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Millsy 82

Plumber
Gas Engineer
My trusty but battered titan sds max drill has died or it still works on drill but the switch to turn it into kango doesn't want to shift any more than 1/4 turn. For £99 getting 3 hard years work out of it drilling Up To 52mm through granite walls.

Any others out there that people recommend? Not interested in spending £1000+ on a hilti and tempted to just get another titan but if there are any other good cheapest ones I'm all ears.
 

Harvest Fields

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Plumber
Gas Engineer
Advent Win
My Ryobi 240v sds died on me last week as well. I owned it for 7 years. Was so sad about it, I had to drown my sorrows on Friday and Saturday night.
 

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer
TBH id your happy buy the same

Bosch for me if you don’t want Hilti corded
 

AMGasServices

Gas Engineer
I’ve got a makita mains power.

Also a hitachi battery power they’re good.

However work have given me a dewalt not tried it but it looks good.
 
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Millsy 82

Plumber
Gas Engineer
Im liking dewalt at the minute but super expensive.
I'm not a big fan of dewalt they are not the best build quality in my opinion. I had a dewalt core drill get that hot doing a 52mm hole that it melted the plastic and the screws came out. That's with a new bit as well. Also had an sds plus that was gutless and eventually after about a year set on fire.
 
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Millsy 82

Plumber
Gas Engineer
Not sure about the other bloke. But I need one that can core as well.
Won't get many sds max that do core as well as most you can't turn hammer off so I've found. My core drill died the week before so got to replace that just going to get the makita from screwfix as that can't be worse than the dealt one I had.
 

Best

Esteemed
Plumber
How about buying a Hilti?
Or one that was a demo?
I have the Hilti TE60 and use it now for to do cores. Very safe as has an electronic cut out which works instantly, plus a safety clutch.
Can buy them on eBay very reasonable
 

Harvest Fields

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Advent Win
How about buying a Hilti?
Or one that was a demo?
I have the Hilti TE60 and use it now for to do cores. Very safe as has an electronic cut out which works instantly, plus a safety clutch.
Can buy them on eBay very reasonable
Will take a look mate.
 
Any others out there that people recommend? Not interested in spending £1000+ on a hilti and tempted to just get another titan but if there are any other good cheapest ones I'm all ears.
£33/year for drilling seems good value to me. If you were happy with it, just buy another one.
 
I was doing a job a few years ago and had to drill quite a few 50mm holes in reinforced concrete.

I bought a Bosch GBH SDS max drill from eBay 2nd hand and it wasn’t much more than a titan etc. The thing is a monster, defiantly recommend if you’ve got heavy work. It came with a load of cruciform carbide drills and they are a lot quicker than cores etc.
 

WHPES

Plumber
Gas Engineer
I have a Hilti and a Hitachi. The Hilti beats the Hitachi hands down in performance. Had a Bosch before which I bought second hand and was fine. You do get what you pay for.
 

gmartine

Gas Engineer
Most have brought out cordless sds max drill capable of 5 " coring nowadays, why the soft spot for Bosch sds (still use my 24v btw)?

 
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Millsy 82

Plumber
Gas Engineer
Most have brought out cordless sds max drill capable of 5 " coring nowadays, why the soft spot for Bosch sds (still use my 24v btw)?

Might be capable of coring but what about putting a 50mm hole through granite. Ungodly stuff that chews bits up and spits them out especially blue anvil or something like that :eek::mad::mad::mad:
 

Harvest Fields

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Plumber
Gas Engineer
Advent Win
Thought my ryobi sds had died the other month. Sat and took it apart earlier. Only blooming fixed it haven’t I.;);):p
 
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Millsy 82

Plumber
Gas Engineer
I just bought another titan.

The last one lasted even with me abusing it and just over £100 if it only lasts 2 years then hey ho.
 

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
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Plumber
Gas Engineer
Most have brought out cordless sds max drill capable of 5 " coring nowadays, why the soft spot for Bosch sds (still use my 24v btw)?

dont have any batteries for dewalt and true milwaukee have got one but bosch will always have me for there sds they make some cracking ones in my opinion
 
I’ve got a Bosch GBH 11, I bought it second hand from Fleabay when I had some big drilling jobs. It’s a monster and has had some real abuse and kept on going. I’d have to check but I don’t thing it has a non hammer drill function. I’d guess it was about 15kg and not something you’d want to hold while you core.
 

centralheatking

Esteemed
Plumber
My Makita sds is as old as my youngest son 19..it has done
4 inch core , 36 inch 18mm and wider on its 2nd or 3 rd set of brushes still performs like I expect it to do, solid machine and this is not micky mouse diy almost every day and Cornish Granite
centralheatking
 
Most have brought out cordless sds max drill capable of 5 " coring nowadays, why the soft spot for Bosch sds (still use my 24v btw)?

I bought a couple of Dewalt FlexVolt kit but it was quickly sold on. The batteries essentially contain 3 normal 18v batteries. If you use it with an 18v tool you get 9ah which is cracking, if you use the same with a 54v tool you get a pitiful 3ah as the batteries are connected in series. The grinders and saws I had were very powerful but the rub time made them almost worthless.
 

gmartine

Gas Engineer
Good to know but I thought you could acutally choose between whether to use 18v & 54v on the Flexvolt range and therefore opt for the extra runtime, obviously not. I've posted a youtube review in the tools section where Hilti whoops the lot of them.

 

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