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Discussion in 'Plumbing Tools' started by moony, Feb 13, 2010.

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  1. moony

    moony Guest

    OK im looking into building up my power tools - currently employed so have access to his tools, but i am looking at going alone in a years time, i want to buy good buy once so to speak.

    need a core drill, looking at milwaukee and marcrist any suggestions

    also a core set any suggestions

    18 v drill and impact driver. either milwaukee or makita

    wet and dry hoover? god knows which one - boss has festool but do i really need to spend that much? but i do want one that will last.

    any suggestions recommendations or experiences would be helpful cheers lads
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  2. Kip

    Kip Guest

    Makita is what i use, for everything. really good stuff, not overly priced and very strong stuff.
  3. andekoch

    andekoch Plumber

    but the best you can afford for the stuff you use all the time and cheaper on the occasional use stuff.
    If i am not quite sure i tend towards the cheaper stuff and then buy a good one later and keeo the cheaper one as a spare/ backup.
    That said Makita is good stuff.
  4. moony

    moony Guest

    what about the hoover im lost on that one :(
  5. helpsy

    helpsy Plumber

    Got a wet/dry vac from wickes brilliant and I think its on sale at the mo for £38 ish and you can also buy a combined filter so you don't need to change between wet and dry. 2 year warranty.Also worth adding a fein multimaster to your list.
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  6. moony

    moony Guest

    nice one matey, i'll get that

    already got the fein multimaster - second hand 40 quid :) excellent bit of kit.
  7. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Guest

    I totally agree with buying quality for tools used constantly and then buy less expensive tools for occasional use. I bought a dewalt cordless hammer drill and a makita screwdriver thingy, pain in the backside constantly changing drill bits.
  8. helpsy

    helpsy Plumber

    Great value for money and I think the combined filter is about £11
    I've yet to get a multimaster, but know what they're like.I think the cheapest I've found is about £180 for a new one with all the bits.Anyone know of the cheapest place to get one?
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  9. moony

    moony Guest

    whatever cordless i decide to buy i will stick with that brand regardless - only due to same batteries = cant be arsd with swapping and charging diff batteries - its either milwaukee combi set drill and impact or the same in makita..

    choices choices..

    ive got the milwaukee tiger jigsaw excellent bit of kit 90 quid brand new off ebay, the bosch corded 240 for drilling the bigger holes and chiselling, and it looks like the makita 18v set.

    anymore views on the core drills ?which ones do you lads use?
  10. pauls

    pauls Guest

    makita 18v , bosh 36v sds, for core drilling you need a drill with a safety clutch. screwfix were doing an offer on some ryobi core bits for £69 dont know if they are still doing it though
  11. moony

    moony Guest

    yeah i know i need one with a clutch matey, im not asking for the ins and outs of what the drill needs so much - as to which one you prefer or have used, so far the outstanding nominees are.. marcrist DD2 and the milwaukee both 300 squid. as for the bits i will prob go for marcrist no offence to ryobi :cool:
  12. hiretools

    hiretools Guest

    hello m8, right wot the other guys said was right (ish) as u can see from my name i am linked in that power tool industry right that said here we go, The company u need is silverline they have everything u could ever wish 4 and more all at the cheapest price in england they have all the brands at proper knock down prices all u need is a credit card and a computer NUF SAID I WISH U LUK.:D
  13. wards

    wards Plumber GSR

  14. stevetheplumber

    stevetheplumber Plumber GSR

    ive used a bosch 24 volt battery drill for over seven years now same batteries advantage of this drill is the sds chuck. going back to something with a normal chuck for masonary bits takes you back 20 years
    i regulary use mine for up to 25mm drills and a 30 mm core bit which covers ninty nine percent of jobs two chucks means you can have a masonary in one to hang a rad and spade bit in the other to drill floors for pipes
    sds bits last for ever and never slip(the drill has a clutch in it )
    ive got a makita core drill for flues and vents and two small 12 volt makitas drill and driver with three batteries use the driver all the time for screwing clips and on boiler cases and the drill mostly for small stuff like drilling flues for the self tappers the advantage of usin 12 volts is there smaller and lighter for everyday use

    personally i find the 18volt combi drills fail in all ways too big and heavey for most stuff and not being sds the dont realy drill that well due to slippage on the chucks ok for chippys who need to screw lots of framing timber

    my makitas are about five years old now and the batteries are getting a bit past it so will replace next time i feel flush with li on but will definatly stay with small
  15. WHPES

    WHPES Trusted Plumber GSR

    I agree that 18v drills are too cumberome for most jobs. I have a Makita 14.4 combi drill, and old Bosch 24v SDS I bought from a guy who retired, and a Hilti SDS drill with clutch and chisel function which does cores and chases out walls.

    Get a clutch drill large enough to easily cope with 110mm holes for soil pipes.

    Agree Milwaukee, Makita and Hilti are best. Hilti clutch drill with chiselling function best Swiss engineering and will last for years if you look after it.
  16. JJayMan

    JJayMan Guest

    Deinately go for a good brand name, do not be tempted by cheap stuff that probably imported from god know's where. ALthough the golf clubs from China seem quite good!!!!!
  17. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    Makita 3608 corer drill!! Hilti breaker!
  18. Atouchofgas

    Atouchofgas Plumber GSR

    Man that's some thread revival
  19. PlumbBobBob

    PlumbBobBob Guest

    i think he's on a mission lol
  20. Phil

    Phil Plumber

    He will certainly need it with Silverline who's main competitor is Fisher Price.
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