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Makita 8406 core drill - any good?

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    Default Makita 8406 core drill - any good?

    Thinking of buying this:Makita 8406/2 850W 240V Diamond Core Drill | Screwfix.com

    but happy to be persuaded to buy something else if it gets rave reviews!

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    Default Re: Makita 8406 core drill - any good?

    I have the same drill (110v) had it 5 years or so now, it's used regularly as a core drill and sometimes to mix adhesive. Still works perfectly.
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    good drill had ours years did have to have a oil seal fitted awhile back but we put that down to user error
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    Still got mine 30 years never broke down and still going strong. Kiss of death comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Man View Post
    Still got mine 30 years never broke down and still going strong. Kiss of death comment.
    thats nearly as old as my old mans kango 637 thats 38 years old
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    Nice big Red Kango's they are good too. Probably better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Man View Post
    Nice big Red Kango's they are good too. Probably better.
    we have 2 of them bought mine back last year 20 years old nearly 300 quid second hand bargain i think
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    massod why not borrow mine see if you like it
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    Got one, the clutch gone costing £120

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevetheplumber View Post
    massod why not borrow mine see if you like it
    Oh &^@**! I didn't see your post, ordered one this morning! I'm sure it'll be good though...
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