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12 volts is never enough...

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ratflavouredjelly Wed 05-Oct-11 19:28:01

I have a Bosch 12 V cordless drill. (Got it free with nectar points actually!). I'm now ready to move onto the big guns I think. Perhaps Makita or something?! It's just a bit weedy for all the never ending jobs around the house. Anyone with me on this one? Drill power and all that! (disclaimer, I still use 8 hour cream/highlight my cheekbones for what it's worth...)

KatharineClifton Wed 05-Oct-11 19:33:59

I got the Argos own brand - Challenger I think it is - and it has been working fine for years and years. 12v cordless really wasn't enough!

ratflavouredjelly Wed 05-Oct-11 20:02:21

Ah, I'll have a look at that. It takes ages and brute strength to drill a simple hole in a brick wall with mine, and the battery doesn't last!

nocake Thu 06-Oct-11 12:47:25

I have a Site cordless, bought from Screwfix. It's made by Makita and uses the same batteries as Makita tools, although it's not as high quality and not as expensive. I bought it on offer complete with a case, fast charger and three batteries. It's a beast compared with my old Black & Decker drill. I can get through most walls with it using the hammer setting and I've only had to resort to the 240v drill for the most heavy duty work.

tyler80 Thu 06-Oct-11 17:58:10


We've just bought this Makita cordless drill

I was amazed when I used this the first time (previously had an old bosch cordless we picked up secondhand). Who knew a drill could make so much difference smile

ratflavouredjelly Thu 06-Oct-11 23:18:47

I am so jealous tyler80 Makita is serious kit. I couldn't stretch to that, but picked up a deal at homebase, reduced from £119.98 to £59.99 - a Black and Decker|cat_14418763|Cordless+Drills+and+Screwdrivers|14418778&c_2=2|cat_16849334|DIY+power+tools|14418763&c_1=1|category_root|Tools|16849334

Not sure if I've created this link properly...
Biut anyway, at least it drills through masonry. I did buy bosch drill bits though as they're better than Black and Decker!

ratflavouredjelly Thu 06-Oct-11 23:21:19

nocake wish i'd have logged onto mumsnet earlier. That's a great tip about the 'Site' brand.

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