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24V C/Less Drills

hatman
6/01/2008
6:44:21 AM
I had a ramset 24v SDS ect, (a re-labled bosch) it was second hand when i bought it and now it has gone to its third rock destroying owner!

DONT BUY THE CHEAP RUBISH. They break, have crappy life, and its harder to get good quality non SDS bits. They also have cheap chargers that F--K your batts real quick, and they just dont work real good!

In the construction industry the main players are BOSCH # 1 because its a bit cheaper and they market it well, Hilti # 2 A better but often heavier and more expensive drill. These two I have seen far more of than any other brand.

If you don't want to fork out the cash for a drill with lithium batts I would strongly recomend one of the above brands for the simple fact you can easily get replacement (official or generic) batts in large Ah ratings. (the batery doctor) Or you can make a simple 24v batery pack with a lead and two gell cell 12v bats, you can get about 10 7Ah bats for the price of a 3Ah NiCad generic bosch bat.
TonyB
6/01/2008
8:45:25 AM
Dougal,
I bought a cheap drill and found the best way to avoid spinning bits and to get quick holes, was to use a small bit to drill a guide hole, then an intermediate size.

wallwombat
6/01/2008
10:09:04 AM
Hatman, you're back. Does this mean you are out of retirement?

Hatman
12/01/2008
7:48:53 PM
well, I just spent the last few weekends drilling about 300 holes!!!

(in my new woodie extension, model trains are still where its at)

tmarsh
12/01/2008
8:34:41 PM
I used a new Panasonic 28.8v cordless hammer today. Drilling in granite. Lovely lovely bit of kit. Leaving aside the fact that it was brand new with a brand new drillbit, it just tore through the rock. Nicely balanced, not too heavy, good sling anchoring points. Very impressive. The only silly 'feature' was a tiny LED light built into the front of the drill. I guess if you were having to drill at night it might be useful, but it seemed like a gimmick to me.
dalai
13/01/2008
3:31:35 PM
On 12/01/2008 tmarsh wrote:
>I used a new Panasonic 28.8v cordless hammer today. Drilling in granite.

Interesting Tim...
kieranl
13/01/2008
4:09:06 PM
On 12/01/2008 tmarsh wrote:
> it just tore through the rock. Nicely balanced,
I'm coming over all flushed...

alrob
13/01/2008
4:46:54 PM
On 13/01/2008 dalai wrote:
>On 12/01/2008 tmarsh wrote:
>>I used a new Panasonic 28.8v cordless hammer today. Drilling in granite.
>
>Interesting Tim...

i'm sure he's drilling buffalo granite, and not out there stealing all your projects at the youies marty....

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13/01/2008
4:51:05 PM
On 13/01/2008 dalai wrote:
>On 12/01/2008 tmarsh wrote:
>>I used a new Panasonic 28.8v cordless hammer today. Drilling in granite.
>
>Interesting Tim...

Yes.
I also noted the consistency (?) re this post

Heh, heh, heh.
:)


tmarsh
13/01/2008
8:33:05 PM
Consistency conshmistency.

muki
13/01/2008
10:39:32 PM
Lithium ion battery's are the biz, no slow rundown, just charged or flat, no pre-charge memory problems.
I'm looking at one of these drills for myself, the voltage is larger than most portable drills out there.
dalai
14/01/2008
10:56:07 AM
On 13/01/2008 alrob wrote:
>i'm sure he's drilling buffalo granite, and not out there stealing all
>your projects at the youies marty....

They're all mine, mine I tell you... ;-)

I like how Tim has replied to the topic but not the question.

tmarsh
14/01/2008
12:22:02 PM
Calm down everyone. I am happy to go on the record and assure anyone who is listening that I will never steal anyone's project in the You Yangs. In fact, short of being abducted at gunpoint, it's not looking likely that I'll even climb at the You Yangs again.
richb
15/01/2008
2:23:20 PM
I don't think anyone really had any illusions about seeing you in the You Yangs, Tim! I'm thinking more about granite crags that will be more local to you when you move...

10 years ago or so I would have chewed my own arm off rather than climb on Victorian granite, but now I'm all turned around on the subject. There's a lot to be said for a short drive.
certifi
7/02/2008
6:59:30 PM
i know its an old ish thread, but i bought a bosch 14.4 volt cordless hammer drill from mitre ten megas
closing down sale in ringwood. i couldnt walk past it at $160!!!!! the guy reckoned it was below cost price.
i had a look in bunnings and it was almost $300. it came with two batts and a charger, the guy threw in
8mm 10mm 12mm and 14mm drill bits (they were roughtly $15-$25ea). ill get a photo! i just bought it for
general use but it really rips through the rock, i tried it in the cobblestone ally behind my house and it
gets about 5-7 holes per battery, which is ok for NiCD. going to get some better ones i think.
i also got ss dynabolts (10x100, 10x75 and 12x75) for about 90cents each!!!
certifi
7/02/2008
7:11:27 PM
just checked and its a bosch pbs 14.4v.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B0006D3MAG/sr=1-46/qid=1202371800/ref=dp_image_0?
ie=UTF8&n=11052651&s=diytools&qid=1202371800&sr=1-46

works really well. if you can get it as cheap as i did then its totally worth while

nmonteith
8/02/2008
8:58:55 AM
On 7/02/2008 certifi wrote:
>i know its an old ish thread, but i bought a bosch 14.4 volt cordless hammer
>drill from mitre ten megas
>closing down sale in ringwood. i couldnt walk past it at $160!!!!!

Looks awesome! It will certainly do the job. If you plan to place lots of bolts (ie, i get about 25 per battery) then consider chopping the wiring and rigging up some external gel-cells, although 14.4 volt would be hard to do? They usually only come in 12v.

>i also got ss dynabolts (10x100, 10x75 and 12x75) for about 90cents each!!!

Where???!! Are there more? These retail for about $4.50 each usually Want to offload any of them to me?

Macciza
8/02/2008
10:15:42 AM
On 8/02/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>On 7/02/2008 certifi wrote:

>>closing down sale in ringwood.

>Where???!!

See above . . . ;-}

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