Best corded drill new for around £100+ please advise

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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 10-21-2011 07:43 PM 2553 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2011 07:43 PM

I just bought my son anice metabo khd24sds drill and a smaller makita one for my other son what should I be on the look out for I am currently looking at the metabo khe 240v 750w sds and the Dewalt D 250 13k what would you guys recommend? Alistair

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 10:54 PM

I look at what the pros that use drills all day long use. (Sheetmetal workers). Milwaukee and Makita. Milwaukee is a long lasting tool as is the Makita but the Makita is much lighter. (a good thing)

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 11:12 PM

Allistair, nice new picture icon….Hope everything is better health wise with yourself and Bronwen.

As for corded drivers….I am a big fan of the Bosch 1006vsr or the Dewalt dwd115K – I have used both continuosly on a job site and have never had an issue with them. The Metabo is also a nicely made tool….as is the Milwaukee. Rigid makes a great tool also in this class….and their warrantee is excellent….all of them can be found in the US under $100 usd…..I am not sure how that comes out in pounds or Euros though.

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 11:42 PM

I don´t know anything about Dewalt … but I know Metabo is highly recomented brand
here in Denmark .. so I can´t help you much

hope you and Bronwen is fine

take care Alistair

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#4 posted 10-22-2011 12:07 AM

I would take Metabo over Dewalt. Next I would take Makita over Dewalt.
If you have access to Milwaukee it would be my choice over Dewalt.
Bosch is also a good tool and would be my preference over Dewalt, or Makita
Meabo, Miluakee and Bosch would be your superior machines.

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#5 posted 10-22-2011 06:13 AM

I have the Milwaukee 3/8” corded drill and am very happy with it. It’s worked flawless for me and is very robust.

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#6 posted 10-22-2011 01:27 PM

I have a DeWalt cordless drill for the last ten years, 18v. I have absolutely no problems with it. You take your choice. You have to live with it!
Hope you and Bronwen are O.K.

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#7 posted 10-22-2011 03:47 PM

I’ve got an old Milwaukee 1/2 inch Holeshooter that is pretty much indestructible and can hurt your wrist if you’re careless. Nevertheless, my cordless gets about 98% of the portable hole making duty.

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#8 posted 10-22-2011 04:32 PM

You didn’t specify what capacity chuck you’re interested in. In the world of 1/2” chucks, you’ll be finding much heftier machines. They’re not marketed much to the homeowner crowd, therefore not cheapened down. I’ve had an old Sears, currently a Porter Cable. With any of these, seconding Muleskinner’s motion, you’ll approach the tool much differently than even the beefiest cordless.



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#9 posted 10-22-2011 10:27 PM

Heavy duty 1/2” Milwaukee here, a most powerful drill for it’s size and price. And a great drill for learning new vocabulary words when it winds your arm up 4x or knocks you in the jaw when it slips from your hand when the drill bit stops and the motor doesn’t. God i love this thing it’s a real machine for doing real work all day. Bought these for a couple places I’ve worked at and they are still cursing me.

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