Advice request for cordless tools for around the place.

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Old Bones

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Oct 14, 2009
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Thanks for the info. When I bought my 453, I got the package with 2x 3ah batteries, because I suddenly realised that the batteries by themselves were the biggest cost. The drill itself is fine, and better than I had before. I've a cheapo Draper corded drill for masonry, but an impact driver is next on the list, and that coffee maker is really tempting..
 

Badger74

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Thanks for all that Alreet; glad I chose something decent.

Petro, you make some good points. When I had a look in the shops last weekend, all the makes look and feel a bit plasticy these days and the DeWalt looked like a kids drill, (I still would have bought it had it been on sale last Monday)..
 

Badger74

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Just got my hands on it, and I was pleased as a pig in poo; but that soon turned to disappointment when I started putting the Makita drill bits I also bought into it. I put in the wide bladed wood bit and it wobbled. I put in the other two wide wood bits and they wobbled. The normal drill bits seemed ok but the screw bit adapter wobbled as well. It turns out the bits that wobbled are bent!

I tried other wide wood bits and they seemed better, but it doesn't seem to hold them quite true so that a very slight 'wobble' occurs; either that or I'm now seeing it because I'm quite fed up expecting it to be perfect for the money spent.

Looks like phone calls to screwfix tomorrow 😑

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Badger74

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Wobble might not be the right term, but with the jaws closed and spinning, it doesn't look as though the jaws are spinning 'true'.

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sunndog

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Keep an eye out for a deal on an impact driver mate...i could never be without one now.

Iirc you're building a house? There will be plenty of work for it
 

Badger74

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Right, after sleeping on it and calming down on the day I had yesterday (13 hours of driving and getting home to dog covered in road tar having run round the house and the family leaving it to magically vaporise and then the drill), I've looked at it again. I found an unused Heller masonry 13mm drill bit x 200mm long that seems straight and put in and spun it. it seems to the naked eye, it spins with no perceived 'wobble' at the tip. The chuck doesn't wobble sideways but moves forward and backwards about 2mm, which will be for the hammer action. I found that the jaws have little grips on them and that if i put the hex ended bits in so that the edges match the grooves, they seat straighter.
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The Makita drill bits will be going back because they contained bent flat wood bits and screw bit adapter. It also showed that most of my used bits are bent too!
 

Badger74

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Sunndog, its not for building the house, that's done and livable, its for all the little bits and pieces around the place like making doors and frames for the old stables to keep the goat in.