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suri

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Hi all,

i need to buy a hand held drill - cordless or wired - does not matter - should i buy Black & Decker, hitachi professional, else...................?

which is as reliable as a toyota or a honda or a mercedes?
 

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I have been using a wired Bosch drill for the last 8 years and it has never failed me - They have a cheaper version for home use now branded as "Skil". I have a Skil wireless screwdriver which also has worked great...
 
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Holes are always round with any drill as it is the bit that governs it. Jokes apart, a choice of drill is to be decided with duration of operation ( Both continuous and intermittent ), the dust protection for the motor, weight bias when holding ,etc.,
 

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... Actually, it is the way you hold it that determines how round the holes are*!

And hey, depth counts too :eek:hyeah:!

Seriously. Mines a Bosch. Don't use it oten, but it always works when I do, and has done for, hmmm... certainly over ten years.

Have a Dremel too. Whilst I find Dremel quality to be decidedly amateur, it is still pretty useful when needed.

Among the most useful drills I have are hand-held manual jeweller's drills which work by pushing the handle up and down a shaft which the rotates. Supposed to use spear-head bits, as it rotates both ways, but will work with twist bits. Have drilled small holes in materials from wood, plastic, to silver and gold with these.


*ok, as well as the bits. The hole won't be round if the bit is sharpened off centre.
 

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You should go for Bosch Suri. The motor on these Boschs are very good. Even when they are drilling through a wall, they sound like there is not much stress on the motor. They don't make the B&Ds the way they used to.Get one with Hammering capability if you intend to use it for drilling holes in walls too.

There is another Bangalore-based brand called Electrex. These are really Heavy Duty and easily servicable. They are very popular among Carpenters and other construction workers.
 

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I suggest you also consider a cordless screwdriver, they are easy to use for mounting drivers and terminals, unlike the heavier duty pistol types which are more for industrial type applications. I bought one from the US( B & D) and find it easy to use. My friend Philip Isaacs uses a cordless drill-cum-screwdriver-I think it is a two speed and says he will not go back tot he manual screwdrivers anymore. Of course for such a product you also need the appropriate set of bits.

Geore
 

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My dad has his little tool house where he spends a lot of time. All his power tools are from Bosch. They have been serving him (and neighbors) well for decades I think. I however use a Makita cordless for occasional household diy stuff.
 

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I suggest you also consider a cordless screwdriver, they are easy to use for mounting drivers and terminals, unlike the heavier duty pistol types which are more for industrial type applications. I bought one from the US( B & D) and find it easy to use. My friend Philip Isaacs uses a cordless drill-cum-screwdriver-I think it is a two speed and says he will not go back tot he manual screwdrivers anymore. Of course for such a product you also need the appropriate set of bits.

Geore
Even I need to get one of these. Just like Philip, two of my friends own the Bosch Cordless screwdriver cum drill and swear by it. Again, I would recommend the Bosch because it can accept small sized drill bits apart from screw bits whereas the B&D you have fixed size hexagon bits. The Bosch comes in a nice tin box and costs around 2k INR.
 

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I suggest you also consider a cordless screwdriver, they are easy to use for mounting drivers and terminals, unlike the heavier duty pistol types which are more for industrial type applications. I bought one from the US( B & D) and find it easy to use. My friend Philip Isaacs uses a cordless drill-cum-screwdriver-I think it is a two speed and says he will not go back tot he manual screwdrivers anymore. Of course for such a product you also need the appropriate set of bits.George

Hi George,

i have a cordless screwdriver which, as you say, is indispensable for the work you have mentioned.



the one of the left, i bought 10 years ago, it is now out of action
the newer one is 2 years old (bought on S.P. road) and has torque control.

i had a nice drill (black and decker) which was borrowed by my carpenter a week ago - when he came for work day before yesterday, he arrived sans drill! - and thus my need for a new drill!!:sad:

regards
 

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Now a days all these brands seems good, but can check on how comfortable you would be for normal use - diffrentiations can be based on vibration absorbtion, handle grip,hammering(good for drilling in concrete ),variable speed(screw/drill) -as suggested by GeorgeO etc.

next would be - powered or wireless : go wireless if you need to avoid wire mess around your work place.

next will be the drill bits - they come in diffrent sizes and for diffrent uses( wood/concrete)

I've been using B&D for over 3 years ( among others - Bosch,Eletrex ), but use bosch dirll bits.
 

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I use a B & D...it gets the job done..has seen a lot of use in the last 2 years i've had it and still goes strong.
 

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I use a B & D...it gets the job done..has seen a lot of use in the last 2 years i've had it and still goes strong.

Myself too have Kaale aani Dukkar ( black and decker -marathi name) ! it is indian version (ithink bajaj b &d)

although never failed I feel bausch build is better.B&D is not very stylish :licklips::licklips:also have fancy for cordless drills!

There is other brand of Bausch called Skil - worth a try!

Black N Decker also has a premium brand called De Walt-But it is claimed it is re badged B&D onley
 

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When I was a kid, my dad used to give me only this one to play around. No powertools!

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and this, unleash_me



my grandfather (father's side) had an extensive collection of hand-held (mechanically leveraged) tools (including a rotary blower) - but i had only one!:)

i inherited all those tools, and gave up on the other!
 

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Suri, you need another hand-held drill?
it looks to me as you are changing from vinyl to CDs:D
 

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Suri

I am tempted to make a trip to Kannur and see what is any of those are still around. My wife and I plan a trip by car to Goa and down the western coastal highway, sometime around mid Feb. Plan was to return to Bangalore from Mangalore, but hey I just might extend it to Kannur!

Philip Isaacs has a Skil unit with torque control and it works very nicely. I find that the "pencil" type grip works very well, in contrast to the "pistol" type for audio mounting duty.

George
 
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