DeWalt D25123K-GB 2kg SDS Plus Hammer Drill 230V
gaurantee not good
I bought this heavier drill thinking it would be even better than the one I had had for a few years . But I was a bit disappointed in the hammer which only comes in when you start pushing hard. After some hard use the hammer was very intermittent and when I pulled back the bit kept falling out.
I took it back under warrantee and when I got it back a week later was told that the chuck only comes with a three month guarantee as it is a wear and tear item. So I am stuck with a drill that only goes in and then leaves the bit behind when you pull back. A chocolate teapot comes to mind !!
I suggest you look for another make as the quality has dropped since the black and decker takeover
13 Mar 2015
De Walt 2kg SDS drill
There are cheaper versions with a smaller motor,but this is in a class of its own. The smaller motor is good, but it is worth the extra going for this one. 800w is more than man enough.
5 Mar 2015
We'll worth it
Bought this as I was fed up with using a bolster and lump hammer to knock out some brick work.
Using the old fashion method I spent 2 hours, and in just 20 minutes with this beast I had done double the amount.
I was unsure whether to buy the cheaper one, but pleased I got this one, as it is more powerful and comes with a case!
3 Dec 2014
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