I have one of those tiny Bosch 10.8v impact drivers and a meaty DeWalt 18v impact driver. Two different impact drivers for different jobs. The Bosch 10.8v is excellent for small stuff like fixing striking plates, handles, kitchen worktops, etc, the DeWalt 18v would break the screws and be cumbersome. And the DeWalt 18v is excellent for driving 4 inch screws into door frames, the Bosch 10.8v can't handle them.
Which 18V combi drill?
"So you recommend an SDS drill for screwdriving ?"
Not at all? I said I know what he will using the drill that he intended to buy.
He intended to buy (and has) bought a combi drill.
Granny - I'm sure it's not user error:-), but I bet you would love a impact driver!
makita all the way. i've got some of the new white coloured lxt 18v kit and its stunning. loads of power, superb control and overall much nicer feel than my dewalt stuff. just feels more solid and well crafted.
Hitachi, Bosch, Dewalt, Makita are all decent as long as you don't buy the £100 stuff they sell in B&Q with little nicad batteries,
Screwfix have got a nice 18v Bosch with one 4ah battery for £150, which would be my choice for all round DIY. If it's mainly for driving screws an impact driver is a lot better. Lighter, more powerful and less likely to round out screw heads.
SDS drills a better for hammer drilling, but pants for drilling wood - a powerful 18v on low speed makes a lot more torque.
I've got Bosch 18v stuff - impact driver, a drill driver, and 36v SDS which covers the majority of jobs. My 110v SDS rarely comes out of the van vault unless I've got a lot of big concrete fixings to put in.
I decided to get a drill with 2 x 1.5ah batteries rather than one with just a 3 or 4ah as I can always have the spare one to hand and can't afford to get 2 x 3or4ah batteries! For what I need it for it should be enough.
Have used Brother in laws 18V Impact driver and it's a lovely bit of kit!
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