Rated 5 out of 5Â by DtheDIYer Worth the money?
I have recently taken on the job of renovating an old fireplace in my house, and was struggling chopping out the damaged bricks using the old "needlestitch" and bolster method, without damaging the good bricks surrounding them. I have had hammer drills before but never an SDS drill, so I searched and compared some on the screwfix website. I have a number of Dewalt tools, and whilst pricey, I have found that there reliability and robustness makes up for the higher price. I was therefore comparing this model and the one below it in the range. Ultimately there was a Â£60 difference in price, but this one is more powerful, and comes with a carry case. Whilst the extra money is a lot for a bit more power and a carry case, I have always gone by the adage "buy cheap buy twice", therefore opting for the more expensive version. I also bought a nice set of SDS chisels and drill bits, and then set about the task that had been proving a frustration. I could not believe just how easy and quickly the first brick was chiselled out of the wall. There was no damage to surrounding bricks, and just to make the wife happier, there is also far less dust and mess when compared to "needlestitching". This drill is so powerful and capable it turned a job that was proving to be a bit of a pain into one that was done in no time at all. If you are looking for an SDS drill then look no further.
I have marked it down on value since that extra Â£60 is a bit steep, and also on reliability, simply because I have not had it long, but if it continues to function in the manner that it did this job, then I am going to be a happy chappy.
3 Nov 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AServices A little worried
I only purchased this drill a couple of days ago due to reading how good the reviews were. Once I got home I unboxed it eagerly wanting to try it out. Pulled the trigger and the drill seemed to struggle with very little speed. I let the trigger go before giving it another go, after holding down the trigger for approximately 30 seconds, the drill kicked into life! I still haven't got round to drilling any holds yet but i'm sure time will tell if it's reliable and performs well. If it's anything like the cordless Dewalt I purchased then I am a happy customer.
18 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bobbingforchips De Walt quality
I am in the throes of a house renovation and time is slipping through my fingers so having the right tools make life and results much better; this drill is that piece of kit. Motors through concrete and take it steady with brick as it goes through like a hot knife. Next thing to try is stripping plaster but I am sure this will eat it. awesome piece of kit
9 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tonez What a tool
The best purchase I have made in long time, it cuts through concrete like drilling through a cucumber. After toiling hard with other drills this machine really put a big smile on my face.
7 Aug 2014