Rated 5 out of 5Â by Freddie24 Value For Money SDS Drill
I bought this SDS drill to put up a Roman Blind, the fixings had to be mounted into a concrete lintel. The drill cut into the lintel in no time at all, no drill drift a nice clean hole. I thoroughly recommend this drill for a your everyday DIY'er. Why pay more.
15 Oct 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CheeseyDJ Worked for me
I was digging 2 foot holes for fence posts on a Sunday, and hit solid concrete. I bashed at it a few times with a lump hammer and bolster but very quickly realised it would take weeks to get through it like that!
I looked at hiring a breaker, which start at about Â£60 per day once you include the sharpening charge and all that guff. Also, none of the hire shops are open on a Sunday. I saw this beast going for the same amount of money Screwfix, and thought I'd give it a go.
It took about an hour to smash through the 12 inch square and 8 inch thick lump of concrete, with awkward access (up to a foot down the hole!). I imagine a more powerful hired machine would have complete the task more quickly, but I would have had to wait a week to get started and I wouldn't have been able to keep the thing once I'd finished.
Overall very satisfied.
7 Oct 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Stilldigging Good solid bargain
I used this on some face bricks which had to be drilled out individually without damaging the surrounding bricks. Needless to say these were hard bricks which didn't give up easily. This machine did the job without wrecking the rest of the house. I read the reviews before buying and I would have to say they are all good although I didn't have any problem with the instructions as it worked without needing to read them and the bits didn't get stuck even though I didn't use any grease. For Â£50 you will not do any better. It was so good that I might just buy another because good machines do eventually pack up and then you never find another one as good or so cheap.
My advice is - buy two The first will last a lifetime and the second will help if it isstill like hitting your head against a brick wall next time round!!
29 Aug 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by gjw81 Demolition time
I was planning to hire a breaker for the day to smash up the front of a 9inch concrete slab ready for garage conversion.
As this was a similar price and I really wanted to do the job gradually over a week or to I decided to try one of these bad boys.
I can't comment on it's performance compared to a dedicated breaker, but with the supplied point chisel the drill made light work of the concrete.
The one downside is that I now have a taste for demolition, no concrete is safe....
28 Aug 2014