18v sds drills

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  1. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Hi all

    Are these type of drills any good in comparison to a 110v??
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Bosch all the way for 5.5 - 11mm holes easy all day
     
  3. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Ive got the Makita brushless sds. It really is as good as my 110v !
     
  4. newcastle phill

    newcastle phill Guest

    Ive got worx pro.
    The tools are great. Robust and have lasted well.

    The 18v worx pro batteries are ****.
    So on that bombshell avoid
     
  5. AWheating

    AWheating Trusted Plumber GSR

    Cordless sds drills are as good as the same size corded drills. Only thing to consider is battery life. drilling fixings holes all day they are fine, drilling 20mm holes all day then get the 110 out.

    Best cordless sds drills are made by Bosch unless you can afford a Hilti
     
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  6. Masood

    Masood Guest

    I've got the Milwaukee Fuel brushless SDS with 5Ah batteries. Ridiculously long battery life. I do genuinely feel that Milwaukee cordless are leagues ahead of Bosch these days...
     
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  7. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    I must be wealthy then. :smile:
    Depends what model of Hilti you go for. Hilti "18 volt" are actually 21.6 volt. Their smallest sds cordless drill TEA2-A22 (which is for up to 12mm drilling normal use) is not expensive. I was once able to buy it on a deal of £130 (+vat) for body and case.
    https://www.hilti.co.uk/drilling-and-demolition/cordless-rotary-hammers/2034358
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  8. Jay The Plumber

    Jay The Plumber Active Member

    I also have the milwaukee cordless SDS with 5ah batts.
    I use it for all core work unless its through a 2 foot thick stone or flint wall etc, then I get the 101v SDS out.. but like masood says, through normal cavity wall, its just as good
     
  9. AWheating

    AWheating Trusted Plumber GSR

    ive had 3 milwaukee cordless sds drills and all were okish, but not a touch on the 36v bosch for overall performance and tool life. maybe the 4.5j fuel is a good drill, not tried it but id still choose a bosch 36v ahead of it based on the thousands of happy bosch customers.
     
  10. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Hi chaps. Are you saying the 18v cordless sds are as good as a 110v or the 36v stuff?
     
  11. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

  12. Jay The Plumber

    Jay The Plumber Active Member

    for me the bosch was the worst of all the SDS tools i used..

    weird innit, how one mans meat is another poison, even with tools
     
  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

  14. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR


    I rate these two, I drill 24mm holes. But it runs out after one or two that size. On another note I bought the vac that uses these batteries, great bit of kit. Great for servicing and tidying whilst installing. Wouldn't be without it now.
     
  15. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Mine should be here tomorrow so hopefully it will do the job. I only need it for Hilti fixings into concrete.
     
  16. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Well took delivery today and although I'm yet to use it I don't think it's gonna do the job. ??
     
  17. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    ? What size holes ? It looks small but does pack a punch
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016
  18. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Mainly 6-8mm
     
  19. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Easy do them done 11/12 mm hilti bits with it
     
  20. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Hopefully mate. I might get a 5ah battery for it.
     
  21. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That's what I run mine with what's supplied/ got don't use a 2.0
     
  22. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    I still use my old Makita 12v SDS and that can "eventually" knockout a 28mm hole in solid double brick if pushed so you should be fine with that with or without a 5A bat, all that does is extend run time not increase power.
     
  23. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    I'm not a happy chap folks.
    I managed to do 8, 6mm holes with a fully charged 4ah battery.
     
  24. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    one hole? and not happy or happy?
     
  25. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Doesn't sound normal, you should be able to knock out dozens of holes with a 4A bat unless you're drilling something incredibly hard or the SDS bit is crackered.
     
  26. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Not happy

    8 holes it managed.
     
  27. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    New Bosch sds plus bits mate.
    It's poured concrete mate.
     
  28. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No something not right is it still wet?
     
  29. deg

    deg Member

    Mine would drill 7mm holes in concrete all day, no problem. Sething not right!
     
  30. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    The top surface isn't mate. The batteries are ok cos they last all day on the impact and combi?
     
  31. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Don't know mines upto 48 holes at 11mm today and still got 1/2 bats levels left

    5.0 ah
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2016
  32. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Is the mode selector actually on the SDS setting (12 o'clock) and not just the drilling setting (9 o'clock)? Make sure the selector is positively located and not in between modes.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2016
  33. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Hmm I wonder what the issue is then. Definitely at 12 o'clock.
     
  34. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would try drilling into a curb stone somewhere / spare concrete dry if it doesn't do more than 8 holes ring Bosch up
     
  35. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Good thinking pal.
     
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