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  1. rolyberkin
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    rolyberkin Electrician's Arms

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    Chelmsford
    I am after a cheaper end core drill, looking at the Dewalt D21570K anyone got one?
     
  2. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Buy once, buy wisely....I have had a makita 8406 for years...
     
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  3. rolyberkin
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    rolyberkin Electrician's Arms

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    That is within my budget, thanks.
     
  4. J.C.E
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    J.C.E Electrician's Arms

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    Earth
    get the builder to core :kissingclosed:
     
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  5. 123
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    123 Electrician's Arms

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    Another vote for the Makita 8406, it's pretty much bullet proof.
    Mine doesn't get used much but know a few guys that have one and use it day in day out with no problems
     
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  6. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    The Makita 8406 is a load of carp, Milwaukee DD2 is a much better and reliable machine.
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I've got a metabo but I haven't had chance to use it because all the vent holes I've needed to make we're up ladders and in precarious places and I don't want to die early so I chain drill and SDS it out. One day I'll have one at kneeling height until then it'll stay in its case. Second hand so not bought for a job.
     
  8. Electric Magic
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    Electric Magic Electrician's Arms

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    Manchester
    Marcrist DDM1, much better than the Dewalt
     
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  9. HandySparks
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    HandySparks Trusted Advisor

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    Hampshire
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    Neish Electrical Services
    I also have a DDM1. With a two speed gearbox, you have a high speed available for small cores. I have a long 22mm bit for putting cables through walls where I don't want the breakout damage you get with an SDS.
     
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  10. PEG
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    PEG Trusted Advisor

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    Manchester
    The man to call,regarding core drilling,is Brian Reader. He is generally in his office,7 days a week. His recommendations,are A1,just steer clear from popping along to one of his demonstrations...
     
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  11. UNG
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    UNG Trusted Advisor

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    Never used anything but an 8406 for a couple of decades now I think that classes as reliable, had the clutch tweaked last year for the first time.
    As with all tools it depends on how you abuse them as to whether they are reliable or not
     
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  12. happysteve
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    happysteve Electrician's Arms

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    Nottingham
    Business Name:
    Dovecote Electrical
    Another vote for the Marcrist DDM1. I like their dust-extraction system, too.
     
  13. UNG
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    UNG Trusted Advisor

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    Nr Wigan, Lancs
    A very good mate of mine has been in the hire industry for 30 odd years and rates the 8406 as one of the best. As he always points out hire kit is the most abused kit out there and a lot of hire companies have the 8406 in their hire fleet so it is good enough for me
     
  14. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    ^^ interesting input. I hired the makita twice before I bought one!
     
  15. Hellmooth
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    Hellmooth Electrician's Arms

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    Livingston
    Business Name:
    CM Electrical
    Don't get the Dewalt it is as good as useless! I'll have to check what model have, I know it was bought from Screwfix for £280 so wasn't exactly cheap!
     
  16. JK-Electrical
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    JK-Electrical Politically Incorrect Electrician's Arms

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    Glasgow
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    JK Electrical
    The Makita 8406 I have has never let me down.
     
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