an absolute monster...

https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-gbh-18 ... bare/8983j

Obviously not bought from screwfix, and complete with a couple 5Ah batteries and the obligatory Sortima / L-Boxx case...

The best thing in the world though is their impact drivers - I often find myself wandering round the house wondering where I can put screws in next, or thinking of things to make for the house just so I can use it... :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:25 pm 
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For the last 30 years I have always bought Bosch power tools. But I thought I'd ask as They all seemed much of a muchness at my price point. I like the idea of a 'one battery fits all' system as all my other tools are corded so maybe time for a few upgrades.......

But not a coffee pot.

Buffing wheel? I have small mop heads for my drill.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Late to the party. My favorite cordless drill is similar to this.

Never demands attention. Never fails. Ultra precise. Always ready to go. Usable anywhere. Retro. Cost 3 Euro.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:02 pm 
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Raised a chuck le.

Not sure if that will save me from ikea hell.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:09 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Raised a chuck le.

Not sure if that will save me from ikea hell.



Have you bought it to assemble things? If so, return the drill and get an impact driver as per my previous post.

They are incredible pieces of kit.

They don't drill holes, but if you're putting in / taking out screws / bolts nothing comes close.

I'm a firm believer in specific tools for specific jobs - don't use a drill to put in screws, no matter how versatile you think the thing is!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:18 pm 
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It’s for both.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 pm 
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i used makita for years but when my van got emptied for me by someone who thought I didn't need to work anymore I needed a drill quickly. I bought a Milwaukee combi and impact set and it is an excelent piece of kit. However I still bought a bare makita combi cos I still had the spare battery and charger. Also because it is just a great drill. Light and controlled. The dewalt combi I got from my present firm has a bit of lag on the trigger and isn't as pressure sensitive as the makita. In fact I would say that if your doing more delicate work like screwing into plastics then a cheap makita is the best drill you can get and will handle pretty much anything around the house.


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