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  1. baronwills

    baronwills Guest

    Hey chaps

    What core drill set would you recommend. Didnt want to spend too much if i can help it. The Rothenberger full set is about £140 all in but im open to suggestions if anybody has a better alternative.

  2. aaronsmith

    aaronsmith Guest

    i have makita cores they are quite good,norton are good too,rottenburger are ok tho:)
  3. Mike Jackson

    Mike Jackson Plumber GSR

    I reckon the best bet is to buy a cheapish set to start with and as you wear the cores out replace with better quality. That way you'll find out which cores you use regularly and not waste money buying an expensive core bit that you'll never use. A coupleof the core bits in the set I've got have never seen the light of day.
  4. Phil

    Phil Plumber

    [DLMURL=""]Makita P-74712 Diamond Core Kit - Makita Direct[/DLMURL]

    This looks a good price, wish I'd bought this than the premier set from Lawson at the same sort of money.
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  5. Muse2k8

    Muse2k8 Guest

    Have you tried the diamond cores from *********? They're a sponsor and I know its all alot of us use now.
  6. winfers

    winfers Guest

    I bought an un branded set costing about £140.00 four years ago. the cores are great but the mandrels are soft and the SDS one actually twisted during coring. I will go for a trusted brand next time.
  7. GQuigley67

    GQuigley67 Trusted Plumber GSR

    I got an unbranded core set from PDM drains and it has served me well, £120. Once individual cores start to wear I am going to replace with one of the brands, hopefully Hilti if they're not too pricey
  8. WHPES

    WHPES Trusted Plumber GSR

    Norton are pretty good value, as are Marcrist.

    The Rothenberger ones are just a rebadged version of one of the two given above for a higher price I believe.

    Hilti are top of the range

    365 drills currently only do small core drills for drilling tiles, and not large masonry ones.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
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